$ 127 (Pps)
- Colona Castle is an intimate Mediterranean villa with great individual flair
- Close to warm beaches of the Cape Peninsula, Wine estates & Simonstown
- Eclectic collection of antiques and objets d’art
- Panoramic views over False Bay to the mountains
- 30 minutes from the city centre
Colona Castle lies on a mountainside above a tranquil lake on the Cape Peninsula close to the warm water beaches of False Bay (St James & Muizenberg). This splendid Mediterranean villa offers character, exclusivity and infinite charm. As with many owner-run lodges, here you receive personal attention and hospitality.
All the 8 suites are furnished with great individual flair. With treasured antiques and artworks collected over many years by the owners, Nicole and Michael Brand. Four sumptuous suites, one family suite and three superior bedrooms are spacious and individually decorated. All have stunning sea and mountain views.
Lunches at Colona Castle are served at the swimming pool during summer. And dinners in the candlelit dining hall overlook the shimmering lights of the city of Cape Town. Alternatively there are many excellent restaurants nearby. In the winter months you can settle down around the beautiful open hearth log fires and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Though Colona Castle is about 30 minutes drive from the centre of Cape Town, it is central for many of Cape Town's attractions - such as the wine estates and golf courses of Constantia, and the swimming beaches of False Bay where the water is at least 5° warmer than on the other side of the mountain.
Leisure options include mountain or beach walks (perhaps amongst the wild flora in the nearby Silvermine nature Reserve) and whale watching between July and November when the Southern Right whales come right into False Bay to calve.
Despite its luxurious furnishings, Colona Castle welcomes families and some of the suites are perfectly suited for families with extra beds placed in the sitting rooms. The Cape Peninsula part of Cape Town is particularly good for families with the warm waters for swimming, the penguins at Boulders Beach and the Toy museum at Simons Town.
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Superior Suite, The Safari Suite
This air-conditioned three-bedded family Suite has three alcoves: first an entrance/lounge, then a Bedroom with a Queen Size bed with a flat screen TV, and third a single ¾ bed leading onto a bathroom en-suite with a large shower, a Victorian face to face bath, and a beautiful all mirrored unit floor to ceiling with 2 glass wash basins. Views across Sandvlei Lake, the Cape Peninsula, False Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Superior Room, The Green Room
This air-conditioned Superior Bedroom has two 3/4 twin beds set together (or Super King), a bathroom en-suite with a large open adjustable shower. It enjoys a conservatory and a private balcony overlooking the garden, Sandvlei Lake and the Atlantic Ocean through the trees.
Superior Room, the Morocan Room
This air-conditioned Superior Bedroom, a mini-Suite with a Queen size bed and sitting area has a separate dressing area and a separate shower room. It enjoys a sheltered patio with views across Sandvlei Lake and the Peninsula.
Executive Suite, the Mogul Suite
This Executive Suite has an air-conditioned bedroom with two large 3/4 twin beds set together (or Super King), a marble en-suite bathroom with a large open shower, a separate lounge with two reclining beds and a separate dressing room. Views from the patio span from Table Mountain, across Sandvlei Lake, the Cape Peninsula and False Bay.
Executive Suite, the Chinese Suite
This Executive Suite has a large air-conditioned bedroom with a Four Poster King-size extra-length bed, a bathroom en-suite with a Victorian bath/telephone shower and a separate marble shower, a separate lounge and a large sheltered balcony with views of Table Mountain and Cape Peninsula.
Executive Suite , the New Suite
This Executive open plan Suite, all marble and glass from floor to ceiling, has an air-conditioned bedroom with a Four Poster Super King-size extra-length bed (2 metres x 2 metres), and sitting area. A contemporary bathroom en-suite enjoys a face to face bath with lumbar support, a large separate steam shower with a bench, and a separate cloakroom. Private patio. Views of Sandvlei Lake, False Bay, beaches and Cape Hangklip in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Full Luxury Suite, the Penthouse
This full Luxury Suite has a King-size extra-length bed in the bedroom, a large air-conditioned library lounge, both leading onto an opulent private balcony. A marble bathroom with bath and open shower. Panoramic sweeping views of Table Mountain, the Peninsula, Sandvlei Lake, False Bay and the South Atlantic Ocean.
Full Luxury Suite, the English Suite
This Full Luxury Suite, a twin bedded air-conditioned bedroom with two ¾ extra length beds set together (or Super King) has two bathrooms en-suite, one with a large open shower, the other with a face to face Victorian bath and a separate cloakroom. It also has a separate lounge and a large balcony with sweeping panoramic views across Table Mountain, the Peninsula, Sandvlei Lake, and False Bay.