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.
How to Get There
The porters literally appeared at our vehicle within a minute of our arrival. Welcome drinks were also offered. Going to our air conditioned suite was a relief, but our suite, Blossom, was wasted on us because we were hardly there. We appreciated waking to the sound of guinea fowl and being surrounded by vineyards on 3 sides. The dinner service that evening was a drawn out affair - 2 courses took 2-1/2 hours. I couldn't fault the well-constructed menu, small but balanced offerings with an outstanding 25 page wine list that was outstanding. My glass of MCC could have been served a lot colder though, as well as the bottled waters we ordered. We had to refill our own water glasses as staff seemed a bit thin on the ground. It's a restful, beautifully quiet grande Dame of a hotel that is well spread out so one isn't aware of other guests. The room service staff were incredibly efficient and unobtrusive. An owl family with 3 babies inhabit 2 of the large trees on the property and although we searched every night we never saw them. There is one caveat - Grande Roche breakfasts are very far from 5-star - too far for my liking. If you've regularly enjoyed breakfast at the Oyster Box in Umhlanga, the Vineyard in Newlands, you'll understand what a superb breakfast is. Schoone Oordt in Swellendam also successfully nails breakfast. Grande Roche's breakfast reminded me of the "5-star" breakfasts in Germany - a tad frugal. So Grand Roche please up your breakfast game for our next visit.
Our room was full of worms. Thanks to god they was not in bed, but the floor was full of them as well as the walls. They changed us to another room, which was in awful conditions. Look at the pictures of the second room. Very expensive hotel and that is what you get. I would never go back there. I recommend Asara where I spent 3 days. It is cleaner, cheaper and equally beautiful.
We found this hotel expensive and hence when we arrived in our room we were slightly disappointed. Having said this. The rooms are dotted amongst the Vinyard’s which is lovely. The views, service and breakfasts are magnificent. We found the reception,lounge area and bar area to lack warmth and personality.
The rooms are spread around the gardens and are a good size with most of the standard fittings. Mini-bar was silent which is always nice. Good shower but no bath in my room. Two pools but the larger one seemed closed. Helpful front desk staff giving good recommendations although didn't advice on best way for onwards drive. Gardens are pretty basic. Safe not fastened to wall but otherwise security seemed good.
Excellent breakfast with good cheese, bread, baked goods (lovely muffins), fruit and cooked food - although omelette was a bit over done.
Great views from veranda. Dinner at restaurant have reviewed separately but very good.
A colonial style hotel where the rooms are scattered throughout very well tended grounds. There are mountains everywhere you look and I would urge you to go outside and watch the sunrise, it's simply beautiful.
My suite was spacious and well appointed e.g. usb charging ports, heated floors, waterfall shower and a freestanding bath. The cookies in the room deserve a special mention for general awesome-ness
I ate in the restaurant both nights, the food is good and the staff are very attentive and made everything feel like it was no trouble. The breakfast was pretty special too, I normally skip hotel breakfasts, but not here. On my last morning I missed breakfast because I was ill; when the staff found out, they brought some to my room so I wouldn't miss out. The service here is old school which I love.
It would be a lovely place to forget about the rest of the world for a while.