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Champagne Castle Hotel

Booking.comUSD 162*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a lovely 2 nights at this hotel which is a little old , but very neat and comfortable. The view is outstanding and we experienced most enjoyable walks close by. The food was excellent except the coffee ( we would like to add our own measure of coffee and milk in the cup and was...

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Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was spacious, light and nicely decorated. The beds were perfect, allowing us to sleep like queens. We adored the buffet at dinner and breakfast. The lounge area is very cosy with an open fire.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow so glad we chose this. High up close to the escarpment with a beautiful setting and majestic views. We did some awesome day hikes but always keep a look out for the thunderstorms in the afternoons Spa treatment was heavenly The buffet dinner was by far the best meal we have experienced EVER! Well worth it. Housekeeping could be...

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Thank Tracy P
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We had the best week at Champagne Castle, very comfortable accommodation, stunning views of the drakensberg, excellent food We loved hiking up to the Sphinx, and enjoyed sitting by the pool listening to the sound of the cooing dives!

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We recently got married at Champagne Castle Hotel. We had THE most wonderful experience. From check-in, to dinner the night before, to breakfast and the wedding itself, everything was extremely professional and perfect. Lihle, Teresa and Mohammed were fantastic as far as our wedding arrangements and food went, they were so professional, accommodating and helpful, it made such a difference...

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Fareham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Stayed for one night in February whilst exploring the Drakensburg mountains. We wanted to hike around Monks Cowl and looked at the various accommodation on offer and so pleased we picked this place. It was such a pleasant surprise especially as we arrived at the hotel literally soaked to the skin having set off on our hike in the morning...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, chilipups The weather is not only unpredictable in these mountains, but as you experienced, it can change very quickly. There are even days where we have multiple seasons in 24 hours. You can be lying at the pool in the morning, and sitting next to a fire in the pub...

Howick, South Africa
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Accommodation excellent. Plenty of space and private patios, as well as private lounges. Large selection at the three buffet meals every day, but such a pity the food is always cold. Table cloths were not changed during our visit (three days), and showed stains from previous guests, plus our own stains. Not a good impression. But will still return again...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, MandR50 I apologise that the food was cold during your stay. I met with the Chef this morning to talk through your review. Our food reviews on TripAdvisor are very good, and so it's puzzling that you had this experience. We will ensure that doesn't happen again. I have also...

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

First impressions count and to be kept waiting right up until the minute of earliest checking was annoying. Self contained chalet for 4 was very nice but had the very basics and did not include shampoo, gowns, etc. The view was fantastic. Had a swim in the pool but then a big dog dived in for a swim!! A guided...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, John S My apologies that your check-in didn't leave you feeling positive. It's such an important part of any hotel experience. It can often taint the rest of a guest's stay, positive and negative. There shouldn't have been a dog in the pool with you. We only allow dogs into...

Beverley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Not a good start as we arrived. We had booked a luxury mountain view room. We asked on check in whether we could have an upstairs room. Very gruff, unsmiling receptionist (not a good first impression for any hotel) stated it was a downstairs room. So, maybe if the sky had been clear we would have been able to see...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Bishopburt I do apologise for your experience on check-in. We understand how important that first interaction is, and it was extremely unfortunate that this was yours. As a traveller myself I understand how this can colour the remainder of your stay. We have had an extremely wet rainy season this...

Brits, South Africa
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Great place to go if you are tired of cooking and washing up. Meals in the wonderful restaurant are part of the price. Fantastic buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food is delicious, well presented. Views are unbelievable. Even tea and coffee mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Rooms are very comfortable and have a little private outdoor seating area.

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Jackie19542013 We are extremely fortunate to be located in this World Heritage Site, along with some of the most spectacular views in South Africa. It sounds like you had a great visit with us. Thank you for staying at Champagne Castle Hotel, and we look forward to welcoming you back...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Champagne Castle Hotel

Address: Route R600 | Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Winterton
Price Range: $207 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Champagne Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 71
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“Ask for a first floor mountain view - fantastic views of the mountains”
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