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Villa Castollini

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Property grounds
Room 5  -  Deluxe | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe
Lunch, dinner served; Mediterranean cuisine, pool views

Overview of Villa Castollini

Villa Castollini

5.0 star property
9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
Brenton-on-Sea Road, Brenton, Knysna, Western Cape, 6570

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKnysna Lagoon3 min walk
  • Popular LocationDrupkelders Hiking Trail5 min drive
  • Popular LocationBrenton Beach5 min drive
  • AirportPlettenberg Bay (PBZ)44 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Knysna, Villa Castollini is on a lake. Outeniqua Transport Museum and Scarab Village are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Drupkelders Hiking Trail and Featherbed Boat Cruises. Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve and Liquid Grace Adventures are also worth visiting. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving and other activities like whale-watching.

What's nearby

  • Knysna Lagoon - 3 min walk
  • Drupkelders Hiking Trail - 5 min drive
  • Brenton Beach - 5 min drive
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve - 7 min drive
  • Buffalo Bay Beach - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 44 min drive


  • Seattle Coffee Company - 12 min drive
  • The Drydock Food Co - 13 min drive
  • 34 South - 13 min drive
  • Lunar Cafe - 12 min drive
  • Cruise Cafe - 12 min drive

About this property

Villa Castollini

5-star luxury guesthouse by the ocean
A free breakfast buffet, a poolside bar, and a terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at Villa Castollini. The onsite Mediterranean cuisine bistro, Dinners, features pool views and a poolside location. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • A roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge), barbecue grills, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services, a front-desk safe, and wedding services
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms are individually furnished, and boast comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, in addition to perks like air conditioning and bathrobes.
Other amenities include:
  • Egyptian cotton sheets and pillowtop mattresses
  • Separate tubs/showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Stovetops, free tea bags/instant coffee, and electric kettles


Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free covered self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking (max 1 space per unit)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily
  • A bar/lounge
  • A poolside bar
  • A restaurant

Restaurants on site

  • Dinners

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Change of towels on request
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference center (1,615 square feet of space)


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • On a lake
  • Picnic area
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Magnifying mirror
  • No elevator
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Banquet hall
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in lobby

Room amenities


  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Pillowtop mattress


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Slippers
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with premium satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Limited room service
  • Stovetop
  • Tea bags/instant coffee


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters
  • Heating
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Laptop workspace
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: ZAR 300
Late check-in subject to availability
Late check-in fee: ZAR 300 for check-in between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 6 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
You will be asked to provide the property with a copy of your passport after booking
If you are planning to arrive after noon please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: ZAR 1500 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Early check-in fee: ZAR 300 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-in fee: ZAR 300 for check-in between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Villa Castollini have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Villa Castollini?

As of Jun 6, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Villa Castollini on Jun 13, 2023 start from $100.54, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Villa Castollini pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Villa Castollini?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Villa Castollini?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Early check-in is available for a fee of ZAR 300 (subject to availability). Late check-in is available from 6:00 PM– 8:00 PM for a fee of ZAR 300.

What time is check-out at Villa Castollini?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Does Villa Castollini provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Where is Villa Castollini located?

Situated by the ocean, this luxury guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Cape Floral Region Protected Areas and Knysna Lagoon. Brenton Beach and Featherbed Nature Reserve are also within 3 mi (5 km).




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Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Good

Anita, Western Cape

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The location and the views are spectacular. Very nice breakfast, but coffee not nice. Very friendly host. We could not get enough of the spectacular view. However this is not a 5 Star at all. Urgent update and upgrade in rooms required. Overall we enjoyed our stay.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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!
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing! Prepairen yourself fot
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great hotel - absolutely lovely in every respect. Would deginitely return.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent venue with a fantastic view. Staff extremely helpful.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2018

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stay for the unbeatable view
Lovely hotel with an amazing view of the Knysna Lagoon, and a short drive from the extraordinary beach at Buffels Bay. Friendly owner and staff, and an excellent breakfast.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2018

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing views and lovely welcome
Really lovely stay, delightful hosts - a family type of feel. A bit dated but charming and quirky
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2017

10/10 Excellent

Christoph, germany

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Simple an absolut comfortable and extremely wonderfull Place with very Polite Personal. Extended our stay Even had no Time. Loved to live there.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2017