Guest house from hell ingrid Robbertze, South Africa
11 November 2012
Although this beautiful view is portrayed on the website, it is a view from the ocean and in fact it is in a cramped cul-de-sac. We had chosen this venue because of its romantic setting - what a let-down!
It was freezing cold on the day we arrived - there were no heaters in the rooms and no electric blankets on the beds. The showers were so small that we decided just to "splash & dip" as there was no way in which we could move around in them.
All in all, the most unpleasant experience of our trip! Will not recommend this place to anybody.
Great andre van eden, South Africa
19 December 2011
It was great!
A majestic construction of stone and mortar, in the style of medieval castles of myth and fantasy, is Stone-Castle. With three storeys, and built right on the beach by Charl and Adsie Rossouw, the castle is a magnificent new addition to the tranquil stretch of coastline along Bluewater Bay in the Saldanha Bay area of the Cape West Coast. Stone-Castle offers shelter and warm food for the weary traveller. The thick stone walls and high ceilings, heavy doors and staircases leading to high towers, make it a castle in the real sense of the word. Visit Stone-Castle and experience the wonder and hospitality of a fairytale world.
Stone-Castle offers the hospitality and comfort of the Old World, and no castle is complete without towers. The rooms, from the luxurious to the quaint, are furnished with heavy, hand-carved beds, cupboards, and dressers. The rooms are all equipped with the necessary requirements, including a shower, old-style basin and toilet, TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, and boast fantastic views over Saldanha Bay.
Between the towers, on the roof of the castle, is a large entertainment area where guests can enjoy drinks and a barbecue under the sun, with a most spectacular view over the entire bay. The kitchen boils and steams with aromas of foods being prepared on the ancient cast-iron stove, and the great dining hall comfortably seats 50 people. Dinner is a grandiose affair, and after-dinner drinks are enjoyed around a magnificent fireplace. In addition, the castle has its own collection of books and a comfortable lounge in which to read and relax, while a study with a large desk of hand-carved oak provides guests with Internet access.
The Cape West Coast is filled with an array of fynbos and wild flowers, white sandy beaches, and a diverse assortment of activities including shopping, lovely seafood restaurants, boat trips, and scenic ventures. There is also a range of outdoor activities including hiking, game viewing, bird watching, and water sports. Stone-Castle offers a unique way to experience the wonders of the West Coast.