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La Residence

Elandskloof Private Road Elandskloof Farm, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
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#3 of 19 hotels in Franschhoek
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Hiking
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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Andre S wrote a review 05 Apr
5 contributions2 helpful votes
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Fay and the team were amazing hosts. They went out of their way on every occasion to make our anniversary a special and memorable experience. Mario was an amazing waiter, gave us a personal cellar tour, recommended the most amazing food and drink and memories to last a lifetime.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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anita n wrote a review Mar 2024
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Amazing experience, amazing staff from receptionist to Housekeeping, I can not wait to go back, absolutely memorable for a solo-cation. They go over and above for their guests. I'd recommend it over and over again. Beautiful scenery and landscapes.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at La Residence. Laura (Marketing Team)
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happychappy wrote a review Feb 2024
West Sussex, United Kingdom10 contributions
We were greeted with surprise at the hotel entrance because of an internal confusion over the booking however as soon as this was resolved the rest of our lunch experience at La Residence was quite magnificent. The service and attention from the staff was outstanding nothing was too much trouble. The food and wine were quite superb served by a grand log fire on a relatively chilly afternoon. Lunch was rounded off with coffee on the terrace with incredible views over the gardens and to the mountains. A truly unforgettable experience. Thank you!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for this wonderful review, we are delighted to hear that our Lunch was a memorable experience! We hope to welcome you back to La Residence in the not too distant future.
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Ali24 wrote a review Feb 2024
London England315 contributions89 helpful votes
Hands down the most beautiful and fabulous hotel we have stayed in! Nothing is too much trouble, the staff are beyond excellent as is the service! The food is incredible! Gin bar sundowners whilst watching a stunning sunset with peacocks roaming was so beautiful! Our villa was incredible too! Was hard to leave but will definitely return! Everything was perfect! Thank you!!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Ali, thank you for this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that what truly set your experience at La Residence apart was our detailed touches, the cuisine, and our passionate and expert team. We hope to welcome you back soon for another memorable experience. Laura (Marketing Team)
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FirstclassSussex wrote a review Feb 2024
Sussex, England80 contributions45 helpful votes
Stayed four nights in a spledidly over the top room, with massive space, crazy decor and lovely outlook to the fish pool. Standards at the hotel are very high and managers and hotel staff cheery and efficient. The grounds and pool are lovely, recovering from a flood last autumn, and the hotel is close to the many restaurants in the town. A nice feel to the place. The "But" relates to the restaurant, which on current form lets the hotel down. A rather short menu (the option to extend this did not add a lot) and slow service at breakfast and dinner. On one evening it took them 90 minutes to produce even a bottle of wine. It seems there is a lack of management supervision in the evenings.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for staying with us at La Residence! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and that the suite and our passionate and expert team were highlights. We will certainly pass on your feedback about the service you experienced at the restaurant as we aim to uphold our exceptionally high standard of service at all times. Laura (Marketing Team)
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Spoek2 wrote a review Jan 2024
Malibu, California223 contributions147 helpful votes
Ex pat returning to show family the best of South Africa….stayed here about 10 years ago and must say was disappointed…the location is great but facility and amenities in need of renovation…the good was food and pleasantness of staff….the bad was two of the pools near our villa (#5) were not usable ….the air conditioning in the main bedroom was very noisy and disturbed sleep, it also was blowing onto the bed so had to sleep with covers over our head… Wouldn’t come back
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 08 Jan 2024
Good day, Thank you for staying with us at La Residence, your review is much appreciated. We will certainly share your feedback with our team as we aim to uphold our high standard of service and our promise of delivering a perfect stay at all times. We hope to provide you with an improved experience in the future. Laura (Marketing Team)
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Bolton wrote a review Dec 2023
Pretoria, South Africa178 contributions45 helpful votes
The property reminds of Bali in Indonesia - From the Moment we corresponded with Byron at reception, a memorable experience was already forged - this guy is simply the best and infinitely competent - The wife and I were personally welcomed and hosted by the Deputy General Manager, Mr. Hoon, who waited at the main entrance of the building - This was our third visit to 1 of 4 properties in the stable - Both my wife and I immediately agreed that this is Africa's Best boutique hotel - Mr. Hoon further confirmed our view that this property is a must visit for at least 3 - 5 nights when in the Winelands - We learnt so much of this region from Mr. Hoon and we are frequent travelers to this region, however his detailed knowledge and passionate approach leaves one in awe - We were not just inspired by the history, but also first handedly experienced outstanding and faultless service, throughout our visit - Every singly staff member passing by stops and enquires, if all is still good - Well done to Mr. Hoon who reminded us of the difference between a manager and a leader - Mr. Hoon is clearly a leader and one who leads from the front - The property is not far from the main road and the numerous wine tasting farms and restaurants in Franschhoek - All rooms are way above average in size and enjoys exquisite mountain views - The peacocks are forever entertaining guests and there is even some wildlife at the entrance to the property - This is a MUST VISIT property.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 19 Dec 2023
Thank you for this fabulous review. It is wonderful to read about the details of your experience at La Residence and it is fantastic to hear that our passionate and expert team was able to deliver an unforgettable experience. We hope to welcome you back soon! Laura (Marketing Team)
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EG Chicago wrote a review Sept 2023
Chicago, Illinois40 contributions37 helpful votes
We absolutely loved our visit to La Residence. The property is gorgeous. Our room was ginormous as was the equally huge bathroom. Each room is uniquely decorated…ours was a Tibetan theme. We had a beautiful view of the vineyard and mountains. We also enjoyed seeing the spectacular peacocks roaming the property. Hoon was a really cool manager who made us feel so welcome. The food and service was very good. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 05 Oct 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you had a memorable experience with us at La Residence! Laura (Marketing Team)
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Ailsa F wrote a review Sept 2023
London, United Kingdom308 contributions25 helpful votes
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We stayed for six nights at this stunning property and had a lovely relaxing time. The staff were very helpful whenever we asked for something or enquired about an excursion. The in house shuttle was really good and meant all but one of our trips out were covered by this great service. The rooms and bathrooms were stunning as were the main areas of the hotel and we enjoyed both sitting outside to watch the sunset and also inside by the fire at night. Food and drinks were great, wonderful breakfast, delicious cakes and coffees in the afternoon and pre dinner drinks and canapé’s before some excellent in house dinners when we ate in house. They happily prepared some ‘simpler’ food, not on the menu, one evening when we fancied a night off from the ‘extravagant’ food the hotel and Franschhoek has to offer. When not eating in the hotel we visited La Petite Colombe, Protége, Chef’s warehouse and Epice for some amazing food in the evening and enjoyed Haute Cabriere , Le Petit Ferme and Babel by Babylonstoren at lunchtime. We also really enjoyed the wine tasting we did at the hotel and reading and swimming in and around the pool. Thank you to everyone who made our stay ‘a perfect stay’.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 21 Sept 2023
Dear Ailsa, Thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful review. It is wonderful to read the details of your experience with us at La Residence, and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the special touches. We are looking forward to welcoming you back for another memorable experience soon. Laura (Marketing Team)
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Casey L wrote a review Sept 2023
New York City, New York2 contributions
We couldn’t recommend a stay at La Res more! It was highly regarded anytime we mentioned we were staying at La Res before we got there, and the hype was met. Our suite, called the Armani Suite, was truly gorgeous, and we arrived with the most magical sunset to greet us. Our suite looked out to the little pond and peacocks. The property is stunning and set just a little back from the cute town of Franschhoek, only a short bicycle ride away. Anything we were interested in doing, the super friendly staff at La Res was willing and able to assist. They made sure we got around the region safely and comfortably with very friendly drivers. The lobby has the coziest yet elegant ambiance. We especially loved our private, hands-on lunch with Brandon, which was delicious and so lovely to spend the afternoon with him, followed by him providing us with fruits and vegetables to take to the onsite mini ponies Twist and Tango. Every time we exited the room, the staff knew exactly who we were and what our plans were, and eager to see how they could assist with everything. Everything was perfect, I just wish we had had more time there! Thank you for everything.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 21 Sept 2023
Dear Casey, We are delighted to hear that you had a memorable experience with us at La Residence. It is wonderful to hear our team's high level of service was a highlight. We hope to welcome you back in the not-too-distant future. Laura (Marketing Team)
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Residence
Which popular attractions are close to La Residence?
Nearby attractions include First South African Perfume Museum (1.8 km), Glenwood Vineyards (4.2 km), and Franschhoek Pass (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Residence?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at La Residence?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at La Residence?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Residence?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Residence?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arkeste, La Petite Colombe, and Orangerie at Le Lude.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Residence?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does La Residence have airport transportation?
Yes, La Residence offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does La Residence offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Residence?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.