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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We decided to pop in for a wine tasting on the back of the fact that Sir Richard Branson owned this wine farm. If he realized that his staff acted so disinterested he would be mad as hell. The manageress hung around the tasting area for 15 mins or so without even acknowledging us. We finally managed to catch the...

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear Brent M, It was with great concern that I read about your recent wine tasting experience. This certainly does not sound like the level of service we ordinarily pride ourselves in and I would very much appreciate the opportunity to chat to you further and to try and make amends. I have included my contact details below and would...

Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great hotel which is more than 5 stars in my view, lovely big rooms and nothing is to much trouble for the staff. Would go back again. The rooms overlook fabulous grounds and the beds are big and comfy. 5 mins from Town and they offer free shuttle plus wine tasting free for guests.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our return to Mont Rochelle for Christmas and Boxing Day was every bit as delightful as I'd hoped. Our Pinotage Suite was laden with Festive treats in addition to the famed Mont Rochelle 'provisions'. The room was spacious, the bed expansive and so too, the bathroom (complete with signature rubber ducky). We relished the Africology bath products and couldn't resist...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow! The view is to die for and the place charming. Gorgeous terrace, we has a great wine tasting and a board of cheese and meats. Service was excellent. We walked around the property and it's absolutely beautiful, you can tell the rooms are peaceful, hopefully we can come back and stay a whole weekend.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful hotel and location. It completely lived up to our expectations and there is not a bad word we could say about it. We had a suite which was fantastically spacious and lovely views. Its an incredibly serene and peaceful place. Staff and service were all fabulous. Highly recommended to stay for 'mooching' round Franschoek. The Country Kitchen is...

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UK
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An easy drive from Cape Town, Franschhoek is in the heart of the wine producing area to the Cape. Mount Rochelle must be one of the top spots here. The old Dutch House has been sympathetically modernised and extended to produce quite a large hotel with lovely grounds and outlooks. The rooms are lovely. We had a "Shiraz" room which...

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Thank RichardVUK
Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Having spent four nights being pampered by the amazing staff at Mont Rochelle in Franschhoek we can highly recommend this beautiful hotel/winery estate. The views, rooms, service, food and wine are exceptional and all delivered with welcoming smiles giving you that family home away from home feeling. But still with a touch of class and without the stuffyness of some...

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Munich
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at Mont Rochelle for a couple of nights recently. I must confess that l could not speak highly enough of the hotel. From the moment we checked in the service from every member of staff was exempliary. The room we stayed in was excellent and full of complementary items such as free mimi bar upmarket local toiletries. It...

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear danielsU6329EC, Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review; you had our team blushing with your compliments about your room and the service. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back again someday, as we would love to see you again. Kind regards, James Basson General Manager james.basson@montrochelle.virgin.com

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have travelled extensively and globally staying in many luxury hotels via work but this is the must exceptional place I have visited. The setting is spectacular - views from the main hotels over the immaculate gardens (despite the water shortage) are amazing. Staff are all extremely well trained, welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The GM makes a...

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear George B, It was our pleasure to welcome you to Mont Rochelle and we were overjoyed to hear that you felt it was the most exceptional place you have visited, what a huge compliment! Our entire team were thrilled to hear your wonderful words about the service and I was honoured to receive such a kind personal mention so...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were barely here for 10 hours (afternoon arrival and 6 am flight from CPT) but it truly is a beautiful place! We loved our room with the patio and hanging chair (so fun!). The pool is lovely too and the lawn games are a fun way to kill time before dinner. Since our flight was out of Cape Town...

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear ClareKSV, It was our pleasure to welcome you even for just 10 hours and we were thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Our team were so touched to hear that we were able to go some way to making such an early start a little more enjoyable. We hope we have the chance to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mont Rochelle is Sir Richard Branson's stunning 22-bedroom hotel and vineyard just under an hour's drive from Cape Town in the town of Franschhoek in South Africa. Having undergone an extensive refurbishment, Mont Rochelle now boasts a brand new spa with a Hammam, a heated pool, 22 beautifully refurbished bedrooms and two new restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mont Rochelle

Address: Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly La Couronne Hotel)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: $480 - $1,241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Mont Rochelle 5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Mont Rochelle Franschhoek
Hotel Mont Rochelle
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Franschhoek
#5 Family Hotel in Franschhoek
#5 Business Hotel in Franschhoek
#6 Romantic Hotel in Franschhoek
#7 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
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“Pinotage suite, upstairs”
  • Bathroom humour
  • Christmas 'goodies' on the bed
 of 5 bubbles MaryLewis747, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book early and take whatever is on offer. It won't be available for long!”
 of 5 bubbles RichardVUK, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pinotage suites are large and airy.”
 of 5 bubbles BsurreyUK, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All room at excellent just a matter of price which one you choose.”
 of 5 bubbles stevemY6175GS, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Garden views”
 of 5 bubbles 928judithd, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
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