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Copenhagen, Denmark
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121 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

I was “doing” Route 62 and Barrydale was suggested to me by friends as a place to stop on my journey. There aren't too many choices for accommodation in Barrydale so I chose this hotel as it is the ONLY hotel in town. It's not hard to find – the only hotel on the main drag once you get off... More 

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Thank StephenCopenhagen
BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the time taken in posting this detailed review- much appreciated. Thank you also for your appreciation and enthusiasm ! Yes ,we certainly are The One and Only Hotel, Barrydale! You struck it unlucky ( or lucky?) by having stayed over on a very quiet night.. Our bar and restaurant often are buzzing with guests and action -... More 

Kalk Bay, South Africa
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Fantastic hotel.Great decor.Staff were always smiling,helpful and full of knowledge of things to do and places to see in barrydale (ask at reception about the rock pools in Tradouwpass) Service was excellent. We stayed in one of the klein karoo en-suite rooms for two nights, the room was big,clean and had a nice view of the mountains. Definitely worth a... More 

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Thank DaneduPreez
BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear your stay was special - and yes, we agree a two night stay is really the minimum - one simply miss out too much if you only stay one night. looking forward to your next visit! Regards Theo Owner More 

Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

What a fabulous place!!! Stayed in this quirky hotel with my family of 4 and we all loved, loved, loved it! Off beat, interesting, laid-back and very comfortable! All this and incredibly delicious and interesting food too. Super friendly staff who goes way beyond the extra mile to make sure that we are comfortable and happy. Fantastic, fresh and healthy... More 

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Thank Lizel O
BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Liezel O. And so say all of us! Thank you for this great review- we appreciate your appreciation! Our best live entertainment no doubt is our local Net-vir-Pret NGO Rieldans troop - do not miss this next time! The O Owner More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

The staff were great in arrival making checking in a pleasure. Upside of being an old building - the rooms are big and well appointed - ours had a balcony with a great view. Downside if it can be considered one - is no air-conditioning and creaky wooden floors - both of which in our opinion added to the charm... More 

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Thank knik2015
BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

You have encapsulated the essence of our hotel well- thank you! It is hear-warming to see your appreciation of the old-style platteland charm. Regards Theo Owner More 

Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Wow, wow, wow, this Hotel is very special and so well managed. It is hard to find other accommodation these days where you feel so well looked after like here. I hope this will stay like this over the years.

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BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for this great feedback- much appreciated! Regards Theo Owner More 

Luanda, Angola
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed as a family we had before Christmas. including our little daughter had so much fun. We made breakfast in the garden was very nice. Let's say a good choice if you are close to the waterfront. very nice terrace and two-bedroom suites Very kind personnel. Everybody smiles.

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BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

everybody smiles ! Thank you! Theo Owner More 

Paris, France
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

We spent one night there on our way from Cape Town to the Garden Route. The hotel has lots of art decorations which you can buy. Each room looks different. Ours - n#4 - had a bathroom as big as the bedroom, which was a little strange. The hotel had no AC, and you can hear noises around due to... More 

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BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review. yes, room nr 4 can be seen as a bathroom with an en suite bedroom! Glad you liked our food- we have a Diners Club Diamond Award wine list to match! Regards Theo Owner More 

Sandton, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

When we realised we weren't going to reach Barrydale I phoned the hotel two days before we were due to arrive to inform them of our predicament. Now I know the hotel is entitled to charge for a cancelled booking, but in my experience hotels are generally sympathetic where an effort has been made to notify them in good time,... More 

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BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Richard You made your booking on 6 November through Booking.com, and not directly though us. Your booked through such third party online reservation agent , not directly with the hotel. You booked for 1 December, so it was not really that far in advance. December is top season in the Western Cape – and your reservation was already upon... More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 December 2015

What an experience! The friendliness and efficiency of the staff was amazing, the kindness and enthusiasm of the General Manager/Head Chef was addicted, the ambiance of the hotel and display of a variety of artwork work well together, the well maintained gardens was in full bloom and well kept, the food was great, the room size and room décor was... More 

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barrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for this excellent feedback- much appreciated! Regards Theo Owner More 

Cape Town
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Fresh faces within an old façade. Bright ideas within stolid walls. This interesting, attractive & energy filled property is going places ! Our first nights stop over on our Classic African Road Trip was going to be a little different and Oh my, did the Team within share the essence of their different ? Just off the main R 62... More 

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barrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay- thanks for the good feedback! Regards Theo Owner More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This is the best 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 whole of the Klein Karoo! ( Wine list has just been awarded a Diners Club Wine List Diamond Award - the highest award possible) ! Restaurant has just won the Klein Karoo Gourmand Award ! 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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Karoo Art Hotel

Address: 30 Van Riebeeck Street, Barrydale 6750, South Africa (Formerly Barrydale Karoo Hotel)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Barrydale
Price Range: $97 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Karoo Art Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Stay in one of the Groot Karoo rooms for the ultimate Karoo Art Hotel experience...''”
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“I didn't stay at this Art Hotel my visit was to see the art”
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