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Saturday, 25 June 2016 Franschhoek, South Africa

Breakfast at La Residence


We set the alarm early for our first breakfast at La Residence not wanting to waste the day. Staying in a villa we took the option to eat nearby rather than at the main hotel. There was a vast array of fruit, yoghurt and cereals to help yourself to and some more interesting hot breakfast options. I'm not sure what they do to the baked beans but they are really something special. I'm a huge Heinz fan so that is a big statement. Everything is presented to such a high standard from the fresh flowers everyday to the jam and butter on the table.


Sunday, 12 June 2016 Franschhoek, South Africa

Dinner at La Residence


Not wanting to miss a minute of our time in La Residence we decided to spend our first evening eating in the hotel. I would recommend it even if you aren't staying here as like the hotel itself the chefs don't miss a beat with the food. The view over the candle lit pool and sun setting over the mountains is a particularly special back drop.

Grinning from all the wine we were offered a lift down the hill but we opted to take the short walk through the grounds down to our villa and settle into our princess beds for the night.


Saturday, 11 June 2016 Franschhoek, South Africa

Checking in to La Residence, Franschhoek

Bikini Top - Billabong (similar) // Bikini Bottom - ASOS (similar) // Sunglasses - Quay Australia (mine are the pink version)

This post is pretty picture heavy but I just wanted to show you every little detail of the most amazing hotel I have ever stayed in! Named as Conde Nast Travellers best hotel in the world 2013 our expectations were pretty high but wow La Residence did not disappoint. 

You are greeted on arrival to the spectacular building by the managers waving enthusiastically and whisked on a tour, flowers and their own rosé in hand. I have never been treated more like royalty and they don't miss any detail. They then took us down to our private villa (I would definitely recommend booking one of these if you ever stay here), explained about the free mini bar, which by the way there was nothing mini about and left us to it. 

We immediately whipped on our swimsuits and jumped into our pool, champagne in tow. Every time we  left the room the mini bar was restocked with our requests of Amarula and biltong, more Champagne, wine and beer not to mention all the spirits and snacks. We didn't go thirsty that is for sure. 


The view was pretty dreamy too. Do you guys have a favourite luxury hotel?