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La Residence

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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We stayed for 2 days in May - super relaxing wine estate with great food and design. About 10 - 15 minute walk from downtown where you'll find tons of gourmet restaurants and art galleries. There are about 10 rooms in the main building and another 5 villas 200 yards from the main building with its own pools and bar/restaurant....

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our 2nd visit to La Residence. Three years ago we brought 4 couples and we were blown away! This trip we brought our two boys and their girlfriends as well as another couple. Once again we were completely wowed! We stayed in the Villas again and loved the privacy, the separate pools and breakfast area and lounge. The...

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Key West, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As others have mentioned, this may be the world's best Hotel, when all amenities and environment is considered. Spectacular vistas and native beauty coupled with highest level of service make this a top choice.

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at La Residence, responded to this review

Dear Rider123 Thank you very much for your wonderful review about your stay at La Residence. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Andrew Rosettenstein General Manager | La Residence La Residence is a member of The Royal Portfolio

Wilmette, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights at the residence and wished we could have stayed longer. Wonderful views of the mountains and vineyards. Spacious room and bathroom. Beautiful embroidered linens on the bed. Private terrace. Enjoyable cocktail hour (free flowing beverages including a very good rose sparking wine) and good breakfast and diner (Kingkslip).All the employees were very attentive and service was...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at La Residence, responded to this review

Dear mflyon We appreciate you taking the time to review your recent experience at La Residence. We are glad you enjoyed our cocktail hour! We hope to welcome you back soon to enjoy the beautiful views from your home in the Cape Winelands. Kind Regards Andrew Rosettenstein General Manager | La Residence La Residence is a member of The Royal...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the outset I need to say that this is not a review of the hotel.....which looked exceptional, in an absolutely stunning location. However, with this in mind, I would expect much better food, & service. Staff were very keen to greet us, but rapidly lost interest...... I can only assume as we were not residents, & so there was...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at La Residence, responded to this review

Dear DLR63 We are very sad to head that your dining experience at La Residence fell short of your expectations. This is not the standard we strive for, and your comments have been relayed to our Executive Chef and his team. It is part of our dining experience that the Chef meet our guests prior to the meal to discuss...

Paris
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Everything was superb from the moment that we walked in until the moment that we left. The attention to detail , the service , the personal touch and of course the fabulousness of the place . They announced that they they were getting the resident swan a mate . Its always very beautiful to sit in front of the lake...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at La Residence, responded to this review

Dear AlexandraCapeTown Thank you so much for this kind review about your stay at La Residence. We love that you appreciated the small details and personal touches that we focus on so intensely. We hope to see you at La Residence again soon. Kind Regards Andrew Rosettenstein General Manager | La Residence La Residence is a member of The Royal...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We stayed 4 nights and in the Huguenot Room and it was absolutely stunning. The staff were so smiley and efficient all the time. Food great and the location was superb. I fell in love with the bereaved black swan who took to following me and flirting with me! We loved it so much we would recommend any one to...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at La Residence, responded to this review

Dear KaronFoxwell We were overjoyed to read your beautiful review of your recent stay with us. The Huguenot Room is a favorite among many of our guests, we are so glad you enjoyed it! We hope to welcome you back to your home in the Cape Winelands soon. Kind Regards Andrew Rosettenstein General Manager | La Residence La Residence is...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Wow! This hotel is out of a fairytale! So romantic and quaint. The sundowners over looking the pond where lovely! My two room villa was stunning! Every detail was seen to! Lovely staff is so attentive as well. Lovely spot for honeymooners or an anniversary stay!

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at La Residence, responded to this review

Dear TravelMaci We are very happy to hear that you had a magical stay at La Residence. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Andrew Rosettenstein General Manager | La Residence La Residence is a member of The Royal Portfolio

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We spent three days at La Residence and must say we were quite disappointed. The location and setting of the hotel is sublime with amazing views and only a short walk into the town. On arrival we passed a beautiful front lawn with huge pond, springbok and Shetland ponies each side of the drive, peacocks wandering around - lovely. We...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at La Residence, responded to this review

Dear Adrienne6 We were very sad to hear that your experience at La Residence fell short of your expectations. Thank you for bringing these points to our attention, we will be sure to focus on these issues in the future. As La Residence is open all year around, we have a winter maintenance schedule that has been set-up to focus...

Hutchinson Island, Florida
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A truly unique hotel in a very special location. La Residance was recently voted by Conde Nast readers as the 3rd best hotel in all of Africa and the Middle East. It's basically a luxury chateau type of estate on its own winery grounds surrounded by vineyards and mountains. Some guests arrive by helicopter from Cape Town although Cape Town...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at La Residence, responded to this review

Dear danielN164EN Thank you for writing this lovely review about your experience at La Residence. We are so glad that you enjoyed our suites, the views they offer are truly spectacular. Your kind words about our team are greatly appreciated. We hope to welcome you back to La Residence or one of The Royal Portfolio’s other amazing properties soon. Kind...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Residence

Address: Elandskloof Private Road | Elandskloof Farm, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: $958 - $2,413 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — La Residence 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
La Residence Franschhoek
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Franschhoek
#3 Spa Hotel in Franschhoek
#3 Romantic Hotel in Franschhoek
#4 Business Hotel in Franschhoek
#7 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
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