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.
- 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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