Grande Roche Hotel
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl (Cape Winelands), you’ll be convenient to KWV Wine Emporium and Laborie Winery. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Paarl Rock and Boschenmeer Golf Estate.
Make yourself at home in one of the 28 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Rooms have private balconies. Plasma televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature hair dryers and bathrobes.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or enjoy other recreational amenities including a sauna and a fitness center. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can get around on the shuttle (surcharge), which operates within 5 km.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
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We stayed here 9 years ago for a memorable Christmas holiday.
Sadly our return visit did not match our first. It hardly merits 3 stars.
We stayed in a duplex which for 400 US dollars a night, was old and tired. The servicing was poor with a running toilet, old taps which needed brute force to turn, chipped tiles and stained grout. In addition, the ice bucket from the mini bar contained used serviettes and other items. The gym was hot and sticky and did not have a treadmill. There were two redeeming features....the food is still excellent in Bosman’s restaurant, see review, and there was a heated towel rail in the bathroom ...when the power was on. This latter issue we understand and sympathize with. However, management, who appeared to know the specific times for the power outages, were not readily inclined to share this info. It would have been helpful for timing of showers etc.
Last time we were here we were envious of the European couple who checked in for a whole month. This time we were happy to leave.
We stayed 3 nights at this hotel annex restaurant and did love the classical elegance combined with the very friendly staff that did all they could to support us. Breakfast was great. Wonderful views. Nice pool too. Diner was good too although pricy compared to all other places we had diner like Reuben in Franschoek. R1700 for 2 with 4 glasses of wine is about 40% more expensive than elsewhere. But what you get is old time grandeur, wonderfull views and great staff. Paarl itself is not as interesting as Stellenbosch or Franschoek. So we might not return here although it was good.
I was with my Fiance doing a lovely day of wine tasting and beer tasting and we decided on a whim to stay over in Paarl.
I saw Grande Roche on bookings.com and decided to spoil us with a night here.
The hotel in itself is lovely, a little dated, but it oozes character. Vintage Wine Estate charm. We even had our room upgraded - so nice of them! Breakfast was included and it was to die for! Stunning!
The dinner restaurant, not so much. It is overpriced what it is, and their "special 7 course menu" what a joke. Again we wanted to spoil ourselves so we ordered the special menu for both of us, It cost us over R1000 for dinner, that didn't even touch sides! We ended up going to MacDonalds after dinner so that we didn't go to bed hungry!
I would stay at the hotel again in a heartbeat, but I would not eat dinner at their restaurant. There are plenty of restaurants in the area I would rather recommend, which are reasonably priced and offer better value for money
Very helpful staff and quick service, lovely setting.
Falls down on administration members of staff don’t seem to communicate with each other and often have 3 different ideas about what you have requested
Stayed here after Leeu House in Franschhoek, as a result the hotel felt like it really needed some TLC.
Location great .
Room size excellent , but everything felt like it needed an update .
Hotel has been open since 1996 ( I think) and feels like decor hasn’t been updated since it opened!
With some investment could be a great hotel.