The Grande Roche Hotel is where history interacts with modern comforts

BY TAI CHISHAKWE - DECEMBER 19, 2017

When the summer sun shines, very few places offer amazing experiences like at the Grande Roche Hotel, even if you are just stopping by to enjoy their heavenly cocktails whilst basking in the sun and taking in the beautiful Cape Winelands landscapes.

However, if you are a romantic couple, a family, a group or an individual looking to stay while exploring Paarl and its surrounds, the Grande Roche is like no other accommodation establishment.

Nestled at the foot of the dramatic Paarl Rock, this 5-Star boutique luxury hotel is where history interacts with modern comforts. The Grande Roche dates back to 1715, when the property was granted to Hermanus Bosman, then an assistant to the local reverend. It remained in the Bosman family until 1993, when the property was bought and restored to its original Cape Dutch splendour and granted national monument status.

It’s still a working wine farm, but as soon as you enter the gates and escorted through the beautifully manicured gardens, you won’t miss the sense of a bygone era and the impression of gracious, unhurried living.

Grande Roche Hotel offers individually-themed suites scattered around these gardens. There are six charming Studio Suites; five old slave quarters turned into duplex suites; 18 terrace suites; a garden suite that was once the original horse stable; as well as five additional rooms are available on request.

Besides fresh crisp linen and luxurious bathrooms, the suites have 24-hour room service; Wi-Fi; in-room safe; freshly baked goods, wine and mineral water on arrival; air-conditioning; underfloor heating; a laundry service; plush gowns, slippers, umbrellas; DSTV and housekeeping service twice daily, and a personalised mini-bar available on request.

With a burbling fountain, vineyards and plum orchards, manicured gardens and Paarl Mountain providing the backdrop, Grande Roche also has a chapel and an open-air amphitheatre that sits on the upper slopes of the estate. Whether it’s a wedding, a high tea, a family gathering or a conference, the Grande Roche will take care of your needs.

The estate is also famous for its award-winning classic cuisine, which can be sampled at its elegant Bosman’s Restaurant. Fine dining and attentive service is the order of the day and to complement your meal, be sure to try something from their award-winning wine cellar. For intimate special occasions, you can also arrange to use their Private Dining Room.

There is lots to do while at the Grande Roche - from their two heated swimming pools; fitness centre with massage room; concierge; to visiting their art gallery and gift boutique; private wine tasting with their Sommelier and tackling their hiking trail.

To make a booking, call 021 863 5100 or visit www.granderoche.co.za today!

Contact Franchisee Anne Udemans
Winelands West contact number 078 612 4612
Winelands West email address anne@homefoodandtravel.co.za