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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from our daughter and son-in-laws wedding at La Residence Franschhoek. The celebrations started on Friday afternoon and extended until Sunday morning breakfast and checkout @11am. They are able to accomodate 40 guests in the most beautiful rooms and villas - some with private pools. Watching the venue change from a boutique hotel to a wedding chapel...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, Guest Relations Manager at La Residence, responded to this review

Dear Joanne Thank you for your kind review of La Residence. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you, your family and friends for Dirk & Lizahn’s beautiful wedding! It truly was a fairy tale wedding and we are all pleased that you enjoyed your time at your ‘home in the winelands’. Please send our regards to the family, we are...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2016

My wife and I agreed that the much hackneyed "Died and gone to heaven" is the true epitome of our stay at this wonderful property. There no "ifs or buts" everything is perfect, the setting, the beautifully appointed suites, the caring staff, the food and the wonderful stillness and aura that the places exudes. If you are ever in the...

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

Dear Conrad S Thank you for writing this very kind review about your stay at La Residence. We are very delighted that you could experience the quiet and relaxing atmosphere of the hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back to La Residence or one of the other Royal Portfolio properties in the near future! Kindest Regards Edward Morton...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We took a day off from Cape Town and stayed in the "Elton John" suite at La Residence. Just amazing! The bathroom was the size of a small flat, including sofa! An enormous terrace and the bed more like an altar (yes, the price goes with the size of the suite) When we arrived in our very small car we...

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

Dear MartenPershyttan, Thank you for your lovely review about your recent stay at La Residence. We are so glad that you enjoyed the Maharani Suite and that it lived up to its grand reputation. We hope to welcome you back to La Residence or any other Royal Portfolio Property very soon. Kindest regards Edward Morton General Manager | La Residence...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2016

We have stayed in some of the most beautiful hotels in the world and this has definitely taken its place amongst our top 5 favourites. From the moment we arrived with a warm welcome as we stepped out of the car, to the farewell wave eliciting promises to return next year, everything was sheer perfection. Nothing was too much trouble...

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

Dear 761Anonymous Thank you very much for your wonderful words about La Residence. We are honoured to be included in your Top 5 favourite hotels and we look forward to welcoming you back for perhaps a longer stay at your home in the Cape Winelands. Kindest Regards Edward Morton General Manager | La Residence La Residence is a member of...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2016

A location that bends over backwards to meet the needs of its guests. Excellent dining both al fresco and inside. Beautifully themed suites - We can recommend the Tibet suite. Enjoy the peacocks in the grounds and the extensive vineyards and olive groves that form part of the Estate. The setting against the mountains is stunning as are the views...

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Venice, Florida
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Visited La Residence in December 2015 with two other couples. We only spent two nights but we all wished it could have been longer. We were greeted at the entrance and made to feel immediately at home with glasses of wine and little bouquets of roses. The accomdations were beautiful, the view amazing and the breakfasts were great. We visited...

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

Dear Antoinette U Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review about your stay at La Residence. We are so glad that you enjoyed visiting some of the award-winning wineries in the area. Franschhoek certainly has some fantastic wines on offer. We hope that you can stay longer on your next visit to the Cape Winelands and...

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2016

We are lucky enough to have stayed in some of the best hotels across the world, but La Residence tops the lot for me. It is such a beautiful hotel with views to die for - no words will be enough to explain how spectacular this hotel is. The staff couldn't do enough, and the facilities and rooms are just...

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

Dear IEatToLive Thank you for your beautiful review of your stay at La Residence in Franschhoek. We are delighted that you loved the setting of the hotel. Our team strives to give our guests a complete experience and a perfect stay and we will be sure to share your kind words with the entire team. We hope to welcome you...

London,England
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Read all the reviews below, i need to add nothing more about the property , it is truly stunning. The staff are all fantastic and really make the stay even more perfect. Stay here when you visit Franschhoek you will be not disappointed

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

Dear Travelking997 Thank you for your short and sweet review of your stay at La Residence! It was a great pleasure having you stay with us and we hope to welcome you back to La Residence or one of the other Royal Portfolio properties in the near future! Kindest Regards Edward Morton General Manager | La Residence La Residence is...

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 2 January 2016

In a city renowned for its natural beauty, vibrant culture as well as top notch food, wine and hospitality offerings, it's not easy to carve your place in its thriving scene. La Residence's answer was simply to do everything in a manor fit for a king... Upon arrival at this entrance to the property, each guest is greeted by every...

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

Dear Gilbert O Your beautiful review of La Residence is much appreciated. We hope that all our guests feel like royalty when they stay with us! Thank you for your kind words about our team, we strive to give each and every guest a complete experience and a perfect stay. It was our pleasure having you stay at La Residence...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Where does one start to describe this magnificent property. Is it the exquisite views of the grape vines , mountains, peach trees or the property in general. Or is the magnificent furnichings through out the entire property. Or is it the staff that wants only to please you beyond anything that I have seen in Africa. Or the beautiful breakfast...

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

Dear sealcoater, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review about your stay with us in Franschhoek. We are so glad that you loved the property and your room. The owner, Liz Biden, chooses all the beautiful pieces in each room herself. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to La Residence or any...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
  • 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: $1,171 - $2,800 (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:
#1 Spa Hotel in Franschhoek
#2 Family Hotel in Franschhoek
#3 Romantic Hotel in Franschhoek
#4 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
#4 Business Hotel in Franschhoek
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“Each room is unique & enormous. You can't go wrong in any of them.”
 of 5 bubbles mickester, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we took a tour of most of the rooms---they are all jaw-dropping wonderful”
 of 5 bubbles orthochick1234, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The vinyard suites have small yards with more room and better views of the vineyard”
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“Every room unique and family facilities are available to suit any taste.”
 of 5 bubbles BerteL_13, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I don't think the larger suites are worth the price difference”
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