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Grande Roche Hotel

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#2 of 14 Hotels in Paarl
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was excited about booking this hotel as it is with all the luxury travel agents and therefore expected somethng rather grand. Our room was dark and had a horrible smell the whole time that to me smelt like a dead animal. When I enquired about it I was told it was the new thatch, I used to live in...

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Antwerp, Belgium, Europe
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Old style hotel - typical for the region. The hotel is a combination of different houses where the rooms are. The hotel needs a refresh, as there are elements in room that need attention. The concierge was new i think, because we had some issues with restuarant reservations that were not confirmed by her. Great breakfast, with oysters

Thank MaxyJaxx
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good choice for dinner in Paarl. The terrace is outstanding and the food above average. All the chef's menu courses were well made and beautiful presented. Wines were good. Service is good but a bit slow. The restaurant is in the center of Paarl

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Newport Shrops
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can you imagine a grand and impressive hotel without a bar. No? Well go to Grande Roche. My review from 2015 hasn't changed. Its a romantic's hideaway, a scenic delight, the food in the restaurant is excellent ( but limited --more later ) the wine list superb and the staff delightful, BUT there is no bar. I'm by no means...

Thank Christopher067
Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us went for a birthday breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. A glass of bubbles and 4 oysters per person were included which made it very good value at R205 a head. The service was excellent and the setting on the terrace at the front of the hotel has a great view. Most dishes are self-service from the...

Thank Ashsaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed three nights at this lovely aging/aged property in Paarl. A short walk from the hotel takes you into the town of Paarl and the hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Cape Region wine lands. Grande Roche staff are friendly, helpful and welcoming. The grounds are lovely with gardens and vineyards on your doorstep and two different pools...

1Thank winwolf56
Pershore, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Firstly, if you read any reviews that say ALL the rooms are renovated please dismiss them, as they are not true, there are a number in each category that are not, we stayed in 2 of them. I can only assume the previous reviewers did not stay in a room called 'Percheron' a room I wouldn't wish on my worst...

1Thank Karen H
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Grande Roche for one night during our tour of the Winelands. We arrived after a full day's touring and received such a friendly welcome from the staff at the hotel. We also were given a complimentary glass of sparkling wine whilst we completed the check-in forms - I certainly couldn't fault the process, we immediately felt relaxed...

1Thank Elizabeth P
Costa Teguise, Spain
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We spend 11 nights at the grand roche. The suite was perfect for our needs.We had roomservice breakfast every morning on our private patio. Housekeeping was great and discreet. The reception very efficient and helpful. We had some dinners at the restaurant, very delicious. One negative point: on some days the noise of the lawn mowers is very annoying, but...

Thank Corinna S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here over Christmas as part of our honeymoon. It took a while to get used to the smell of the thatch in the rooms (!) and the slower pace of the hotel compared to where we'd stayed in Cape Town. However, these things added to the overall charm of our stay. This is a low key hotel (minus...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Grande Roche, celebrated international hotel, famous for its exquisite location in the heart of the beautiful Cape Winelands as well as for its luxurious, cosmopolitan accommodation, award-winning cuisine and matchless service and hospitality. The immaculately restored Cape Dutch homestead at Grande Roche dates back to the 18th century, and offers guests a variety of sumptuous accommodation which include 35 luxury suites. The Banqueting Venue with an open-air amphitheater sits on the upper slopes of the estates, in the midst of vineyards and plum orchards, with a backdrop of Paarl Rock. Whether it's an international conference, a board meeting, cutting-edge product launch or high-profile company summit, The Grande Roche will take care of your needs... we know it is the little details that matter. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grande Roche Hotel

Address: Plantasie Street, Paarl 7646, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Paarl
Price Range: $297 - $644 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grande Roche Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Specify a renovated room.”
  • Paint drips everywhere.
  • Lampshade seen better days, £350 a night!!!!!
  • Shower floor tiles, yuk!
  • Workmanship in bathroom
 of 5 bubbles R4675BKkarenh, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“terrace suite or garden suite”
 of 5 bubbles CorinnaS137, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Request a view!”
 of 5 bubbles colinsZ4566QT, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask about the old stable room with the second floor sun deck.”
 of 5 bubbles bytowntraveler, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Dynasty has a beautiful view”
 of 5 bubbles nel_amanda, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
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