RIGHT NOW WE LOVE: LA RESIDENCE, SOUTH AFRICA
// May 21, 2008
// Posted in Uncategorized
I just stayed at the newly-refurbished La Residence in Franschhoek and I am so excited to share my thoughts on this beautiful property. Franschhoek is in the heart of South Africa’s wine country, and I usually encourage people to spend several days there to enjoy the scenery and visit the local wineries. La Residence is so exquisite, though, that it will be hard for guests to leave during the day! The décor is elegant and tasteful – it reminded me of a chateau in France – with Persian rugs, crystal chandeliers and enormous bathrooms. Many hotels are lovely but what made La Residence stand out were the countless thoughtful touches: the management lavishes guests with things like fresh flowers, pink sparkling wine, and bubble baths. There were even decadent chocolate truffles on a tiny silver tray waiting next to my bed at night and a hot cappucino (presented with a rose) when I was awoken in the morning. Meals are lavish, gourmet affairs cooked to order and complemented by local wine. It is, by far, the most luxurious property in the Winelands and a dream for boutique hotel lovers!
– Daniela Bonanno