Whilst staying in Franschhoek I visited Mont Rochelle which was re opened in September this year as part of the Virgin Limited Edition programme owned by Sir Richard Branson.
No expense has been spared with the interior design of the 22 bedrooms and suites and communal areas.
The property also has 2 restaurants, a bar,gym and spa along with an outdoor pool. All this on a 37 hectare vineyard.
It’s all part of The Travel Architect service to go the extra mile when booking clients and great to get feedback.
I’ve just received this from clients currently in South Africa
Once again a big thank you for arranging little treats with all the lodges. They have all been absolutely beautiful and we have been made very welcome
Four Rosmead for our last few nights
Just had dinner at Mama Africa’s with great live music but an early night to start the sight seeing tomorrow
Arrived safely at Plumwood Inn
It is lovely. Had a great meal – in the dark as the electricity had gone out.
Looking forward to the wine tram tomorrow
Loved Umkumbe and sorry to leave.
Thanks for organising the wine surprise ! Everything has exceeded expectations !
My recent stay at La Residence was an amazing experience. The attention to detail within the rooms and in the public areas is outstanding!
It rightly deserves it’s recent award of ” the worlds best hotel ”
Well done to Liz Biden the owner of The Royal Portfolio group of hotels along with the GM, Edward Morton and all the staff.
Fantastic views from suite 8 at La Residence Hotel, part of the iconic group,The Royal Portfolio.
The hotel was recently voted “the best hotel in the world”
We drove the ten minutes from our Franschhoek address to Drakenstein Correctional Centre, to pay our respects to Nelson Mandela.
Mr Mandela spent the final 3 years of his imprisonment here, in what he called his ‘gilded cage’..
A sombre, yet celebratory atmosphere greeted us, as we joined others in laying flowers, signing the condolences book and staring down the infamous ‘road to freedom’ and remembering the incredible belief and achievement that was his life.
RIP Nelson Mandela.
The opening party for PURE 2013 was held at the beautiful Amajena Hotel in Marrakesh.
Fantastic food,wine and entertainment !
Great to catch up with Edward Morton my favourite GM from La Residence in Franschhoek which has recently been voted the worlds best hotel.
Off to do some work now as 14 appointments lined up.