La Roca Guest House

La Roca Guest House

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4.5
#2 of 61 guest houses in Nelspruit
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
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La Roca is an owner-managed 4-star boutique guest house located in an upmarket residential suburb of Nelspruit. Spread amongst 6,000m² of sub-tropical garden, several of our rooms, the breakfast lapa and pool deck enjoy stunning uninterrupted views over the Nelspruit Nature Reserve and escarpment beyond. Conveniently situated only 2Km from the city centre, La Roca is a peaceful oasis within which to unwind from a long days work or to use as a base for exploring the many world class attractions in the vicinity: the Kruger National Park; Blyde River Canyon; Mozambique and Swaziland are all less than an hour away. Offering standard, luxury and executive accommodation, all our en-suite rooms have been individually decorated with attention to detail and each have a private entrance and a balcony or patio. Our approach is professional but our style is with a smile - creating a friendly and warm ambience. Welcome to La Roca - an ideal base for corporate or leisure travellers. You will wish you had stayed for longer!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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sebushane wrote a review Oct 2022
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Reinette & Suzette are truly great hosts. Took care of all my little needs, they truly went the extra mile.The room size was to my requirement & always clean. The establishment could make an improvement by introducing new towels in rooms. They currently have very old & scratchy towels. The breakfast quality was very good
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Lorrainep0124 wrote a review Nov 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
La Roca is the best B&B in Nelspruit. The Owners Mr Rob Hartnell and Mrs Marlea Hartnell are always willing to assist and always going over and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and feel at home, they are always so pleasant. Hats off to Suzette and Reinette as they are always assisting and always have a smile on their face, and let's not forget cute Mango an adorable pet that's always so friendly. The Breakfast and Dinner is always delicious, a must try and one of my favourites of all time is the Egg Benedict my week is not completed until I have it. If you are looking for a B&B in Nelspruit book at La Roca you will not be disappointed, the rooms are very clean and spacious, definitely a holiday destination or even a work trip you will enjoy the atmosphere.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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pietersmal wrote a review Feb 2020
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall very happy, just has a very small shower in my room, but other than that very happy. Great service by all employees and super tidy & clean room. Breakfast was not only delicious, but various option available and not just a standard small English breakfast.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from LaRocaGuestHouse, Receptionist at La Roca Guest House
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear Pieter Thank you once again for a very nice review! We appreciate your effort and hope to be able to place you in a bigger room. Looking forward to your next visit! :) Warm Wishes The La Roca Team
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nm57 wrote a review Dec 2022
Maputo, Mozambique28 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A gem in Nelspruit quite room lots of privacy. Clean rooms excellent breakfast everyday their special is delicious. The rooms are big we had bedrooms where the kids could sleep in a separate bedroom
We enjoyed our stay even with the emergency we had we were accommodated with no problems.
The host were very helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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JmaElias wrote a review Jan 2022
Maputo, Mozambique230 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Located in a calm, clean and safe prime neighbourhood, with beautiful garden with many trees and plants, it is a excellent place for those visiting Mbombela and Kruger National Park. The room was comfortable, clean and care with a nice balcony. The delicious breakfast is served on a splendid balcony with a wonderful view. The best way to start the day. The hosts and all the staff were very helpful and friendly making the atmosphere very welcoming.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Marlea Hartnell, Owner at La Roca Guest House
Responded 11 Jan 2022
Dear JmaElias, Thank you for the most excellent review! It always gives us a boost when our guests leave satisfied and content. We wish you all the best for 2022 and hope to see you again soon! Warm regards La Roca Team
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aidanoosthuizen wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
People were always willing to help, even set our room up for us relating to prior discussion. The stay was great with awesome facilities and located perfectly, even got a refund on breakfast because we did not eat there in the morning! Definitely recommended
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Marlea Hartnell, Owner at La Roca Guest House
Responded 05 Aug 2023
Dear Aidan, Thank you so much for your kind and positive review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic stay with us. Our team takes great pride in providing excellent service, and it was our pleasure to set up your room as discussed. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we can't wait to welcome you back in the future; hopefully you will be able to join us for breakfast! Warm regards The La Roca Team
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D8124TIjacquesa wrote a review Aug 2023
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The guest house was easy to find, even in the dark. Staff very friendly and the room was perfect. Breakfast was delicious with extra options if required. I will definitely recommend staying here. DSTV, WI-FI, towels and toiletries were included, making it a comfortable stay in an unfamiliar place.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Paul wrote a review Aug 2023
leicester, UK12 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After 10 hours on a plane and four hours in a car from Joburg La Roca was exactly what we needed!

Huge family room with big shower, comfy beds etc. The gardens are lovely and so is the pool area, although we didnt swim.

The owners/staff were lovely and very helpful - helping us to order pizza when we arrived and couldn't connect our phone in RSA. Breakfast was first class and comes with a rather adorable jack russell called mango!

It was perfect for us, we woke the next day feeling very refreshed and ready for the 45 minute drive to the Melalane Gate of Kruger, via a pitstop at the local spa for essentials to take on safari.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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ajtsamba wrote a review Jan 2023
Stockholm, SE1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Its almost my home away home. Nice and calm atmosphere as well as kind people became La Roca most attracting features to me. It is also well located away from Central Nelspruit which allows a very unique environment and neutral vicinity.
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Date of stay: January 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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cherise484 wrote a review Nov 2022
Ferndale, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely enjoyed my stay- I was upgraded at no charge due to the fact that they needed my initial room for someone staying more than one night. The room was spacious and absolutely lovely. The guest house was quiet and peaceful.

The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful and I would definately stay there again when I go to Nelspruit.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Marlea Hartnell, Owner at La Roca Guest House
Responded 08 Dec 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review us Cherise. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your complimentary upgrade! Hopefully see you again soon
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Answer from LaRocaGuestHouse
Mbombela, South Africa16 contributions7 helpful votes
Dear Martin, Thank you for your interest in La Roca. We are able to accommodate you (I assume you are 2 adults?) in a standard room at R1,100, luxury at R1,300, or Honeymoon suite at R1,400. Rates include a full breakfast. We do have safe parking, but unfortunately we do not offer dinner at the guest house. Let me know whether you would like to book and I shall send you a booking form Regards Marlea
Koos E wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good service, good location, safe parking and quiet relaxed atmosphere."
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joann_mcpherson wrote a tip Feb 2020
Cape Town, South Africa2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Shower heads need replacing"
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jackiebN9599UP wrote a tip Nov 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Excellent room with everything we needed for a relaxing stay."
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Kabelo H wrote a tip Jun 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Keep up the good work."
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Helen M wrote a tip May 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"rooms are very comfortable and we had a private patio."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,438 - R 1,733 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaMpumalangaMbombela
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Roca Guest House
What are some of the property amenities at La Roca Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at La Roca Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at La Roca Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at La Roca Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Roca Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Orange Restaurant, Mozambik Nelspruit, and Zest.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Roca Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Roca Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
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