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Champagne Castle Hotel

4.0 of 5 Cottage   |   Route R600 | Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The setting of the hotel is superb, with unrivalled views of the Drakensberg mountains. At times the hotel feels more like a zoo due to various animals and birds everywhere. We had a shock one morning when 2 baboons entered our room from the balcony - we were one floor up from the ground! And I was totally naked after... More

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an ideal spot for a family gathering: some drove down from Johannesburg while others came from Durban. We were given our own extended table in the dining room, with special table decorations on the Saturday night when we celebrated Granny's 90th birthday. The buffet was superb, the staff friendly and efficient, and the setting is simply stunning.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one hotel aptly named beyond the fact it lies at the foot of Champagne castle, a Drakensberg landmark, in that this is exactly where you would want to be to celebrate a special occasion. when it comes to the old adage of location, location, location - the breathtaking views complimented by a long sparkling blue swimming pool and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a first class hotel, the warm welcome and check-in process was hassle free, and the rooms were clean and modern - highly recommend choosing one of the downstairs mountain view rooms. The food was delicious and plentiful - largely meat and heavy foods - but a few salad options. Lots of walks nearby but great to sit by... More

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at a few places in the 'Berg and this was by far the best. The rooms are more than acceptable, with a spacious bathroom (with separate shower) and a veranda/balcony. The rooms are cleaned twice a day and the cleaners conveniently come in during meal times. The only criticism of the room is that the bed is... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is typical of the family hotels that used to be all over SA. Bed and all meals included in the price. The staff are super friendly and kind. I sort of knocked over my G&T when room service brought it to my room taking it from the tray and it smashed on the tile floor. No problem, she... More

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Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location could not be better. From the hotel you can start the hiking activities into the great drakensberg mountain area. Many activities around. Horseback riding at the hotel is great. Although the food is buffet style we enjoyed it every day. The quality of the ingredients is good or very good.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This must be the one holiday destination that we have visited the most as a family. The buffet meals are always tasty, the teas an added bonus, and the relaxed atmosphere just keeps us coming back for more. Between the mountain walks of varying lengths, garden chess, bird watching, trout fishing, horse riding (of all levels of experience), badminton, bowls,... More

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Winnipeg
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been visiting Champagne Castle Hotel for 50 years. Some things have improved (the range of food, and the comfort of the rooms, although I miss the thatched rondavels, and the personalized tea service in the morning ), some things have not (the check in service). This is not a five star city hotel and if that is your... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible on every level. Well managed establishment, incredible food, breathtaking setting. We took advantage of most of the activities in the area: walking, horse rides, bowls, garden chess, tennis, spa, golf down the road.....never a dull moment. (Only one pet hate: birds in cages make me so sad!)

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Address: Route R600 | Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Winterton
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Hotel Class:4 star — Champagne Castle Hotel 4*
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