With arrival all the staff members treat you as royalty. The food is absolutely divine and made for perfection. Spacious, beautiful views and truly a gem. The attention to detail is amazing. The decor of each unit is definitely something out of a book. Will definitely visit again and recommend it to all! You will invest in amazing time if you stay at La Residence.
Do yourself a favour and book a stay here. Even if it is just for one night – you will not be disappointed. The attention to detail, the service, the food, the room – everything was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here – I wanted to just relax and refresh and this place allowed me to do just that. The GM, Edward Morton is the epitome of excellent guest service and he and all their staff made me feel very welcomed. I will be back.
Rene - Cape Town, South Africa , January 2021
My husband and I decided to spoil ourselves with a little getaway post Covid lockdown, and so we booked a Vineyard Suite at La Residence & their reputation really does precede them.
From the minute we stepped into the property, it screamed ultra luxury. We were treated with the greatest humility & enjoyed each and every minute spent there. The food was just magnificent & cannot even describe how incredible the staff was. I was absolutely in awe of the decor, I wanted to be around that beauty for longer. Thank you to the staff (Bradly, Henry etc) for taking wonderful care of us.
Lungin - Durban, South Africa , September 2020
This hotel is beautiful, the views are stunning, the food and drink are great and the staff is top notch. We were greeted on arrival with a glass of their rose wine from their own vineyards. Peacocks roam about on the property and they have a penned area with springboks!
Lucinda - United States, May 2019
I have travelled extensively for work and leisure. Many hotels and hospitality vendors market themselves as “your home away from home.” It’s a great line, but only seldomly does this ring true. La Residence is heaven on a silver platter— or as close to heaven any of us might dream to reach. It is spectacular.
Pippa - United States, March 2019
We saw the recent BBC programme on this hotel and decided to try it. What an amazing place and unlike any other top class hotel we have ever stayed in. Beautiful location, amazing design and service, food and comfort that is world class. We will be back!
Alistair - London, United Kingdom, November 2018
We stayed at La Residence for 2 nights breaking up our 4 safari camp vacation. This hotel is total perfection! The rooms and grounds are beautiful. The employees work very hard and are very professional. Special thanks to Aubrey for all of his personal attention. The dinners were so good we cancelled our in town reservations and stayed at the hotel both nights. Very romantic in front of the fireplace! We felt like Royalty and can’t wait to return.
Cathrine - Paris, France, August 2018
La Residence fully lives up to any and all expectations you might have of a former holder of the title “World’s Best Hotel”. The suites are beautiful, the grounds are breathtaking, the amenities (especially the spa) are outstanding, and the staff simply amazing. The level of personal attention was equal to any of the finest places in the World, and every person with whom we interacted was genuinely kind and sincerely focused on making sure we felt like valued guests. Do not miss this amazing hotel.
John - Alabama, United States, July 2018
Louise - Bloemfontein, South Africa, May 2018
I have never in my life seen such a meticulously kept beauty of a property … The setting is what dreams are made of, the food is so good it puts you in a dreamy state and the friendly and impeccable service rivals the best you will find anywhere in the world … I don’t think anything I say here will do this place justice … just WOW WOW WOW I can see why it is regularly voted the BEST in the world.
Brandon - London, United Kingdom, May 2018
My wife and I have decided this is the best hotel we’ve ever stayed in. The staff waving on arrival, the stunning grounds, the friendliness of every staff member, the food, the WINE! Everything was perfect. We felt like the staff knew more about our plans than we did. When I asked to book a taxi they already had their own car ready to take us at the time we needed the taxi. Breakfast was a brilliant spread, we had lunch and dinner here which we’re both of a very high standard. Each time, the chef would come out and tell us what he had cooked us.
Alex - Zurich, Switzerland, May 2018
La Res is truly spectacular. It’s definitely worth the splurge, if only for a couple of nights. One feels as if one is staying at a private mansion with beautiful suites replete with large crystal chandeliers, heavy drapery, antique furnishings and a complimentary mini bar which isn’t so mini. Full size bottles of spirits of all kind as well as nightly sparkling wine and Rosé. Plus a large tray of never ending munchies. If staying on the property all of their house wines are complimentary and are the wines that they produce. The grounds are stunning, the staff is so nice and gets to know you pretty quickly as there are not that many guests at any one time. It’s a perfect place for privacy. We ended up eating dinner here every evening since it was easy, delicious, and the chefs would make us food that was not on the menu. The property has complimentary car service into and out of town so it’s easy to go shopping for a bit, grab a drink and a snack and be back at La Res in a couple of hours. This is an over the top opulent experience, go if you can!
Tom - Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 2018
La Residence is perfect! From the time you arrive and are greeted like long lost family, you are well taken care of. We have a two bedroom suite with our own pool. It’s just lovely. It’s very colorful – quite like all of the Royal Portfolio properties. The artwork is so interesting….no bare walls here. And the antiques and over the top furnishings are more like you’d find in a home not in a hotel. But this doesn’t have a hotel or inn feeling..the staff assumes your every need before you do.
All in all its perfection.
Sandy - Washington, United States, February 2018
This beautiful property is in the Franchoek hills 5 mind from town. Unassuming from the outside, it is literally a palace from the inside. The staff, fittings and furnishings are beyond compromise. It is run with the attention to detail of the best 5 star hotels. I stayed in room 10, with a large balcony and sunset views of the hills. Nothing is too much trouble and the interiors are very french chateau mixed with contemporary. I felt very privileged to stay!!
Leextian - St Helier, United Kingdom, February 2018