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1 Old Boyes Drive Verwood Road, Lakeside 7945 South Africa
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Located in the epicentre of Greater Cape Town, Colona Castle, graded 5 Star, is truly a sophisticated, elegant and enchanting base from which to explore Cape Town, Cape Point, the Peninsula and Winelands. Gracing the mountainside above a tranquil Lake District on the warmer False Bay coastline, with majestic views stretching from Table Mountain to the South Atlantic Ocean, furnished with treasured antiques, this splendid Mediterranean style retreat offers character, exclusivity and infinite charm. Guests are assured of outstanding hospitality and exceptional personal service, away from the hustle bustle of the city, in five luxurious exceptionally decorated full Suites & three Superior Bedrooms offering modern conveniences. Delicious breakfasts are served all day, lunches and dinners on request, spa treatments given in the privacy of own suite Stimulating activities including world-class Golf, whale, shark or bird watching, sightseeing and acclaimed restaurants are within easy reach.
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Lisa P wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
We loved our stay at Colona Castle! The staff could not do enough for us, the rooms were stunning and the views from the hotel were lovely. The only meal we ate there was breakfast, but this was delicious with great choices and the view from the breakfast room was gorgeous. Travelling around was really easy with Uber and the team were happy to recommend places to visit in the local area. Would love to stay for longer and would happily recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Jean F wrote a review Mar 2020
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Colona Castle is a dream realized , our 5 day stay was was sublime . all the attention to details , personlised service and wonderfuff hosts. Thank you Michael Nicole and David , you will most certainly see us again . The Penthouse suit was spacious , with breath taking views of the mountains , sea and lakeside . the night lights are breath taking . the calmness and positive enegery is rejuvenating and treat on its own . The experience of staying in this magestic yet homely and personilized establishment or rather home is a treat few be blessed to experience . This was a memory that will remain with us for ever , or rather till the next time.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: penthouse suit outstanding
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Responded 05 Mar 2020
Dear Jean-Francois Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Penthouse Suite and benefitted from the panoramic views and calmness it offers. We all look forward to hosting you again soon and David and the attentive staff at Colona Castle wish you the very best to keep safe and happy
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Keith S wrote a review Feb 2020
Reading, United Kingdom6 contributions
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The Colona Castle is not in any way a "run of the mill" hotel. We felt like we were staying in someone's home, which is exactly what we were doing. The owners live on site, and they and their staff could not have been be more hospitable, helpful, and caring. From the warm welcome at the steps on our arrival, to the bowl of fruit, personal letter of introduction and home made biscuits with the tea tray, to advice on travelling in the local area, and how accomodating they were about breakfast times, and checking out, nothing was too much trouble. Staying here is truly an experience. We stayed in the green room, which has a private balcony, enormous en suite bathroom and massive, comfortable bed. The breakfast was beautifully cooked to order, with juices and cereal available to help yourself to. This hotel does not provide an evening meal service, unless by request of the guests, but there are plenty of local eateries along the coast, all of which can be reached by Uber or your own car. For those who are looking for something different, and within a walk of an infamous "Z" parkrun, (Zandvlei) this could be for you. It's not a "premier inn" it's staying in someone's home and is an experience in itself.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Any of the rooms would be amazing.
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Carmia L wrote a review May 2018
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I just want to give a big thank to David and Michael for being wonderful hosts and for making us fee right at home. My favourite part of our stay at Colona Castle was our beautiful spacious penthouse suite with just the most breathtaking view of the mountain, lake and ocean. The breakfast was also amazing. Thank you so much for making our stay memorable.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anthony F wrote a review Apr 2018
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I've stayed at many 5 star hotels on trips around the world. Of course they're all nice, but the experience is inevitably the same, so it's hard to remember their details. But Colona Castle is different and I will remember it's little details for a long time to come. I see one reviewer suggested that the place needs stripping out and bringing into the 21st century. What a bizarre notion! In fact that would be the antithesis of what I think the owners have tried to achieve. And, to be honest, what anyone with a bit of taste and world experience would value greatly. To be frank, apart from the modern conveniences of life, the 21st century is somewhat overrated. Who wants cookie-cutter, modern day, plastic establishments where one's memories of the places blur into unintersting mush? I prefer a place with personality and story, one I can remember for arresting details. That I got at Colona Castle - from the physical space, to the location, to the connection with the owners. I loved the old world charm - it's like stepping back in time to a glorious period (but with all the modern conveniences we have come to depend on). The room we stayed in was grand - high vaulted ceilings with beautiful beams, fine marble, exquisite attention to small details, fantastic views. The location is superb - the rough physical beauty of the mountain and lake, right on the doorstep of Muizenberg without having to contend with the hustle and bustle of the place, and just around the corner from charismatic Kalk Bay (without contending with the tourists). It's a great location for launching off in so many directions with different agendas. The real jewel though - and this one gets so rarely - is interacting with the owners. If you're just wanting some advice on where to go, what do, and how to book it - that they will do for you easily, but the real magic is hearing their stories about travels through Africa. Or get them to tell you about the house - it makes you feel part of a storied history of a grand old dame in Cape Town. The best places around the world are like that - the house has a life of its own, every piece in the house has a story of its own, and the owners are the engaging custodians of it all, generous with their time and with their stories. Good luck with finding that in an average modern, generic, uninteresting hotel with modern glitz and Ikea-inspired decor that you'll never remember. For me, Colona Castle is my kind of place and I'll be coming back.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from 2CapeTown, Owner at Colona Castle
Responded 19 Apr 2018
Dear Tony Thank you so much for your detailed and wonderful review. It was such a pleasure hosting you, and showing you our special haven. You definitely captured the enchanting spirit of Colona Castle and we hope to see you again soon. Wishing you the very best
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Pam M wrote a review Mar 2018
Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand9 contributions16 helpful votes
We visit Cape Town annually, and what a find Colona Castle is. From the moment you arrive in this tranquil setting, with sweeping views over False Bay, to the warm welcome by your host Nicole, onto the the very luxurious bedrooms, where every need is taken care of, comfort and opulence personified. We spent 5 delightful days there, breakfasts were outstanding and information on local cuisine and attractions were well sourced and never disappointing. We will be back time and time again, and recommend this gem highly
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 2CapeTown, Owner at Colona Castle
Responded 29 Mar 2018
Dear Pam Thank you very much for visiting Colona Castle. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to seeing you again soon Wishing you a great Easter week-end
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David R wrote a review Feb 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom132 contributions179 helpful votes
Set on the hillside, Colona Castle has magnificent views over the coast line. The Parisian owner is absolutely charming, and she, and her staff could not be more friendly or helpful. However Colona Castle, is from yesteryear- it’s a bit like visiting a dear aunt, in deepest rural France. Reception has threadbare carpets, numerous random artefacts/antiques/junk, as did our room. Breakfast on the first day had a reasonable buffet selection, with cooked options available- there was only one other couple staying. The freshly squeezed orange juice, excellent.. The second morning, when we were the only guests, no buffet set out, no orange juice of any description! The owner was extremely helpful in advising good restaurants, booking tables, organising taxis. All in all, a pleasant stay in a mainly ‘guestless’ accommodation- we stayed 5 nights! Would I recommend it to friends? - nope! The place has a great location, wonderful owner and staff, but needs stripping out, and bringing into the 21st Century- am I some young trendy? Nope I’m 63, but appreciate to new standards set by most boutique accommodation.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 2CapeTown, Owner at Colona Castle
Responded 24 Feb 2018
Dear David Thank you for your review. Taste is indeed a very personal matter, as highlighted by some of your astonishing comments : the reception threadbare carpet is a real antique Persian rug with beautiful bird designs, considered to be fashionable and “tres chic”, which has not embarrassed any guests so far. Had you mentioned that you did not care for the antiques and the “Arab Twins” large painting of world famous painter Eugene Jardin in the Moroccan Room, we would have offered a stay in another room perhaps the Green Room of a more classic Bristish design… The number of guests in residence is not often apparent, as guests come and go early or late and are located on 3 different floors with separate entrances. We are very sorry that you did not like our furnishings. Rest assured that freshly squeezed orange juice is available at any time of day or night. We would have appreciated your mentioning all this face to face, but you certainly appeared to be enjoying yourselves, and you gave the impression of being happy. Your wife Sonja’s comments in our Guest Book : “Awesome place, perfect service & lovely people ! Thank you !!” We wish you the very best.
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BlomSKI wrote a review Feb 2018
Rossendale. Lancs. UK168 contributions54 helpful votes
Dr Grien (think this was his name) put his house up for sale in 1929 for the magnificent sum of £4500.00 and left behind him an historical treat for us share. We arrived late at night and Frank had stayed up to greet us. We took a nightcap out onto the terrace to relax and unwind after a long day of travelling with the sound of the Indian Ocean serenading our chill time on the terrace by the pool, watching the stars in the sky above us. The room was delightful despite the slight amendments to facilities despite the current drought restrictions. It was only in the light of day the following morning that we saw the full extent of the spectacular setting and views the location this B&B has to offer. Wow! Yes, it is a B&B (even though they had no problem providing a G&T and a beer at 1.O0 am), they also arranged a very prompt transfer from the airport. Only sorry that we weren't staying longer in this period piece location; could quite easily have stayed longer, sitting there daydreaming of life in a bygone era... Breakfast was excellent, service great and would like to go back. Can understand the previous comments about the beach at the bay; we only stopped to look at the stunning scenery but it felt a little intimidating even though spectacular. Would certainly recommend if you want to get away from the hurly-burley from the city life of Cape Town.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 2CapeTown, Owner at Colona Castle
Responded 24 Feb 2018
Thank you so much for your review. You certainly captured some of the highlights of staying at Colona Castle and we look forward to seeing you again soon
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JBJ26 wrote a review Jun 2017
Tampa, Florida106 contributions66 helpful votes
Colona Castle in Cape Town was just as charming as it was ten years ago when we were there before. The breakfast was sumptuous. The staff was extremely courteous and obliging. It was a delight staying again in this unique B&B, so wonderfully different from staying in another chain hotel or even a large five star hotel where one can get lost in the shuffle. David was the manager there and took a personal interest in our comfort and happiness throughout our stay.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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peteklat wrote a review May 2017
Cape Town Central, South Africa42 contributions19 helpful votes
This is pure luxury and the most efficiently run little family guest house (it fully deserves its 5 stars). Lovely views over False Bay and an easy ride to the beach. And the owner is a gem. I call this Versailles by the Sea!
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Responded 18 May 2017
Dear Peteklat Thank you so much for visiting splendid Colona Castle. We are so glad you enjoyed it and appreciated the superb quality of experience guests can access in and around our breath-taking area of Cape Town Wishing you the very best
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colona Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Colona Castle?
Nearby attractions include Casa Labia (0.2 km), Sobeit Store & Hong Kong Charlie Sushi Cafe (0.8 km), and Guided Nature Trails Cape Point (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colona Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Colona Castle?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Colona Castle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colona Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joon, Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market, and Sostanza Coffee Shop & Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Colona Castle?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Colona Castle have airport transportation?
Yes, Colona Castle offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Colona Castle?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Colona Castle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rhodes Cottage Museum (1.9 km).
Does Colona Castle have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.