Mont Rochelle

Franschhoek, Winelands

The hotel

In the style of a private manor house, the property dates back to 1668 but today offers discerning guests the ultimate in luxury. Effortlessly combining elegance with modern comfort, it also boasts a glorious location. Set against a backdrop of the Klein Dassenberg Mountains, no matter what window you’re standing at, the views are breathtaking! As well as a swimming pool to lounge by, there’s a wellness centre and a gym. Alternatively, explore your surrounds by bicycle or on horseback. Set in the wine region, food and drink is, of course, vitally important. Miko offers fine dining in every aspect with each and every dish a work of art. Country Kitchen is more relaxed, perfect for an al fresco lunch or cosy starlit dinner. Before you decide which wine to drink with your meal, visit the tasting room, there’s a huge variety on offer, many from the Mont Rochelle vineyard itself.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Horse Riding
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of the Western Cape overlooking the beautiful village of Franschhoek. Private transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

22 rooms. All of which are air-conditioned with satellite TV, telephone, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, iron and board. Shiraz Rooms offer courtyard or valley views with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Merlot Rooms are larger than Shiraz Rooms with valley views and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Cabernet Rooms have a private terrace overlooking the valley with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Pinotage Suites are even more spacious and have a separate lounge area and a private terrace with fantastic views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

2 Cap Classique Suites with a separate lounge area, private plunge pool and private terrace, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Miko (fine dining restaurant; International cuisine), Country Kitchen (casual restaurant), colonial bar. Swimming pool. Spa*. Hammam. Gym. Cellar tours on property's private vineyard. Mountain bikes available*. Horse riding*. Complimentary WiFi available throughout the hotel. Concierge service*. Room service*.

2 nights between 22 Dec-1 Jan.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Successful immergence from my Covid Cocoon

Jul 3, 2021 mboyles2021 Cincinnati, Ohio

I cannot say enough about my 1st trip to Mont Rochelle (but not to be the last). The staff was so friendly and extremely helpful. Everyone took the Covid protocol very seriously, which made my first trip abroad feel safe and my health respected. Thank you for cozy fires at night, beautiful sunrises, and sunsets, heated bathroom floors and more… Read more
I cannot say enough about my 1st trip to Mont Rochelle (but not to be the last). The staff was so friendly and extremely helpful. Everyone took the Covid protocol very seriously, which made my first trip abroad feel safe and my health respected. Thank you for cozy fires at night, beautiful sunrises, and sunsets, heated bathroom floors and more wine that one person could ever drink. Mont Rochelle... you truly are EXCEPTIONAL! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good but needs an upgrade

Jun 29, 2021 sal0808 South Africa

Second stay here. The hotel is lovely and the living spaces are gorgeous but the rooms need an soft upgrade - something more funky and modern. Lacking in the innovation and special touches that other hotels are offering right now. Breakfast was delicious. Staff are very efficient and friendly - a pleasure to deal with.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Best Birthday Celebration at Manor House

Jun 23, 2021 LRush88 South Africa

My whole family stayed at the Manor house for a weekend to celebrate my mothers birthday. We were blown away, not only at the spectacular house and setting, but at the staff who made every effort to make this weekend so special. Big thank you to Peter in particular, who looked after us so well. Could not recommend this more highly to anyone… Read more
My whole family stayed at the Manor house for a weekend to celebrate my mothers birthday. We were blown away, not only at the spectacular house and setting, but at the staff who made every effort to make this weekend so special. Big thank you to Peter in particular, who looked after us so well. Could not recommend this more highly to anyone looking for somewhere really special! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Tranquil stay

May 17, 2021 Phelisa N East London, South Africa

Mont Rochelle is a world class establishment. from the time you enter the gate to reception. Professionalism is what they specialise in. Their attention to detail is unparalleled. it is more than value for money. the beautiful manicured garden. The beautiful breakfast area with natural light and beautiful furniture and decor. the food is delicious… Read more
Mont Rochelle is a world class establishment. from the time you enter the gate to reception. Professionalism is what they specialise in. Their attention to detail is unparalleled. it is more than value for money. the beautiful manicured garden. The beautiful breakfast area with natural light and beautiful furniture and decor. the food is delicious and area extra clean. The rooms are luxurious and spacious. Room 28 is a private spot with private pool and we enjoyed it. transfers to amenities close by is made easy. Staff is friendly and go an extra mile. The " we can" attitude is a bonus. We were treated like royalty both times. They even remembered what we liked the first time. Place is tranquil and the Spa is world class Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One night not long enough

May 16, 2021 Roving259650

What an awesome experience at this fabulous establishment! A very warm welcome by well trained, friendly staff, a beautifully appointed suite and well priced, delicious dinner at the County Kitchen. Highly recommend the treat.