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Colona Castle

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1 Verwood Street, Off Old Boyes Drive | Cape Town, Lakeside 7945, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 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... More 

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Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We spent 3 nights at Colona Castle in February, as a weekend getaway from our home in Zambia. We had a lovely time. The house dates to the early 1900's, which gives it a sense of history. The rooms are well appointed with great bathrooms. We had the New Suite, which was nice and private as it was below the... More 

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Palm Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The accommodation, the proprietors, the staff, the service, the views...just wonderful. And we had to manage without a car due to a lost drivers license, so it can be done. Very close to the train station.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Colona Castle. We had traveled a few days around the area so were ready to relax and stay put. The Castle is in a location that is a bit hard to get to / from unless you have a car or get a cab (they will call one for you), but the rooms are... More 

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

From the moment we arrived (in fact before we arrived) nothing was too much trouble for the Owners and Staff at Colona castle! From arranging car hire to organising safari trips right through to evening meal reservations at local restaurants! When we arrived at the castle we were swept away by the stunning room's and facilities! The photos don't do... More 

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Aspen, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This place is a true gem!!I kept extending out stay! My family loved it! Very clean and upscale! The staff is more than attentive, and the venue and decor is well appointed. I have never had my sheets ironed before bed, what a treat! My daughter was always up ready for the delicious breakfast. I really liked the fact that... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very Good Location with awesome views!! Staff very friendly and accommodating. No DSTV and very poor SABC channels unfortunately! Breakfast could be better for a five star hotel with more variety. Enjoyed the stay but would surely look around for better value next time. The rooms are presented with fresh fruits daily and chocolates and very tidy and neat! Thumbs... More 

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

Thank you for your review. What a shame you did not highlight your feelings at the time concerning the TV and your strict Vegan Vegetarian breakfast, you would have given us the opportunity to ensure the TV was working to your satisfaction and you got extra variety for breakfast than what you specifically requested on check-in – and hopefully this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were in love with the view from the breakfast room . You overlook a lake, see the ocean and also the mountain. In the summer you take breakfast on the terrace, with the same view as well as around the pool. The breakfast was amazing and cooked to your desire. Also it is included in your price. Service was... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

It was my first visit to South Africa. I travelled with my parents who are in their sixties. It was high season, so a few reasonably-priced five star hotels in Cape Town city were fully booked. It was my first time for my parents and me staying in a boutique hotel. Mike and Nicole, the owners of the hotel, are... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Colona Castle is a beautifully appointed boutique guest house, with personable proprietors, courteous and efficient staff, and very comfortable and charming rooms. The location is central to most of the activities you'd be pursuing in the Cape Town area, but very peacefully located on a hillside with beautiful views towards Constantia, Table Mountain, False Bay and the South Atlantic .... More 

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