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The Clarens Country House
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
1 review
“Wonderful Experience”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

From the moment we arrived we were welcomed in such a friendly manner by our host. We love the rooms that are beautifully furnished and that walks out on the big stoep. the coffee, tea and rusks were such a treat and the quiet surroundings made for a wonderful weekend. We will definely be back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

We stayed with a group of nine and had the whole house for ourself. It was a wonderful stay. Our hosts very exceptionely friendly and made very good recommondations what to do and see and where to eat. They also made the necessary reservations.

The rooms were spacious and spotlessly clean. Each unit has a bedroom, a living room and a small kitchen, so you can cater for yourself if you want (we didn't). The rooms are nicely decorated and open to a lovely glas veranda, which you can open up to the lush gardens.

On the premises is also a lovely art galery.

The Country House is located on a gated golf course and therefore very safe.

Its is a good starting point to discover the Golden Gates NP and the many bushmen paintings in the area.

Will come again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Centurion
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Excellent and beautiful facility and hospitable hosts. Will definitely recommend to friends! Great view from the Shepherd's Loft and very comfortable. The golf course has beautiful scenery. Great destination to visit over a weekend!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sasolburg, South Africa
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Clarens Country House. The loft is very neat, clean, and comfortable, and we loved the decor. We definitely highly recommend T Clarens Country House for a break away.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Toni W, Owner at The Clarens Country House, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, but sorry that you did not let us know that you were having a problem with your pillows. We have someone on stand-by 24/7 so that we can be sure that our guests have everything they need. We could so easily have changed the pillows for you, if only we had known. Thank you for the very positive comments about the guest house. We look forward to welcoming you back - and will ensure that you have exactly the pillows you need to be totally comfortable the next time you come. With our best wishes, Toni
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Clarens country house was very good value for money, the hosts were extremely welcoming and very friendly and offerred pointers on where to visit. The location is very peaceful and very pretty, and just outside of town which was perfect.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sasolburg, South Africa
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We booked the entire house for a family 4 day Christmas holiday with our extended family. We were 11 people in total which included our 18 month old grand daughter. What a wonderful experience! The home is beautiful and very well equipped. Everything we needed was at our disposal and it was lovely preparing meals in the well equipped kitchens. Lovely setting, beautifully furnished. A wonderful experience overall. We will be back!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stayed in the Bosman Suite. Things do not quite match and there is not a great aesthetic. In general, the workmanship of the unit is poor. Our ceiling had a leak after a shower. We had to put a bucket in the family room to collect the water and did not use that shower again. We noticed the tiles in the bathrooms are Styrofoam on the ceiling. The details are missing like proper junctions between the corrugated walls and ceiling, a door to a bedroom that has a gap above it where it does not quite fit the entrance. Given the quality and aesthetic, I think the unit is probably overpriced for the area. Wi-Fi did not work during the stay nor did the management really seem to make much of an effort to rectify it. The location is nice just outside Golden Gate Highlands National Park and easy drive to the quaint town square of Clarens. The hosts were very nice and, admittedly, we probably had very high standards since we had just left a lovely bed and breakfast a few hours drive away and kept comparing the places. However, this lodging experience was kind of a miss for us and would explore other options if staying in the area again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Property: The Clarens Country House
Address: 213 Clarens Golf and Trout Estate, Clarens 9707, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Clarens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Clarens Country House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Bed & Breakfast suites with self-catering facilities. Large spacious bedrooms (kingsize or twin beds) with en-suite bathrooms (bath and shower). Each suite has a private lounge area, fireplace and kitchenette. Free WiFi and satellite TV. Generous home-cooked breakfast served in the dining room or delivered to the guest's apartment at a pre-arranged time. Situated in a quiet area on the secure Clarens Golf Estate. Private off-road parking and a large garden with barbeque facilities. ... more   less 
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