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Queens Hotel
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Oudtshoorn
Reviewed February 13, 2012

We always stop at the Queens Hotel when we travel to Cape Town and always enjoy staying there!!Rooms are nice,pool good and the food outstanding.I had a springbuck loin and it was excellent!One little complaint about the food-breakfast seems to be scaled down with less choice...I always enjoyed the chicken livers and kidneys,but this has dissapeared...what a shame!Otherwise everything to be recommended!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 27, 2012

we stayed only one night at this lovely hotel on our tour of south africa every was tip top a big group of us stayed for a evening meal which the staff were brill and also made time to joke with us as with a large party the jokes were going back wards and forwards as they served us brill people all in all one night was not enough [its called the queens as our queen stayed there]

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank bugsalive
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

We use this hotel because it is a central place. It is faded and old fashoined and in need of a make over, especially the front desk. The worst experience is that should you complain , the front desk clerk says "why stay here again". Indeed, the front desk was the most arrogant and unhelpful indidividual encounterd. The hotel serves a good local-character buffet breakfast with helpful attendants. There is a nice cafe next door, by the same hotel. However the main restaurant with so-called south african dishes is need of a menu make-over.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

No doubt this was once a top quality place for those times. Now it’s clearly faded. It was t he worst place we stayed during our three weeks in South Africa. Rooms are small but with all the basics, unfortunately including uncomfortably soft beds.

Service at breakfast was totally useless. They advertise service starts at 7 so we arrived bang-on for opening (as we were on a tour that was leaving at 8). Not a single table unoccupied. Found one in the courtyard and asked for it to be set. Ignored. Went round the dining room “stealing” items from other tables. Managed to find cups and one set of cutlery, which we shared between the two of us.. Asked for coffee. Ignored. Found a jug in the kitchen and took that. Asked for sugar. Ignored. Food selection was poor – certainly the worst on this trip.

Wouldnt recommend this place at all. But if you do stay, try Kalinka for dinner (turn left out of the hotel and about a 15 minute walk) - best meal of our trip.

Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2011

Third hotel on our Travelsphere tour.
Located on the main street with some traffic noise.
Very good clean and comfortable room.
Excellent cooked breakfast eaten in the small courtyard.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

As other reviews we found the rooms very small. We were travelling with our 2 small daughters and the staff insisted that there were no adjoining rooms, so we had to split up with my husband in one room with one daughter and I in the other with our 2nd daughter. They also put us in different corridors - no explanation as to why, and staff fairly uninterested in helping.

This hotel has several pictures up of their heyday, and I'm not sure they have moved on.

It was surface clean, but when I moved the bathmat off the bath onto the floor, there was mould on the underside. Yuk.

Outshoorn is lacking in a good alternative from what we saw, but it wouldn't take much to outdo this hotel.

Breakfast was OK. Some good local selections which we hadn't seen at other hotels. Breakfast staff were good and very helpful.

This hotel is an OK selection, but reception staff and bathrooms need work.

The Outshoorn location was a neccesity for us with the caves and the Cango wildlife park - both a must do if you are in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank Triprevi
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Reviewed June 27, 2011

We stayed overnight at the hotel.
The check in was smooth .The hotel is nicely located near a number of restaurants
It has a nice ambience -a lovely lounge which guests can use.
The breakfast was really good -live hot food counter where we could order our eggs. A lovely choice of hot and cold breakfast options.
However the rooms were small but since we were there for one night it was ok

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Farimads
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Additional Information about Queens Hotel

Address: 5 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Oudtshoorn
Price Range: $88 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Queens Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colonial elegance, modern convenience The Queen's Hotel is an oasis of colonial elegance and wired modern convenience in the heart of Oudtshoorn - the capital of the beautiful semi-arid Klein Karoo. Finished in 1880, this grand dame of South African hoteliery has recently been restored to her full original beauty and continues to offer sumptuous accommodation, service and dining that is reminiscent of a bygone era but driven by dynamic modern hotel management. ... more   less 
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