Grande Roche - Paarl, Winelands

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Paarl, Winelands

Grande Roche

Paarl, Winelands - Accommodation

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Grande Roche in Paarl

Nestled at the foot of the magnificent Paarl Rock is a small, luxury hotel like no other. The only South African member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it is a place where history intersects with a funky modernity. It is a place where the gentle rhythms of a working fruit and wine farm are a short walk away from a bustling country town. At the Grande Roche Hotel, you will experience the privacy and tranquillity of comfortable and stylish suites nestled among the vineyards of our farm.

The moment you first set foot in one of our suites at the Grande Roche Hotel, you will feel that you have finally found the place where you can feel at home. When you experience the tranquil privacy of each suite, you will know that this is the five-star luxury that you truly deserve. Add to that the stunning views that each suite offers and it is as if you have escaped to your own personal country estate!

With 28 unique, individually named suites and rooms the experience is as personal as each guest. Just as the guests are not numbers so the rooms are named and each reflects a different personality. Enjoy the sense of travelling the spice route with Java and Batavia. Celebrate the grape varietals of Hermitage, Semillon and more. The converted stable areas reflect the horses that were part of the farm while the flowers that bloom in the gardens all have their place. The various varieties of plums grown in the orchards are also memorialised in the names; each title reflecting an aspect of the heritage.

When you arrive, you’ll be personally greeted by a member of the Guest Services team, offered a welcome drink of your choice and escorted to your room via the beautifully manicured gardens. You’ll feel a sense of belonging as you explore the centuries-old buildings on the estate and the rich biodiversity of the Paarl nature reserve. The farm was one of the first to be allocated in the valley in 1687 and is the origin of the Bosman clan in South Africa. Be inspired by the unique mix of heritage and innovation, elegance and easy approachability, the Grande Roche Hotel embraces the old and new with equal vitality.

Take your taste buds on a journey of culinary delight in the award-winning restaurants and let them sing to the tune of the hotel’s expert chefs. From the casual and relaxed atmosphere of Bistro Allegro to the fine dining of Bosman’s or the intimate sophistication of the private dining room, each mouthful you take will be a journey to a sensory paradise. Dine on the terrace in the summer months and take in the views that make the setting of this hotel so spectacular.

Value for money, inspired menus and the freshest of ingredients are the hallmark of the taste experience. Award winning, Michelin-trained executive chef, Roland Gorgosilich, infuses classic cuisine with imagination and innovation. The gastronomic delights are enhanced by the inspired wine pairings of the Sommelier, Josephine Gutentoft.

Intimate ceremonies are hosted in the unique setting of the carefully restored chapel, one of the oldest buildings in South Africa. The bridal couples who choose to begin their future with us know that they will be surrounded by breathtaking beauty, romance and the kind of attention to detail that will ensure every dream comes true. Bosman's Lawn, alongside the Manor House, with views of the Drakenstein Mountains across the valley and the backdrop of the impressive granite glistening Paarl Rock, provides the perfect setting for larger wedding ceremonies.

There is a choice of venues for receptions, from the cosy intimacy of the private dining room to the relaxed ambiance of the splendid vineyard venue.

Grande Roche Hotel welcomes you and, with its wide variety of offerings is the new place to spend your leisure time; where your reservation is the promise of a treat.

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 18° 57' 33.4" E / 33° 45' 4.3" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Grande Roche in Paarl, Winelands

Departing: Cape Town International Airport
Address: Airport, Cape Town International Airport (CPT), Cape Town, 7490, South Africa
Distance: 0.2 km / Duration: 36 mins
1.Head south0.3 km
2.Continue straight0.3 km
3.Slight left toward Michigan St78 m
4.Turn left toward Michigan St0.1 km
5.Turn right onto Michigan St0.4 km
6.Turn left onto Borcherds Quarry Rd0.7 km
7.Merge onto Settlers Way/N2 via the ramp to Somerset3.9 km
8.Take exit 22A toward R300/Bellville1.5 km
9.Merge onto Kuils River Rd/R30014.1 km
10.Take the exit on the right onto N1 toward Paarl/Worcester29.0 km
11.Take exit 55 for R45/R101 toward Franschhoek/Paarl/Main Road0.5 km
12.Turn left onto Main St/R101/R452.6 km
13.Turn left onto Plantasie St0.2 km

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Cape Town International Airport - Cape Town


Cape Town International airport used to be called D.F. Malan Airport and was opened in 1954 replacing the old Wingfield Aerodrome Airport.

This airport is the second busiest and second largest airport in South Africa and third busiest in Africa, by 2015 it is expected to have 14 million passengers pass through the airport. It is within easy driving distance (20 km) from the centre of Cape Town.

Reviews for Grande Roche

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Absolutely superb stay and one of the best breakfasts I have ever eaten

review by John Carne

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Very beautiful hotel with lush gardens and a splendid view of table mountain

review by Kenn Wong

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Thanks Mario once again for your friendliness. You are a great asset to the hotel. Making my husband's birthday extra special. Food was devine.

review by William Adams

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Truly great place for a 5-star winelands experience. Lunch with a view. Amazing wedding setting. Wonderful conference facilities. Check out the pictures. If you like the Classic Victorian Cape Winelands experience, this is not to be missed!

review by Mark van Wyk

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It seems like is was a grand place to stay at one point, but has since lost most of its splendor. To stay on a Friday night, we were required to dine in their restaurant for dinner. It was in the lobby. Dinner was not included in our room charge. And the sommelier underhandedly insulted my husband's taste in wine because he wanted a red wine with his duck and not the super expensive white wine the guy was trying to get him to by. Brought him a taste anyway. It didn't go with the duck. Also, we had just spent four days in wine country figuring out which types of wines we prefered from the region.Additionally, when we got up in the morning to leave for our flight, we found a massive pile of dead ants between the bedroom and the bathroom. There were also bugs in the coffee cups.

review by Kim Smith

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Grappa, cigars, cocktails. Bosmans restaurant is great but dont judge the establishment if you only been in the restaurant.

review by S C

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Grande Roch,,,,its up-market,,,its situated against Paarl mountain, its quiet and yet still in town,, fantastic service,, fantastic staff,,, especially in the front area gives u a fantastic view of some parts off the valley,,,, however,, a rather fixed menu,,,,they don't like to deviate from that menu,,,,,otherwise a great setting

review by Dereck Evans

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your management should put a BIG SIGN by the gate that says "THIS HOTEL IS NOT FOR BLACK PEOPLE " i don't know which planet you leave in but its definitely not the new SOUTH AFRICA

review by Zizipho Veliti

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What a beautiful spot. We only had afternoon tea but that was enough to sample the gorgeous view and the good (if a tiny bit slow) service.

review by david francis

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This restaurant would easily have 1-2 stars from Michelin in Europe. Exquisite food and wine pairing. Lovely rooms in an original Cape style setting.

review by Bert Brijs

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Absolutely love this property! Such a beautiful venue with a gorgeous view! It is your typical "wine estate" vision.The breakfast is fantastic and the view spectacular. Staff are attentive and friendly. The food is great and the champagne with your oysters, as apart of the affordable morning buffet, is lovely!Definitely a must do and somewhere I will gp again and again... love it!

review by Owain John

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Extraordinary Very High Quality And Excellent Service. We met Caryl and she also more than deserves a 5 star for Excellence In Hospitality and Customer Service. She is a real Jewel

review by DeVoe Johnson

"An Absolute Dream"

We enjoyed our stay at Grand Roche from the first to the last moment. Not just the perfect accommodation but also the friendliness of all the people working there were gorgeous. Furthermore we will never forget our outstanding dinner at Bosmans and the oysters for breakfast on the terrace.

review by Mrs Knoth

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