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Castello di Monte

5.0 of 5 402 Aries Street | Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria 0102, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we started our trip at the Sheraton in Pretoria and ended our time, luckily, at Castello di Monte. I really cant say enough about how wonderful this hotel is. From the moment we arrived, where someone was waiting to greet us (with beverages!) , to the beauty of the rooms and grounds, all the way to the restaurant and the... More 

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Castello_Di_Monte, Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, It is absolutely a song in our ears to read your feedback. This is why we keep on doing what we love. We will make sure all departments are informed for the smiles and memories they help create. Thank you for your valued positive feedback and hope that we will be able to host you in the... More 

Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped over for one night at Castello di Monte hotel. It is situated in a quiet, leafy suburb of Pretoria. We were warmly greeted by staff, who, efficiently showed us to our room. The room was spacious, beautifully furnished and well equipped. Our own private patio overlooked the city of Pretoria and the lovely hotel garden. We chose to... More 

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Castello_Di_Monte, Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this review

Dear Lesli, Thank you for your valuable comments on your stay at Castello Di Monte. We especially thank you for the note received on the steak, as it is critical that we investigate this matter to find out what happened in order to correct and resolve so that this never happen again. Whether it is training needed in the kitchen... More 

Scotland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Castello di Monte is one of the hotels used by the Blue Train and Rovos Rail for guests who wish to stay the night in Pretoria before an early departure to Cape Town. It occupies an excellent position on a hilltop with magnificent views over the city and to Johannesburg beyond. However, the building and its contents are really a... More 

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Castello_Di_Monte, Front Office Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We thank you so much for your comments and do value your effort to advise us on your stay with us. Our staff strive to make guests feel welcome and to crate memories. Thank you for your comment on the food, we will address the matter. Hope we can welcome you back one day when you visit... More 

Amman, Jordan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Beautiful guest house away from traffic and busy streets of Pretoria's city centre. Very romantic atmosphere and great service. The property itself is a piece of art and I took time exploring it floor by floor. Views are amazing from here as well. Highly recommend to couples.

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Castello_Di_Monte, Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thank you for your generous comments. It is much appreciated and good to know that we exceeded some of your expectations. I do hope that you enjoyed a lovely meal up on our Panoramic deck, with our 360 degree views of Pretoria. This area has the best view of Pretoria, our Jacaranda City, that makes it the most... More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Castello do Monte is the Ultimate Luxury Fairytale Experience. Outstanding atmosphere, Luxury and Service. Its the Ultimate escape from reality. Superb Breakfasts. Thank you to the Owners for our Numerous Stays.

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Castello_Di_Monte, General Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this review

Dear Robin M Thank you very much for your review. So happy to read that we succeeded in creating that Fairytale Experience. Castello di Monte will magically transport you to another era, when life was lived with effortless grace.. Have a blessed Festive Season! Kind regards Madeleen More 

Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I did not expect to find such a lovely place in Pretoria. Everything just exceeded my expectations. Room was spacious with excellent balcony. For all you romantic couples out there, this is a must experience.

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Castello_Di_Monte, General Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this review

Dear JohanCoetzee621 Thank you very much for your recent review. We appreciate you taking the time to rate us. I am delighted to read that we have exceeded your expectations as this is super important to us. We always strive to create special memories for each and every guest.. We hope to welcome you back in the near future! Kind... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

we landed by cheer luck in Castello do Monte as it was not pre-planned as a target by itself. We were taking the blue train from Pretoria to Capte town the following day and Castello was our stop over for the night and what a pleasant surprise it was to be in this beautiful five stars small guest house on... More 

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Castello_Di_Monte, General Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this review

Dear Mimo2405 Thank you very much for your review. Did your children enjoy the train trip? I still recall how adorable they both are playing with the Christmas decorations :-) It will be an absolute pleasure welcoming you and your husband back for a romantic getaway. We will make sure to exceed your most romantic expectations! Thank you again for... More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
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347 reviews 347 reviews
32 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This a small (9 suite) guest house (as they call it) on the hillside with lovely views over the surroundings. It's built in the style of an Italian Tuscan villa, almost a castle to follow its name. We stayed here for a night before joining the Blue Train early the following day, and we're delighted with our room and the... More 

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Castello_Di_Monte, General Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thank you very much for your valued review. I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. At Castello di Monte we magically transport you to another era, when life was lived with effortless grace... We hope to welcome you back in the near future! Yours sincerely Madeleen Jacobsz More 

Giffnock, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Stayed here overnight before our trip on The Blue Train. Knew that the Blue Train would be special but didn't know what to expect of the accomodation the night before. From the moment that we arrived, we could not help but be impressed. The property itself is very impressive & the room was first class. We decided to eat on... More 

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Castello_Di_Monte, General Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are certainly honoured to be associated with the Blue Train and find that guests normally make lasting friendships before they even go on the Train. I am very pleased that we exceeded your expectations and hope you had a wonderful time on the Train. Please return to Castello di Monte when you... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stayed one night here before taking the Blue Train to Cape Town. Delightful place, lovely spacious room, nice intimate restaurant with attentive waiter, and lovely reasonably priced 3 course dinner. We wished we could have stayed longer. The jacaranda trees were all in flower in the surrounding area, and it was a stay to be remembered!

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Castello_Di_Monte, General Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I agree, the Jacaranda trees is something to see! A pity they only bloom in October and not right through the year... I am so delighted to read that you've had a lovely time in our Beautiful Guesthouse. I will certainly pass your comment to the particular waiter. We always strive to exceed... More 

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Address: 402 Aries Street | Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria 0102, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Castello di Monte 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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