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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent a gorgeous night in this charming town and lovely guesthouse.Fabulous Karoo lamb chops served for dinner, also with a splendid restaurant. A warm host helped to settle us in with generosity and kindness.

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Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Barracks is comfortable and hospitable. Located in central Colesberg within an easy walk of several restaurants. Reasonably-priced with attentive and friendly hosts. Rooms are comfortable. Well-stocked honesty bar. Parking is secure but tight. A good option for an overnight stay.

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JHB
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perfect stopover between CT & JHB, extremely hospitable and welcoming. The buildings carry a great deal of history making it a unique experience. Enjoyed the ‘’honesty bar’’ concept, will definitely stay here again.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a beautiful place to stay , everything perfect and in place , lovely food and very friendly hosts Mike and Annelize , can and will recommend this place for stay over , weekend or just n quite stay for aweek or more ,

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our over night stop, including dogs and children, en route to Johannesburg. The room was pretty and comfortable. The food was delicious and generous. We look forward to using The Barracks again.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our fourth time staying at The Barracks. We were warmly greeted on arrival, which was just what we needed after driving 4 hours in heavy rain. As usual our room was clean and welcoming and our dogs just love the freedom of having their own secure courtyard. Dinner was delicious Karoo country fare and after a good night's...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The friendly conversation did it for me. After 8+ hours of driving from JHB, it was so pleasant to find a gregarious couple who wanted to chat, who attended to our needs, who provided a brilliant Karoo-lamb dinner, and who helped us to leave early the next morning. The accommodation is comfortable, spacious, clean- just what we needed. Many thanks,...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall a very nice stay. Ideal half way stop from Cape Town to Johannesburg. Very clean Room. Friendly and accommodating Hosts. Breakfast was awesome. Host gave us a tip to take a walk to the Restaurant which had super awesome Karoo Lamb chops. We enjoyed our supper. We had requested a secure parking for car and parked right next door...

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Alberton, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a lovely overnight stop. Comfortable accommodation and delicious food. A real gem. I would highly recommend it to other travelers looking for a half way stop. We did not stay for breakfast so I cannot comment however based on the dinner I am sure it would have been delicious

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always searching for that ideal stay over on our way to holiday in Mosselbay, the 'half way' mark always seems ideal. This time Colesberg seemed a good choice and The Barracks had excellent ratings. We were not disappointed. We could book dinner, on our private patio, in advance. Upon arrival we were welcomed by Mike with an ice cold sherry....

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Barracks

Address: 15 17 d'Urban Row, Colesberg 9795, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Northern Cape > Colesberg
Price Range: $89 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Barracks 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All the rooms have a little courtyard and own bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles lizcas2014, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pet friendly”
 of 5 bubbles PietieCapeTown, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are all very well and are nicely decorated.”
 of 5 bubbles Landidusty, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the old Colonels room. A lovely big room with a private courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles alicecN9650EV, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All very quiet and a homely atmosphere. Rooms have airconditioning and are self catering but meals are available.”
 of 5 bubbles marilynt778, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
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