Colona Castle

1 Verwood Street | Cape Town, WC 7945  [SEE MAP]Cape Town, WC  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Guest Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Beautiful views, amazing rooms and super friendly staff

Mar 5th, 2020

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. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Jean Francoic

Mar 3rd, 2020

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. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Three night stay, very, very special.

Feb 24th, 2020

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. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Loved our 1 night stay at Colona Castle

May 22nd, 2018

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. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

5 star with Personality

Apr 6th, 2018

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. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

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