We stayed here for one night only as part of a tour of South Africa. I'm glad we weren't staying longer as the marble floors were lethal and after a knee replacement I was very nervous.
There was also only one lift and one porter delivering cases so the lift was out of action for over an hour and I had to risk the stairs. There are sudden steps which don't actually show so great care is needed for anyone slightly dithery on their legs!
The room was average, rather dark and somewhat cramped. The Queen Mother certainly didn't have our room with its cracked toilet seat!
Air conditioning was rather unreliable but we didn't open the window as we faced onto the main street.
Towels were white and nice, toiletries were supplied and the shower was good.
The pool was ok but could have done with a good clean. The water was rather murky and there were a lot of leaves. As the temperature hit 50 degrees centigrade no-one cared and we just cooled off in it.
There was no internet access
The buffet meal looked ghastly and those who had it said it was awful especially for R180 per person. Luckily we had read Trip Advisor and so we went to Headlines just a few doors away - and we found our Tour Guide in there which says it all really!
Had an excellent steak dinner for 2 with wine which cost R220 so that was far better value.
It wasn't a bad place to stay but Oudtshoorn isn't the most interesting of towns and tours only stop here for the ostrich farms and Kango Caves.
It certainly is not the most memorable hotel in South Africa!
- 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