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Champagne Castle Hotel

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Route R600 | Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340, South Africa
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Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I cannot recommend this place more highly. Excellent service, surprisingly tasty food (with a lot of variety), and a plethora of amenities (hikes, pool, horseback riding, spa, game room), all with the backdrop of a stunning view of the Drakensberg Mountains. Perfect for a romantic getaway (a room with meals included) or a large group (self-catering chalet for 6 people).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have stayed here several times, in the chalets and love the location and the chalets. Great people and attitude. However, the place is getting tired and the nonsense around not having dining room available to chalet residents is pure stupidity. During our stay the dining room was mostly empty yet it was a drama to arrange a dinner. Pool is... More 

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1 Thank david w
Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review david w We are fortunate to have many guests such as yourself who stay with us regularly. Please know that your feedback is valuable and will, as with all the feedback we receive, be discussed thoroughly at our daily management team meeting. Be assured that we are perpetually upgrading the hotel. We look forward to... More 

Doha, Qatar
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Champagne Castle has a special history for our family group of two couples and a teenager. The parents spent their honeymoon there 32 years ago (returning again in the 2000's), but this was the first time that their two children could experience the wonder and luxury of this magnificent establishment. Our party was split across two chalets - three of... More 

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a comprehensive review Kurt_Duvel It was abnormally warm during your visit, and you were wise to leave the serious hiking for a cooler time of year. I have passed your feedback on to the various heads of department to share with their teams. What a wonderful history your family has with... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent stay as always. Service is willing and cater for our wishes promptly. The locality and views of the Drakensberg is superb and of the best. Champagne valley offers many activities to supplement the walks and hikes from the hotel. Altogether a great event and we look forward to our next visit.

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review merlerog, and for choosing to stay with us again. We do look forward, as always, to welcome you back on your next visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent 2 nights at Champagne Castle Hotel having booked 2 suites accommodating 8 adults and a baby. It was a wonderful family break with lots of activities, great food and cosy luxurious accommodation. Nestled in the heart of the Midlands, the hotel is surrounded by the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains with fantastic views and closeness to nature. Staff were very friendly... More 

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review Ashreen S. Thank you for choosing Champagne Castle Hotel for your family break. I have passed your feedback on to the Chef and his team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My first stay here was so great that we decided to revisit the hotel but this time stayed in the chalets. The view was absolutely stunning, the chalets spacious and tidy. I have no negative comments, my stay was relaxing. Will definately visit again.

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review Saajida There is possibly no greater compliment for any hotel, than to have guests who return for another visit. So good to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found it relaxing. 'Relaxed' is a great way to be in the mountains. We look forward to welcoming you back on... More 

Caterham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large room near the main complex that was comfortable and clean, with a view of the mountains. The food was all inclusive and of good quality and plentiful. Spacious grounds with various facilities and animal pens. Having said that, the hotel does need a makeover. It advertises itself as luxurious but is getting rather tired. It has... More 

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review PeterHeather170 We are most fortunate to be located at the top of the valley nestled into one of South Africa's tallest and most beautiful mountains, but as you point out, one does have to drive away from the mountain and back down into the valley should you want to see any other attractions. Your helpful... More 

Chania Town, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, well-equipped accomodation with comfortable beds and lovely views. Good service, great food and really nice location that was easy to get to. Beautiful views from our room and the main hotel and eating area. Would definitely recommend. Lots of activities to choose from including some nice hikes, swimming, tennis, horses etc. Great place to stay for at least a... More 

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your review BigJude01 We're glad you had a pleasant stay with us at Champagne Castle Hotel. We are fortunate to have the views of the mountain that we do. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great location with delightful mountain walks. The Hotel Service was exceptional with the most outstanding three meals a day and morning / afternoon tea that rivalled the cruise that we went on the previous year. The children's entertainment was so good my four year old granddaughter keeps on asking when we are returning. The bedrooms were clean and well... More 

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to post your review Daghamme We're glad you had a wonderful stay with us, and we're looking forward to welcoming you, your granddaughter and the rest of your family back on your next visit. More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A relaxing peaceful stay with great food and really friendly efficient staff. Accomodation very comfortable and clean. Will definitely be back. Best value for money in the entire berg area. Spent honeymoon here for a week 34 years ago. Commendations to management and staff. A photographers dream by just walking and observing

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review elizabethkurt Thank you for returning after 34 years. I imagine you arrived to a very different looking hotel? You must have some wonderful memories. Perhaps on your next visit, we'll get an opportunity to hear some of them. We look forward to welcoming you back again More 

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