Colona Castle – Luxurious Sanctuary of Tranquility

Cape Town is renowned for offering a wealth of travel and leisure options. It allows visitors to immerse themselves in the fascinating history and diverse culture of the region and the country whilst still enjoying all the conveniences and comfort of a luxury lifestyle.

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When it comes to accommodation, many prefer to escape the bustle of the city and find hidden gems of elegance at which to stay. Those seeking a luxury escape near Cape Town that provides a welcome respite from a busy modern lifestyle will love Colona Castle.

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This luxurious boutique hotel is situated on the warm False Bay coast – a tranquil location that enjoys easy access to popular Cape Town attractions. The hotel is perched on the mountainside overlooking a peaceful lake district, with beautiful views of both the lakes and the ocean.

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It combines attentive service with all the trimmings of a luxury establishment.

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Colona Castle consists of a total of eight suites. Throughout the hotel, the furnishings are complemented by antiques and objets d’art that have been collected and treasured over many years.

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Of all the suites, by far the two most opulent are the English Suite and the Penthouse Suite. The English Suite is refined and elegant in design, its calm neutral tones creating a sanctuary of relaxation.

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The Penthouse Suite has, as the name might imply, its own private balcony from which guests can savor breathtaking views.

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The generous rooms include a comfortable and sophisticated bedroom, a modern marble bathroom with under-floor heating and a spacious living area complete with a library.

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Guests who choose to relax around the swimming pool can drink in the views of the surrounding mountains and lakes.

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For something even more relaxing, you can arrange to have a rooftop massage beneath a bedouin tent – here you will definitely have the best panoramic views of the scenic landscape. In-room massages are also available should you wish to relax in the privacy of your room, or on your private balcony.

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One of the highlights of Colona Castle is undoubtedly the cuisine. The lovely continental and hot breakfasts are available throughout the day in the elegant dining area that has wonderful views. In addition, lunch and dinner can be served by prior arrangement. The emphasis is on using fresh local and organic products to create healthy well-balanced dishes that delight the senses.

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The service at Colona Castle is particularly efficient and organized, with an exceptional eye for detail. Every effort is made to accommodate guests’ personal preferences, from the types of tea and coffee that are placed in your room to the particular items used to stock your mini bar.

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Those fortunate enough to stay at Colona Castle will find themselves a welcome respite in this luxurious sanctuary of tranquility.

1 Verwood Street, off Old Boyes Drive Lakeside 7945 Cape Town Tel: +27 (0)21 788 8235 Fax: +27 (0)21 788 6577 Mobile: +27 (0)82 881 3204 E-mail: Website:


Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.