Colona Castle is an exceptionally luxurious and very stylish gem with spectacular views of False Bay, fabulous rooms and great hosts
Colona Castle is one of the most sumptuously luxurious small hotels in the Cape. Situated 3 kms from the centre of Muizenberg and the head of False Bay and just 25 minutes’ drive along excellent roads into the centre of Cape Town. This hotel is high up on the mountainside with extensive views of False Bay, Table Mountain and the lake (vlei) that gives Lakeside its name. The eight suites are larger than usual and they all have a theme. Some are exceptional suites whilst others are larger rooms all with excellent en suite facilities. Most of the accommodation has a porch from which you will get stunning views. Breakfasts are sumptuous in the stylish dining room and lounge. Everywhere you will be surrounded by antique furniture collected from all over the world. Dinner is available but on a request basis.
About Colona Castle’s Location
There are numerous good restaurants locally including some of the great, historic wineries close by in Constantia. These include one of our favourites – Buitenverwachting Winery. This is just a 15 minute drive and provides fine dining during the evening and picnics most days, with some great wines. One of the Cape’s oldest wineries, Groot Constantia is a 20 minute drive. The winery has some excellent wines, a great museum in the splendid old Cape Dutch Manor House. There is also a good restaurant for casual eating. All these restaurants can be booked through the hotel. For people wishing to see Cape Town, the Peninsula and Winelands from a single location Colona Castle is perfectly situated close to the Constantia Winelands and with the centre of the Cape Winelands (Stellenbosch & Franschhoek) just 40 minutes’ drive away. It is a good location from which to explore Kirstenbosch Gardens (15 minutes drive) and the Peninsula. The penguins at Boulders Beach are a 20 minute drive. The centre of Cape Town, the Waterfront and the Table Mountain Cableway are a 30 minute drive. This is truly a perfect hotel for those wanting something a little different.