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LA RESIDENCE

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  • LA RESIDENCE OVERVIEW

    Nestled in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley and surrounded by majestic mountains, luxury hotel La Residence is in a class of its own.

    Encircled by vineyards, plum orchards, olive groves and fragrant, manicured gardens, each of La Residence’s uniquely decorated eleven suites and five villas are imbued with a sense of opulent extravagance and orchestrated elegance.

    Imaginative and uncomplicated fine dining, and bespoke wine tasting experiences add to the splendour and sophistication of La Residence. The culinary philosophy of La Residence draws its inspirations from its idyllic natural surroundings. As such, ingredients are sourced locally, as well as from La Residence’s own vegetable and herb garden.

    Every suite at La Residence offers soaring mountain views with vast bathrooms that open onto spacious balconies from where these immaculate views can be enjoyed.

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    ROOMS & SUITES

    An integral part of the experience at Franschhoek’s La Residence is the elaborate and unique interior of each suite. Every suite has its own colour scheme and set of design influences, from the exotic Tibetan Suite with its oriental antiques and rich orange tones, to the blue and yellow Chambre Bleu with its Provencal antiques, velvets and silks.

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    The Honeysuckle Suite – Suite 1 – Ground Level, Luxury Room

    Honeysuckle SuiteBe enchanted by the warmth and brightness of this suite. Orange and golden yellow predominate while in pride of place is a mahogany four-poster king-size bed. Light streams in and the view stretches across the sunlit vineyards to the mountains beyond. A private veranda leads onto the garden.

    The Tang Suite – Suite 2 – Ground Level, Luxury Room

    Tang SuiteRevel in regal reds and greens. Rich styling includes a king-size bed with ornately padded headboard that can be separated into twin beds. Large Chinese scrolls adorn the wall above the plush sofa. The room opens onto a veranda which looks out onto the vines and mountainside.

    The Frangipani Suite – Suite 3 – Ground Level, Superior Room

    Frangipani SuiteStylish in white and gold, this light and airy white marble room boasts a built-in king-size bed on a heated marble plinth. The glamorous bathroom is more than a little reminiscent of Versailles’ Hall of Mirrors whilst both rooms enjoy stunning vineyard and mountain views from the spacious veranda.

    The Disa Suite – Suite 4 – Upper Level, Superior Room

    Disa SuiteRelish the vibrant pinks and greens of this suite. Signature pieces include a bright pink chaise lounge and impressive four-poster king-size bed in lime green. The room looks across the vineyards to the mountains and also has a fine view of the pool and garden from its spacious balcony.

    The Tibetan Suite – Suite 5 – Upper Level, Luxury Room

    Tibetan SuiteBe transported by this oasis of oriental tranquility. Giant antique Tibetan hangings above the king-size bed (that can be separated into twin beds if required) add a touch of grandeur. Sweeping views of the vineyards and mountains can be appreciated from the private balcony.

    The Huguenot Suite – Suite 6 – Upper Level, Superior Room

    Hugenot SuiteIn remembrance of the first settlers in Franschhoek, this room is decorated in wonderfully soft antique blues and yellows. The deep mustard-gold of the king-size four-poster bed is echoed by the richly-upholstered couch and armchair, while the private balcony allows you to take in the views across the vineyards to the mountains.

     

     

     

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    The Hibiscus Suite – Suite 7 – Ground Level, Luxury Room

    Hibiscus SuiteRelax amidst a symphony of pinks. The artwork, fine fabrics and harmonious colour palette combine to give an air of sophistication and refinement. In the bathroom, beautiful pink marble, French antiques and delicately patterned rugs complete the feel of luxurious elegance. Open the French doors and sit on the veranda to enjoy exquisite views across the lawn, down to the dam and across to the mountains beyond.

    Chambre Bleu Suite – Suite 8 – Ground Level, Superior Room

    Chambre Bleu SuiteFrench blue is combined with hints of green to form the perfect setting for the imposing, elevated four-poster bed which is accompanied by old-world footstools to assist ascent! This suite has the luxury of two verandas, one looking across the perfectly manicured lawn to the dam, and the other surveying the olive grove and mountains.

    The Armani Suite – Suite 9 – Upper Level, Luxury Room

    Armani SuiteUnderstated neutrals are impossibly chic: this is a modern classic. A hauntingly beautiful painting of a ballerina on one wall is balanced by furnishings in greys, browns and creams that blend harmoniously to create a mood of calm and repose. Views from the private balcony take in the lawn, the dam and the mountains beyond.

    The Nomatemba Suite – Suite 10 – Upper Level, Luxury Room

    Nomathemba SuiteAccents of the African sun are harnessed in the brilliant yellows that enliven this suite. A king-sized bed with padded headboard is set off by vibrantly coloured African paintings. Views from both the room and the adjoining balcony take in the lawn and dam with the mountains behind.

    The Maharani Suite – Suite 11 – Upper Level, Superior Room

    Maharani SuiteExotic Indian décor, antique paintings and crystal wall-sconces create a sumptuous interior that is warm, inviting and unashamedly opulent. Gold accents add glamour while the built-in bed is approached by gleaming marble steps. The room boasts two balconies, one overlooking the lawns and dam, the other facing the olive grove and mountains.

     

     

     

    VINEYARD SUITES

    Each of the five La Residence Vineyard Suites has its own individual feel and configuration of rooms. Décor throughout is eclectic and luxurious whilst retaining a certain rustic simplicity and elegance. There is a satisfying connection between the beauty of landscape and interior with a proliferation of French doors to ensure a seamless intersection between inside and out. The five Vineyard Suites in total provide accommodation for up to twenty people.

    Vineyard Suite 1

    Vineyard Suite 1Vineyard Suite 1 is an elegant and sociable space, with soothing green décor enlivened by splashes of pinks and reds. Light pours into the generously sized central living area where you can watch television on the plush pistachio-green couch or dine in relaxed style at the glossy red oval table. On either side of this space are two cosily splendid en-suite bedrooms (one king, one king or twin). These boast huge mirrors and bold, contemporary artwork. Outside there is a terrace for al fresco dining and a private pool.

    Vineyard Suite 2

    Vineyard Suite 2Let the rich red interior of Vineyard Suite 2 warm and inspire you. Fabulous swagged curtains, a high ceiling and rustic stone fireplace create a sense of homely grandeur. Downstairs is a kingsize bed with striking en-suite bathroom, complete with black and white harlequin-patterned vanity cabinets; upstairs, an inviting twin-bedded loft room with ensuite shower commands spectacular views across the valley.

    Vineyard Suite 3

    Vineyard Suite 3Sumptuous fabrics, brilliant, jewel-like colours and magnificently over-sized furniture conspire to create a sense of sublime opulence. This is a special place with a positively palatial feel that boasts an elevated four-poster bed, high ceiling and glamorous en-suite bathroom. Curl up on the vast plum-coloured couch and enjoy a roaring fire in winter, or sit outside on the terrace in summer and soak up the beautiful mountain scenery.

    Vineyard Suite 4

    Vineyard Suite 4Vineyard Suite 4 is an undeniably tranquil space: the soothing palette of blue and yellow combines with the gentle rush of the fountain to delight both eye and ear. The high-ceilinged central living room and two generous en-suite bedrooms (one with king-size bed, one with extra-king or twin queen-size beds) all have French doors leading to the private poolside terrace and lawned garden. Room 4a enjoys a tiny private courtyard complete with fountain and palms, as well as an outside shower room off its glamorous mirrored bathroom. In both bedrooms curtains of shimmering gold silk convey a sense of luxurious indulgence. An eclectic mix of old and new creates a relaxing but stylish environment, while the views beyond the palm trees that edge the garden are heart-stoppingly beautiful.

    Vineyard Suite 5

    Vineyard Suite 5Vibrant colours and a lovely openness in design characterize Vineyard Suite 5. A wealth of influences is evident in the interior, creating an elegantly diverse space. Pinks, reds and oranges predominate, with plenty of interest provided by the artwork and furniture. Antique Chinese cabinets sit alongside brightly painted octagonal tables and couches in mouthwatering tangerine and raspberry velvet. Off the central living area lie two spacious en-suite bedrooms (one king-size and one king-size or twin queen-size) and a charming twin room with en-suite shower room. The terrace is perfect for relaxed dining while the pool and lawned garden enjoy spectacular views and complete privacy.

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    DINING & COCKTAILS

    After a lavish breakfast buffet, lunch at La Residence’s restaurant is fun, fresh and flexible.

    La Residence’s chefs present seasonal menus: dishes are made from the best ingredients and produce freshly picked from La Residence’s own kitchen vegetable and herb garden.

    The Persian Alley outside dining area borders on a bubbling rill that flows between lush green lawn and luxuriant floral borders. This is a delightful setting for alfresco summer meals.

    Dining at La Residence restaurant is always a leisurely experience. Begin with an apéritif in the loggia to experience sunset over the dam or sit beside the fire for cocktails and canapés by candlelight.

    La Residence restaurant’s dining area is reminiscent of a manor hall, resplendent with dazzling chandeliers, black and white flooring and vast fireplaces.

    For something a little different, indulge in your own personalised cookery demonstration at our Chefs Table, a beautiful marble table in our La Residence restaurant dining hall.

    Excellent South African wines compliment all menus on La Residence’s restaurant.

     

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    SERVICES

    The Spa Treatment Room

    La Residence has its own in-house Spa Therapist whom you can book an appointment with at Reception. Treatments can be done in our double treatment room, or privately in the comfort of your own suite.

    For those keen on more strenuous activity, we also offer guests the use if a gym equipped with cardiovascular equipment and free weights.

    The Curio Shop

    La Residence’s owner, Liz Biden, handpicks all the contents of the Curio Shop. Enjoy browsing through books, garments, handbags, jewellery and other accessories that are on sale at the Souvenir Shop.

    The Library

    Browse the shelves of the library with a collection of old and new fictional and non-fictional literature. Newspapers are available in a number of languages.

    The Sitting Room

    Enjoy pre-dinner drinks or afternoon tea in front of a roaring fireplace in the winter, or a lazy away indoors on a hot afternoon in summer.

    The Swimming Pool

    Bask in the warm African sun around the sparkling swimming pool or recline on a sun-lounger under a shady umbrella. Enjoy the tranquility of the spiritual Indian Rill and the majesty of the breathtaking mountains surrounding La Residence.

    No children under 12 years of age are allowed at La Residence.

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