The award-winning La Residence Hotel is on a large private estate in the lush Franschhoek Valley of South Africa's magnificent Cape Winelands. Spectacular views of the tranquil surroundings can be enjoyed at this boutique hotel that is surrounded by fruit orchards and vineyards and plum orchards, with a magnificent mountain backdrop.
The five-star retreat reflects exquisite opulence and luxury in its interior decor, facilities and stylish hotel accommodation. It forms part of 'The Royal Portfolio' in South Africa along with other properties such as; the Birkenhead House in Hermanus and the Royal Malewane Lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve.
Each suite has been individually decorated with its colours ranging from the Tibetan Suite with its Asian antiques to the blue and yellow Chambre Bleu, which reflects a Provençal flair. The Villas are ideal for families as they can accommodate either two, four or six guests. Featuring open-plan dining and living areas as well as private gardens and terraces, the Villas offer an excellent alternative to the suites of the hotel.
East Wing Hotel Rooms:
West Wing Hotel Rooms:
The La Residence restaurant serves a lavish breakfast buffet that is bound to satisfy anyone's hunger with cereals, fruits, cheeses, and meats, not to mention their hot breakfast menu as well. Lunch is light and tasty and usually consists of regional produce that is used in their preparation of traditional game such as springbok, local fish, and free range poultry. The restaurant's dining area is reminiscent of a manor hall, with sparkling chandeliers and large fireplaces. All menus in the restaurant can be paired with excellent South African wines.
Guests have access to many activities such as swimming in the outdoor swimming pool, enjoying a relaxing spa treatment at The Spa or visiting one of the nearby vineyards for an excellent wine tasting tour. Trout fishing, golf, quad biking, paragliding, helicopter trips, hot-air ballooning and horseback riding can be arranged as well.
Guests have a great alternative to sightseeing and wine tasting. They are welcome to relax and unwind in the tranquil surrounding of the spa treatment rooms where various pampering procedures await. The spa signature treatments include the great Swedish Massage, which has been specially designed to relax muscles, increase muscle tone and stimulate circulation. The Deep Tissue Massage, which is tension-releasing stiff necks, sore shoulders as well as lower back tightness.
This charming Hotel is in the immediate surrounds of the Franschhoek village; there are more than 46 wine estates in the vicinity, several of which have achieved world renown. The Huguenot Museum and Monument provide an insight into the history and origins of the region and South Africa at large. Should you want to experience the city nightlife, Cape Town is 48 minutes away, and if you would prefer to make a day trip, there are some magnificent beaches and restaurants to visit around the Cape Peninsula.