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Yorkshire
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Lucky to find this place at such short notice during peak tourist season in December. Didn't know too much about the place when we booked and so we're very pleasantly surprised when we pulled up to the Tuscan style villa nestled on the hillside overlooking Knysna. After a warm welcome from the host we were shown around the place, including...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Amazing atmosphere, beautiful location, delicious breakfast, worth the price. If I have a chance I would stay again in this property with open heart! There is a beach close to the hotel which is a must. Watch the sunset if you have a chance.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The hotel is undoubtedly located in one of the best parts of Knysna, given its magnificent view on the lagoon and picturesque town. However, the room with balcony we had booked, did not offer a pretty view, which one would expect when booking a room with a balcony in a five-star guest house. The hotel was very quiet as we...

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Soniaclaassen, Manager at Villa Castollini, responded to this review

Good day Mr de Visser We trust you are well. Thank you for your review of our Guest house. It is very unfotunate to hear of the issues you had during your stay. We would like to encourage you, should you return to Villa Castollini, to bring any issue you might have under the attention of the Manager so that...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 13 December 2016

At arrival no one was there. We got a room that had problems with the bathroom and they new in advance. After complaning the 1st night nothing happened. After night 2 complaning to the manager we got a better room. We are not interested to hear problems and excuses but in solutions.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Spacious rooms, beautiful views and friendly and helpful staff, this guesthouse is the perfect place to stay in the Knysna area. Fabulous breakfasts. We just wish we had more time to spend here. Would thoroughly recommend this guesthouse.

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Garden Route, South Africa
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Unbelievably bad service! I went to a show there, and the poor waiting staff were totally untrained. The starters were a snack platter, but no side plates. The queues at the bar were horrific, and it was almost impossible to get a drink. We ordered eventually from the waitress and it took over an hour to get the drinks. The...

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We booked this guesthouse last minute during our SA honeymoon as we had 2 free nights and heard Knysna was a nice town to spend a few days. The reviews all looked very good so we had high hopes. On reflection, this is the only review ever placed by a huge number of the reviewers which raises questions in itself....

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Reviewed 3 December 2016

A fabulous place with what must be one of the best views in South Africa. We were upgraded on arrival to a room overlooking the lagoon. We could have spent all our time on the balcony watching the tides and the light changing. Without exception, the staff were helpful and pleasant. We were staying B&B but a chef-cooked dinner was...

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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Villa castollini made our day on the 12 November the most special day ever.The organisational skills and the professionalism potrayed from the members was amazing.The venue is something outta this world and catering for this event was spectacular.From the moment we agreed to use Villa as our wedding venue ,that was the end of our stresses from that day they...

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Ile-de-France, France
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Looks like something out of Hollywood, a little over the top. Although we arrived late we were welcomed by the lady in charge of catering who reserved a restaurant for us and showed us the way. The same lady recommended some visits for us the next morning. The owners were present but they didn't seem to talk to the guests.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villa Castollini sits perched high up on the prestigious Western Head of the Garden Route town of Knysna. This remarkable Tuscan styled 5 star guest house is known for having one of the most spectacular and breathtaking views in South Africa. If your idea of a great getaway is a haven of privacy, luxurious and comfortable accommodation, superb breakfasts, warm and nurturing surrounds and hosts that offer genuine hospitality and a "nothing is too much trouble" philosophy, then the Villa has to be your first choice. The management, staff and our friendly resident dogs will ensure that you have a wonderful stay at the Villa. "Enter as Strangers and Leave as Friends" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Castollini

Address: Brenton-on-Sea Road | Brenton Hill, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: €93 - €141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Castollini 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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