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Karoo Retreat

14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Springs, South Africa
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Thank-you for a neat clean comfortable place to stay. It was peaceful and very neat. Very convenient, close to town, yet quiet. Friendly hosts, cleaning service was a nice surprise. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to stay in Oudtshoorn.

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Thank Judy F
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 28 August 2016

All was perfect. Ina, the host, is very kind and helpful. The room was nice and cozy. It's a little bit far from town center and there isn't much around, but easy to get to the Cango Caves from there.

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Thank paum719
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 July 2016

It was pouring with rain when we arrived, but Ina had the heat turned on so our room was toasty warm. The bathroom features a gorgeous old ball & claw bathtub so we could have a hot bubble bath, which was perfect. Beds feature electric blankets, and are so comfortable. Ina is such a lovely hostess, and so helpful and...

Thank karin_renee
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We stayed there only one night. The place is quiet and nice. The owner was friendly. The room is small but well equiped. It was definitly a good place to stay in Oudtshoorn. We would recommend this place

Thank vinz1
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We stayed at Karro Retreat this passed weekend as our daughter was playing in a hockey tournament.The location is perfect close to all the local schools and sports fields,shops and restaurants.But far enough from town central for it to be quiet and peaceful. We loved the decor and the quality of bedding was perfect,nice and warm for the chilly weather....

Thank Debbie H
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We stayed with family, so it was three separate couples in three separate units. The rooms were really pleasant and well-equipped. Ours had its own mini kitchen unit, with an interconnecting door into a communal kitchen which you can choose to leave open or lock for more privacy. The pool was lovely and the rooms have small patio areas that...

Thank Kirstibot
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Although it looked a bit shabby from the outside, our spacious farmhouse style accommodation was well equipped and Ina ( who was very helpful) welcomed any suggestions for anything else that the kitchen might need. She organised some much needed laundry services. The house was clean and the neighbourhood was quiet. Ina organised a shuttle for us to take us...

Thank Cuckooscot
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

We booked this accommodation through Airbnb and we surprised at how well kept the place was and the friendliness of the staff (Ina) who helped us check in. The room was beautifully made and we didn't hesitate to relax at the swimming pool when we arrived. Ina was more then happy to assist us with restaurant and Ostrich farm outings....

Thank Tamryn88
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

This modern farmhouse was the highlight of our stay. This house would be perfect for a group of 8 people to populate the house. The kitchen is excellently equipped with a large table around which to eat and talk. The karoo retreat is in the major street full of other guesthouses as well as very close to the Arbeidsgenot, CJ...

Thank NicolaasMeyer
Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Comfortable, quiet and clean...what more do you need. The only complaint I have is the cold. The cottages are geared for very high summer temperatures, but not enough effort is made for the freezing winter cold. The lady that met us on arrival seemed a bit frazzled and confused. Not a great first impression. The cottages are very spacious and...

Thank Sandra B

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the beautiful Little Karoo, conveniently close to both the Garden Route and Route 62, we offer a unique base from which to enjoy and explore the beauty of this region. For the sophisticated young at heart, we offer an African experience with comfort, tranquility and style, furnished with hand-picked Karoo interior. We offer 4 double or twin bedded rooms with private entrance and patio each with own bathroom plus shower. All rooms are equipped with DSTV television, overhead fans, air conditioners, heaters, hairdryers and tea and coffee making facilities. Beautifull enclosed indigenous garden and Private Swimmingpool. All this for you to enjoy! We welcome you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Karoo Retreat

Address: 238a Jan van Riebeeck Road | Wesbank, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Price Range: $50 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Karoo Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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“Book the larger house as you only pay per person and if you love to cook the kitchen is lovely”
dhaylett, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the main building are more spacious and have access to kitchen units. The separate unit does not.”
Kirstibot, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you want more privacy there is a small cottage available which is very nice”
Sybert03, 23 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you are not an early riser, choose the room furthest away from the school!”
BarbaraJimVictoria, 28 May 2015 | Read review
“Probably room nr 4 is the best, what privacy and view is concerned. It's private terrace is nearest to the pool and offers a bit of a view at the gardens behind the accomodation. Rooms nr. 2 and 3 share a terrace. They may be slightly smaller than rooms 1 and 4.”
Josje999, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
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