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“A Wonderful Respite!”

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Sir Henry's Guest Houses
Ranked #19 of 38 Clarens B&B and Inns
harrisburg, pa
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“A Wonderful Respite!”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

The Innkeeper was very hospitable and made certain our stay was satisfactory. Rooms are a generous size and quite comfortable. The breakfast is served with great care and artistry, and portions are large. You will need a vehicle to travel into Clarens where the shops and restaurants are located, which is at the top of a hill. The entrance to Golden Gate National Park is approx. fifteen minutes from the guest house. We hope to pass through Clarens within the next year and will certainly stay at Sir Henry's!

Room Tip: Not all rooms have tvs, and some rooms only have deep soaking tubs, so if tvs and showers are import...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

The rooms are themed (subtly) and very pretty, the lounge with TV and fireplace is very cosy. A short drive from the centre of town, but still close to everything and very peaceful.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

We had a wonderful experience at Sir Henry's beginning from before we even arrived with wonderfully prompt and clear communication with Casper. We enjoyed the warmth (heated floors, electric blankets and a crackling fireplace), attention to detail and, of course, fabulous breakfasts which are a work of art. Would love to return.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Littleton, Colorado
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

The guest house is well situated in a quiet yet close to Clarens' central square location. The room was very comfortable especially the heated floors and electric blanket for the colder nights. The inn was very clean and well maintained. Finally, Casper is an outstanding cook as he provided a full and complete meal that keeps one satisfied most of the day. What a perfect weekend getaway!

Room Tip: I stayed in the semi-luxury room (two categories; luxury and semi-luxury) and this room was very enj...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Deal, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
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Reviewed March 23, 2012

We spent 2 nights at Sir Henry's. Casper is a great host and we were soon very at home. Our room was large, airy and well furnished. his garden is wonderful and a great tribute to his very green fingers. Walk around it with your complimentary glass of sherry before dinner,

Sadly a slight misunderstanding about dates meant that we didn't sample Caspar's dinners but if his breakfast is anything to go by, we missed a real treat!

Caspar has lived in the area for a number of years so ask his advice about the locality - he told us of two off the main road drives in Golden Gate - which we thought we knew well - which were a delight.

We will return - it's a great stopping off place for Lesotho and KZN.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

Sir Henry's is the best guest house my wife and I have ever stayed in. Everything from the room, the setting, and the breakfast was exemplary. I had read a lot about Casper's breakfasts being the best, and I was not disappointed, they are absolutely phenomenal. Situated just outside of town, but still close enough to walk to, the location of the guest house is in the ideal. Perfect place to get out of the city to relax and unwind.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fremantle, Australia
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

We ( 4 friends) stayed at Sir Henry's for one night on the way to Lesotho and sampled Casper's three course dinner with wine pairings whilst we were there, it was simply excellent.

Sir Henry's rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable and the dinner & breakfast were a culinary delight. I can't really think of much else to say other than we agreed that this was the best value for money stay we had on our three week holiday. couldn't recommend it highly enough.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Sir Henry's Guest Houses

Property: Sir Henry's Guest Houses
Address: 437 Short Street, Clarens 9707, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Clarens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sir Henry's Guest Houses 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a wonderful stay at Sir Henry's Guest House in Clarens, in the heart of the Eastern Free State. Indulge in beautiful views and sunset over the mountains. Peace and tranquility in luxury. This up-market Guest House provides homely accommodation in comfortable surroundings. The charming 7 en-suite bedrooms, each with its own veranda capture the indulgence of bygone eras whilst sunny porches ensure your stay will be truly relaxed and contented one. Each carefully decorated room is equipped with slippers, gowns, hairdryers and bath luxuries, to ensure a comfortable stay. Fireplaces in some of the rooms wear off the chill of the Free State nights. Enjoy an outside shower or dip in the pool or just a stroll in the garden. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate making facilities in each room with homemade rusks. Gourmet Breakfast. ... more   less 
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