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“Castello di Monte”
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Castello di Monte
Ranked #1 of 367 Pretoria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 August 2014

An absolutely stunning guest house/hotel. The service, accommodation and food were all superb. A beautiful setting for a special occasion, including a wedding. I would have NO hesitation in recommending this property!!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Castello_Di_Monte, Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2014

Good day LollyJ61

Thank you for your great review.

We are all looking forward to your next visit to South Africa.

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Ferdi

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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed the last few days of our honeymoon at Castello Di Monte. The welcome we recieved upon arrival was excellent. We can't say enough positive things about the staff.
The hotel itself is beautiful with an excellent location in Pretoria. Easy access to N1.
They even upgraded our room because we were on our honeymoon.
Dinner was had by the fireplace which was very cozy and lovely considering the cold evenings during winter.
Friendly and serviceminded staff made our stay at Castello Di Monte memorable. Recommended for romantic get-aways.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Castello_Di_Monte, Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2014

Good day Norway3000

Thank you for your wonderfull review of your stay at Castello Di Monte.

We hope to have you visit South Africa soon again.

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Ferdi

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

The Castello di Monte is located on a hill in the posh Pretoria neighbourhood of Waterkloof Ridge. It is a villa in Tuscan style turned into a small hotel with less than a dozen rooms. All rooms are spacious and well equipped. Some have a fire place. Many have a private roof terrace. They have great views over the city and surrounding areas, particularly from the communal roof terrance on the top of the building. Service is very personal, and everything we could wish for was arranged immediately. Breakfast is available a la carte (full breakfast) and in buffett style (Continental). Light lunches and dinners are available on most days, but for full dinner one needs to provide notice in the morning of the same day (when we were there a choice of one of two main items in a three-course dinner).

Room Tip: During the winter months, heating is not very effective in all rooms; but when we had a problem we w...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Castello_Di_Monte, Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Good day tmk010

Thank you very much for your review of your stay at Castello Di Monte.

We thank you for your feedback regarding the heating, we will look into the issue. We always appreciate all comments given.

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Ferdi

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

This is truly a five star establishment with staff and food to go with this. Castello di Monte is world class with the best breakfast. All the staff is genuinely friendly and helpful. It is a gorgeous place to stay in with views over Pretoria. Although it is in the city, it is a quiet and peaceful place. Do not miss the opportunity to stay in Castello di Monte.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Castello_Di_Monte, Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Good day Magda N

Many thanks for your great review of your recent visit to Castello Di Monte.

We all hope to have you visit us again in the near future.

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Ferdi

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

From the first day we only received excelleny service
The food the room the staff the venue very friemdly and
Proffesional the best ever. The room was need and warm. I will come back to experince this service again. I would also reffer this venue to my friends
This property is beutifull and classic and with so much caractor any wedding
will be a sucess.
Thank you Castello di Monte and staff you help me to make my daughter and son in laes dream come true. This was a perfect chioce and day. Thank you.




  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Castello_Di_Monte, Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Good day Yvonne A

Thank you for your wonderfull review of your daughter's wedding, we at Castello wish them both all the best for the future.

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Ferdi

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

had the most relaxing time. excellent service and good food. stunning rooms to stay in.
reception was brilliant and welcoming.
I would recommend this place to everyone.
only advice i would give is to ensure your meat is properly aged before preparation.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Castello_Di_Monte, Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Good day Jan D

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to Castello Di Monte, your feedback is much appreciated.

Our chef will resolve the meat issue with his suppliers.

We all hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Pretoria.

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Ferdi

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

I'm thankful for the recommendation I received for the Castello as the accommodations proved to be better than expected. Yes, the guest house and it's grounds are very nice, but ultimately what sets this place apart from many other accommodations is the level of service provided by Madeline and her staff. I was only there for a relatively short time while on a business trip, but I somehow felt like I was leaving family when I departed. The breakfast and dinners were terrific and they were always willing to help with anything that you may need such as transportation, local attraction info, etc. For a very reasonable nightly rate you really cannot beat the Castello. They do a terrific job.

Room Tip: Ask for an upstairs accommodation if available as the view is great.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Castello_Di_Monte, Manager at Castello di Monte, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Good day Eric H

Thank you for your fantastic review of your recent visit to Castello.

We will keep up our service levels, and hope to see you shortly on your next visit to Pretoria.

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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 #1 of 367 B&Bs / Inns in Pretoria
Price Range: £154 - £293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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