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Red Mountain House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   320 Market Square, Clarens 9707, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #17 of 26 Clarens B&B and Inns
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 hotel reviews
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“Another brilliant visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We really enjoy being in Clarens and feel the the Red Mountain House is a great part of the experience. Andrew and Violet are always pleasant and helpful.

We have the self catering unit with it's own kitchen and a lovely balcony overlooking the Maluti mountains. As the sun goes down, the mountains appear to change colour. It's beautiful. There has been some recent building in the area but that is now complete.

It is so nice to be able to walk around freely, to visit the many Art Galleries and Craft shops and, of course, the fine selection of restaurants.

Looking forward to next year already.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This was a very special experience. Andrew is a great host and the service we received was top class. The units are very comfortable , clean and centrally located in the center of Clarens, and the most of the town can be covered easily on foot. Units are cleaned daily by friendly staff.
The view from the rooms on the Maluti Mountains is special.
Thank you for a great experiece.

Room Tip: Room 1 is self catering with its own balcony and kitchen.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Villiersdorp, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Lovely to park one's car after a days driving and walk everywhere. The rooms were comfortable and the view from the balcony stunning. Only a pity breakfast is not available and one has to go to one of the nearby restaurants.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg
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29 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This place, is in the heart of Clarens. It offers a comfortable, clean room with great views of the mountains. The entire town is walking distance from the Guest house. Nice, thanks! Take a walk to the local brewery 2 doors down for great home brewed beer.

Room Tip: Get a room at the back, they over look the mountains
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Durban, South Africa
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10 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

I went to clarens last minute notice and was lucky to get in ,it was no problem for the owner to help me settle in the night ..he left the heating on in the room there were plenty of wood to make a nice fire in the room and the cherry was welcome .Their bedding is to die for so soft and comfortable .The Red Mountain House is in the square of Clarens so i did not have to drive any were .Thanks again for a wonderful time in your b&b

Thanks Liz Roux Umhlanga

Room Tip: Any luxury room with fire place no 5
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Our first trip to Clarens and the Free State so we were delighted to see our lovely, well equipped room and the incredible view of the Maluti mountains from the balcony which runs along the 3 rooms to the rear of the Hotel. Each room has a little table and chairs so we could sit with our bottle of wine and just enjoy. We arrived in Clarens during a long weekend, Freedom Day on the Friday and Workers Day on the following Tuesday when the town was absolutely full, lucky we had booked ahead! The town emptied on the Tuesday morning as did the supplies of several restaurants in the town which promptly shut saying they had run out of food! This included the restaurant below Red Mountain House where we were to have had breakfast but the manager, Andrew had arranged for us to eat at a neighbouring hotel, and then another one when it too ran out. Clarens is a delight to visit, lots of little shops, restaurants and antiques and art galleries. The scenery in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park is fantastic and only a few minutes drive away. If you follow a suggested route for a drive in the hotel literature the Old Mill Drift road when it says it is a tarred road, it is, but only for a few miles then you need a 4 wheel drive. Sadly we didn't have one so had to turn back.
We had a great time and would really recommend a stay at Red Mountain House.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the building have a wonderful view of the mountains.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Spain
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

The room at Red Mountain house with its four-poster bed was not only a wonderful surprise but the attention to detail in all things is to be praised.
We were greeted by name and Andrew was very welcoming.
The room furnishings are a delight and the quality throughout is unbelievable.
Every thought has gone into making the room special-check out the bedding!!!!
Anyone lucky enough to stay here will be bowled over by the little extra touches and care that has gone into making this a very special place to stay.
I would highly recommend this as a must if anyone is going to Clarens or even nearby. Not to be missed

Room Tip: We stayed in room two and its beautiful.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 320 Market Square, Clarens 9707, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #17 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Clarens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Red Mountain House 4*
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