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Villa Castollini
5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Brenton-on-Sea Road | Brenton Hill, Knysna 6570, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #17 of 102 Knysna B&B and Inns
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“The best place in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2010

Villa Castollini is a breath taking wedding venue and holiday spot. We attended a wedding there which was phenominal. The view is one of the best we have ever seen and the staff are friendly, helpful and on the ball at all times. We love the venue so much that we have booked our wedding there for next year. An experience at the Villa is one a person will never forget... we won't!

  • Stayed February 2010, 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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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2009

We stayed here just before the holiday season starts in RSA so the weather was a little temperamental, however this did affect our stay at this fantastic place. Nan is very friendly and customer focussed with a nothing is too much trouble for her guest management style that ensures you are made at home as soon as you enter the Villa.

The rooms are lovely and clean with little touches over and above similar places that make you feel very special. Breakfasts are big enough to fill you up for the day and the view while eating is amazing. We have eaten in places with amazing views all over the world and this was as good as any of them.

If you are touring the Garden Route make sure to book yourself a couple of nights at Villa Castollini.

We would have struggled finding the place without Sat Nav but you should invest in one if travelling anywhere in RSA but make sure you programme it to avoid the passes!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2009

The Villa is located up a hill outside Knysna but what a view! A far better choice and worth the extra 10 minutes drive high above the lagoon to experience and appreciate the beauty of the lagoon - and what views both during the day and at night (especially sunsets)! We were upgraded to the best suite which was perfect. Nan, who manages the Villa, really did make this for us though! She booked golf at greatly discounted prices at Pezula, cooked amazing breakfasts and even invited our friends who were staying elsewhere to join us in the bar! Everything in our suite was gorgeous from the luxury bathroom to the chocs left on our pillows at night - even some lovely body lotion on our last night. We cannot recommend this more highly - much lovlier than its website pictures! We were so sad to leave - it was like leaving an old friend!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Brenton-on-Sea Road | Brenton Hill, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Castollini 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Castollini sits perched high up on the prestigious Western Head of the Garden Route town of Knysna. This remarkable Tuscan styled 5 star guest house is known for having one of the most spectacular and breathtaking views in South Africa. If your idea of a great getaway is a haven of privacy, luxurious and comfortable accommodation, superb breakfasts, warm and nurturing surrounds and hosts that offer genuine hospitality and a "nothing is too much trouble" philosophy, then the Villa has to be your first choice. The management, staff and our friendly resident dogs will ensure that you have a wonderful stay at the Villa. "Enter as Strangers and Leave as Friends" ... more   less 
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