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Karoo Art Hotel

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30 Van Riebeeck Street, Barrydale 6750 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped off at the Karoo Art hotel en route from Knysna to Cape Town. It’s a wonderful place, full of atmosphere and eccentricity. The rooms and public spaces are decorated with art that is for sale. The hotel is situated around a garden and...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank alastaira1
Response from BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art HotelResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your good feedback,which is much appreciated! Our character hotel dates from 1888. We are continuously busy with upgrading of our rooms and facilities but we are not a modern snazzy establishment- character and charm weighs more heavily here. we are happy that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time we stayed at this hotel was in 2009 and was a real gem then. We stayed for two nights in December 2018 and were very disappointed. The decor is terrible (every wall is a different colour), the bedrooms need attention eg. aircon,...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank cleanstay
Response from BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art HotelResponded 1 week ago

Oh My. You clearly miss the very essence of the Karoo Art Hotel- we are no cookie -cutter sanitized hotel where all the rooms are identical. Ours is a historic hotel, presented with a very colorful avante garde flair . It is by choice that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stop at this shabby chic hotel for one night over December. The hotel staff were amazing however the decor needs attention. Our room was dusty, the bath was leaking the blinds broken and the sheets were dodgy. The curtains and towels were frayed and...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank carme1966
Response from BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art HotelResponded 1 week ago

Ouch, that hurts! You were placed in room 13 and after occupying it for a while,requested a room with a bath . In their eagerness to help you,our staff upgraded you for free to room 15...sadly a room that had not been signed off for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First impressions of the frontage of this hotel is that it is somewhat old fashioned and stuffy. That couldn't be further from the truth. The interior has been decorated in an "off the wall" style with an abundance of art and artifacts. The bedrooms are...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Farrarmere
Response from BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words- much appreciated! Regards Theo Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we arrived we got an very warm welcome. Our rooms (2) are side by side, each with a balcony. If there is anything to complain then that there was no extra bathroom, just the toilet were extra and the vanity unit was very small......More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank AS-Consult
Response from BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great feedback - we are happy you enjoyed your time with us! Next time please stay 2 or 3 night- there are so many activities and places to see in Barrydale and surrounds,that you cannot fit in on a one-night stay....More

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Description
This is the best 4 star country hotel in the whole of the Klein Karoo! An ideal stop-over between Cape Town and the Garden Route, a must-stay for any visitor! Best food and most comprehensive wine list in the More whole of the Klein Karoo! Restaurant has just won the Klein Karoo Gourmand Award ! We have a few signature dishes, reflecting the ethos of the Chaîne des Rộtisseurs, the international gastronomical guild dedicated to the camaradie of the table. Some of these dishes are unique to the Karoo. Loads of historic character. Most friendly staff. Rooms with balconies and views available. Character bar and great restaurant. Huge swimming pool for hot summer days. Many open fireplaces for the winter nights! Karoo hospitality. The hotel is an art gallery with many paintings by local artists on display and for sale. Some rooms with cable TV available. Staff are keen to share local things to do and to see with guests. We even have a private 40 seater private cinema for use by our guests! Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Room Service
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Beachfront
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
15
Price range
USD 102 - USD 141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Barrydale Karoo Hotel
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Barrydale
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
15
Price range
USD 102 - USD 141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Barrydale Karoo Hotel
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Barrydale
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Traveller (180)
Room & Suite (70)
Dining (32)
Pool & Beach (2)
Family and Play Areas (3)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
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Les055
19 June 2018|
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Response from BarrydaleBarrydaler | Property representative |
Hi Yes, we certainly do. we have a good number of vegetarian dishes on our menu but our chefs are always willing to go even beyond that. please give us an email warning in advance if you want anything special- our new... More
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"Most rooms are accessed by reasonably steep stairs which may not suit someone with mobility problems."
Farrarmere
2 weeks ago
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"Rooms 10 and 11 are directly above the hotel bar and may be noisy"
AS-Consult
2 weeks ago
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"Room 13, to the back and very quiet."
albertVniekerk
25 Nov. 2018
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"Make sure you ask for a room far from the bar."
MCH493
10 Oct. 2018
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