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Colona Castle

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is pure luxury and the most efficiently run little family guest house (it fully deserves its 5 stars). Lovely views over False Bay and an easy ride to the beach. And the owner is a gem. I call this Versailles by the Sea!

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2CapeTown, Owner at Colona Castle, responded to this review

Dear Peteklat Thank you so much for visiting splendid Colona Castle. We are so glad you enjoyed it and appreciated the superb quality of experience guests can access in and around our breath-taking area of Cape Town Wishing you the very best

Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Look at the hotel website and you will not be disappointed: the very individual bedrooms, the outlook, the elegant and imaginative public areas, poolside area - all more than live up to expectations. There is no restaurant but we asked for dinner on the evening of our arrival and an excellent dinner was provided. It is on the False Bay...

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2CapeTown, Owner at Colona Castle, responded to this review

Dear Wonderful Guests Thank you so much for visiting Colona Castle in February. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with your wife and sisters, and appreciated our location in the center of all sight-seeing highlights in and around Cape Town. We wish you many more wonderful discoveries. With kind regards

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We ended up at Colona Castle after a very disappointing arrival at a location in Franschhoek, And what a find Colona Castle was. We stayed 4 nights. We had a stunning room with private balcony and an ensuite for our two children. The breakfast was outstanding. They have a lovely pool to cool down in after a day filled with...

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2CapeTown, Owner at Colona Castle, responded to this review

Dear Catharina We are so glad you discovered Colona Castle on your way from Franschhoek to Cape Town and loved our location close to Constantia Winelands, False Bay and the main sites of interest in and around Cape Town. We wish you and your wonderful family the very best.

Cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I knew nothing about Colona Castle until I "stumbled" upon it whilst looking for accommodation in Cape Town. It was nothing less than spectacular. We stayed there for four nights at the beginning of our trip to South Africa and two nights at the tail end. I felt like we had been transported out of our "ordinary" life to something...

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Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I stayed there for two nights and I wished I could stay more. The view next to lake, so awesome. One can see far because of the place where Colona is situated. I love everything in there, the food, the suite I slept in, the gesture of the people in there made me love that place even more. The antiques...

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2CapeTown, Owner at Colona Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for capturing the feeling in your great experience at Colona Castle. We do so enjoy hosting guests with such an appreciation for the finer aspects of life. Wishing you many an astonishing discovery in your future travels.

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Colona Castle is strategically placed to access main places of interest on the Cape Peninsula without having to drive in and out of Capetown city. It's also well placed to visit Franschhoek and Hermanus. Best of all is the Colona Castle's attention to detail, impeccable, discreet service and local knowledge. We stayed in the Green Room and our conservatory overlooked...

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2CapeTown, Owner at Colona Castle, responded to this review

Dear Mourneadventurer Thank you so much for staying at Colona Castle with your lovely wife Liz. We are so glad you enjoyed your 4 night stay to commemorate your wedding anniversary with a romantic candle-lit dinner. Thank you also for appreciating our quiet and special location so close to all points of interest in and around Cape Town. Wishing you...

Reviewed 15 September 2016

Stayed here for our honeymoon and could not have been happier! Hotel is really nice with beautiful views! The staff was super helpful and made sure our stay was as pleasant as possible! Would definitely recommend this hotel especially for a honeymoon. You can enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature as you will not hear noise from city traffic. Room...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent a night at this BnB in Lakeside, Kalk Bay. Beautiful position on the side of a mountain offering lake and ocean views. We were allocated the Green Room, which was comfortably furnished and offered a cute little balcony. Breakfast was served in a room filled with antiques and made to order. Old charm and elegant,...

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Grahamstown, South Africa
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Walking into Colona Castle one is met by elegance, warmth and genuine hospitality from staff who are pleased to welcome you back time and time again. Nothing is too much of an effort and everyone from the graceful owners to the friendly staff will make sure that your stay is a memorable and a very special stay in a special...

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Kadoma, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 18 February 2016

wonderful hotel with great views ,excellent service .and lovely staff indeed . not forgetting the top management ,Nicole Brand & Michael Brand, David Vangu included . I had a great time with you guys. you offer great service to everyone.

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2CapeTown, Owner at Colona Castle, responded to this review

Thank you Leeroy for your seal of approval recommending Colona Castle. It will be a pleasure to see you again With our best wishes The Team at Colona Castle

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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the epicentre of Greater Cape Town, Colona Castle, graded 5 Star, is truly a sophisticated, elegant and enchanting base from which to explore Cape Town, the Peninsula and Winelands. Gracing the mountainside above a tranquil Lake District on the warmer False Bay coastline, and furnished with a treasured antique collection, this splendid Mediterranean style retreat offers character, exclusivity and infinite charm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colona Castle

Address: 1 Verwood Street, Off Old Boyes Drive | Cape Town, Lakeside 7945, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Lakeside
Price Range: €112 - €222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Colona Castle 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Colona Castle Cape Town
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“Front rooms have million dollar views. We loved the Green Room.”
ruthd126, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request a kettle to make your own tea and coffee. We thoroughly enjoyed the Green Room with the sunrise from our balcony.”
Mourneadventurer, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“English Suite was marvelous! Any room would be peaceful and quiet.”
Slo33, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the upper floor got a greater view”
LeeroyMabuto, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Chinese room is just gorgeous!”
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