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1 room, 2 adults
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Villa Castollini

5-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
Great for families

Good to know

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach nearby
  • Free WiFi
Brenton-on-Sea Road, Brenton, Knysna, Western Cape, 6570, South Africa

Lakefront guesthouse in Knysna with outdoor pool and restaurant
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • In-room childcare (surcharge)
    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Beach nearby
    • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Amazing! Prepairen yourself fot Nov 23, 2019
  • The location and the views are spectacular. Very nice breakfast, but coffee not nice.…Dec 19, 2020

Villa Castollini

from ZAR 2,027
  • Room 1 - Superior
  • Room 4 - Superior
  • Room 5 - Deluxe
  • Room 10 - Deluxe
  • Room 2 - Standard
  • Room 3 - Standard
  • Room 7 - Junior Deluxe
  • Room 8 - Junior Deluxe

What’s around Villa Castollini


  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 1 min walk
  • Knysna Lagoon - 3 min walk
  • Garden Route National Park - 3 min walk
  • Brenton Beach - 24 min walk
  • Buffalo Bay Beach - 35 min walk
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • West Head View Point - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve - 6.7 mi / 10.8 km

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 56 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-4 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 6 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1615
  • Conference space size (meters) - 150
  • Conference center
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 2002
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Stovetop
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Dinners - This poolside bistro specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Villa Castollini’s small print

Also known as

  • Villa Castollini House Knysna
  • Villa Castollini Guesthouse
  • Villa Castollini Guesthouse Knysna
  • Villa Castollini House
  • Villa Castollini Knysna
  • Villa Castollini
  • Villa Castollini Guesthouse Knysna
  • Villa Castollini Guesthouse
  • Villa Castollini Knysna


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: ZAR 1500 per stay

Optional extras

Late check-in between 6 PM and 9 PM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Villa Castollini

  • Does Villa Castollini offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Villa Castollini does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Villa Castollini?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Villa Castollini?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Villa Castollini?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Villa Castollini?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Villa Castollini?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 4 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Villa Castollini?
    Yes, Dinners offers Mediterranean cuisine, garden views, and poolside dining. The dining venue will be unavailable from December 1 2020 to June 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Butterfly Blu Restaurant (2.3 mi), Cruise Cafe (6.9 mi), and Polvo Coffee (7 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Villa Castollini?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What is there to do at Villa Castollini and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the guesthouse's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,8 From 10 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Stunning views in an Italian-style villa
We loved our stay at Villa Castollini. The guesthouse is located on top of a hill with amazing views of Knysna lagoon. We especially liked the honesty bar, the pool and the full English breakfast. Highly recommended!
ie3 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great hotel - absolutely lovely in every respect. Would deginitely return.
Nigel, gb3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Excellent venue with a fantastic view. Staff extremely helpful.
gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
You’ll love it!
You must stay here!! The views are amazing and the breakfasts are delicious. We received such a warm welcome from Werner. He made our stay so special. He even gave us a free upgrade and always gave us good advice about what to see and do in the area. If you like homemade fudge and shortbread then this is the place for you. Can’t recommend it highly enough!
philip, ie1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Einfach ein Traum besonders der Ausblick
Claus, de1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Perfect stay
I had a great stay and would return anytime. The breakfast was superb and the service outstanding. The view is one of the best in Knysna.
Ulrich, de3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Tolle Tage und gute Erholung
Ausgesprochen herzlicher Empfang, tolles Ambiente, ausgezeichnetes Frühstück, kurzum ein Platz zum erholen. Wir waren leider nur 2 Nächte dort. Wir werden allerdings wieder kommen. Liebe Grüße an Werner, lizel und das gesamte Serviceteam Eir können diese hotel wärmstens weiterempfehlen
Ulrich, de2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Andrew, gb2 night trip

Villa Castollini