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La Residence

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2015

We've been visiting La Residence at least once every year since it opened in 2008. The tranquil setting and casual atmosphere blend perfectly with the splendour of the guest rooms and public areas. Congratulations to Edward for managing a superb team who always welcome us as old friends. The property has its own vineyards and the red wines are now...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at La Residence, responded to this review

Dear Christopher R Thank you for your very kind words about La Residence. It was wonderful to welcome you back to your home in the Cape Winelands! We are looking forward to sharing our new wine vintages with you on your next visit. Kindest Regards Edward Morton General Manager | La Residence La Residence is a member of The Royal...

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

I've been to La Residence 3 times for my birthdays for dinner and it is absolutely the pinnacle of luxury and the class. The absolute best place to dine in Cape Town. With amazing Executive chefs catering to your every need and even willing to change the menu and cook you anything you want. I would give it 6 stars...

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Dear HerschelleMentoor Thank you for your generous ‘six star’ rating of La Residence! We are delighted that you had a wonderful dinner - we will be sure to pass on your compliments to the chefs and the entire team and we look forward to seeing you again for your next visit! Kindest regards Edward Morton General Manager | La Residence...

Sherman, Connecticut
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Our first few minutes of arrival at La Residence gave it all away. In a broad valley of spectacular beauty we drove through manicured grounds complete with springboks in their own pasture and pulled up to a golden Tuscan villa. On the doorstep we found a welcoming committee assembled to make us feel immediately at home. As a few finishing...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at La Residence, responded to this review

Dear fussydame Thank you for your kind words about La Residence after your recent stay. We are delighted that you enjoyed exploring the hotel and grounds and we look forward to welcoming you back to La Residence or any of The Royal Portfolio properties for another relaxing and hopefully extended stay! Kindest regards Edward Morton General Manager | La Residence...

San Clemente, California
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Located in The heart of the winelands, this jewel is a must! The beauty of the peacocks is surpassed by the incredible manicured grounds, situated in a large vineyard where the architecture simply completes this picture. Edward, your host, is warm, charming, and attentive, and will not miss a detail to make your stay memorable. The staff, always smiling, will...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at La Residence, responded to this review

Dear RobertS Thank you very much for your beautiful review of La Residence. We have conveyed your kind words to the team who are absolutely delighted. We hope to welcome you back to La Residence or one of the other Royal Portfolio properties in the not too distant future. Kind regards Edward Morton General Manager | La Residence La Residence...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 15 October 2015

La Residence was hands down the most amazing,luxurious, romantic place we have ever stayed. From the moment we arrived, greeted with flowers and a cozy fireside table for lunch, then escorted to our luxurious jaw dropping suite- I felt like Cinderella . The entire staff is wonderful, always thinking ahead and foreseeing every possible thing we could want. From a...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at La Residence, responded to this review

Dear LDP1 Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review about your stay at La Residence! Your kind words about our staff will be shared with the whole team. We hope to welcome you back to La Residence or one of the other Royal Portfolio properties in the near future. Kindest regards Edward Morton General Manager |...

Holmdel, New Jersey
Reviewed 11 October 2015

This was a beautiful spot from which to explore the wine country. The hotel is small and intimate. Each room is unique, large and beautifully decorated with lovely views of the property. The food is amazing and the staff is most attentive and accommodating. A hotel vehicle will take you into the little town of Franschhoek and pick you up....

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at La Residence, responded to this review

Dear TriciaGrace Thank you for your kind review on Trip Advisor! We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us and in particular the cuisine. Our Executive Chef, Lennard Marais, ensures that only the best and freshest ingredients are used in all the dishes, much of which is grown on the La Residence Estate itself. We...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 30 September 2015

If you want the best of the best when it comes to the Winelands, you need to stay at La Residence. While the design is elegant, the amenities are plenty and the food is highly delicious, the highlight of La Residence is the staff. From the moment we arrived at the hotel, we felt take care of. My husband came...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at La Residence, responded to this review

Dear Jeff H Thank you so much for the lovely kind words in your review - it was a great pleasure getting to meet you both and we certainly appreciated you visiting our “home” in the Cape Winelands. We hope you are feeling a lot better by now and that you are already planning your 2016 visit to La Residence...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I am a tour guide and unfortunately did not have the joy of personally staying at LA Residence, however I did have the honour of taking my guests there and in doing so, got to experience a little bit of the hotel. I was blown away by the friendliness of the ALL the staff, which did not once come across...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at La Residence, responded to this review

Dear Simone, Thank you very much for your kind words! We greatly value all our partners in the industry and are glad that you had such a wonderful experience at La Residence with your guests. We look forward to seeing you back at La Residence very soon! Kindest regards Edward Morton General Manager | La Residence La Residence is a...

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 17 September 2015

This is the winelands establishment to stay in. The decor is exquisite and an education in colour, texture and theme. The people definitely take this 5-star hotel to a higher level. Friendly, happy, helpful and attentive without being intrusive. The atmosphere is a delight and you want to spend quality time in these surroundings. Thank you Edward and your incredible...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at La Residence, responded to this review

Dear Louise_Wentzel Thank you very much for your kind review of La Residence - you've certainly put an even broader smile on the faces of the team here. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to La Residence or one of the other Royal Portfolio properties in the not...

Springfield, New Jersey
Reviewed 24 August 2015

This place was amazing from the drive up the long driveway to the rooms. The rooms are very large. The bathroom itself is a large room with several pieces of furniture in there. A couple of different sofas in the bathroom. The bedroom had so many different pieces of furniture. Each one more comfortable then the next. The outside terrace...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at La Residence, responded to this review

Dear Rawm7, Thank you very much for your kind review of La Residence. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the space and the furnishings in your bedroom and bathroom. Liz Biden, the owner of The Royal Portfolio, takes great care in carefully selecting and placing each piece. Many of the pieces she even has made for a specific...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Residence is in a class of its own. Located in the beautiful Franschhoek valley, where the exquisite vineyards and mountains form a picture perfect backdrop, La Residence provides a haven of luxurious accommodation, fine dining and an all-round sensory indulgence. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Residence

Address: Elandskloof Private Road | Elandskloof Farm, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: $1,192 - $2,966 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — La Residence 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
La Residence Franschhoek
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Franschhoek
#2 Family Hotel in Franschhoek
#3 Romantic Hotel in Franschhoek
#3 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
#4 Business Hotel in Franschhoek
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“Each room is unique & enormous. You can't go wrong in any of them.”
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“we took a tour of most of the rooms---they are all jaw-dropping wonderful”
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“The vinyard suites have small yards with more room and better views of the vineyard”
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“Every room unique and family facilities are available to suit any taste.”
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“I don't think the larger suites are worth the price difference”
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