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“A HIDDEN GEM” 4 of 5 stars
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Turnberry Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   130 St. John Street, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa (Formerly Turnberry Lodge & Tavern)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Oudtshoorn
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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48 hotel reviews
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“A HIDDEN GEM”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Just discovered this little hotel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are spread all over, but well equipped and offer you everything you need. Breakfast is good and locastion excellent. Enough restaurants in the area to choose from.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Having decided to drive the garden route and not book accommodation some might have thought this risky. When we stumbled upon The Turnberry we were over joyed. They had just one room left and it was a sweet little garden "cottage" with two ENORMOUS beds and fabulous crisp white cotton sheets. The temperatures were up in the 40's and we enjoyed sitting in the cosy pool area enjoying a drink from the hotel bar. The staff, as I see mentioned in earlier TA reviews, could not have been more helpful. There was excellent wifi which was useful as we had reason to be in touch with family at home. For supper the hotel suggested several places to dine (they do meals at the hotel but advised us no one else was dining that night and we might rattle around the room on our own which was kind, no one likes to eat in an empty restaurant). As we'd eaten a late lunch we opted to eschew the suggested places to eat and take our chances at a bar around the corner - what a great decision. A very funky bar called Brians Grill which offered us the perfect night out. A good bar man who was attentive and a long menu of simple food. We got into conversation with a wonderfully interesting man who was a wild plant forager - what a great night and the food was good too, not haute cuisine but very well prepared and cooked meals. Our only disappointment was discovering we had not rolled enough time into our drive to visit Prince Albert which comes highly recommended. So if you pass through town and want a good bed to sleep in, friendly staff, a decent breakfast and a central location look no further than The Turnberry Boutique Hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We found the hotel to be very centrally-located with plenty of parking and friendly staff. The receptionist went out of her way to organise a table for us at a nearby restaurant, as it was Valentine's night. It was nice to start the evening at the inn. The room was both spacious and clean. It passes the 'would I stay again' test very easily.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

From the friendly and helpful staff, to the comfortable room, great location, inviting pool and tasty food, I really have no complaints. I would recommend this hotel to friends and family and would personally look at staying here again if I was ever in the area.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stayed at the Turnberry hotel for two nights in December, the staff were very friendly, the rooms were spacious and clean and the food was absolutely fantastic! The only downfall was the noisy people in the room above us which couldn't be helped!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We checked in for a one night stay and was most impressed with Turnberry. Friendly greeting from the receptionist and kindly saw us up to our room and explained all the in's and out's. Must say room was spacious and very well appointed. The large bed was most comfortable and enjoyed an excellent nights sleep. Air conditioning in our room was adequate and we had a comfortable night sleeping. The grounds were well maintained and the pool looked most inviting. Unfortunately we wed on a tight schedule so did not have time to partake of breakfast or even have a drink in the bar the night before. I can say with utmost confidence I will be staying at Turnberry when next in Oudtshoorn

Room Tip: When booking ask for a room on the ground floor. Tiresome dragging cases up the stairs.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Very good location, comfortable bedrooms despite the poor air conditioning. Average quality of breakfast. Excellent staff who organised everything for the restaurant booking and gave us very good advise for the cultural activities.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Turnberry Boutique Hotel

Address: 130 St. John Street, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa (Formerly Turnberry Lodge & Tavern)
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Turnberry Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The four star Turnberry Boutique Hotel is situated in the centre of the picturesque Klein Karoo town of Oudtshoorn, South Africa. A warm welcome awaits visitors to the heart of the Klein Karoo. Relax in the comfort of one of the 22 luxurious air-conditioned bedrooms (each with satellite television, a coffee station and a mini bar), all with en-suite bathrooms, and cosy double beds fitted with crisp white linen. Each room also has free wireless Internet connection. Relax on leather couches in our cool classy tavern at the very heart of the Lodge, and enjoy a casual pub lunch or a delicious dinner. Spend the afternoon cooling off in the sparkling swimming pool, and take cocktails on the patio overlooking the stark beauty of the Klein Karoo at sundown. Turnberry Boutique Hotel boasts a state-of-the-art air-conditioned conference facility that can seat up to eighty people - ideal for conferences, weddings, cocktail parties and other occasions. There is ample safe undercover parking and we are situated in the centre of Oudtshoorn. On your arrival, we will plan your visit to all the attractions Oudtshoorn has to offer. ... more   less 
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