If you want to stay and experience a bygone area, then Matjiesfontein is the place to be. It is rated 3 stars, so don’t expect more BUT! You feel as though you are part of the 1940’s in a nice way. From the Lairds arms to the rooms, all part of our history. The food is good, service fine. The bus tour a good chuckle! The museum worth some time to absorb.
Was there as part of a family birthday and we all had a great time.
Overall affordable and great place to kick back and relax
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lord Milner is a lovely Victorian Hotel, full of history and atmosphere, begging to be explored. Matjiesfontein, the town itself has wonderful gardens to leisurely lose yourself in, interesting museums abundant with all sorts, as well as the typical general store/gift shop, a small chapel, a coffee house full of homemade goodies, an old courthouse, a recently renovated church and The Laird’s Arms Bar. Most evenings, one can enjoy a ride on the old London bus and tour the grounds with our entertainer Johnny. Then experience sundowners in the Laird's Arms. Dinner is served from 7-9pm in our beautiful candlelit dining room. We’ve hosted some beautiful weddings and outrageous birthday parties in our transport museum or the old Courthouse. We are only 3 hours from Cape Town by road or take the train.. "The Train to Matjiesfontein". ... more less