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Champagne Castle Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Winterton
Certificate of Excellence
Durban, South Africa
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126 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fabulous Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

Thank you for the 5 day relax! We had a deluxe family room which was a double story unit with kids in twin beds downstairs and we were upstairs with a very comfy king bed, 2 bathrooms and lots of space. The room was modern and well appointed and there were thoughtful items like umbrellas in the room for the unpredictable berg weather. There was a small carafe of sherry in the room on arrival but it wasn't replenished which would have been a nice touch.
The kids had a blast with a mountain (excuse the pun) of activities including horse riding which they tried for the first time and loved, fly fishing which they did for days, games room which they used daily, a terrific pool area, as well as many things we didn't even get a chance to try.
The new years eve party was a lot of fun and the whole family was welcome to join in, but sadly we didn't receive the email from the hotel advising us of the theme for the evening - as a masquerade ball it would have been nice to have our own masks but the hotel did sell some on the day. The decor in the dining room was outstanding as well as fun and the new years eve feast was terrific.
The food in general was very good and we ate like kings on the daily buffet.
The sign of a great stay - we didn't want to leave and booked again for 2014 - although we did book for the next time in a self catering unit as next year my kids will be charged as adults which we find a little pricey.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

We recently stayed at the self catering units of the hotel. We have also previously stayed in the hotel on a number of occasions. Once again it did not disappoint. The unit we stayed in had lovely views of the mountain range with the small dam in front of the unit. It is also the only unit that is pet friendly. It sleeps a maximum of six, with two separate rooms and a further area upstairs with two single beds. The main room is en suite and there is also a bathroom downstairs. All the comforts of home are provided with good quality finishes and equipment in the kitchen. You can also eat in the hotel if you wish. A lovely spa is also available for pampering.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

Absolutely delightful!!!!!

breathtaking views of the Drakensberg,,,,,fantastic location,,,,,,plenty of activities,,,,,stayed here with a wedding honeymoon (small group),,,,,,everything you could wish for,,,,5*****++++

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Kimberley, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

For visual impact, recreational variety and luxurious splendour, Champagne Castle Hotel is pretty close to being an ultimate experience. My stay was characterised by themost dramatic and immediate views of the Drakensberg Escarpment and the 'Barrier of Spears', the magnificent amphitheatre of the Little Berg.

The service is more th excellent and food you you canot describe until you have tasted it. The conference centre is 11 kilomeers from the hotel and a dream to attend a seminar, conferenc in such different beautiful conferences centers . Recration more than you will be able to do while you stay at any of these group of hotels. Magnificint view over the the Drakensberge. You have to visit to experience the friendliness and all of this most beautiful place .Highly recommnded

Room Tip: Any room that is overlooking the Drakensberge .Look at pictures on the Internet.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

The location is amazing and we had a large deluxe room with views of the mountains and were lucky and had 2 days of reasonable weather and the tops cleared to reveal the view. There are walks from the door and we walked to the sphinx the views were great and lovely proteas on the way. We asked for a packed lunch which was adequate but nothing special just a cheese and a ham sandwich with a bottle of water and biscuit and piece of fruit. The food was ok but buffet style so lots of choice but tended to be luke warm. The soup was good and there was a good salad buffet, the mains were often warm but not hot. The deserts were good. Breakfast was again a buffet and on the last day I discovered the omelettes and would recommend.
We heard the Drackensberg boys choir very good.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

One of the best locations and views in the world. Lots of activities at the hotel and in the area, we went hiking, horse-riding, took a helicopter trip, swam, and lots more. Generous and good quality buffet for every meal, this place is superb for a relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

We stayed for 2nights at Champagne Castle, and whilst the location, views were stunning we were disappointed with the staff. We arrived and we given our key to our room, but nothing was explained about the meals, swimming pool, spa, horse riding activities. The room was very large and had everything we wanted, but just lacked welcoming/informative staff. We headed back to reception to make enquires about the spa and was told it was a thatched building, when we got back outside we realised that all the buildings were thatched, and there wasn't any signage. We went back to reception again and they advised it was under the conference centre so off I went again, but there was no one there as treatments were in progress and there aren't any reception staff! Unfortunately it was very wet and misty otherwise we would have taken part in the many walks from the hotel. This is a great location, of a 4 star, but many of the staff weren't as helpful as you would expect for a property of this nature, everyone said hello when I spoke to them but not one at meal times did we get offered drinks, water, coffee, each time I would have to track someone down.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Champagne Castle Hotel
Address: Route R600 | Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Winterton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Winterton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Champagne Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 71
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 
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