I agree with previous reviewers, it is a lovely old building but it has several shortcomings. The bed rooms are small and very dark, without a fridge or mini-bar. There is a stupid lack of lighting in the room, you practically needed a torch to read. The bath/shower is very dangerous because there is a fixed glass shower screen which means you cannot reach to turn the taps off easily for the bath or the shower. If you get in the shower it is very hot and extremely powerful and it is a big step to get into and out of the bath. Anyone not sure of their footing should avoid.. un case of scalding or slipping.
We stayed 2 nights on a tour of the Garden Route and it was in a convenient location and the restaurant food was extremely good. Ask for a room at the rear of the hotel or else there is traffic noise from the main road. Sadly it is correct there is a generator out at the back as well!
The pool was dirty and very cold, which was a shame as I would have liked a dip. Staff were fine but not exceptional.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Queens Hotel Oudtshoorn