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Washington, D.C.
Reviewed 24 February 2016

This was my second visit and it was as good as the first. The staff is exemplary and the rooms are delightful. The property is small, 11 rooms, and with spacious grounds, the property never feels busy. The restaurant has very good food and eating on site is a pleasure.

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

Dear AlwaysOnTheAirplane It was a great pleasure having you to stay with us again at La Residence. Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back to your home in the Cape Winelands in the not too distant future. Kind regards Edward Morton General Manager | La Residence La Residence is a member of The Royal...

Toulouse
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Difficult to summarize this experience. Perfect and discrete service. Professional staff, perfect area. Luxury room with all you need...and more. Customized check-in & check-out. Wonderful terrace for breakfast (top quality) and dinner. Sun sprays, drinks and food available at swimming pool. Last but not least, good house wines provided for the dinner. World class !

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

Dear lpokunder, Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review of your recent stay at La Residence! We are so glad you enjoyed the hotel and we hope to welcome you back to La Residence or any of the other Royal Portfolio properties in the near future. Kindest Regards Edward Morton General Manager | La Residence La...

Cirencester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a reservation for dinner at La Residence on our current holiday in South Africa. What an amazing place to eat! La Residence is a very grand hotel with only 11 rooms, in a beautiful setting overlooking the winelands on the outskirts of Franschoek. It has stunning views and the sunset is spectacular! We were...

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

Dear Liam M Thank you for this wonderful review about your dining experience at La Residence. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour of the hotel with Wes and we will be sure to pass on your kind words to him as well as Chef Joseph. Please do visit us again soon, we would love to welcome...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Having seen the reviews and had our guide rave over this hotel we were so excited to visit and from the first minute until the time we left were not let down one little bit. The surrounding views of this hotel in the valley with the mountains around are simply stunning. To relax by the pool or on the terrace...

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

Dear KevL69 Thank you for your review about your stay at La Residence. Your kind words about the hotel are much appreciated. Thank you for visiting us. We are in the process of trying to improve the complimentary wifi coverage throughout the hotel. We hope to welcome you back to your home in the Cape Winelands for a longer stay...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2016

From the welcoming wave hello to the smiling wave goodbye by the friendly staff we were transported to paradise. Relieved of our bags, two icy cold glasses of the estates rose were put in our hands and we were greeted by name. No faffing about with reception we were made comfortable within minutes. The hotel is decorated in a wonderful...

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

Dear urbanelady Your review about your stay at La Residence is greatly appreciated - thank you. We will be sure to share it with the entire team. Your words about the relaxing environment are precisely what we would like each of our guests to experience at La Residence and we look forward to welcoming you back to your home in...

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We only managed to get a 2 night booking here. It simply wasn't long enough. We loved it. The best hotel of our stay in SA and probably the best we have stayed in. Huge room, balcony and bathroom fit for a King - The Tibetan style room. Food also lovely. We also liked that all drinks, Mini bar and...

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

Dear aliBee331 Thank you for this very kind review about your recent stay at La Residence. The Tibetan suite is a big favourite among our returning guests. We would love to welcome you back in the near future for a longer stay and to experience the other rooms. Or perhaps to one of the other Royal Portfolio properties. Kindest Regards...

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We stayed an weekend in La Residence.The View is outstanding as well as the food,the wine and their service.The rooms remember a lot the Italian Villas with an exquisite decoration.The staff really creates an environment of relaxation and enjoyment.The city of Franschhoek which is only 10 minutes walk also worth the visit.The wine tram also is very charming and interest.The...

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

Dear alex z Thank you for this lovely review about your stay with us at La Residence. We are very glad that you and your family enjoyed the hotel and have noted the feedback about the wifi and will certainly endeavour to improve it before welcoming you back for your next stay. Kindest Regards Edward Morton General Manager | La...

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We were guests at this hotels sister property, Birkenhead House and so whilst in Franschhoek came for dinner here with a couple we had met, in fact they had previously been guests here. It was a real treat, just so good, the entire experience from pre-dinner drinks through to dessert, food well prepared and presented in fantastic surroundings. This has...

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

Dear gaz1963 Thank you for your wonderful review about your dinner experience at La Residence. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and we hope to welcome you back to La Residence or to Birkenhead House soon. Kindest Regards Edward Morton General Manager | La Residence La Residence is a member of The Royal Portfolio

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I arrived here after 4 days in Cape Town. We were greeted by Wes a very polite and kind member of staff. Everybody so far has been incredibly helpful to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The location is an idillic vally overlooking rolling hills and a very picturesque pond just in front of one of...

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

Dear Tina P Thank you for your beautiful review about your experience at La Residence. We will be sure to share your kind words with the entire team and we look forward to welcoming you back to your home in the Cape Winelands. Kindest Regards Edward Morton General Manager | La Residence La Residence is a member of The Royal...

london
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for two nights. It is set in the middle of the wine area with the most stunning views. With only 9 or so rooms it was so peaceful, and it felt like a private villa, the rooms are all individually decorated with a lovely bathroom overlooking the garden. Food was excellent and staff very friendly.

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

Dear Sim0ne50, Thank you for your review about your stay at La Residence. We are so glad that you enjoyed the food prepared by our chefs and we hope to welcome you back to La Residence or any of the other Royal Portfolio properties in the not too distant future. Kindest regards Edward Morton General Manager | La Residence La...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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: $947 - $2,652 (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 Business Hotel in Franschhoek
#4 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
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