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Karoo Art Hotel

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30 van Riebeck Street, Barrydale 6750, South Africa (Formerly Barrydale Karoo Hotel)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We liked this hotel! Only a one night stay on our South African travels, but it was so different from other places we stayed, and in a pleasant, quirky way. Decor individual, to say the least! We were shown to one room, with a balcony overlooking the 'village' street, which would have been fine, yet within minutes were visited and... More 

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barrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you - and happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Yes we understand traveller's want to enjoy the full experience - which ,in totality,is more than the sum total of a good bed or a good meal etc. Our kitchen /restaurant/menu are being completely revamped and as from 1 July 2013 we will present the best authentic Klein Karoo... More 

Glucksburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We had a wonderful, fun-filled one day stay with family and friends at the Barrydale Karoo Hotel during the February holidays. Had a marvelous evening in the bar! THX to all! Great Staff, the rooms were clean and cosy, with great coffee in the room.No complaints at all and extremely good food, but you must like lamb.

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barrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

"But you must like lamb" - I liked that ! The good news is that as from 1 July our new chef Toitnette du Toit, born and bred in Barrydale,will extend the menu and regularly change it,depending on what wonderful fresh ingredients from the area are available. And remember the coastline is just a hundred kilometres away - so do... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We had a wonderful, fun-filled three day stay with family and friends at the Barrydale Karoo Hotel during the December holidays. The hotel was extremely accommodating towards my young children (3 and 5 years old). Highly recommended as a child-friendly facility.

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barrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

This is the great benefit of staying for a few days - the hotel is n good home-base from which to explore the village Barrydale the surrounding Klein Karoo . Our staff are all locals from the area and can guide guests to find those secret gems you will not find in a book or on the web. Hope to... More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We really enjoyed our trip to Barrydale and the Hotel was a lot of fun. Great Staff, the rooms were clean and cosy, with great coffee in the room. The grounds were kid friendly with table tennis, snooker and a pool.

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barrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you - hope to see you back some time. Regards Theo Owner More 

Rivonia, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We all had our own rooms /suites or whatever, we had flown to Cape Town, hired a car and driven up to Franschoek to have lunch at our favourite restaurant, then had a boozy drive over the mountains and Karoo flats to splash down at Barrydale Karoo Hotel, checked in to a most comfortable retro hotel, had a little sleep... More 

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barrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

Please visit again when in our area! Regards Theo Owner More 

ashtead
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Staying in Plettenburg we were adviced to go on the inland route heading back to Cape Town and stop in the Barrydale hotel, really glad we did, cool and funky hotel, with lovely pool and gardens, nice pub/bar and great restuarant, would recomend the drive it was stunning and the stopover in the hotel made it a great trip. Thanks... More 

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barrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for this positive feedback. You have enrolled on our mail list - we shall keep you informed of all specials and live music gigs at the hotel! regards Theo Owner More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We found the staff exceptionally helpful and professional - with special reference to Kittie and Gurshwin. The food supplied by Mike from Clarke's of the Karoo, was outstanding - such a pity he has to leave!! The only 'complaint' as such, was the noise from the bar area, which was audible from our room - No 9. - which carries... More 

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barrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

Your compliments about their excellent service have been conveyed to Kittie and Gurshwin,our front-of-house team - many thanks for that! We are sorry to see Clarke of the Karoo go but Mike wants to move on and there is nothing we can do about it. Watch this space for an announcement soon of our new restaurant plans with an authentic... More 

Bellville, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The service ( astounding) especially GERSHWIN . The rooms theme was vibrant and comfortable. A lovely quiet place and the amenities were excellent. The bed was tops! No tv and aircon? We will support The Barrydale Hotel when ever we are staying over in the area again.

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barrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback! Your compliment about his excellent service and friendliness has been conveyed to Gurshwin - who,you will notice,regularly gets mentioned in reviews ! Gurshwin is a Barrydaler,born and bred, and n good source of information about local things-to-do-and see. We deliberately stay clear from TV's in the rooms and from aircons , as we treasure... More 

Paarl, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We visited Barrydale to attend Unplugged 62. This we enjoyed thoroughly. The stay was comfortable and the garden suite is something special. The breakfast on Sunday morning was also fantastic. You should market the attendance of Unplugged and the Hotel as a package.

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barrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for this great feedback! Your suggestion about a package deal for music events is a good one and will be implemented! Theo Owner More 

Worcester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Real "plattelandse" hotel with friendly staff, clean rooms. We were impressed by the creativity of Gurswhin (at reception). In stead of staying 1 night, we stayed another night, due to Gurswhin's email invite. He is defnitely a star!!

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barrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay ! Our staff take pride in their job and go that extra mile to make your stay special - your compliment to Gurshwin has been conveyed to him! Regards Theo Owner More 

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