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Villa Castollini
Ranked #40 of 129 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed at Villa Castollini for 9 days in the Ciello suite (Can easily do a month there) and it was amazing. I would highly recommend this establishment. I would go as far to be selfish and give bad ratings in order for other people to not book so that we would be able to find a spot whenever we want! But I wouldn't do that :) Great beach nearby and lovely views of the Knysna lagoon. I also requested special seating during breakfasts which were catered for and much appreciated. We enjoyed the spectacular swimming pool and Ferrari room a lot. You won't be disappointed if you stay here. Eduard

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

Villa Castollini deserves more than 5 stars. We where warmly greeted by our host Nan and given a tour of this spectacular Villa. OMG luxury, elegance and the most stunning views of the lagoon. Garden and pool are are magnificent and what an ideal venue for a wedding. We where recommended to eat dinner at Pembry's restaurant the finest cuisine and highly recommended.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

The weather was not that good during our stay - but we still had a very refreshing stay at Villa Castollini - the team was very friendly and super helpful. The slogan of the Hotel is "come as stranger - leave as friend". It totally felt that way. Thanks!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Maximilian M
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Third time stay at Villa Castollini. And Nan really lives up to her mission of Arrive as Strangers, Depart as Friends. The accommodation is fantastic. The breakfasts probably some of the best there is!!! The vistas stay magical - especially the night view!
I just LOVE staying at Villa Castollini!

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

After traveling around the world, one would think that you would want to go home. After staying with Nan and Phillip at Villa Castollini, though, I wanted my "home" to be in Knysna. The wildlife is not as abundant as in Eastern South Africa, but the views of the Indian Ocean, the town's vibe, and the people's warmth make Knysna one of, if not the best places to visit in South Africa. And, of all the places to stay in Knysna, Villa Castollini reigns supreme. The boutique hotel is located on a hill overlooking the estuary and Knysna. From any room, you can watch the sun rise over the mountains. You will be treated to a wonderful made to order breakfast and sent off well rested and content for the days activities. The rooms are well appointed and Nan and Phillip run the hotel such that you feel less like a hotel guest and more like a guest at their home. So, when (not if) you visit Knysna, pamper yourself by reserving a suite at Villa Castollini.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We recently spent 2 nights at Villa Castollini. From the moment we arrived the exceptional hospitality and attention to detail provided by Nan, Patrick and their staff was outstanding. The location offers magnificent views across the lagoon to Knysna ; the rooms are very comfortable and beautifully appointed. The whole Villa and surroundings are absolutely gorgeous. The meals we had were superb and the service was extraordinary. It was the highlight of our accommodation in South Africa and we wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks for a most memorable and enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

An absolutely fabulous property. This was the highlight of our visit to the Garden route. The property managers accommodated our every wish. The intimate nature of the hotel was a delight. The rooms were excellent. The view was priceless.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Villa Castollini

Address: Brenton-on-Sea Road | Brenton Hill, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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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 #40 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range: $109 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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