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“Winter stay” 4 of 5 stars
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The Inn at Castle Hill
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   37 Gatesville Road, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #3 of 5 Kalk Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Muscat, Oman
1 review
“Winter stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Very good hospitality from all staff. Very nice room (Blue Whale) onto balcony with great sea view. Only wee criticism is that the hot water did not last long in the shower (I was always up at or before 8 in the morning). Otherwise great stay and good system going with the breakfast at Chartfield.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

While the staff at the Inn at Castle Hill could not be nicer or more accomodating, the accomodations themselves were only ok. The location is perfect walking distance to everything in Kalk Bay. However, because we were staying at the Inn in the middle of winter, we were looking forward to hot baths upon our return to the hotel. Despite generously providing hot water bottles for all guests, we were disappointed to find that there was not enough hot water for two of us to take baths that evening. The rooms were clean and well kept, but the walls were very thin. I think this Inn would be a perfect spot in the summer and warmer months, but it's not quite cozy enough for the winter. The Inn has a lovely veranda with a view of the sea, and we enjoyed coffee there in the morning.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I checked in to The Inn during my stay in capetown and It was so amazing! Meredith, the innkeeper, made the entire trip so memorable . she coordinated airport pickup, provided my with directions to everywhere a tourist would want to see during a short stay in south africa, and she made sure I had all the chargers to adapt my US electronics to the south african electrical grid. she was absolutely wonderful. the facilities were top notch. the bed was soft, the duvet cover was a cloud, the room was clean and tidy, the balcony view overlooking kalk bay was wonderful, and the local nightlife/shops/restaurants down the boardwalk (a whole 1 minute walk away) were excellent. you can pick up a great breakfast downtown or at the inn a short 2 minute walk up the street that this hotel partners with.

thanks for a wonderful time !!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gold coast
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10 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Great location in Kalk Bay. Rooms were very spacious, clean and tidy. All the staff are extremely friendly, there to help with a smile. Close walking distance to all the shops, beach and restaurants.
Made our first few nights in South Africa a great experience. I would return here.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Wonderful stay thank you! Friendly & professional service from our host Madelein. Service was very good, good security after hours if you arrive late at night. Lovely quaint rooms with views of the ocean.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Stayed in a lovely room overlooking the entire town for one night. The building was warm and welcoming, and had helpful maps of the neighbourhood with restaurants and stores pointed out. There was a fantastically helpful hostess Madelein, the rooms were overall very clean and lovely. Perfect for small families or couples.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We stayed at the Castle inn b&b for 4 days. The staff were friendly and helpful ensuring that everything was to our liking. The view and relaxed state of the b&b gives you a good place to relax after a busy day out tasting cape wines.

With the High street being 2 blocks away it is a short walk to some lovely restaurants and antique stores

Some comment's about the place is that some of the rooms don’t have on-suite bathrooms which is not a big issue but no indication was given that there was a choice either way.
Also although there is free parking this in on street parking if there is available. The plus side is that there was a car guard on duty outside in the evenings.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about The Inn at Castle Hill

Address: 37 Gatesville Road, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Kalk Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Kalk Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Inn at Castle Hill 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Castle Hill is a charming, characterful Edwardian Villa overlooking the quaint fishing village of Kalk Bay. Decorated in a classic colonial style, the beautiful ceilings and wrap around lattice veranda gives this building the charm and warmth that would make you feel at home. Accommodation consists of 6 Double rooms, four En-suite and two with privately allocated bathrooms. ... more   less 
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The Inn At Castle Hill Kalk Bay, Cape Town

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