Highlights of Grande Roche Hotel
- Haute cuisine dining experience
- Elegant and luxurious, the Grande Roche is one of the finest places to stay
- Surrounded by vineyards and backing onto Paarl Rock
- Known for its immaculate accommodation and matching discreet service
The Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl is one of the loveliest places to stay in the northern Winelands with its focus on superb cuisine and refined service. This 18th century Cape Dutch manor house hotel, a National Monument, is surrounded by vineyards and ancient oak trees and has Paarl Rock as its glistening backdrop.
The Grande Roche is particularly known for its superb cuisine at the Bosman’s Restaurant which has been a consistent award-winner. A superb wine list and expert sommelier’s advice is part of the highly professional service at this elegant restaurant. The menu is changed daily so that each dining experience is unique. The Bistro Allegro is a more casual restaurant for relaxed dining around the pool. Cocktails, drinks and light meals are available here throughout the day. Service at the Grande Roche is immaculate yet discreet. A quick glance in someone’ direction and you are attended to.
The Grande Roche Hotel also has an intimate and romantic 300 year old chapel (perfect for exclusive weddings). Enjoy a walk in the well-established gardens or amongst the hotel’s own vineyards and fruit orchards. The more adventurous can enjoy a walking trail which leads up onto the Paarl Rock behind the hotel. With a golf course and some of the Cape’s top wine estates nearby, the Grande Roche is the perfect base for exploring the Winelands.
Outside, Grande Roche boasts two floodlit tennis courts, two swimming pools (one heated) and a well-equipped Kraal health centre (with a complimentary gym, sauna and steam room). The terrace allows for alfresco dining in fine weather and overlooks the beautifully tended gardens of Grande Roche designed in traditional Cape style with roses and established trees.
Accommodation at Grande Roche Hotel
This elegant and gracious five star hotel has 35 rooms and suites with thatched roofs and yellowwood or reed ceilings. All are equipped with air conditioning, minibar, tea/coffee facilities, internet dial-up facilities, telephone and television. Bathrooms have gowns, telephone and separate bath and shower. The slave quarters of the old farm have been converted into five luxury Duplex Suites. These are also family suites as 2 extra beds may be made up in the lounge area for the kids. Eighteen Terrace suites are dotted around the Grande Roche estate. Trailing vines overhang private terraces which have spectacular views of the vineyards surrounding the hotel. The Honeymoon, Terrace and Duplex Suites have equipped separate sitting rooms with DVD/CD Players. Five standard rooms are situated in the charmingly restored coach house and stables of the estate. Each has a garden terrace with a magnificent view of the Drakenstein Mountains.
The Grande Roche welcomes children from 4 years and over. Up to two children can be accommodated (up to 15 years of age) on roll-away beds in their Duplex suites at an extra charge. The patio pool at the Manor House is Grande Roche’s family pool.
Luxury Garden Suite - Price per person from: $ 148Our garden suite was once the original farm stable. A combination of luxury, romance and rustic charm, this is a totally private suite. It has a lounge, bedroom with king-sized bed, bathroom with double shower and jacuzzi, private sun terrace and separate enclosed patio. It doesn’t get better than this!
Terrace Suite - Price per person from: $ 130Our 18 terrace suites are in groups of three, scattered around the estate. All are built in the original Cape colonial style, with thatched roofs, shutters and trailing vines over the private outdoor terrace. Whether you are relaxing in the lounge or enjoying a lazy morning in the bedroom, the view from each room is spectacular. Imagine looking out on the mellow mists of autumn or the bright green vines flanked by roses in the summer, this is the place to be whatever the season.
Duplex Suite - Price per person from: $ 105We transformed the old slave quarters on the estate into five duplex suites, with names that reflect their Dutch colonial past: Java, Jasmijn, Batavia, Malabaar and Koljanner. The ground floor of each suite has a spacious lounge, where extra beds can be made up to accommodate families. Upstairs the large bedroom boasts twin or king bed configuration with views across the gardens.
Studio Suites - Price per person from: $ 95The four studio suites are situated in the charmingly restored coach and carriage houses of the historic estate. They contain a spacious lounge/bedroom and each has its own semi private garden terrace with a magnificent view of the majestic Drakenstein mountains. One of the rooms is fully equipped for disabled guests.