La Residence Franschhoek, Franschhoek
|Elandskloof Private Road, 7690, Franschhoek, Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICA.|
Description: La Residence FranschhoekNestled on a gently sloping hillside in the beautiful Franschhoek valley, La Residence is a newly built luxury boutique hotel, standing in thirty acres of private vineyards and orchards. Offering fabulous views of the surrounding landscapes, La Residence is a tranquil haven of luxury and relaxation, and provides exclusive accommodation, fine cuisine and top class service in an idyllic natural setting.
Perfect for relaxing stays in the lap of luxury in this beautiful region of Cape Province, La Residence offers unique experiences on and around the estate, which include exploring the estate and the vineyards, wine-tastings, full spa services and a number of family friendly areas and activities. Guests wishing to venture further afield can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, motor-bike tours or helicopter trips, all linked to wine visits at nearby vineyards. Other popular attractions and activities include chocolate tasting, golf or the motor museum on the L'Ormarins Wine Estate.
As befits an establishment in the heart of South Africa's gourmet region,fine cuisine is also an integral part of the experience at La Residence. La Residence's top class chefs create delicious menus with the emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, many of which are grown on the estate. Menus are tailored according to guests' preferences and dietary needs, and accompanied by carefully selected wines from the hotel's extensive cellar. La Residence's dining area, the Great Hall, is a magnificent space, with dazzling Indian chandeliers, unique Victorian tiling and immense fireplaces for those cool winter evenings. Dining can also be enjoyed al fresco in the Persian Alley, with charming views of the gardens and the vineyards.
Type of rooms: La Residence FranschhoekLuxury Rooms
The Nomatemba Suite:
Accents of the African sun are harnessed in the brilliant yellows that enliven this suite. A king-sized bed with padded headboard is set off by vibrantly coloured African paintings adorning the walls. Views from both the room and the adjoining balcony take in the lawn and expansive dam with the mountains providing a sublime backdrop.
The Armani Suite:
Modest neutrals are undeniably chic, which make this room a modern classic. An astonishingly beautiful painting of a ballerina is balanced by furnishings in greys, browns and creams that work harmoniously to create a mood of calm and repose. Views from the private balcony take in the manicured lawns, the dam and the surrounding mountains.
The Hibiscus Suite:
Relax amidst a symphony of pinks. The artwork, fine fabrics and harmonious colour palette merge to give an air of sophistication and refinement. In the bathroom, beautiful pink marble, French antiques and delicately patterned rugs complete the feel of luxurious elegance. Open the French doors and sit on the veranda to enjoy exquisite views across the lawn, down to the dam and across to the mountains beyond.
The Tibetan Suite:
Be transported to a place of complete and utter tranquillity with this oriental oasis of a suite. Giant antique Tibetan hangings above the king-size bed add a touch of grandeur, and the bed can easily be separated into twin beds, if required. The suite is decorated in deep oranges and maroons, and a burnt orange chaise lounge is one of the room's most impressive features. Sweeping views of the vineyards and mountains can be appreciated from the private balcony.
The Tang Suite:
Revel in regal reds and greens in this lavish suite. Rich styling includes a king-size bed with an accompanying, ornately padded headboard that can be separated into twin beds. Large Chinese scrolls adorn the wall above the plush sofa, and an elegant chandelier hangs over the room. The room opens onto a veranda which looks out onto the vines and mountainside.
The Honeysuckle Suite:
Be enchanted by the warmth and brightness of this suite. Orange and golden yellow predominate while a mahogany four-poster king-size bed is the room's key feature. Light streams in from expansive windows and the view stretches across the sunlit vineyards to the mountains beyond. A spacious, private veranda leads onto the garden.
The Frangipani Suite:
Stylish in white and gold, this light and airy white marble room boasts a built-in king-size bed on a heated marble plinth. The glamorous bathroom is reminiscent of Versailles' Hall of Mirrors. Both rooms are decorated in neutral tones, with slight touches of eastern flare seen in the decorative ornaments and pieces of art. From the spacious veranda, guests are free to enjoy stunning views of both the vineyard and Franschhoek mountainside.
The Disa Suite:
Relish the vibrant pinks and greens of this suite, which give it a funky and modern feel. Signature pieces include a bright pink chaise lounge and impressive four-poster king-size bed in lime green. The room looks across the gorgeous vineyards and to the mountains beyond, with fine views of the lush garden and main pool from its spacious balcony.
The Huguenot Suite:
In remembrance of the first settlers in Franschhoek, this room is decorated in wonderfully soft antique blues and yellows. The deep mustard-gold of the king-size four-poster bed is echoed by the richly-upholstered couch and armchair, while a sophisticated, arresting chandelier hangs overhead. The room opens out onto a private balcony which presents you to the views across the vineyards to the surrounding mountains.
Chambre Bleu Suite:
French blue is combined with hints of green to form the perfect setting for the striking, elevated four-poster bed which is accompanied by old-world footstools to assist ascent. This suite has the luxury of two verandas, one looking across the perfectly manicured lawn to the dam, and the other surveying the olive grove and mountains.
The Maharani Suite:
Exotic Indian décor, antique paintings and crystal wall-sconces create a sumptuous interior that is warm, inviting and unashamedly opulent. Gold accents add glamour while the built-in king-sized bed is approached by gleaming marble steps. The room boasts two balconies, one overlooking the lush lawns and dam, the other facing the olive grove and mountains.
Vineyard Suite 1 is an elegant and sociable space, with soothing green décor enlivened by splashes of pinks and reds. Light pours into the generously sized central living area where you can watch television on the plush pistachio-green couch, or dine in relaxed style at the glossy red oval table. On either side of this space are two cosily splendid en-suite bedrooms, one with a king-sized bed, and one with a king-sized bed that can be converted into 2 twins. These boast huge mirrors and bold, contemporary artwork. Outside there is a terrace for al fresco dining and a private pool.
Let the rich red interior of Vineyard Suite 2 warm and inspire you. Fabulous swaged curtains, a high ceiling and rustic stone fireplace create a sense of homely grandeur. Downstairs is a king-size bed with a striking en-suite bathroom, complete with black and white harlequin-patterned vanity cabinets. Upstairs, an inviting twin-bedded loft room with en-suite shower commands spectacular views across the valley.
Sumptuous fabrics, brilliant, jewel-like colours and magnificently over-sized furniture conspire to create a sense of sublime opulence in this luxurious Franschhoek hotel accommodation option. This is a special place with a positively palatial feel that boasts an elevated four-poster bed, high ceiling and glamorous en-suite bathroom. Curl up on the vast plum-coloured couch and enjoy a roaring fire in winter, or sit outside on the terrace in summer and soak up the beautiful mountain scenery.
Vineyard Suite 4 is an undeniably tranquil space: the soothing palette of blue and yellow combines with the gentle rush of the fountain to delight both eye and ear. The high-ceilinged central living room and two generous en-suite bedrooms all have French doors leading to the private poolside terrace and lawned garden. One room contains a king-sized bed, while the other is accompanied by either an extra king-size bed, or two queen-size ones.
Room 4 enjoys a tiny private courtyard complete with fountain and lofty palms, as well as an outside shower room off its glamorous mirrored bathroom. In both bedrooms curtains of shimmering gold silk convey a sense of luxurious indulgence. An eclectic mix of old and new create a relaxing but stylish environment, while the views beyond the palm trees that edge the garden are heart-stoppingly beautiful.
Vibrant colours and a lovely openness in design characterize Vineyard Suite 5. A wealth of influences is evident in the interior, creating an elegantly diverse space. Pinks, reds and oranges predominate, with plenty of interest provided by the artwork and furniture. Antique Chinese cabinets sit alongside brightly painted octagonal tables and couches in mouth-watering tangerine and raspberry velvet. Off the central living area lies one spacious en-suite bedroom with a king-size bed, one en-suite bedroom with one king-size bed, or two queen-size beds, and a charming twin room with an en-suite shower. The terrace is perfect for relaxed dining, while the pool and lawned garden enjoy spectacular views and complete privacy.
Additional information: La Residence Franschhoek
Local shuttle services are free of charge.
Airport transfers can be arranged on request. Charges apply.
Children aged 10 and over are welcome in the main hotel.
Children of all ages are welcome in the five Vineyard Suites.
Number of rooms: 16
Official category: 5 stars.Smoking policy: Non-smoking rooms. This property also has a designated smoking area.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro.
How to get here:
From Cape Town: Take the N1 from Cape Town towards Paarl. Take Exit 47, marked Klapmuts. Turn right onto R44, drive under the N1 Motorway. Take the second left turning, marked Franschhoek (R45). At the T-junction turn right. Drive towards Franschhoek. Approaching Franschhoek Town, just past Franschhoek Cellars, turn left into De Villiers Street. Take your first left into Dirkie Uys Street. Proceed along Dirkie Uys Street, past Domaine Des Anges on your left. Dirkie Uys Street ends in a gated T-junction. Turn right into Elandskloof Private Road. About 400m up the road, on your right hand side, you will see the entrance gate for the new La Residence.
From Cape Town International Airport: Follow the exit signs. Take the exit Cape Town /Somerset West /N2. At the N2, turn left at the Somerset West turn-off. Proceed along the N2 towards Somerset West. After passing the airport runway on your left, turn onto the R300 towards Paarl. Proceed to the end of the R300 and take the N1 to Paarl. Continue as above from Cape Town.
GPS Coordinates: 33° 53' 57.24'' S 19° 7' 22.22'' E
Nearest airport: Cape Town International Airport - 67,1km.