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Cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 25 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...

Thank Ruth D
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...

Thank Mourneadventurer
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...

1Thank Slo33
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.

Thank LeeroyMabuto
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

Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

The splendour of the Castle can only be fully explained following a glass with its wonderful proprietors. Madam Nicole Reigns here with capital R whereas Master Michael pulls the proverbial strings such that the magic is complete. Outstanding service, beautifully decorated suites combined with an atmosphere of sheer elegance in all and every detail. The eggs are boiled just right....

4Thank Zeigeist
Walcott, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2015

A very nice guest house lovely setting the views from the terrace to the sea and surrounding area is lovely. Rooms are comfortable with mini bar and tea making facility. Staff attentive and the owners are very friendly.Breakfast in the main room is lovely and plenty of choice. You need a car as its about 30mins into Capetown but a...

2Thank Barry F
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Mustard-coloured Colona Castle, high on the hill overlooking Muizenberg, was the final of three hotels we stayed at around Cape Town on our 8-day holiday there. It was just us and one other couple staying here and it was like being invited to stay at your rich uncle's luxury getaway, it being a 1920s era fantasy of high ceilings and...

4Thank visitrequisites

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
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: $269 - $603 (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 Hotel Lakeside
Colona Castle Cape Town
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“Front rooms have million dollar views. We loved the Green Room.”
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“Request a kettle to make your own tea and coffee. We thoroughly enjoyed the Green Room with the sunrise from our balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Mourneadventurer, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“English Suite was marvelous! Any room would be peaceful and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Slo33, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the upper floor got a greater view”
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“Chinese room is just gorgeous!”
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