The Inn at Castle Hill

The Inn at Castle Hill

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4.5
#2 of 4 guest houses in Kalk Bay
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
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 Patio gives this building the charm and warmth that would make you feel at home. Accommodation consists of 6 Double en-suite rooms.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Beach
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Bay View

Location

37 Gatesville Road, Kalk Bay 7975 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 71 out of 100
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Cape Town Intl Airport
22.7 km
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4568qwert wrote a review Mar 2020
Reading, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The building is absolutely beautiful as are all the rooms. The honesty policy was great as really made you feel at home - keeping a note of all drinks, and then taking them up to sit on the verandah looking at the sea. So lovely to get up in the morning with croissants and coffees - a really nice touch.
It is a great location right by Brass bell and Cape to cube and it felt so safe. would definitely recommend!
we were in a room by the front door and lounge and that was quit noisy from the room above and from breakfast checking out - it wasn't a major problem for us as i think all guests respect this so no noise too early or too late
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from CastleHillS, Manager at The Inn at Castle Hill
Responded 21 Mar 2020
Hi, Thank you for the review. We appreciate the feedback and are happy to know you enjoyed your stay. The room downstairs is a tricky room, but as you say other guests are considerate in general. The old wooden floors do carry sound from the upstairs room. Warm regards Suzette
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richardm9282020 wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A delightful stay in this stylish, secure guest house. The house keeping was excellent and attentive throughout our stay with the Manager Suzette attentive and wholly accommodating. Evenings spent on the wrap around balcony over looking the sea will be well remembered until our next visit. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from CastleHillS, Manager at The Inn at Castle Hill
Responded 04 Mar 2020
Hi Richard, Thank you for your review. It was wonderful having you visit with us. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Until next time. Regards Suzette
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Andrea S wrote a review Mar 2020
Lima, Peru
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful property and very friendly staff. We had a lovely stay in Kalk Bay. The view from the room was really beautiful and you could listen to the ocean in the quiet night. We would wake up with the smell of freshly baked croissants
Overall we really enjoyed it and it was a great money value choice.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from The Inn at Castle Hill Suzette Sithole, General Manager at The Inn at Castle Hill
Responded 11 Aug 2020
Dear Andrea, Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we will get another visit from you in the future. Regards Suzette
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Charles K wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great first impression when we went in to the guesthouse, immaculate chequered flagstone floors and beautiful stand wooden floors. Although 'room only' there was an honesty bar, teas and coffees and also a fresh croissant for a light breakfast. The staff were helpful and unintrusive, we came and went as we pleased and everything we need3d was provided. The location in Kalk Bay was perfect, just a hundred yards into the centre. The variety of restaurants, cafes, shops within strolling range was great, and with a car it was a perfect base for our 5 days in Cape Town. Parking was never a problem in the street outside. We loved it.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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lsoniu128614 wrote a review Mar 2020
Berlin, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Inn at Castle Hill is a beautiful old manor with a fantastic sea view and a huge terrace. The house has both: a historic atmosphere and a modern standard. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are very good and tastefully equipped. Suzette, the manager, did everything to make us feel comfortable - which was important because we where there amidst the start of the Covid-19 lock down. The house is in a very quiet street amidst Kalk Bay. Kalk Bay is a nice little suburb (more a historical village ) close to Capetown, with interesting little shops, really good cafés and restaurants and an old fishing harbor. It is safe there, even while walking at night - what a difference to staying within the city! All in all I couldn`t imagine a better place to stay for a Capetown visit.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from The Inn at Castle Hill Suzette Sithole, General Manager at The Inn at Castle Hill
Responded 11 Aug 2020
Hi, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are happy to know your stay with was comfortable. Maybe one day when things are back to normal, you can visit us again. Regards
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Odyssey624116 wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Something a bit different - a large property which isn't crammed with guests, and many areas for relaxing in all types of weather. The room was large and very well furnished, with recently refurbished private bathroom facilities. The view from the covered upstairs balcony was fantastic and many hours could be spent on the daybeds reading a book with a coffee.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from CastleHillS, Manager at The Inn at Castle Hill
Responded 04 Feb 2020
Hi, Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to know you enjoyed your stay with us. Warm regards Suzette
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Mobile271252 wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautifully decorated rooms in a 102 year old guest house. Very spacious kitchen and garden area. The loveliest though is the veranda with a views of the ocean and areas to recline. There is street parking but it was not a problem.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from The Inn at Castle Hill Suzette Sithole, General Manager at The Inn at Castle Hill
Responded 11 Aug 2020
Dear Mobile271252, It is wonderful to hear you had an enjoyable stay. Thank you for the review. Regards Suzette
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sh0ebill wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Castle Hill is a very attractive and well-preserved old house in upper Kalk Bay, with lovely views to sea. The property is well maintained to a high standard, and very clean and comfortable. An excellent place to stay in this part of Cape Town.
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from CastleHillS, Manager at The Inn at Castle Hill
Responded 21 Jan 2020
Hi Sh0ebill, Thank you for your review. Great to know you enjoyed your visit with us and to Kalk Bay. Regards Suzette
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chrisdarby2020 wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I enjoyed a very pleasant time at Castle hill. The accommodation was pleasant, attractive and clean.
The house has been tastefully modernised and also has a very pleasant garden and balcony. Staff were friendly and helpful. The premises also felt quite secure.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Family_business wrote a review Mar 2018
Oslo, Norway
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the second time we stayed in Castle Hill and we enjoyed ourselves just as much as last time. The old building had been beautifully renovated all over with fantastic new bathrooms and a splendid communal sitting area and kitchen. The location is in a quiet street a short walk uphill from the main road running through Kalk Bay. The view from the upstair porch is gorgeous and I recommend getting up early and watching the sunrise over False Bay. The manager Caroline is super friendly and very helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from CastleHillS, Manager at The Inn at Castle Hill
Responded 06 Mar 2018
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for the beautiful review. We hope to see you again should you visit Kalkbay. Warm regards Castle Hill Team
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Answer from CastleHillS
Kalk Bay17 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi there, Thank you for your question. Yes we do have braai facility and dstv. Warm regards Caroline
Carina asked a question Oct 2015
South Africa186 contributions39 helpful votes
are all the rooms en suite?
Answer from CastleHillS
Kalk Bay17 contributions1 helpful vote
Good Morning, Thank you for your message. We have two rooms that are not en-suite: Standard Room with a private bathroom across the hallway. The Superior Standard Rooms are all en-suite Regards Madelein
Camper713770 asked a question Oct 2019
Vrouwenpolder, The Netherlands
Is late check-in around Midnight possible?
Answer from CastleHillS
Kalk Bay17 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi Camper, Thank you for your enquiry. A late check in is definitely possible. We can arrange that the night porter checks you in at that time. Warm regards Suzette
Davidcapestandard wrote a tip Mar 2018
south Africa17 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The suite, which has the best views"
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Loomoomahoo wrote a tip Jan 2018
London, United Kingdom15 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely get the big suite with the beach view. Bit more expensive but worth every penny"
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IngridC05 wrote a tip Oct 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The room in the basement is very private, and nicely furnished with it's own eating and living area."
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Jacquesdb D wrote a tip Feb 2017
Gold Coast71 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I had the bottom/cellar room this room has private parking great decor but no views"
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pr_sewoods wrote a tip Feb 2017
Shropshire, United Kingdom36 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room with en suite as some appeared to have an adjacent bathroom"
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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THE INN AT CASTLE HILL - Guesthouse Reviews (Kalk Bay, South Africa)

Frequently Asked Questions about The Inn at Castle Hill
Which popular attractions are close to The Inn at Castle Hill?
Nearby attractions include Dalebrook Tidal Pool (0.2 km), Quagga Rare Books and Art (0.1 km), and Paul B. Dixon Wildlife Studio (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Inn at Castle Hill?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Is parking available at The Inn at Castle Hill?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Inn at Castle Hill?
Conveniently located restaurants include Satori, Lekker Kalk Bay, and Salt.
Is The Inn at Castle Hill located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Kalk Bay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Inn at Castle Hill?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rhodes Cottage Museum (1.8 km), Noorul Islam Heritage Museum (7.6 km), and Scala Battery (6.4 km).
Does The Inn at Castle Hill have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
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