If luxe opulence is your idea of a holiday, then may I introduce you to your new favourite hotel? La Residence in Franschhoek is as decadent and opulent as Marie Antoinette’s suggestion to ‘let them eat cake!’, and every bit as delicious.
From the extravagant four poster bed to the enormous bathroom, decked out with not only a claw foot tub and rain water shower head, but a personal dressing room, this is the kind of place you want to come to and never leave… The private verandah looks out over rolling vineyards, and in summer you can laze around the swimming pool with that same vista – sipping on sundowners. In winter, it’s time for cosy sundowners by the fire, lavish four course meals, or some time spent reading in one of the comfortable lounge areas.
Franschhoek is such a lovely town to visit, with its abundance of vineyards, wine and fine dining, and La Residence is every bit as beautiful as the town it calls home. Whether you’re here for a holiday, a honeymoon (highly recommended) or even to celebrate a wedding, the staff at La Residence will make sure your every need is met. That is, if you can tear yourself away from your lavish room and into the ‘real world’.
Breakfasts are an elaborate affair, beautifully prepared, and once you’re ready to face the day, the La Residence team can organise any manner of day time activity for you, or simply give you a lift into Franschhoek, where it’s more than easy to while away a few hours browsing around the shops and cafés before it’s time for a local vineyard stop.
For an unparalleled luxe experience in Franschhoek, La Residence is the place to be. You’ll be talking about it for weeks afterwards… and looking everywhere for a bit of luxe opulence anywhere near as fabulous.
Image credit: Mark Peddle