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Cupertino, California, United States
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My gf's family booked a chateau here it was simply magical. The view of Champagne Castle and the mountains near by can't be compared with anywhere else I've been to all over the world. The chateau was clean and big. The beds were comfortable and the overall experience couldn't be beat. We sat in the lounge chairs and watched the... More 

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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, Evan It sounds like you had the most wonderful stay at Champagne Castle Hotel. Those mountains you spent so much time looking at, are truly spectacular. I know I'm biased, but I do think we have one of the most beautiful views in South Africa. Thank you for staying with... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Truly an excellent breakaway to find peace. One can in fact not fault the service and friendliness of staff in any way. The food is top class and will be remembered for long after your stay. We met couples here that are almost “family members” of the hotel. People who return every year for a most enjoyable experience. Champagne Castle... More 

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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, FanieLeHanie What beautiful words you've used to describe your stay with us. We are fortunate to have many guests who return year after year. It's a wonderful gift for any hotel, to have returning guests. Perhaps you will become such a guest in the future. Thank you for staying at... More 

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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is no doubt that this hotel has stunning views and walks - the setting is just perfect. I wonder if the stunning views mean that other aspects of the hotel are forgiven more than they would be in others.... Buffet style food was good, though hall it is served in is very dated. View from room was lovely though... More 

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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, Rebecccathompson Guest feedback is an important aspect of every business. For us it's the lifeblood that ensures we continue to improve every guest's experience. Each morning feedback from all of our platforms is discussed at the Management Team Meeting. We have a perpetual upgrade programme. We are aware of your... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here for five nights this year. Our room was comfortable inside, but unremarkable. The view, however, was tremendous. We were in a "Standard Mountain-Facing" room and had an unobstructed view of the Drakensberg from our veranda. The only downside is the proximity of neighbours (if they are noisy). The food was a fairly standard buffet... More 

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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, Christopher W We are fortunate to be located on the mountain, and as you point out, it doesn't get easier than that with regards to accessing the many hikes/walks in the area. Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit... More 

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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While i do not believe you can dispute good value for money, sadly lacks charm. We only did two nights for a wedding and didnt indulge in any hikes or related activities but am sure they would live up to magnificent scenery.

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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, Shifty324 Weddings are wonderful moments to share with family and friends, and I hope that the mountains added to the occasion, as they are spectacular in their beauty. What a pity that you weren't able to get onto the mountain. The views only get better with each step you take.... More 

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While the bedroom was somewhat dated in respect of its style and furnishings it was large and comfortable. The bed was excellent. The bathroom too was in need of an upgrade although the shower was very large. There seemed to be an unending supply of hot water.

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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, Kinellar223344 We're very fortunate to be located in this World Heritage Site, with the magnificent views of Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak. I'm uncertain from your review as to whether you were able to get onto the mountain? I do know from our guests, and my own experience, that the... More 

Hillcrest, South Africa
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45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful position, great food at every meal and friendly staff. Also a very spacious and comfortable room. The downer was the position of the room. Paid the top rate for mountain views and ended up on the ground floor looking into the back of the staff quarters. Over the roof was the mountains. Just not good enough. Spoke to the... More 

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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, Henry P Thank you for raising your feedback with me in person while you were staying with us. So often we're left with only digital platforms to try and connect afterwards, which isn't always ideal. We do look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit at Champagne Castle... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived wondering if my husband had made the right choice in choosing this place. I couldn't see any young couples or families. I thought I had walked into a retirement home! However as our day wore on, I started to slowly love the place. We had a beautiful view of the mountains from our room. I found the staff... More 

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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, myworld2014 Yes you're correct, during school holidays Champagne Castle Hotel has a very different mix of ages. At the moment, with exams looming for some and happening for others, we don't have many younger guests. But that will change in the next few weeks. We have noted your feedback with... More 

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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel and rooms are just great, we had a sunny and informative walk with guide Emanuel up in the mountains, food excellent and more than enough, great garden & pool, funny monkeys around, would always go back ;-))

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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, Tiwojobe It's always good to hear from guests who walked up onto the mountain. The views are spectacular, and the further you go, the more beautiful it becomes. Those walks definitely increase one's appreciation for dinner in the evening :-) Thank you for staying at Champagne Castle Hotel, and we... More 

Bollnäs
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I work as a tourleader and brought my group there for two nights. We all were extremely satisfied of the wonderful experience. There are plenty of nice walking-routes, the food was excellent and the area around the hotel, pool etc was extremely beautiful and relaxing. It gives a high-class feeling all the way (except the tenniscourt that could need some... More 

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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, Duvan77 You must get to see some beautiful places and meet some incredible people in your line of work as Tour Leader. I'm glad you were able to walk up onto the mountain. It really is a beautiful experience. Thank you for your feedback on the Tennis Courts. We look... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: £106 - £163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Champagne Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 71
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“Basically all rooms will suit anybody. Fantastic views from everywhere!”
 of 5 bubbles FanieLeHanie, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a unobstructed mountain-view and hope for quiet neighbours”
 of 5 bubbles christopherw866, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a higher level room with mountain views”
 of 5 bubbles Kinellar223344, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“mountain view”
 of 5 bubbles Tiwojobe, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms look onto the mountains”
 of 5 bubbles 138colinf, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
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