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Castle in Clarens

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Clarens, South Africa
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Castle in Clarens
Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Clarens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Jhb
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a lovely night at the Castle and wish we could have stayed longer. The accommodation is stunning and the diner & breakfast was absolutely divine!! Highly recommend staying there, a real treat and break away from the city :)

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

I was definitely a princess in a past life! It felt right at home in the Castle in Clarens! Elegant, comfortable and simply beautiful! The view is like something from a story book. I loved every minute

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the most romantic and magical experience we have ever had. My husband and I celebrated our Wedding Anniversary at this stunning Castle and we were blown away. The imagination of the designers and builders is truly amazing. The decor was beautiful and the attention to detail really took our breath away, we could not stop finding little things... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An experience never to be forgotten. Be prepared for a lot of stairs as one does not expect the kitchen to be above the lounge and the main bedroom to be above the kitchen, but other than that, absolutely awesome. It is clean, secure and well kept. A definite must for a romantic weekend away.

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Had a magical evening at the Castle in the beautiful hills surrounding Clarens. Perfect get away to celebrate our anniversary, food was excellent, scenary (especially the sunset) was beautiful, and the accomodation takes you to another place altogether.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Everything was perfect, just the road travelling to the castle can be improved. Hence my comment on location is regarding the road. Further to this we enjoyed the tranquility of the area and the castle- job well done.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This was our second visit to The Castle,lived up to our expectations and then some.Once again could not fault a single thing,the service,food and everything about The Castle is totally awesome.Will be back. Gary& Vanessa Wright

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Castle! It is so romantic and is a photographer's delight! The attention to detail is phenomenal - clearly a lot of thought, passion, planning and love have gone into this project to bring it to fruition!! Views upon views! We couldn't get enough of the place or the views! The peace and tranquillity... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Castle in March 2014. Designed to resemble the Rapunzel fairy tale castle tower, it was something different and really awesome. Even though it is a short drive away from the lovely artist town of Clarens it is isolated with expansive views, great to just chill out and gaze over the beautiful surrounding of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Nothing can prepare one for what you see once you arrive at the Castle. Absolutely breathtaking, Awesome, so much detail! The view is awesome and the absolute quietness is really something. Having your meals delivered to the Castle is a must. To visit the Castle should be one everyone's bucket list.

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Address: Clarens, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
Hotel Class:5 star — Castle in Clarens 5*

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