Castle on the rocks

APRIL 2013 – Sumptuous luxury coupled with distinctive good taste are embedded in the ethos of Colona Castle boutique hotel. Add to the mix a flourish of superb service and a grand setting and what it adds up to is a country house by the sea where home comforts and style are a given.

Built in 1929, Colona Castle bears the hallmarks of a stylish past, with its elevated ceilings, elegantly crafted arched windows gracefully framing the natural environment and beautifully proportioned living spaces. Its location has a backdrop of rugged Cape mountains – including the iconic Table Mountain – and, in front, sparkling lakes and the sweep of False Bay all the way to the Winelands. There is nothing standard about Colona Castle, except that each item – from the deeply luxurious beds to the crystal glasses – has been selected for comfort or aesthetic value. Each room or suite has its own theme, and every antique objet has been chosen to highlight that. On offer are the superior-graded Safari Suite, Green Room and Moroccan Room; the executive Mogul, Chinese and New suites; and, finally, the full luxury complement comprising the Penthouse and English suites. Colona Castle also offers modern conveniences essential to the luxury traveller: a private butler, swimming pool, garden and terraces, Wi-Fi and IT services, spa treatments, room service, television and DVDs. Guests’ wishes are catered to on every level.

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