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Mont Rochelle
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I stayed here in March this year - and had the most fabulous time. The whole experience was just superb from the moment we arrived to a glass of chilled Sauvignon to the moment we left. The service was second to none. We stayed in a Shiraz room which was lovely with a huge shower and fantastic views of the Franshoek valley. No request was too much and the free mini bar was A nice touch. Staff were friendly and helpful and I have no hesitation in recommending this lovely hotel. I loved it so much I have already booked for next year and am already counting down the days!

Room Tip: All rooms are fabulous - wherever you stay. Try one of the hotel's picnics which are fantastic.
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Liz O
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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Dear Liz O,
We couldn’t be happier to hear that you felt right at home at Mont Rochelle as that is exactly what we aim for! It was our pleasure welcoming you, with a glass of Sauvignon of course, and we can’t thank you enough for your lovely comments. Our favourite part of your review was hearing that you will be coming back next year and we are already looking forward to seeing you again.

James Basson
General Manager
gm@montrochelle.virgin.com

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We stayed at Mont Rochelle for 8 nights in August, no complaints whatsoever. The staff were wonderful, and although it's not easy to remember all their names, the ones who deserve a special mention are of course James the general manager for whom nothing is too much trouble, Gilbert and Ludwig the managers in the Miko restaurant, Akhona, Peggy, Geraldine and Crystalline the ever-smiling and helpful waitresses in the restaurant (the food was excellent at all times, take a bow Shane, and the wine was wonderful), Sidney and Samson. Apologies to all those whose names we forget or never knew, you make a great team and should be very proud of yourselves.
Make sure you do the cellar tour with Dustin, a fascinating and informative hour or so.
The whole Mont Rochelle environment is very calm and peaceful, and it's an easy walk into the small town of Franschhoek for a look around.
We suspect all the rooms are just as nice, but 15 had great views over the gardens and down the valley.
All in all a fabulous 8 nights, thoroughly recommended.

Stayed: August 2017
Thank salobrenaholidays
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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Dear Salobrenaholidays,

What a wonderful review! We absolutely loved welcoming you for 8 nights and your kind words had the entire team smiling more than usual, so thank you. I was incredibly touched by your special recognition as were Gilbert, Ludwig, Akhona, Peggy, Geraldine, Crystalline, Sidney, Shane, Samson and Dustin so from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. It was our pleasure looking after you and it means such a great deal to hear that you would thoroughly recommend us. We only hope that means that we will see you again soon as there’s nothing we love more than welcoming back old friends!
Kind regards,

James Basson
General Manager
gm@montrochelle.virgin.com

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We stay on long rochelle for 5 days and feel like at home . The hotel is amazing and also all the staff feel you like a part of of the team
You have to go walk in all other the property and you feel alone

For sure we gone come back

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Karim S
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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Dear Karim S,

We couldn’t be happier to hear that you felt right at home at Mont Rochelle as that is exactly what we aim for! It was our pleasure welcoming you for 5 days and we can’t thank you enough for your lovely comments. Our favourite part of your review was hearing that you will be coming back and we are already looking forward to seeing you again.
Kind regards,

James Basson
General Manager
gm@montrochelle.virgin.com

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

... that this place is so awesome. Yes, it's incredibly stunning and extremely comfortable too. But the staff are what make this place so welcoming, friendly and relaxing. The food isn't too shabby neither!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank GypsyGirl27
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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Dear GypsyGirl27,

You certainly know how to make us blush! We were all absolutely blown away by your wonderful comments so thank you for sharing them with us. It is always such a pleasure to welcome guests as lovely as you and we only hope we’ll see our new found friends again soon.
Kind regards,

James Basson
General Manager
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2017 as part of our honeymoon. Got a free upgrade to room #30 which is a suite (lovely start!). Our welcome by Peter was brilliant, making us feel like we were the only ones who mattered to him "you are family now, welcome home".!

The facilities were absolutely flawless, not one fault could be found. From peter who we met first, crystalline and peggy who served is dinner in Miko restaurant (amazing!!) on both our nights, grant I think in the bar, and Pumba who made up our room, the staff were so friendly and professional. They parked our vehicle, brought in our bags, champagne on arrival. All in all, wow. All inclusive minibar. Wine tasting included for hotel guests.

Easily the best hotel, and best hotel stay I've ever had. It's a pity it's so far from Ireland or I'd visit more often!

Fantastic. Employees should be very proud.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank hogiebearie
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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Dear Hogiebearie,

It was an honour welcoming you to Mont Rochelle as part of your honeymoon and our pleasure to help kick start the celebrations with an upgrade! Peter absolutely loved welcoming you and was delighted to receive a personal mention. He’s right you are family now! We were delighted to hear that you thought the facilities were absolutely flawless and how much you enjoyed dining in Miko as well as some of our special little touches like the mini bar. We can think of no greater compliment than hearing that we are the best hotel you have ever stayed in, and so on behalf of the entire team thank you for your kind words. We hope that we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon.
Kind regards,

James Basson
General Manager
gm@montrochelle.virgin.com

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Additional Information about Mont Rochelle

Address: Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly La Couronne Hotel)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Franschhoek
#5 Business Hotel in Franschhoek
#5 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
#6 Romantic Hotel in Franschhoek
Price Range: R5 287 - R12 342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Mont Rochelle 5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mont Rochelle is Sir Richard Branson's stunning 26-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, 26 beautifully refurbished bedrooms and two new restaurants. ... more   less 
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