South African Hotel Awarded ‘Best Hotel in the World’

South African Hotel Awarded “Best Hotel in the World”

at the Conde Nast Traveler Reader Choice Awards

It was a great achievement for South Africa when The Royal Portfolio’s La Residence Hotel in Franschhoek, which is situated only a one hours drive away from Cape Town in the Cape Winelands, was voted “The Best Hotel in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s discerning readers.

La Residence Country Hotel in Franschhoek, South Africa

This award was announced at the annual Readers’ Choice Awards which rates the world’s best islands, islands, airlines, cruise lines, resorts and hotels. “I am truly honoured and humbled by the award and I am pleased South Africa has been recognised internationally as a luxury destination,” says Liz Biden who is the owner of three exclusive private hotels operating under The Royal Portfolio umbrella in South Africa.  The Royal Portfolio Hotel Group includes the five star Royal Malewane Lodge which nestles in the greater Kruger National Park, the exclusive Birkenhead House in Hermanus as well as La Residence in Franschhoek which together provide travellers with luxury beach, bush and wine land experiences throughout South Africa.

La Residence Country Hotel in Franschhoek Suites

“This could not have been achieved without the dedication and hard work of the La Residence and The Royal Portfolio teams that uphold our strong company purpose:  ‘To give guests a complete experience and a perfect stay’,” she adds.  La Residence which is located in the heart of the magnificent Franschhoek Valley is encircled by vineyards, plum orchards and olive groves. It represents the best of grandeur and grace.  From the well appointed and beautiful suites and villas to gourmet dining and great wine-tasting experiences, La Residence in Franschhoek radiates sophistication.


This year the survey by Conde Nast recorded an amazing reader participation of 79,268 entries which is almost double the number of contributions in the 2012 competition. These astute and dedicated travellers provide 1,3 million votes for more than 16 000 properties worldwide, resulting in the most comprehensive “best of the best” travel awards to date.  Hotel Deals In Cape Town provide travellers with various accommodation choices offering great rates and specials.

La Residence Country Hotel in Franschhoek Pond

For all booking enquiries for any of these three luxurious properties, contact us!

South African Tourism Company

Tel:    +27 (0)21 794 9050

Mobile: +27 (0)827 823 142

Fax:    +27 (0)21 794 9995




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