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Castle in Clarens

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I previously spent one night here with friends en-route from Lesotho in Jul 2010; now I came back in March 2017 with my family, primarily to treat our 3 year old Rapunzel-fan and it was absolutely worthwhile. Happy to say the castle and the dinner and breakfast remains as good as I remember, and still at a very reasonable price....

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Standerton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A second life, a second love, a second chance at happiness! What a lovely place to spend our first anniversary! At 50+ it's about time to rekinder forgotten fairytales! We loved every moment. The castle is a special place, planned and built by special people. Thank YOU for giving us the opportunity to enjoy YOUR version of the fairytale!!! It...

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Clocolan, South Africa
Reviewed 25 January 2017

What a beautiful place to stay in we loved it. Every room is unique and beautiful and we would definately stay there again when we get the chance! The only thing we would change is on arrival - it was very dark and my wife was a bit scared - it wouldve been nicer to be booked in by the...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 January 2017

My wife and I had a great getaway for her birthday. The Castle is a good place for couples or friends wanting to escape the city. The only downside to our stay was the quality of the beds which was not great. Would also recommend using a SUV or vehicle with good ground clearance as the road to the Castle...

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 22 December 2016

A wonderful experience, the beds are just terrible, but we will go again, same beds or not :-) The setting is amazing, the views breath-taking. No small sticks to get the fire going, will cost a lot of firelighters every time. Nobody would use charcoal to braai, briquettes are the thing to provide, or tell the people to bring, but...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Stunning views and true fairytale setting. The sunset was amazing. The main bedroom is made for royalty. Loved the fine detail and small touches to keep the fairytale alive. Truly enjoyed our stay, a true gem of Clarens.

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Edenvale
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Wimpie was an absolute gem with attention to every detail on every level. Always helpful and friendly, with on of the most fantasylike surroundibgs and buildings. What an unforgettable getaway! Every detail was catered to and the food was always warm. Wimpie was extremely amenable to any changes is schedule and very accomodating.

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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Had the most amazing time with my Husband. It is an amazing experience entering each room, reliving the fantasy of Rapunzel. Time to relax, read books, go for long walks and drinking in the atmosphere only available from this Region. A must return location.

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Billed as Rapunzels Castle, this was an amazing experience. My kids absolutely loved it, and so did we. It is quaint, and has a lot of stairs (my fitness tracker had me climbing 60 floors a day), but the attention to detail, and the overall experience, was truly magical.

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Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Highly recommended for the young and old. A MUST on your bucket list! Attention to details, furniture, service, garden, finishing are all amazing and breathtaking. Food was so tasty and worth it. I will definitely go back.

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Additional Information about Castle in Clarens

Address: Clarens, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
Hotel Class:5 star — Castle in Clarens 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“If you can't climb stairs, go somewhere else. If you can, stay here and feel like a 5 yr old again.”
  • Fit for a princess (or two in my case)
 of 5 bubbles , 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rapunzel's room and the lounge”
 of 5 bubbles Rudi456, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to book at least one meal with tannie Wimpie. It's VERY good.”
 of 5 bubbles Breedster, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“magical, great views, middle of nowhere”
 of 5 bubbles al12ki, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The stairs are steep and this might be an issue for the elderly. If you are staying with children bear in mind the layout of the castle- there is a double bedroom (en-suite) and lounge area on the groundfloor with a kitchen and outdoor lounge/braai area on the second floor and the main bedroom on the top floor.”
 of 5 bubbles SHOPPAMICH, 22 Jan 2015 | Read review
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