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Hampshire
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel has views to die for - beautiful dramatic scenery and this really sums up the place but the hotel rooms are looking very tired and in urgent need of refurbishment. Also, there has been no positive development whatsoever since we started visiting in 2014, returning every year since. The rooms lack air conditioning, a fridge so that you...

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Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I decided at 3am on the 14th Feb 2017 to surprise my husband and book into Champagne Castle Hotel for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. I sent an email and told reception my plan - we were even offered a discount! Staff, food, room and views to die for - stunning stunning place!

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had 8 nights at this hotel during a four week trip of the Drakensberg mountains and it was definitely our favourite. The location is stunning and so are the walks. The service was excellent and staff really friendly. The food was very good with fillet beef on a Sunday lunch being best we have eaten anywhere! We had a...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wonderful relaxing part of our holiday would highly recommend this hotel from the time we arrived to the time we left I couldn't have wished for more.Theonly problem we had was directions to getting there but apart from that they were very accommodating .The views was spectacular and the arranged walks every morning was excellent.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the time we arrived till we left the service was exceptional. We had a deluxe garden facing room which was very large with a bathroom that had a bath and a shower. The room had doors onto the beautiful garden and we also overlooked the magnificent mountain. Meals were included in our package and the food was freshly cooked...

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Leipzig
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My partner, his parents and I stayed at the hotel from Sunday toTuesday. It was such a lovely, relaxing stay and we could really regenerate our energy levels. However it is notable that this is not a place I would recommend for a family with small children as the place seems to aim for couples and adults in general. But...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The family and I popped into champagne castle to have a refreshing drink and something to eat. We were served out on the terraced by Nonkokhe ( 11th feb ) whom handed us a menu and took a drinks order. When she came back with the drinks we had decided on our order and was then told the kitchen had...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Sarah C I do apologise for the experience you had with us. It is certainly not how we want any of our guests to be treated. I have taken this up with our F&B Manager for further investigation. If you read through the hundreds of reviews on TripAdvisor, you will...

Maseru, Lesotho
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very positive my stay at the hotel. The swimming pool is astonishing with its view of the mountains in front, the garden well entertained and clean. A positive point goes to the food too, tasty and served in a generous buffet 3 times a day. The lux room seems too spacious, almost empty, the bathrooms need definitely to be refreshed...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Laurafloating We are very fortunate to be situated in this World Heritage Site, in such a beautiful part of the Drakensberg. I do apologise for the lack of clarity around the Parks Board Hiking Permits. This is a new development, and there is still some negotiation around them. However that's...

Sleaford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Breakfasts and Dinners were great. The chef was excellent and it is seldom that a buffet has such delicately cooked meat (nothing over cooked). The rooms were lovely with beautiful quality linen. The whole experience was very relaxing with friendly staff and a professional feel.

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Moira P I have passed your review on to the Chef. I'm certain he will have a big smile for the rest of the day. Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous location , spacious , well furnished rooms . The restaurant serves buffet meals but of very high quality . Great walks in surrounding area . The only minor improvements to make perfect would be a small fridge in rooms and better wi fi . Overall very , very good .

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Lindsay J We are very fortunate to be located where we are, with the views that we have. It's is incredibly beautiful. We too wish for better wifi, and would love to ensure every room has access. It's simply a function of how far up the valley we are. As...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Champagne Castle Hotel is nestled below the second highest peak in South Africa, Champagne Castle (3377m), part of the main escarpment within the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg mountain range, the highest mountain range in South Africa. Due to its diversity of plant, bird and insect life and the richest collection of San rock paintings in Africa, it has been declared a Mixed World Heritage Site. For visual impact, recreational variety and luxurious splendour, Champagne Castle Hotel is pretty close to being an ultimate experience. Your stay will be characterised by the proximity you gain to the most dramatic and immediate views of the Drakensberg Escarpment and the 'Barrier of Spears'. Whether you walk or hike, trout fish or horse ride, play golf or tennis, swim or bowl, everything here has been configured to embrace this unparalleled setting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Champagne Castle Hotel

Address: Route R600 | Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Winterton
Price Range: RM704 - RM913 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Champagne Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 71
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“Mountain view rooms are the best”
 of 5 bubbles swindphi, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Family rooms are roomy but a bit noisy as surrounded by children”
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“must choose "mountain view" ground floor gets more shade on hot days”
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“Mountain view is spectacular.”
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