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Karoo Retreat

Jan v Riebeeck str 238a | Wesbank, Oudtshoorn 6225, South Africa (Formerly Shades of Africa)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our selfcatering unit (nr. 1) had a dark, shabby kitchen with old furniture and a very old, noisy fridge. The small terrace had no shade, and faces the white wall of a large cabin. Not a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. Having seen the photo at the website, this was all very disappointing. Note: there is no reception, so... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We wanted a nice romantic weekend away in the Karoo with our cat, the place is on the main road so its not really a retreat as the name implies. We ended up with the smaller two bedroom option which wasn't what we payed for, and because it was only two of us plus a cat they didn't want us... More 

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86 reviews 86 reviews
61 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night in one of the two self catering units. While the two separate bedrooms were very spacious the living room/ kitchen could have been a bit more spacious in our opinion. Beds were comfy and the whole guest house was very quiet, however centrally located. Would stay here again, however not in the winter as... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

These cottages are wonderfully appointed and in a very good condition. Everything is well thought out- the interiors are delightful. The water pressure and temperature were fantastic in the showers the beds very comfy so loved staying here and highly recommend it. The only pity is that it is spring so did not make use of the pool no matter... More 

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Nice, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

WE've stayed in the Karoo Retreat for two nights in July. We loved the colonial/vintage decoration, as well as the electric blankets that kept us warm all night. The manager Ina is the nicest person. The bathroom only has a tub, what makes you enjoy a bath instead of a traditional shower. Only least positive thing: Wifi connection could be... More 

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Munich, Germany
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15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stayed one night and had our own cottage, gets very cool in winter. Unfortunately we had only a bathtub and no shower, pretty difficult to "shower" will freezing as no heater in the bathroom. Nice decorated room, comfortable bed. The outside light was impossible to switch off, so we had a very bright room over night, which made sleeping a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Splendid decor, well located, delightful accommodation and privacy in cottage, value for money, ambiance - just delightful overall, could have stayed longer and a MUST return establishment! Loved the funky little touches to the interior!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Very cool. Cute little cottage in Oudtshoorn. Very cosy but very cold in winter with no shower, only bath. Nicely furnished and decorated and very friendly greeting by Ina. Lovely place overall but couldn't switched off outside light which lit up whole cottage throughout the night.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We stayed in the small cottage and really enjoyed it. Central location, well equipped, neat and clean. Great recommendations for things to do in the area were left in the room which was really helpful. Would recommend block out curtains. The outside light was a bit disturbing at night. Overall we had a great overnight stay!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

the Property is quite central to the CBD of Oudshoorn and the rooms are spacious. The unit we stayed in didn't receive a lot of sunlight and the Kitchen was a bit unpractical. both rooms had an on suite bathroom which was great for our son to also have a separate bathroom from ours. it has all the facilities you... More 

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Address: Jan v Riebeeck str 238a | Wesbank, Oudtshoorn 6225, South Africa (Formerly Shades of Africa)
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
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Number of rooms: 2
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