A member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World consortium, the Grand Roche Hotel in Paarl is a special place where history, tradition and old-fashioned service seamlessly combine with modern convenience. There are 35 character-filled guestrooms on this working wine farm, ranging from studio suites nestled within a restored Victorian-era coach house to a romantic Garden Suite nestled within the former stables. Many feature soaring thatched roofs and views of grapevines or the majestic Drakenstein Mountains.
The onsite restaurant in the elegant Manor House offers memorable fine dining with a highly trained sommelier on hand to recommend vintages from the Grand Roche Hotel’s highly awarded wine list. Illuminated by a gracious chandelier, the private dining room is perfect for special occasions. There is also a casual bistro for more relaxed meals.
Just outside of this venerated estate are the shops and delis of Paarl town centre,renowned for leafy streets lined with magnificent Cape Dutch buildings. Things to do in the area aside from wine-tasting include hot air ballooning over the enchanting landscape or cycling along a scenic rural trail.