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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Me and my now fiancée stayed at Mont Rochelle for 3 days and from start to finish the service was faultless. We received an extremely warm welcome with lovely welcome drinks, nothing was ever too much and ALL staff were more than willing to help. I also decided to propose to my partner at Mont Rochelle. Before our arrival and during our stay, the staff were helpful and accommodating and helped to make our experience in Franschhoek precious and unforgettable. We would of course love to return. Mont Rochelle now holds a special place in our hearts. Thank you to all staff for a brilliant stay!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Arun M
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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Dear Arun M,

Let us start by once again congratulating you on your wonderful news; we were honoured to play host to such a special and momentous occasion! It was such a pleasure meeting you both and such a treat to receive your kind review so thank you very much for sharing it with us. The entire team were thrilled to hear that you enjoyed a warm welcome and found them to be helpful and accommodating. It means a great deal to hear that you felt your stay with us was precious and unforgettable and that Mont Rochelle now holds a special place in your hearts, so from the bottom of our hearts thank you. What we loved most about your review was hearing that you would love to return and we are already looking forward to seeing our new found friends again! Until next time…

Kind regards,
James Basson
General Manager
gm@montrochelle.virgin.com

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

I had prepared myself for the worst with this historic colonial vineyard,

after a couple of difficult nights at another Branson property called Ulusaba.

I had braced myself ready to greet the plastic rhino on the front lawn.

And I understood that I would take tea with a small flock of wire mesh sheep in the main restaurant.

But have no fear. Absolutely no fear.

This is a truly five star facility, with world class restaurants close by, nestled in the remarkable valley in which Frenschheok still enjoys a colonial time warp.

Peter Karanja, Elite Host Extraordinaire at Mont Rochelle, was about to teach us more about hospitality than I have learnt in more than half a century of luxury travel.

I am happy to quote Peter, and he lived by his word.

" We offer our guests the warmest possible welcome, and then we give them their freedom ".

And he did just that.

A remarkable welcome. Remarkable freedom.

Enjoy this truly luxurious vineyard in the food and wine capital of Southern Africa.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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13  Thank Peter R
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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Dear Peter R,

Whilst it was a shame to hear that your stay at Ulusaba was not quite what you were hoping for, we were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Mont Rochelle. It was such a pleasure hearing how much your enjoyed discovering our corner of the world and sampling the delights of some of the restaurants nearby. Peter was so touched to hear your kind words; we may be biased but we couldn’t agree more that he is a ‘host extraordinaire’ and can’t thank you enough for making his day with such a generous compliment! It was such a joy meeting you Peter and we really hope it won’t be too long before we can welcome you back to Mont Rochelle as there’s nothing we love more than seeing our old friends.

Kind regards,
James Basson
General Manager
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

From the welcome drink before check in, to the friendly greetings from all the staff throughout our stay, Mont Rochelle goes out of it's way to make you want to return (we definitely do). The complementary wine and mini bar are constantly refreshed and the africology toiletries are perfect. Breakfast has a good choice of cooked items and a small, but perfectly chosen buffet helps you get ready for the day. If only more hotels were like this.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Chris S
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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Dear kripes71,

What a fantastic review! The entire team were beaming from ear to ear at your wonderful comments so thank you very much for taking the time to share them with us. We like to think it’s all about the little things and so we were delighted to hear you enjoyed your mini bar and africology toiletries. Our favourite part of your review was hearing that you definitely want to return which is music to our ears as we would love to welcome you back! Until next time…

Kind regards,
James Basson
General Manager
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

A group of 7 friends stayed in the manor house for 2 nights. Annette was so welcoming and friendly. The house itself was stunning. Each room was so beautiful it was hard to choose which room I wanted to stay in. The house is very modern but comfortable with beautiful artwork. The views were amazing. All our meals were excellent. Annette made everyone's visit perfect. Our only complaint was that we could not stay longer!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Karen L
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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Dear karenmn2017,

It was our pleasure welcoming you and your lovely friends to our Manor House and so we were delighted to receive your fabulous review. Annette was positively blushing at your wonderful comments, so thank you for making her day! We too wish you could have stayed with us longer and only hope that means we’ll be able to welcome you back again soon!

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James Basson
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We spent two weeks in South Africa for our honeymoon. Needless to say, with so much to see in such an amazing country, we didn't have much down time. Mont Rochelle provided just that, with a perfect day of indulgence and relaxation.
The hotel is in immaculate shape, the staff is very friendly, and the backdrop is marvelous.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Fito S
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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Dear Fito S,

It was such a pleasure to welcome you to Mont Rochelle for a relaxing break during your honeymoon; there’s nothing we love more than helping newlyweds celebrate! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, it means such a great deal to the team to hear your kind words. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again one day soon, and maybe next time we can tempt you to stay a little longer!

Kind regards,
James Basson
General Manager
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