Guest Comments


Guest Comments

 Margaret Owusa , United Kingdom, February 2019

A very special moment for my 50th birthday, Amazing hospitality, Thank you 

Audrey Kugazev, Russia, January 2019

Thanks for a great time, very comfortable stay & extreme hospitality” 

Joe & Brenda Berger, New York,December 2018

“Wonderful Hotel with ever helpful & courteous staff, satisfying breakfast & teas & an incredible view” 

Richard Wharton US, August 2018

This was the perfect respite, just what I needed. Thank you

 Neil & Sonya  Devon, England  March 2018

Just as magical as the first time” 

Sarah Rich,  USA, March 2018

thank you so much for an absolutely beautiful stay,I loved staying in the Safari Suite” 

Heinrich & Sonja Dunkel,  Germany,  February 2018

Awesome place, perfect service & lovely people, thank you” 

Eric & Nynke,   Netherlands, October 2017

One of our best stops in SA, we will be back

Ines Lauber Switzerland January 2017
“I enjoyed my stay very much. Paradise ! Excellent service !”

Prof. Peter & Sylvia Monti USA April 2016
“An outstanding visit ! We will recommend to others…”

van Oord Family Netherlands & Canada 07 February 2015
“A beautiful week with our large family . We love this place and its people ! Thank you so much”

Ken & Jean Harrington Canada August 2014
“This has been the most enjoyable hotel experience we have had in all the countries we have ever travelled…”

Ms Susan Pattison-Wait South Africa February 2013
“Beyond all expectations ! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality”

Mr James Matlock USA & Switzerland 10 February 2012
“The Penthouse Suite was lovely. Great views from the morning till Moon viewing at night. Delicious Cuisine. Hope to be back soon…”


Dr B Pauluhn Germany – November 2011
“This was the third stay of ours and was as pleasant as the first. Fantastic location, unforgettable views over the Cape Peninsula, excellent food and kind people…What else do you need? Thanks to all of you.”

Elden Burke& Family England – October 2011
“Very friendly stay. Enjoyed views and location for visiting the wine route and Cape Point”

Sonia Chugh New York USA – 05 November 2010
“Remarkable ending to a holiday of a lifetime in South Africa. Love Cape Town & Colona Castle”

Geoffrey & Therese Debonno Malta – 06 July 2010
“Great service ! Great location ! Great Hotel !”

Tascha Eipe / India – May 2009
“Very beautiful place with creatively decorated rooms, lovely friendly staff. Really enjoyed my stay here.”

Simona Quaglia / Italy – May 2009
“Very warm atmosphere, thoughtfully decorated and great views. Thanks so much for the hospitality!”

Alisdair and Robyn Robertson / United Kingdom – May 2009
“Wonderful – thank you. Exceptional place and people.”

Rabian and Maahir Pandie / South Africa – May 2009
“Thanks for making the start of our marriage absolutely magical.”

Florence et Cédric Maertens / Belgium – May 2009
“First time in South Africa. Everything was perfect and what a magical place in Colona Castle.”

Mac and Marion Zondervan / Netherlands – May 2009
We were here for the third time around, and the place and its people still surprise us! So we will be back next year

Rob Dewson / United Kingdom – April 2009
“Nice place with excellent service with some breathtaking views. My first time but definitely not my last.”

David & Sheila Lebwith / New York – April 2009
“The most beautiful, perfect, well run castle we have ever been in. We will be back.”

Hermann & Hildegard Stipp / Germany – April 2009
“Magnificent place, splendid service, great dedication! Thank you very much.”

The D’Attoma Family / Egypt – March 2009
“We had a wonderful time in beautiful Cape Town and a fantastic stay at “The Castle”. Many thanks to everyone who had a hand in our visit!!”

Mac and Marion Zondervan / Netherlands – March 2009
“We were here for the third time around and the place and its people still surprise us! So we will be back next year.”

Fernando Bermejo / Spain – March 2009
“Fantastic place and people. If you want to taste the real South Africa, come here!”

Graham and Britta Clark / Germany – March 2009
“Many thanks for looking after us and making us feel at home!”

Kate Hampton / London – February 2009
A perfect week in every way – the staff, the location, the weather. I am already planning to return

Francois et Dolphine Feige / France – February 2009
“Magnifique semaine dans un cadre idyllique! Merci pour notre gentillesse et les tres bonnes adresses!“

Brian Jennings and Nicola Lee / United Kingdom – February 2009
“Best hotel, food and service in South Africa. Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing stay.”

Bengt & Sirpa Sjoblom / Finland – February 2009
“A real gem of a place with stunning interior decoration and personalised service. Thank you!”

Christel Maes and Claudine Van der Heyden / Belgium – February 2009
“Lovely hotel, seer mooie locatie. Short but powerful visit and a warm welcome.”

Gerhard & Barbara Jahn / Germany – January 2009
“Outstanding service, invisible hands of service all over. Beautiful location, superb hosts. Many thanks.”

Rebecca Macaux / United States – January 2009
Outstanding service. Beautiful location, interior design and architecture. Excellent cuisine!

Andrey & Marina Fomin / Russia – January 2009
Bravo It is always a pleasure to be back here.

Lars Ludewig / Germany – January 2009
“Thanks for a great stay. It made this business trip very special and enjoyable…!”

Andrew Strang / London – November 2008
“Great setting – couple of nice relaxing days. Many thanks.”

Helen and Mark Wilber / United Kingdom – November 2008
“Beautiful location very friendly and welcoming – an excellent start to our holiday.”

Marc van Cauwenberg and Magda Delaere / Belgium – October 2008
“This is accommodation for everybody who’s looking for a perfect vacation. Many thanks and congratulations.”

Marilynn Scott Murphy / United States – October 2008
“A ‘Homecoming’ – two years in a row it is a miracle and I am so grateful. Colona Castle is one of the nicest and most beautiful places in the world.”

Judge Christel and Gilly Plewman / South Africa – October 2008
“ What a gorgeous place, and a fabulous dinner. This is our second visit and everything is just as nice…

Shahira & Omar El Sayeh / Cairo Egypt – October 2008
“Thank you very much for the wonderful time we spent at your exquisite Colona Castle. We felt more at home than at a hotel and your personal touches helped to foster this feeling even more. The view from the Penthouse Suite was magnificent, the quality of service was impeccable and the staff was warm and efficient. We keep thanking Loula for introducing us to you…”

Aurelia & Jens-Uwe Hahn / Germany – September 2008
“Looking forward to staying the next time here. Perfect stay for our honeymoon”

Ray & Becky Harding / United States – August 2008
“Everything was first class. We loved the Suite and felt pampered. We will send our friends to you. Thanks for everything!”

Martin & Lynette Wilsenach / South Africa – July 2008
“Stunning Venue. Everything was 100%. Thank you and see you soon…”

Judy & Fred Peil / United States – May 2008
“A bit of heaven… truly sublime in every aspect… a highlight of our 24 years of travel in South Africa. Thank you so much.”

Colin & Karen Brown / Kent UK – May 2008
“Faultless and totally enjoyable! Penthouse Suite was sheer luxury…”

Kim Reinhart Nassau / Bahamas – April 2008
“Wonderful service. Unique Hotel. Excellent breakfast…”

Amanda & Ian Sutton & Children / London – April 2008
“A stunning location and a wonderful place to spend time. Thank you so much!”

K & L Bungartz / England & Germany – February 2008
“Wonderful Stay in a lovely location. Excellent”

Marc & Marian Zondervan Bergen / The Netherlands – February 2008
“ It was nice to be back again. Thanks again for the excellent service. See you next year…”

Marco & Donata Drago of De Agostini Anna & Severino Salvemi of Universita Bocconi / Italy – January 2008
“Everything perfect. We will be ambassadors of Colona Castle…”

Annette, Nicole, Adrian & Christian Geyer / Germany & Angola – December 2007
“As always wonderful, relaxing and a “smash”. Thank you . Until next year!…”

Stephen and Denise Peasnall / UK – November 2007
“What a location. You could not ask for more in Cape Town!”

Allison Brosset / France – December 2006
Only one thing to say: that’s the closest place to heaven!!!

Alan & Judy Ogilvie / England – November 2006
Such a wonderful location…

Sue Howells / Infinity Holidays South Africa – November 2006
Thank you! I am so, so impressed with your level of service… Such a pleasure to deal with you… Thank you

Mr Rudolph & Mrs Dorine van Weede / The Netherlands – November 2006
Colona Castle in particular was a place that could not have been chosen better; enormous attention to detail, superlative service, very good food and marvellous assistance in the planning of one’s activities – and all that in really sumptuous accommodations – Can only recommend you send all your customers there !

Mr Willem van der Wall Bake / Netherlands – November 2006
Best Small Hotel in South Africa

Michel van Overbeek / Netherlands – November 2006
Thanks to our son Bart, we found this extraordinary place: an exceptional experience in a superb location. Thanks very much

Celine et Frederic Lesne / France – November 2006
Une superbe etape… Un acceuil fabuleux… Merci pour tout!

Wendy & Geoff Hyde / UK – September 2006
Lovely position… Great views

Ursula Adams & Olaf Meissner / Germany – September 2006
Perfect! This is what I hoped for. Thank you

Shelley & Michael Niksis / United States – September 2006
Amazing experience. You exceeded our expectations. Thank you

Jean-Pierre & Christine Altounian / France – April 2006
Wonderful place to stay, especially for my 50th birthday.

Holloway Family / UK – April 2006
Beautiful place to stay with lovely food and delightful staff.

Thomas Perez / United States – April 2006
Had a Wonderful time. One of the prettiest places I have ever stayed in. A marvellous stay. Host and staff were amazing and if I ever get the opportunity to go back to Cape Town, I will stay at Colona Castle…and there is no doubt about it.

Paul Jurgens / Belgium – April 2006
Great time, great food and great wines. Beautiful space. Thanks for everything.

Boris & Charlotte Georgespicot / France – March 2006
A peaceful place with lovely people, furniture from all over the world that is marvellous: All make a great souvenir for our stay in Cape Town

Guenter & Britta Lambertz / Germany – March 2006
Autumn in the Cape of Good Hope is even more beautiful than springtime in Germany

Chris & Gill Plewman / South Africa – March 2006
WOW! What a beautiful place.

Magnus & Shirley Ambjorn / Sweden – March 2006
A gem in South Africa! Perfection.

Jurgen Freitag / Austria – March 2006
Perfect service, perfect view, beautiful place

Jean-Baptiste & Anne-Laure Feat / France – March 2006
Wonderful Stay in a beautiful location. A most wonderful holiday.

Nick & Paula Cuttiford / UK – March 2006
Beautiful Hotel, Excellent Location, very friendly.

David & Nancy Lem / United States – March 2006
More than a hotel, more like a home with warm relatives. Excellent, excellent service. Much thanks.

Martin George / British Airways UK – February 2006
Very special indeed. I hope we will return soon.

Gisela Maskell / Canada – February 2006
A place from Heaven. Love it very much.

Leon & Leila Getz / Canada – February 2006
Paradise! The Best. We’ll be back for sure.

Hayley Steinberg / South Africa – February 2006
Lovely stay. Wonderful attention to style and detail.

Paul & Sonja Van Den Boogaard / The Netherlands – January 2006
Thank you so much. You have spoilt us rotten! It was wonderful.

John & Kate Aikin / UK – January 2006
Wonderful, relaxing and fantastic honeymoon!