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“QUIETLY WATCH THE WORLD GO BY”
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De Bergkant Lodge
Ranked #1 of 20 Prince Albert B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Worcester, England
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“QUIETLY WATCH THE WORLD GO BY”
Reviewed December 7, 2011

My wife and I spent 6 very relaxing nights at De Bergkant Lodge. Our suite was large and comfortable ...... a long king size bed; small lounge with sofa, television and a fridge; and a massive bathroom with an old fashioned bath tub and a double shower. The grounds were lovely, with 2 swimming pools and an outdoor hot tub. Breakfasts were plentiful and well presented, and served on the patio by the pool when the weather permitted.
The lodge is located at one end of the main street in Prince Albert, and is within easy walking distance of all the restaurants and cafes. Prince Albert is a lovely old small town, where you can just watch the world go by. There is also plenty of good walking; lots of fresh fruit available; a some good evening drives to watch the sun set behind the mountains.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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Reviewed November 26, 2011

We were recommended by Sophie, while having lunch at her fine restaurant in Willowmore.
Greeted by Charles ,he had already made provisional bookings at 2 restaurants in the fine town of Prince Albert.
At pre dinner drinks-on the house-we met ,some great people from Germany ,Holland ,and Italy,whom we late dined with ,and exchanged adresses.
In short. it was like being at a house party ,with the perfect host.
When we left something in our room ,Charles even arranged to have it taken by some friends to our next port of call.
And to top it all the value is amazing for such quality in a very interesting house full of antiques ,with a long swimming pool ,and a warm spa pool
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Staffordshire
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149 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2011

We arrived to met by Charles our genial host. We were told that we had been upgraded to the best suite and it certainly was. We had a sitting room/kitchen area with a separate large bedroom and one of the hugest bathrooms I have ever seen with old fashioned bathroom fittings and all copper pipes. The Lodge and Cottages are set in beautiful gardens where there are three swimming pools. Charles was very hospitable and always on hand to serve drinks and chat with guests. He made reservations for us at The Gallery where we had an excellent evening meal. Breakfast was served the next morning on the terrace by the pool.

All in all we had a fabulous stay and would definitely stay here again if visiting Prince Albert.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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london
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200 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2011

in the Western Cape, in terms of guesthouses and Charles's place was up with the best. A fabulous series of rooms and suites in cottages around a beautiful garden with two swimming pools and a steam room and sauna. My Moroccan friend was in seventh heaven to find a "hammam"!

Charles's hospitality is apparently legendary. We had wine and an introduction to South African history on our first evening, and lovely breakfasts, charmingly served. And good advice on where to eat and visit.

Apparently nearby (45 minutes drive through the most fantastic countryside and gorge) De Rust was voted most beautiful village in South Africa. Couldn't see it myself and was glad to escape.

Prince Albert itself was very interesting, buzzy, with nice restaurants (The Gallery) and cafes. We even found a nice barman at the town hotel who made us Irish coffee!

Room Tip: all are excellent but try for ground floor rooms overlooking the garden.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Pretoria, South Africa
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507 reviews
109 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2011

We stayed here for one night in April. The rooms are very spacious with a huge bathroom with bath and double shower. The beds have luxurious and comfortable duvets on and were really nice.

Breakfast was quite average and not what we expected from such a nice place. Overall a very nice place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed July 15, 2011

My daughter and I decided to do the scenic route to Cape Town from PE and so went via Prince Albert. I had stayed at De Bergkant before and was keen to visit again.
The rooms are so spacious, the bathrooms heavenly, the duvets and extra length beds a real treat.
So are the beautiful gardens where you can pluck lemons and grapefruits off the tree's and an abundance of pomegranites when in season!
Special touches everywhere.
We loved it!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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PE
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Reviewed June 15, 2011

We stayed in one of the rooms near the pool, which was beautiful in it's simplicity. Charles the owner, was a very charming host. The location of the guesthouse is perfectly central for walking around the quaint village. Lots of lovely restaurants.

Room Tip: Ask Charles about the best restaurant for dinner
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  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: De Bergkant Lodge
Address: 5 Church Street | P.O. Box 88, Prince Albert Municipality 6930, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Prince Albert Municipality > Prince Albert
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Prince Albert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 'De Bergkant Lodge' is a historical Cape Dutch GuestHouse located in the beautiful, historical town of Prince Albert at the foot of the dramatic Swartberg mountains in the Great Karoo. The 'De Bergkant Lodge' offers their guests four luxurious Suites with lounge, bedroom and en suite bathroom, and five equally well-appointed luxurious Double Rooms with en suite bathroom. All rooms have ceiling fans, air-conditioning, tea- and coffee facilities, TV (with DStv) and most have under-floor heating. All the bathrooms have our famous double showers, Victorian baths and under-floor heating for chilly winter days (which occur just occasionally). Fluffy cotton towels ensure that you feel pampered. All beds are either twin- or king size. Our linen is 100% pure cotton. Breakfast for our guests is served either inside in our poolside dining room or on the terrace in the garden beneath the trees. Much of our fare on our breakfast buffet comes from the village and local farms in and around Prince Albert. Prince Albert is famous for its deciduous fruit and the milk, yoghurt and prize-winning cheese from Gay's Dairy. Guests will enjoy at the 'De Bergkant Lodge' a breakfast which is a delight in taste and presentation. The secluded gardens boast two large saltwater swimming pools: a 15m pool surrounded by verdant lawns and a 10m walled, private pool. We also offer a sauna and steam bath and hidden in a private garden you will find a small "star" bath. ... more   less 
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