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“Beautiful Place”
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Castello di Monte
Ranked #2 of 358 Pretoria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Perth
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110 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Beautiful Place”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We had one night here as part of our Blue Train trip. It was strange as it was our first night in South Africa and it was as though we were in Italy. Accommodation is superb and the staff provide excellent service. This place is a photographer's dream with excellent nooks and crannies that are worthy of photographing and would be excellent for a wedding.

Nothing was too much trouble for the staff even smiles when we arrived very early (about 5am) after a flight from Perth came in before schedule. Meals were excellent and even though it's in a suburban area you can walk about 100m down the road to the Pretoria Country Club for restaurant and/or pub style eating and drinking. Our time was too short there.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Castello_Di_Monte, Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Good day Aussie Tourer

Thank you for your stunning review of Castello Di Monte.

We hope to have you stay with us for a bit longer on your next visit to SA.

Kind Regards
Ferdi
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Bray
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32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Ideal for us as we were 'Blue Training. Great location, friendly service, good food and lovely accomodation.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

(We also forgot some stuff & the Hotel immediately Couriered it to Cape Town for us. Great service.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Castello_Di_Monte, Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Good day Steve

Thank you for choosing Castello Di Monte on your reccent visit to Pretoria, and also for your great review.

We hope to see you again on your next visit to South Africa.

Kind Regards
Ferdi

ps. Say hello to Monkey Island & The Fat Duck
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

On our arrival we were met by an extremely friendly and helpful receptionist. We were taken to our beautiful and impressive room with fantastic views.
I can't fault anything: great food, excellent service by all the staff. If you are looking for a complete experiences this is the place to be.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Helena B
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Castello_Di_Monte, Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Good day Helena B

Thank you for your fantastic review of Castello Di Monte, we hope to see you again in the future.

Kind Regards
Ferdi
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Positioned on a hillside in residential Pretoria with wonderful views, this is an excellent guest house. The decor in the main hotel may be a little too faux Italian but the rooms are first class. Very spacious, great terraces, comfy beds and well appointed bathrooms. The space is accentuated by high ceilings. Good staff and reasonably priced. The hotel only has 9 rooms and was full for the time we stayed.
NB the pool is unseated so the kids were a little disappointed!

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Castello_Di_Monte, Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Good day Neil S

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to Castello Di Monte.

All comments are appreciated and duly taken into consideration by the owners and management.

On your next visit to South Africa, we hope that Castello will be one of your stopovers.

Kind Regards
Ferdi
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Niteroi, RJ
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209 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

We stayed in this superb italian palazzo just only one night, before we go to the safari in Madikwe.
It's an excellent choice of our agent, beautiful view, luxury rooms, good breakfast and dinner, quick arrangements for a Soweto tour and so on.
It is located on a hilly and fine neighborhood of Pretoria and has parking facilities.
Di Monte is some of these places you go for the first time and make plans to return soon.
Many thanks to the small but excelent staff.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Castello_Di_Monte, Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Good day Pedro D

Thank you for choosing Castello Di Monte for your accommodation, and for your wonderfull review.

We hope to see you again, one night at Castello isn't really enough.

Kind Regards
Ferdi
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Cape Town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2014

This is a wonderful venue, not just the rooms but also the kitchen, the relaxed atmosphere and the hospitality. You are very unlikely to have a bad experience here. Great for couples for some time away, great for stays in Pretoria area for any purpose (as long as you have a car to get around).

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Castello_Di_Monte, Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Good day Brian

It's always a pleasure to welcome back our guests. We will continue to deliver all our services to the highest of standards.

Thank you for your great feedback and we hope to see you soon.

Kind Regards
Ferdi
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Formby
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2014

What a place this was , done out like a Tuscany Villa , 9 rooms all with amazing views and balcony , nothing was too much trouble for the manager , he allowed us to stay on till the evening till we where picked up by our car ,
Very clean and meals are available if needed , plus the breakfast was really good.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good views as we tried them all before choosing what we had
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Castello_Di_Monte, Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Good day Lakesbuster

Thank you for your recent visit and your fantastic review of Castello Di Monte.

We hope to be able to accommodate you on your next visit to South Africa.

Kind Regards
Ferdi
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Property: Castello di Monte
Address: 402 Aries Street | Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 358 B&Bs / Inns in Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Castello di Monte 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Castello di Monte Is a Five Star Guest House, situated in Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria. The Tuscan style estate portrays pure luxury and elegance and offers spectacular views of the hills in and around the capital city. The landscaped gardens with mature olive trees and lavender bushes give an Italian flavour to the African landscape.You will hardly notice that you are in the middle of a bustling city. At Castello di Monte it is easy to believe that you had found paradise Introduction If luxury is in the detail, then a stay at Castello di Monte is filled with pure indulgence whether you are walking the dramatic stairways made of the finest granite or feasting on the elegant art that adorns our walls you will be pressed to find a more extravagant surroundings. Be it for a corporate meeting or a romantic getaway on our Panoramic deck, Castello di Monte offers the perfect setting. When it is time to retire, you will be spoiled for choice. Will it be our presidential suite complete with a grand fire place and a four post bed or our honeymoon suite decorated with hand painted murals or our freshly made classic rooms fit for royalty, a sumptuous night is ensured. Castello di Monte's sixteenth century splendour is complimented by every modern amenity. Fully stocked minibars and DSTV right down to underfloor heating, air-conditioning and the creature comforts of tea, coffee and local papers, at Castello di Monte your every whim is catered for. ... more   less 
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