Mont Rochelle Hotel

Mont Rochelle Hotel

Monte Rochelle is the best luxury hotel in Franschoek and with Design Holidays you are guaranteed the best rates. In February 2006 La Couronne Hotel closed its doors after a tragic fire. After a sensitive but luxurious re build, from the ashes has sprung the best luxury hotel in Franschoek – Mont Rochelle. What we say : Mont Rochelle is probably best Spa Hotel in the Winelands.

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Features

Luxury Mont Rochelle Hotel Accommodation

Mont Rochelle Hotel invites you to relax in one of the luxurious bedrooms and suites, most of which offer spectacular views across the valleys and vines of Franschhoek.

Each of the 16 bedrooms and 6 suites is individually decorated, creating a unique ambiance. En suite bathrooms, telephones, televisions, safes, under-floor heating, air-conditioning and in-room refreshment facilities are amongst the facilities of each room.

The Hotel spans over three wings, giving you the privacy you would expect from a Boutique Hotel. Guests arrive in the Garden Wing of the Hotel which houses the Reception, Colonial Cigar Bar, eight Luxury Bedrooms, one Junior Suite and Business Centre.

In the refurbished Manor House are the Fine Dining Restaurant as well as two Junior Suites, one Deluxe Suite and two Luxury Bedrooms. Down the stairs from the Restaurant one is surprised to find a third wing, the Vineyard Wing, where each of the Luxury bedrooms has its own private garden, as well as two Deluxe Suites with private plunge pools.

A second restaurant serving Al Fresco meals, Wellness Facility, Sauna, Swimming Pool, Pool Bar and Gymnasium can also be found on the premises

Room Categories

Cap Classique Suites

Deluxe king sized suites with separate lounge and dining areas. These rooms are the ultimate hotel suites, classically decorated in light fresh cream shades. Ideal for long stays, where guests wish to enjoy home away from home comforts. The bedrooms have a separate dressing room and bathroom as well as a guest toilet.

The private terrace offers guests a plunge pool as well as a dining and lounger area. These suites boast the most magnificent views.

Bedroom facilities include under floor heating, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, two televisions, DVD player, and in-room refreshment facility.

Room rate includes all beverages consumed from the in-room refreshment facility.

Reserve Suite

A luxury suite with a separate living area. The bedroom has a separate dressing room and bathroom en-suite.

The private walled Zen garden offers guests an outdoor Jacuzzi as well as a dining and lounger area. Décor is modern and contemporary with a touch of Africa. Sleek bathroom finishes, leather couches, and interesting spots throughout the room, make this a must see.

Bedroom facilities include under floor heating, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, two televisions, DVD player, and in-room refreshment facility.

Room rate includes all beverages consumed from the in-room refreshment facility.

Pinotage Suites

A luxury suite with a separate living area. The bedroom has a bathroom en-suite.

Plush furniture and finishes give a luxury feeling. Each of these suites is different, some have high volume open thatch, and another one has an open fireplace. Each of these rooms has views over the Valley from the Bedroom area.

Bedroom facilities include under floor heating, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, two televisions, DVD player, and in-room refreshment facility.

One of the Pinotage Suites (No. 14) is able to accommodate 2 children under 12 on the sleeper couch in the lounge area.

Room rate includes all beverages consumed from the in-room refreshment facility.

Cabernet Rooms

Large king or twin rooms with private terraces have spectacular views of the vineyards and surrounding mountains. These individual terraces offer guests the possibility to relax on loungers in privacy. With views like these you are bound to want to enjoy room service breakfast on your terrace every morning.

The rooms are spacious and decorated in bright African green, orange and brown tones.

Bedroom facilities include under floor heating, air conditioning, hairdryers, safes and televisions, DVD player, in-room refreshment facilities.

Merlot Bedrooms

These spacious rooms are larger than the Shiraz rooms and have the ability to be configured as either king or twin rooms. They have prime views of the Franschhoek Valley and the surrounding vineyards. The bathrooms offer guests a separate bath and shower, under floor heating and a heated towel warmer.

The bedrooms are all individually decorated; with décor ranging from classic to Colonial African in style.

Bedroom facilities include under floor heating, air conditioning, hairdryers, safes, televisions and in-room refreshment facilities.

Shiraz Bedrooms

These rooms have the ability to be configured as either king or twin rooms. They have lovely views of the Franschhoek Valley and the surrounding vineyards. The bathrooms offer guests a separate bath and shower, under floor heating and a heated towel warmer.

The bedrooms are all individually decorated in a Colonial African in style.

Bedroom facilities include under floor heating, air conditioning, hairdryers, safes, televisions and in-room refreshment facilities.

Hotel Facilities

Mont Rochelle is more than a breath of fresh air; it is an experience one will treasure for a life time!

Mont Rochelle offers in-house guests the opportunity to pre-book a private wine tasting or private Cellar Tour with the Wine Maker or an excursion through the vineyard with the Farm Manager.

You may wish to follow one of the trails through the vines for an invigorating country walk or a gentle stroll. Mountain bikes are available at the Hotel reception. Alternately, if you are looking for peace and tranquillity, take a stroll down to the dam, make yourself comfortable under the willow trees, and enjoy a good book or a Winelands Picnic.

Paradise stables offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a three hour Wine Tasting on horse back tour. If that’s more than you bargained for, hourly rides can also be arranged.

The focus at Mont Rochelle Hotel is about offering guests the ultimate Gourmet Winelands experience. Gourmet Wine Tasting is a unique experience where four of the Mont Rochelle Wines are matched with delicious delights from our kitchen.

The Gymnasium makes exercise a pleasure – the views help you forget that you’re exercising while you work off all of the delicious meals. Relax and unwind in the Wellness Centre where you can pamper yourself, enjoy a massage, listen to relaxation music and take in the beauty that surrounds you.

Services

Cellar Tours: Daily at 11h00, 12h30 and 15h00 in groups. Private Tours can be pre-arranged.

  • DVD’s : Available at Reception
  • Guest Liaison: Itinerary & activity assistance and arranging
  • Gymnasium: Treadmill, bicycles, multi-station & loose weights
  • Internet Access: Available free of charge in the business centre
  • In-Room Bar: In room refreshment facilities are in all rooms
  • Laundry: In house laundry service available
  • Mail Service: Available at Reception
  • Massages: Enjoy a massage in a tranquil environment
  • Outdoor Pool: This is a saline pool
  • Room Service: Available during Restaurant hours
  • Safe in Room: For guest valuables
  • Sauna: Available in the Wellness Facility
  • Security: Three security guards are on duty 24 hours
  • Shuttle Service: Luxury vehicles can be pre-booked for tours and airport, Cape Town and village transfers
  • Tea & Coffee: Available in all rooms
  • Valet: Available in house
  • Vineyard Tours: A private tour through the Vineyards can be pre-booked.
  • Wine Sales: Available from the Wine Tasting facility
  • Wine Tasting: Daily at the Tasting Room. Private Tasting with the Winemaker can be pre-arranged.

Dining

You are able to enjoy three dining venues, under its new Executive Chef, Ryan Smith.

A brief glimpse of what we offer:

A Fine Dining Restaurant, Mange Tout, at the hotel, with spectacular views from the Restaurant and Terrace. Décor will have a classic Provencal feel. Enjoy a delicious meal in an elegant surrounding.

Enjoy Al Fresco Dining at Mont Rochelle Restaurant, located in the Wine Tasting Facility. This relaxed up-market venue will cater for all tastes, with Mediterranean Style food. Delicious treats will be available for purchase; from Marmalade to Muesli. Gourmet Winelands Picnic baskets can be pre-ordered and collected from here to be enjoyed at one of our designated picnic areas under the Willows or between the Vines.

The Colonial Cigar Bar serves light snacks, sandwiches and salads throughout the day. This menu is also available to Hotel residents at the Swimming Pool.

Surrounding Areas

The following are available either on the premises or nearby:

  • Fly Fishing: Enjoy an afternoon of fly fishing at a nearby farm by staying in one of their private camping pods for the night. Bookings are advised.
  • Golf: South Africa is known for the high standard of its many golf courses, so why not visit one of the local golf clubs in Paarl, Stellenbosch or Somerset West. The hotel can arrange tee-off times; booking is vital during season in order to avoid disappointment.
  • Hiking: Enjoy a hike through the hills, vales and vineyards surrounding the hotel.
  • Horse Riding: Horseback-riding tours can be arranged. Riding stables are located on a neighbouring farm.
  • Miscellaneous: Hiking, mountain biking, visits to the Huguenot monument, museums and Huguenot chocolate factory can all be enjoyed in the area surrounding Franschhoek.
  • Shopping: The village offers a variety of art and craft shops as well as galleries and antique stores.
  • Tours: A variety of tours can be arranged; especially popular is a tour of the local Winelands with wine tasting
  • Transfers: Car Hire and Transfers can also be arranged.
  • Wine: Please enquire about other wineries we recommend.

The Winery

The Farm is situated against the Klein Dassenberg Mountains. It boasts a quaint Boutique cellar, which has a unique character due to its layout and design. Previously a fruit packing shed, the cellar has many historic elements and a unique feel to it. The gorgeous Cape Dutch Manor House surrounded by stunning garden and horse filled paddocks, and the tasting room, offer a homely feeling, with personalised service and true South African hospitality.

The objective is to create wines which are fit for any occasion. A range of easy drinking wines is available – quaffing wines to be enjoyed on a hot summer afternoon or with a bowl of pasta after a day in the office. The signature wines are there to indulge you and are perfect for a special celebration or to enjoy with a gathering of friends.

The Vineyards have been planted with noble cultivars and reflect the full range of the terroir of the valley. Presently 16 of the 33 ha farm is under vine and boast Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The original Cape Dutch buildings on the farm will be preserved as we feel that there are enough modern cellars. We wish to place our attention on preserving the old wine making techniques which include beginning the wine making process in the vineyards and the extensive presence of the winemaker in the cellar, working hands on in order to produce a quality product.

Wine Tasting Facility

Wine Tasting is available daily from 09h30 to 18h00 at the Wine Tasting Facility. Group Cellar Tours are run at 11h00, 12h30 and 15h00 during the week. For a private tour please contact us to make a reservation.

Gourmet Wine Tasting can be pre-booked: enjoy four of Mont Rochelle’s Wines which have been paired by our chef as a perfect companion to each wine.

After the refurbishment the tasting room will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy a scrumptious meal while sampling the 9 superior wines produced in our cellar.

Our wine tasting facility has some of the best views in Franschhoek!

Wines

We currently produce the following wines, of which we can be very proud:

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
  • Unwooded Chardonnay
  • Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
  • Artemis – Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Merlot & Shiraz
  • Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon – Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Shiraz

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