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Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
Ranked #9 of 28 Montagu B&B and Inns
York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“Look no further”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

We had 2 wonderful and comfortable nights stay at Koo Karoo, and the breakfasts were really excellent and set us up for the day ahead. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable with an excellent shower which was easy to access and regulate.
Shirley and Paul made us most welcome and could not do enough for us. Their helpful advice about restaurants and other facts and information about the surrounding area helped us to make the best use of our time. Look no further, we definitely hope to return.

David & Anne S

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shirley T, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Many thanks David & Anne for your favourable review of your stay here with us. We are so pleased that our suggestions for places to eat and for attractions to visit was helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back to Montagu in the future. Kind Regards.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

I arrived after dark, but Paul and Shirley still welcomed me warmly, told me about the nearby restaurants and offered me a complimentary bottle of Muscatel.

When I asked if it was safe to walk around alone at night in Montagu, Paul assured me that it was. "This is rural South Africa," he said. "We don't have a problem with crime here." Emboldened, I went for a brief after dinner walk and survived.

The Koo Karoo itself is in a well-maintained, historic house with plenty of charm. It is a short block away from the main street where there are restaurants, stores, a post office, etc.

The suite I stayed in was big and comfy, with an en-suite bathroom and a door to the outside, so guests don't have to stagger through the house late at night.

Breakfast was fairly typical for South Africa: eggs, pork product, toast and coffee. Nothing to write home about, but not bad at all.

Best of all, I encountered none of the "odd" racial attitudes here that I encountered elsewhere in South Africa.

This is a good one.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Michael C
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Shirley T, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Many thanks Michael for your friendly and positive response. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here in Montagu and we hope that we may have the pleasure of hosting you on a future visit.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

A very centrally located B&B in Montagu - a peaceful, quiet, safe haven far from the city crowds. Paul and Shirley are excellent hosts and their establishment extremely clean and well maintained. The breakfast was excellent and the service top class! A lovely touch was the pair of scissors in the bedroom. It is so difficult and messy to open sachets of coffee and there it was, waiting to be used!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Lynn C
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Shirley T, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
Many thanks Lynn for your kind review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Montagu and we hope that you may re-visit us again one day in the future.
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Helperby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

We only stayed in Montagu for one night but found it a lovely little town. We had a local meal (on advice from owners) that was great and the local pubs are very welcoming. Accommodation was better than expected and nice breakfast in the morning. Very good value and owners were extremely welcoming.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Steve F
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Shirley T, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Many thanks for your positive review. We are so pleased that you had a pleasant stay with us and that you enjoyed the hospitality of the restaurant and pubs that the village offers. We hope that you may return to visit one day in the future! With Our Best Wishes.
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Stevenage, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We have just returned home and wish we were back at Koo Karoo. Paul and Shirley made us feel so welcome we felt as if we were staying with old friends. We stayed in the self catering apartment which was comfortable and excellent value. Wry thing needed was there and nothing was too much trouble for Paul and Shirley. We will definitely stay again and thoroughly recommend this for a welcoming comfortable stay in a beautiful area.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JandB39
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Shirley T, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Many thanks John & Beverley for your kind review. We are so pleased that our self catering apartment was acceptable to you and that you enjoyed re-visiting Montagu and the surrounding area. Next time we will try to arrange a little bit better weather for you! Looking forward to welcoming you back here in the future! Best Wishes.
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

We really enjoyed our two nights stay here. Shirley and Paul very friendly and helpful hosts. Their recommendations of restaurants very helpful, and spot on. Loved the good breakfast of fruit, fruit juice, yogurts, cereals and hot English breakfast with coffee and tea. Spacious room, very clean and well maintained, with all the necessary. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Hein B
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Shirley T, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Many thanks Hein for your positive review. We are pleased that you and your wife enjoyed your stay in Montagu and we look forward to welcoming you on return visits in the future! Kind Regards.
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Whistable UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

This guest house offers excellent value for money. The rooms are very clean, spacious and pleasant, though not ultra modern. The people are friendly and pleased to help where necessary. The breakfast is good

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank blakebruv
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Shirley T, Owner at Koo Karoo Guest Lodge, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Many thanks for your positive review of your stay with us. As you rightly say our rooms are not "ultra modern" but we find that they are 'in keeping' with the property which is 114 years old. We are constantly looking to improve and upgrade facilities and will continue to do so. We hope that you may make a return visit to see us in future years. Kind Regards.
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Additional Information about Koo Karoo Guest Lodge

Property: Koo Karoo Guest Lodge
Address: 5 Piet Retief Street, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Montagu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Koo Karoo Guest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious en-suite B&B rooms with private entrances. Economy double/twin; queen double and king double. Economy room and Queen room offer tea/coffee facilities, heater/fan and SABC TV. King room offers tea/coffee facilities; modern airconditioning unit and overlooks the garden. Early breakfasts catered for if required! Secluded garden, braai area, gated off road parking and small pool. Free WiFi available in all rooms. Visa & Mastercard accepted. Two self catering facilities with well equipped kitchens and lounge areas with DSTV (30 channels)located on the same site. ... more   less 
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