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“Lovely resort but noisy units. Also needs furniture upgrade.” 3 of 5 stars
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R 712, Golden Gate Road | Northern Drakensberg, Free State, Clarens 9707, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #13 of 26 Clarens B&B and Inns
Alberton, South Africa
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“Lovely resort but noisy units. Also needs furniture upgrade.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

We've just returned from our one week's stay at Kiara Lodge. We had a one bedroomed chalet with 2 sleeper couches in the lounge. I would not recommend it for 4 people as the sleeper couches are extremely uncomfortable and long passed it's replacement date. With our unit being semi-detached we found it difficult to sleep at night as we found the next door plumbing very noisy and distrubing. The indoor pool was closed as well as the games room. The Trout & Mallard Restaurant is well worth the visit. It's very cosy and the food is excellent. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

A lovely lodge, well appointed accommodation, friendly staff and a wonderful view. An overall excellent holiday with beautiful walks into the mountains and exploring the bushman paintings and caves.
Meals etc very pleasant and affordable, well worth a trip.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: R 712, Golden Gate Road | Northern Drakensberg, Free State, Clarens 9707, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Clarens
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the breathtakingly picturesque Maluti Mountains between the Golden Gate Reserve and the quaint village of Clarens, Kiara Lodge offers an all encompassing retreat with easy access to explore nearby attractions. Large grounds ensure that you get to enjoy the peace and quiet, and with a choice of apartment style or freestanding self-catering chalets, there is a unit to suit everyone's needs. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Kiara Hotel Clarens

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