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Lake Clarens Guest House

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

This perfectly situated B&B sits at the lower edge of Clarens with lovely views over the surrounding hills. With interesting shops, village green and restaurants nearby, this pretty small town has an atmosphere all of its own. Our accommodation was in a two bedroom/two bathroom cottage to the side of the main B&B - sufficient for our needs but some... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Situated just a couple of minutes walk into the village this property overlooks some magnificent views of the mountains. We stayed in the 2 ensuite bedroomed apartment enjoying a very peaceful stay. Host Bruce is very knowledgeable of not only his local area but of many aspects of South African culture. A top quality breakfast was served outdoors offering an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Arrived at dusk during an electric thunderstorm. Had an amazing view from our room window overlooking the pond and facing mountain. Bruce gave us guidance of smaller roads less travelled to see more of this beautifull part of the world. Truly a great experience. Thanks to all the staff for their service (even an impromtu car wash!)

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Me and a friend stayed there in two separate rooms on Sunday evening. Best location, fantastic restaurant. No other guesthouse can offer this fantastic view. My friend who is an extremely well travelled person, while sitting and having a beer, said that this is probably the best setting and view he has ever seen and experienced. We had a fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Stunning view, great breakfast, reasonable price, nothing to fault really! I stayed two nights in early Feb & couldn't fault. If I was being (really) picky the fridge was a bit noisy in the room for sleeping, but I just turned it off so no great problem there. For the price I think this guest house offers excellent value. Clean,... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My husband and I stayed here overnight on a trip to Durban, and while Clarens itself is a sweet town, the guest house accommodation and service left a lot to be desired. The house itself has a beautiful view - overlooking a lake. We arrived later in the evening, to find that our room, which was a bit dated and... More 

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KirstyClarens, Owner at Lake Clarens Guest House, responded to this review

harlemharris Reviewed 3 January 2016 With regard to the review on 3 January by ‘Haarlem Harris’, we find it a bit unfair to comment as she does that the room was ‘a bit dated and needed a good cleaning’. Our rooms are most certainly not dated. The furnishings are of solid dark wood, which we specifically had manufactured to fit... More 

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I showed up at the hotel with no booking and asked if they had a room available? the guy said sure and I paid the price, then asked if I could get the room for a 2nd night and he said yes 10 minutes later the owner came around and said he had a different room available and that we... More 

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KirstyClarens, Owner at Lake Clarens Guest House, responded to this review

It astounds me that Tripadvisor can publish reviews on establishments that are so negative and devoid of the truth. I feel the establishments should first have an opportunity to explain their side of the review before publishing. This in not only my personal feeling, but the feeling experienced by all the establishments that I have spoken to. Mr. Sam, who... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We stayed over in this establishment. Unfortunately the Main Guest house was full an we stayed in the outside rooms not star rated. The rooms was clean and the bedding was good. The building needed some maintenance but overall it was reasonable for the fee charged. The main guest house Is a Beautiful old sand stone building 100 years old.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

The room is very basic. Needs a bit of tlc indeed. But since we were quite desperate for a place to sleep we could not complain. Breakfast was good and with a restaurant next door dinner was also sorted. The parking is safe and the view is spectacular. Even got our car washed.

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Strand, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Loved the room we had in Lake Clarens Guest House! Was hard to leave it after just one night. Loved the the painting of roses above the bed and a real treat and surprise was the latest edition new magazines in the room to read. All the little extras like coffee with plunger and rusks were also accounted for. Can't... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Lake Clarens Guest House

Address: 401 Church Street, Clarens 9707, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
Price Range: $64 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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