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Champagne Castle Hotel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

A beautiful setting, elegant chalets for great value. Fantastic spot to access some great hiking trails from your back door. Chalet kitchens were not well equipped, so any extensive cooking would be challenging. Only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars was based on the staff. Staff were uninterested and not warm. Really detracted from the resort.

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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, Jean B We are very fortunate to be located where we are. Within a World Heritage Site and at the foot of some of South Africa's most beautiful mountains. It does make the walks onto the mountain all that more appealing. Thank you for your feedback with regards to the...

Howick, South Africa
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had such an incredible 4 days at Champagne Castle. The location is beautiful and offers such a relaxing vibe. We are especially grateful that the staff and management went out of their way to make our anniversary weekend special.

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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, ShanivN Happy Anniversary once again. We're so glad you chose to celebrate it at Champagne Castle Hotel. I trust that the mountains were especially romantic during your stay :-) We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit

Reviewed 11 December 2016

We wanted a place to relax in a nice location and we certainly found it in Champagne Castle. The grounds and shared spaces are beautiful - particularly the wood fireplaces and leather couches - and there are hiking trails straight off the property. There were so many choices for each meal we couldn't try them all, and this includes the...

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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, Jess T It's clear that you made the most of your stay with us at Champagne Castle Hotel. We are situated in a most beautiful part of the Drakensberg, and as you point out, are very fortunate to offer trails onto the mountain directly from the hotel. The Champagne Valley...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had a very spacious room (81), overlooking the mountain, with a King-size bed and all facilities. The dining room was most attractive, with well laid out tables. We had excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet meals. Not good for the waistline!

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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, colinf32 I've had a talk with the Chef about your waistline :-) We are fortunate to be located in this area of the Drakensberg. The mountains do make for stunning views. Thank you for staying with us at Champagne Castle Hotel, and we look forward to welcoming you back on...

London
Reviewed 8 December 2016

What a phenomenal hotel this is! From the friendly welcome, the wonderful grounds and massive swimming pool, the beautiful beds, the amazing staff accommodating all of our requested changes (including moving to another room) and the food... oh boy the food! This hotel makes you feel like you were meant to live there all your life and just never ever...

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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, Charlotte_SA I'm so glad you got that last minute booking and discovered Champagne Castle Hotel. We assure you that we'll keep doing everything you experienced, and by the time you return, our goal (as always) is to be doing it even better. Thank you for staying with us, and we...

Schweich, Germany
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We spent some really nice days at Chanpagne Castle Hotel in the Dragenberge. It is well located to start hiking in the Monks Cowl area and has phantastic views. The service was excellent, as was the dining.

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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, Wolfgang B As you point out, between Champagne Castle Hotel and Monks Cowl (our neighbour) there are a wide variety of walking trails onto the mountains in the area. We have a belief in these parts, that if you put in the time and energy to walk onto the mountain,...

Montreal, Quebec
Reviewed 8 December 2016

A beautiful site and immaculate surroundings, and rooms that are comfortably if not always conveniently furnished. The good points…. I do get the impression, however, that this hotel could be so much better with new management. It is very stolidly set in its ways, and doesn’t adapt easily to the ways of its guests. No wifi in the rooms? In...

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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, IBlair We are aware that it is impossible to meet the expectations of everyone who stays with us, and it is clear that we didn't tick all of your boxes. I'm sure you appreciate that what one person wants from a hotel is rarely, if ever, the same as the...

Reviewed 7 December 2016

Don't even think about not staying her if you are in the Drakensberg, the hospitality as well as the facilities are amazing. We stayed in Chalet 6 and the whole ambiance of the surroundings just made this a wonderful getaway. you honestly will not want to leave.

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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, Shane C The Chalets are one of the most popular styles of accommodation at Champagne Castle Hotel, for some of the reasons you have listed (and many more). We are very fortunate to be located in this part of the Drakensberg, surrounded by the most magnificent mountains. Thank you for...

Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016

As always superb rooms, food, service and staff in a beautiful spot.....That's why we keep coming back. Thank you George and all the staff for another great stay....hope to see you all next year. Dave & Margaret

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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, Dave We're very fortunate to have you and Margaret come back time after time to stay with us. There is no greater compliment to any hotel than returning guests. It goes without saying that we look forward to welcoming you back on your 10th visit and every one following that.

Reviewed 7 December 2016

We went up for a short break to celebrate to see what had changed since I was last there over 20 years ago. We were quite amazed at the transformation at the hotel with its new rooms and added self catering. One highlight was that the staff went out of their way to make our evening special with our table...

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Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Steven Apart from some of the main buildings, you must have driven into a completely different hotel, from the one you remembered 20 years ago. I'm glad you had a special stay with us. Thank you for staying with Champagne Castle Hotel on your 20th anniversary. We look forward to...

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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: ₹ 9,958 - ₹ 13,299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Champagne Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 71
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“Try the mountain view rooms”
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beenztx, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you have children, then the ground floor rooms will suit you best. Almost all the rooms have the most stunning views.”
Lorj03, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room with a view is best”
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“Luxury Mountain Facing Room”
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“Ask for a first floor mountain view - fantastic views of the mountains”
Buckvis, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
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