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Reviewed 28 August 2017

There's no doubt the name sets your expectations high to start... I stayed at "La Res" for my 9 year anniversary with my girlfriend (to her surprise) and i can't find adequate words!

From the incredible Manager Werner to the friendly and do-all-possible Bradley to the knowledgeable wine guru Alexi, La Res goes over and beyond to ensure our stay was unforgettable - and that it was!!

Every detail i asked for was taken into account and amplified to make our 9th anniversary absolutely incredible!!

We were treated to a private wine cellar tasting hosted by Alexi who was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and became our friend through sharing our own knowledge of wines, terrior and experiences.

Werner, the manager was warm, welcoming and accommodating to our every need.

THANK YOU to everyone at the property as Mignon who facilitated the booking from start to arrival!

Room Tip: Incredible views, Great location, Large Rooms, Large bathrooms, Luxurios
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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TheRoyalPortfolio, Deputy General Manager at La Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear GrantKench,

Thank you for writing this review about your stay with us! We will be sure to relay your kind words to our team.

We are so glad that you were able to initiate such a wonderful surprise, and we are proud to have been part of your 9th anniversary celebration.

We look forward to welcoming you both back soon.

Warmest Regards,

Werner Krause
Deputy General Manager | La Residence
La Residence is a member of The Royal Portfolio

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

My wife and I have had the privilege of staying at some incredible, luxurious hotels during our travels abroad but La Residence might be the best boutique hotel experience we have ever had. With La Residence, it's not only the exquisite beauty of the place that leaves you stunned - the dining hall extraordinaire, the palatial and tastefully appointed suites, the immaculate grounds, and the warm and fragrant vegetable and fruit garden - it's the La Residence experience that stays with you long after you have left. From the moment you arrive, you are greeted warmly by name, given a tour of the villa and grounds and invited to make yourself at home so that the staff there may cater to your every need.

The attention and pampering does not stop after you arrive, however, as the word 'no' does not seem to exist in their lexicon. Need something special from the wine cellar for dinner? Not a problem. Questions regarding which wineries to visit and how to get there? They're happy to recommend you places AND drive you there. Can you help us ship the wine (too much) back to our home after a day of tasting? Yes, they are happy to arrange that as well. Need some laundry done after a long safari? They can take care of that and have it back in your room within a matter of hours. No request too big or small for the staff at La Residence. Everything about this place from the staff to the ambiance to the food is superb.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the second floor to get better views of the mountains
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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TheRoyalPortfolio, Deputy General Manager at La Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear G3inLondon,

Thank you for writing this wonderful review about your stay at La Residence.

Your kind words are exactly what we wish every guest to experience when they stay with us.

We hope to welcome you back to La Residence soon.

Warmest Regards,
Werner Krause
Deputy General Manager | La Residence
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

This place was incredible. Now it should be due to the price tag but it lived up to its reviews. We have stayed twice at Birkenhead house and adored it so had high expectations when we stayed here for 2 nights. The rooms are sumptuous and so well decorated and the staff are brilliant. Very attentive and whatever you need, they will sort, especially with the kids.

Beautiful setting though I still think for us Birkenhead has the edge!!

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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TheRoyalPortfolio, Deputy General Manager at La Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear TripAdvisor Member,

Thank you for your review about your stay at La Residence! Your words about our staff and rooms are very kind and appreciated.

We are glad that you also enjoyed your stay at our sister property, Birkenhead House, and look forward to welcoming you back to one of The Royal Portfolio's properties soon.

Warmest Regards,

Werner Krause
Deputy General Manager | La Residence
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Everything is perfect! We arrived at sunset and watched as the sun disappeared behind a mountain. The hotel has the most beautiful scenery. The menu is fantastic, the service sublime and the food absolutely stunning. Faultless.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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TheRoyalPortfolio, Deputy General Manager at La Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear Reenwoud,

Thank you for visiting La Residence for a lovely dinner.

We are so happy that you enjoyed the sunset from our outside lounge area, overlooking the Franschhoek Valley and Simonsberg Mountains.

We hope to welcome you back to La Residence or one of The Royal Portfolio's other beautiful properties soon.

Warmest Regards,

Werner Krause
Deputy General Manager | La Residence
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the top destinations of the world and certainly worth the trip to Franschhoek just to dine and spend a few days here in this wonderful creation of premier hoteliers Liz and Phil Biden (The Royal Portfolio).
We actually planned our diversion from a trip to Botswana to enjoy the fabulous dining and wines of this incredible accommodation and locale. The word "No" simply does not exist. The elaborate and impeccably appointed spacious accommodations provide optimal visual and comfortable spaces to relax and enjoy between day trips to local wine farms and the surrounding countryside.

Memories for us to last a lifetime. But we will return again.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Michael S
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TheRoyalPortfolio, Deputy General Manager at La Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Michael S,

Thank you for your review about your stay at La Residence.

We love that you felt so rested and relaxed in your room. Liz Biden has ensured that luxury and comfort are intertwined in order to give our guests a perfect stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back to La Residence or any other Royal Portfolio property very soon!

Warmest Regards,

Werner Krause
Deputy General Manager | La Residence
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