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Reviews of Villa Castollini 5 stars

Brenton-on-Sea Road, Brenton Hill, 6570 Knysna, South Africa

#51 of 79 B&Bs and Inns in Knysna

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Review score

Based on 52 hotel reviews

8.8

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.3

  • Comfort

    9

  • Location

    9.1

  • Facilities

    8.6

  • Staff

    8.3

  • Value for money

    8.3

  • Free WiFi

    6.4

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  • Reviewed: 31 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Queen Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Wind up there was a little cold but thats the Cape. Cannot complain at all.

    Extremely friendly staff. Beautiful place Very clean Comfortable sleeping on a huge bed and well rested Nothing to complain about. Breakfast was delicious View fantastic Love the place.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 October 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room with Garden View
    • Stayed 1 night

    Wifi was not available.

    Excellent view of the bay, sunrise and sunset. Beautiful rooms and attention to detail. The pool was sparking clean and gardens well kept with some upgrades in progress. Staff members are helpful and friendly.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 March 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Queen Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    From the villa you have a wonderful view of the Knysna lagoon. Special is that the view is towards Knysna and its lights. Not the usual outward view. The place is extremely peaceful and quiet. Had a great sleep!

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 March 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room - Capri
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Tables not properly set up in time for meals. The breakfast staff could have been happier, there is nothing worse than glum faces first thing in the morning. Management could perhaps been a little more hands on.

    Two excellent dinners.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 February 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    One would expect rooms with view at this location but both our rooms did not have such Breakfast only served from 08h00 when we already teed off for golf

    Setting

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 February 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The staff is gone in the early evening and the kitchen don't serve meals after 6 pm. They have internet but it doesn't work.

    The location is beautiful but the hotel is more than boring.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 February 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Queen Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    This is difficult to mark as we asked for a refund and left but wish to make a complaint that the accommodation was hosting a wedding and had not informed us that the facilities (including the pool area) would be shared with all of the wedding party and the restaurant (that we'd booked in advance)was not available. Could you please ask that venues make such situations clear to potential guests before they book.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff were indifferent and no courtesy extended on things to do etc. did not feel the warmth a villa of this type should offer

    Lovely view and location.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very unfriendly manager and cook.who was in the breakfast room and did not so much as acknowledge our presence-the receptionist wanted me to cancel booking .com booking and book through a local agent who seemed very dodgy!!-very unethical behavior from receptionist!

    Good views from upper roooms

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 2 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Apartment - Caprera
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Whilst the breakfast was delicious we found it a bit frustrating as early risers that we had to wait until after 8 to have breakfast and the service was a bit slow. As someone who is coeliac and emailed my dietary requirements ahead it would have been appreciated if they'd been a bit more aware of it and made effort to accomodate.

    We loved the views from the property. We had a lovely big apartment room with a honeymoon gift waiting for us which we appreciated. The positoning of the pool was great. The property is well sign posted and easy to find. It feels very secure and there is good shaded parking. Very helpful staff. Delicious freshly cooked breakfast.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room with Garden View
    • Stayed 1 night

    When I got the bill they forgot to add the wine I took from the honesty bar. I almost forget to remind them - but did. They were very cool about it.

    The view of the Knysna is amazing! The location is very nice and a beautiful property. I arrived late and the staff gave great advice on where to get dinner - a nice pub in Brenton-on-Sea (?). In the evening an owner proudly showed the updates they have done to the property.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Double or Twin Room with Garden View
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    but we didn't feel welcome cause the staff either didn't talk /answer or it was a "fake" friendlyness.

    The location is very nice, the pool was clean, the room size was ok.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 24 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • King Suite with Pool View
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The Tuscany style of Villa Castollini and friendly atmosphere gave us a home feeling. Unique view of Knysna bay and very close to the beach, so beautiful even in winter time! Great and complete breakfast, excellent service.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 10 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Queen Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The bed could have been more comfortable if the have a mattress convertor on

    The management and staff was great and did make us fell comfortable and pamper us.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 5 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Suite - Stella
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Wifi à little weak in the room

    Position, equipment, view

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Queen Room
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Can't improve on what we received

    Everything. Chef was charming & staff all friendly.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • King Suite with Pool View
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great location, really nice room, amazing staff, friendly owner

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room- Elba
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing. Everything was perfect!

    Greatest views in Knysna!

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Apartment - Caprera
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Location is excellent All Staff Friendly

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • King Suite with Pool View
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The platter prepared for my wife and her wedding party were beautifully presented and the food delicious

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 6 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Queen Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Can't fault it

    Location Clean Good Reception

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 3 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Queen Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    None

    Extra friendly staff...great atmosphere

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 December 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double or Twin Room with Garden View
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Service, emptiness, poorly equipped room

    Excellent views and breakfast, although they should consider to do breakfast outside with the view.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 23 December 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Queen Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Anazing location...worth every penny

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 26 November 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double or Twin Room- Elba
    • Stayed 6 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Some rude guests who were unpleasant in every way but the staff handled them with tact

    Superb in every way.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 12 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double or Twin Room- Elba
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Beautiful location bit of a drive to Knysna

    Very warm welcome and great service

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 11 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Double or Twin Room - Capri
    • Stayed 1 night

    The location, view and comfort of the place. The view of Knysna from the villa was breathtaking!

    Stayed in July 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 19 May 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The view was spectacular, particularly the sunrise, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was great and the rooms provided lots of space and comfort.

  • Reviewed: 17 March 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Bed and bedding quality especially the pillows. Soap dispensers. Shower door opening against towel rail. Privacy, people walking past open door and windows.

    The view and breakfast.

  • Reviewed: 28 February 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Poor breakfast, limited fruit,poor choice of bread/pastry. Kitchen located in corner of breakfast room so cooking aromas in breakfast room

    Superb views Comfortable room although better rooms are normally available, we booked late so no choice. Very helpful owners

  • Reviewed: 9 January 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Our room did not have functioning air conditioning which was a little uncomfortable. In fairness, the staff did offer to move us to a staff room with air conditioning but we opted to stay in our room.

    Lovely location close to Brenton-on-sea with a great view of Knysna from the garden/pool. The staff were all very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The breakfast was excellent with a wide range of choices all prepared to order.

  • Reviewed: 9 January 2016

    • Couple

    Access to the pool from room 12 is a bit cumbersome and I would increase the length of the pool to at least 15m allowing those who want to exercise their swimming to do so.

    The location, the size of the rooms, the presentation of the rooms with a fully fitted kitchen including rusks, tea, coffee, utensils etc. fantastic. Bathrooms are also very stylish

  • Reviewed: 29 September 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    very difficult to mention one thing I didn't like.

    staff was friendly and helpful. meal preparation was excellent. breakfast was a buffet with a menu to choose what you want to eat and prepared in small quantity which make it fresh and very tasty.

  • Reviewed: 25 March 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing. There is absolutely no reason for any complaint

    Everything. The room was spacious, beautiful and spotless. The location is excellent!! The breakfast was prima!! The staff was very helpful, efficient and friendly.

  • Reviewed: 15 February 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Other guests could sit directly outside our bedroom window so privacy was not as would have wished.

    Wonderful breakfasts and tremendous views over Knysna.

  • Reviewed: 28 January 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Nothing - everything was really good!

    Exceptionally helpful and friendly management and staff. Wonderful location. Superb views. A highly enjoyable stay, and we'd love to go back for longer!

  • Reviewed: 26 April 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The view was fantastic! Staff was very accommodating.

  • Reviewed: 5 April 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    They do amazing omlette...

  • Reviewed: 24 January 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Amazing locations tuning views. Room excellent and very helpful staff.

  • Reviewed: 8 January 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Think the furniture and fittings could do with an upgrade.

    Wonderful view and very peaceful.

  • Reviewed: 31 December 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Amazing place. Stunning views, peaceful surroundings.

  • Reviewed: 27 December 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Power failure and poor Internet connection.

    The view

  • Reviewed: 22 September 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Excellent service by the staff. Very comfortable rooms and delicious breakfast. Last not least a fantastic views in a serene environment.

  • Reviewed: 7 April 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    No room service ( food or coffee at least)!! Same breakfast routine!!

    The staff attitude, and the view

  • Reviewed: 16 March 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    not much

    staff very friendly/helpful and engaging

  • Reviewed: 16 March 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    A bit out of town for resturants/bars

    welcome,staff,location,very helpful

  • Reviewed: 26 February 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Beautiful views lovely people comfortable bed food was excellent.we extended our stay not wanting to leave so early as it was so nice.

  • Reviewed: 27 January 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Just the bed was a little hard.

    We loved the views, no noise from traffic, comfort and the breakfasts.

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