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 offered an upgrade to the 'Garden Suite', which was even better! Nice big bed with good linens, a fine shower and it's 'own' garden area (though I did discover this could be accessed from the pool area, until I locked the adjoining gate). The staff were all pleasant and helpful, and the few 'locals' we spoke to in the bar obviously like the place. This was 'out of season' so the hotel was not full, so none of the noise some other reviewers have mentioned. Area outside the hotel was very busy in the morning with local traders, workmen etc. The breakfast was served by the privately run restaurant within the hotel, and was fair, however the food was rather lukewarm, despite being cooked 'fresh'.
If you want something quirky and different, this is the place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is the best country hotel in the whole of the Klein Karoo! AN ideal stop-over between Cape Town and the Garden Route, a must-stay for any visitor! Best food and most comprehensive wine list in the whole of the Klein Karoo! Loads of historic character. Most friendly staff. Rooms with balconies and views available. Character bar and great restaurant. Huge swimming pool for hot summer days. Many open fireplaces for the winter nights! Karoo hospitality. Some rooms with cable TV available. ... more less
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