La Residence Hotel and Villas

La Residence Hotel & Villas

Nestled between the slopes of the Hottentots Holland and Drakenstein mountains in the Western Cape of South Africa lies a valley that has gained recognition for its unparalleled beauty and dignified presence. This is Franschhoek – a narrow slip of land that is now considered by many to be South Africa’s über wine region. Franschhoek has become the place to go to enjoy superlative wines of distinction at awarded wine farms; to dine in most of the country’s premier restaurants and to stay in exceptional establishments. It’s hard to beat, and this is where La Residence Hotel Villas is situated. 

Surrounded by vineyards, fruit trees, knotty olive trees and flushing fountains that whisper whimsically in the background, you drive up a sweeping drive and you know that you are in for a special experience. Understatedly appointed, the interiors are relaxed, yet oh-so luxurious. Eleven suites are individually decorated with a specific theme in mind. And here, beautiful antiques and Persian rugs are juxtaposed with luxurious rugs and objets d’art.

Fine dining is key at La Residence, and despite a strong emphasis on luxurious, upper-crust service, this is most certainly also a family friendly hotel where children run free. A whole range of kiddie activities are on offer: from exploring nearby wildlife safari parks to butterflies farms to baking to painting to fishing to a nearby motor museum. And when you’ve collapsed from sheer exhaustion, babysitters are on hand to help – together with the La Residence chefs, who will prepare meals just how the little ones like them.

The facilities available are almost too many to list, but highlights include a spa, a gym and a library. And that’s just at the hotel. There is of course also the world of Franschhoek, and beyond, to explore too! You could take a trip into town utilising our complementary transfer service. Or, if you’re seeking more adventurous activities, La Residence can book golf, trout fishing, helicopter trips, hot-air ballooning or paragliding, to mention a few.

The only snag? You may very well find you want to stay longer than intended.

Facilities

Property Facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Conference Centre
  • Gym
  • Gym (nearby)
  • Internet Access
  • Library
  • Malaria Free
  • Meal on Request
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa

Available Services

  • Airport Shuttles
  • Babysitting Service
  • Chauffer Service
  • Credit Card
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Room Service (24 hours)

Activities Nearby

  • Cooking Courses
  • Horse Riding
  • Museums
  • Wine Tasting

Room Types

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Suite 1 The Honeysuckle Suite

Be 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.


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Suite 2 The Tang Suite

Revel 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.


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Suite 3 The Frangipani Suite

Stylish 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.


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Suite 4 The Disa Suite

Relish the vibrant pinks and greens of this suite. Signature pieces include a bright pink chaise longue 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.


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Suite 5 The Tibetan Suite

Be 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.


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Suite 6 The Huguenot Suite

In 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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Suite 7 The Hibiscus Suite

Relax 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.


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Suite 8 Chambre Bleu Suite

French 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.


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Suite 9 The Armani Suite

Understated 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.


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Suite 10 The Nomatemba Suite

Accents 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.


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Suite 11 The Maharani Suite

Exotic 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.


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Villa 1

Villa 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.


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Villa 2

Let the rich red interior of Villa 2 warm and inspire you. Fabulous swagged curtains, a high ceiling and rustic stone fireplace create a sense of homely grandeur. Downstairs is a king-sized 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.


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Villa 3

Sumptuous 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.


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Villa 4

Villa 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.


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Villa 5

Vibrant colours and a lovely openness in design characterize Villa 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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Suite 10 The Nomatemba Suite

Accents 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.


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Suite 11 The Maharani Suite

Exotic 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.


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Villa 1

Villa 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.


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Villa 2

Let the rich red interior of Villa 2 warm and inspire you. Fabulous swagged curtains, a high ceiling and rustic stone fireplace create a sense of homely grandeur. Downstairs is a king-sized 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.


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Villa 3

Sumptuous 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.


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Villa 4

Villa 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.


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Villa 5

Vibrant colours and a lovely openness in design characterize Villa 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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Suite 10 The Nomatemba Suite

Accents 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.


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Suite 11 The Maharani Suite

Exotic 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.


Villa1a2

Villa 1

Villa 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.


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Villa 2

Let the rich red interior of Villa 2 warm and inspire you. Fabulous swagged curtains, a high ceiling and rustic stone fireplace create a sense of homely grandeur. Downstairs is a king-sized 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.


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Villa 3

Sumptuous 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.


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Villa 4

Villa 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.


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Villa 5

Vibrant colours and a lovely openness in design characterize Villa 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.