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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Apr 13, 2021 Hillside142Elements2 Limpopo Province, South Africa

Our stay at Mont Rochelle was absolutely amazing. All the staff was really good and friendly. The rooms and all the facilities are top quality. I will recommend Mont Rochelle to anyone. You can't go wrong. Good value for money!
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Apr 6, 2021 TraceyPutzier Queenstown, South Africa

This hotel is 5 star in every respect. The attention to detail and brilliant customer service make it a must visit not to mention the immaculate grounds and million dollar views. The staff are all superb and nothing is too much trouble. A great team. We will be back yet again. Thank you.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Majestic in the location, the views and the service

Apr 6, 2021 johnsoni2015 Constantia, South Africa

We visit the area often but Mont Rochelle has quite possibly the best views of the valley, the service is attentive without being overwhelming, it is a really special place. This was a visit over Easter, the children were delighted with the activities and the chocolates...The food in Miko (the same kitchen is doing room service) was always good… Read more
We visit the area often but Mont Rochelle has quite possibly the best views of the valley, the service is attentive without being overwhelming, it is a really special place. This was a visit over Easter, the children were delighted with the activities and the chocolates...The food in Miko (the same kitchen is doing room service) was always good and prompt. The Country Kitchen similarly was very good. Nice pool, lovely terrace, comfortable rooms..... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely phenomenal stay at the Manor House

Mar 25, 2021 RichardRayne17 Cape Town, South Africa

Ordinarily we would not be able to afford this property which is most appropriate to international guests. We took advantage of their local residents special and 5 couples stayed the night in the spectacular Manor House. Thanks to Richard Branson for sharing! Specific and special mention of our thanks to Peter who bowled us over with his service… Read more
Ordinarily we would not be able to afford this property which is most appropriate to international guests. We took advantage of their local residents special and 5 couples stayed the night in the spectacular Manor House. Thanks to Richard Branson for sharing! Specific and special mention of our thanks to Peter who bowled us over with his service and care, and made sure our every desire was catered for. He is a true gem of a human being and we are better for having met him. Thank you to James too for his hospitality and Jasmine for the sensational massage. Read less
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Mar 8, 2021 BhanaD Johannesburg, South Africa

Amazing trip too short will definitely return to enjoy the scenery and tranquility that was a key part of the visit to get away from the hustle and bustle. the staff really went out of their way to make us feel welcome and at home