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Champagne Castle Hotel

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Newcastle, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was the Sunday of the Open Championship and my family and I decided lets pop up into to the mountains for a bit of sight seeing and lunch. The last time we where up here 13 years ago it was snowing and my son was a year old. The fires were glowing in the lounge the wine was perfectly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The great: The location of this hotel is amazing. You are almost in the drakensberg mountains on the patio. We had since spacious room with the view of Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak from our balcony. The rooms are clean, the food buffets are great and the lounges make you feel like you're in an English country manor. The staff... 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, Webjorns We are extremely fortunate to be situated as close as we are to the mountains. It gives us the most beautiful views of those two beautiful peaks. As you point out, it's just a few steps before you're though the forest and onto the mountains. Thank you for your... More 

Sasolburg
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful venue with comfortable rooms. Very friendly staff and excellent food. The venue is close to multiple activities and sports. The facilities are big enough to relax but designed to be comfortably close.

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Thank Marius2015
Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Marius2015 As you point out, the Champagne Valley has a host of activities to keep one occupied should the the beauty and serenity of the mountains become too much :-) We really are fortunate to have the location we do. Thank you for staying at Champagne Castle Hotel, and we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Set amoungst the looming mountains this very well managed hotel has friendly professional staff. There is a lot for Kids to do and particularly enjoyed the horse ride. The meals were great and had a nice variety. An all round enjoyable time.

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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, Hayden Z What a great description of the mountains, looming. I'm sure I've never seen or heard anyone describe them like that. When you're situated as close as we are to them, 'looming' is a perfect word. Thank you for staying at Champagne Castle Hotel. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We go back time and time again. Just can not get enough! The rooms are so good. The view is something to die for. All three meals are the best ever. The hiking trails cater for young and old. The staff are friendly and helpful. We will be going back again. This is without doubt our favourite holiday destinations.

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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, briangs228 Reviews like yours make us realise how important it is to ensure we keep on giving our best to ensure all of our guests have the best possible experience with us. Be assured that we will continue to keep Champagne Castle Hotel your favourite holiday destination. We're looking forward... More 

Cannon Rocks, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our large group (9) arrived at Champagne Castle and instead of first standing and laboriously completing our forms, the receptionist suggested that we first have lunch and then return to do the paperwork, which we did in a far more relaxed frame of mind. The scenery is beautiful, the units large and well-maintained, the meals tasty and would cover most... 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, Travellinggypsey63 I'm glad you had such a great start to your stay at Champagne Castle Hotel. We are very fortunate to have the views we do of this small piece of the Drakensberg Mountain Range. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit More 

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ventured up to Champagne Castle again this year for a few days of rest and relaxation. Another great time, and nice and chilly. Lovely fire in the lounge, and delicious, plentiful food. Excellent value for money. Had superb attention from the in-house mechanic when my car wouldn't start, and he was extremely helpful and considerate. Definitely on my list... 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, Mags592014 This time of the year is fantastic for cozying up to one of the fires with a good book. This is a beautiful part of the Drakensberg, and we're most fortunate to enjoy the views we do. Thank you for choosing Champagne Castle Hotel. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we decided to go to this place and stay there for two nights m, we were excited about it as the place looked nice. Indeed the rooms were indeed ok, the receptionist ladies were polite and helpful. However, they need to go over their f&b offering and revamp it. Every evening they have a buffet that is ok but... 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, Chrisonaplane Your helpful feedback, as with all the feedback we receive, has been discussed at our daily Management Team meeting, and will certainly be added into the mix as we ensure we offer our guests the best possible experience. We are fortunate to have such a large outdoor area, overlooked... More 

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

My family and I have being coming to the Drakensburg on holiday since I can remember and we’ve always enjoyed our special stays at Champagne Castel Hotel. It feels better than a home away from home, here you forget about the world and get to enjoy the majestic mountains and beautiful surroundings while been spoilt to the most delicious food... 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, ATravelFanatic312578 We're extremely fortunate to have guests such as yourself, who visit as often as you do. At the very least, it's an indication that we're delivering the sort of experience we'd like all our guests to have. Of course, you also keep us on our toes, because if we... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Views was great and cleanliness was perfect enjoyed the fantastic meals and afternoon teas will definitely go back there again Also have a lovely golf course down the road, was my first time doing a trail at Monks Cowl which is next door to the hotel.

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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, r0sem1 It sounds like you had an active stay, with Golf and a hike from Monks Cowl, two activities this area is well known for. Thank you for choosing Champagne Castle Hotel, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Banquet Room
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Champagne Castle Hotel is nestled below the second highest peak in South Africa, Champagne Castle (3377m), part of the main escarpment within the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg mountain range, the highest mountain range in South Africa. Due to its diversity of plant, bird and insect life and the richest collection of San rock paintings in Africa, it has been declared a Mixed World Heritage Site. For visual impact, recreational variety and luxurious splendour, Champagne Castle Hotel is pretty close to being an ultimate experience. Your stay will be characterised by the proximity you gain to the most dramatic and immediate views of the Drakensberg Escarpment and the 'Barrier of Spears'. Whether you walk or hike, trout fish or horse ride, play golf or tennis, swim or bowl, everything here has been configured to embrace this unparalleled setting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Champagne Castle Hotel

Address: Route R600 | Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Winterton
Price Range: $119 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Champagne Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 71
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