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Karoo Art Hotel

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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 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!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Great View
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at Karoo Art Hotel exceeded all expectations. An Hotel that definitely under-promises and over-delivers. From the friendliness of staff to large cool rooms and wonderful food it is to be highly recommended

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Karoo Art Hotel in 2018 again called on the talent of Peter Veldsman, prominent South African food writer, author and acclaimed master chef, this time to choreograph a Cape Indonesian Rijsttafel gala dinner on 3 November. The menu was executed by Alicia Giliomee, Executive...More

Thank albertVniekerk
Response from BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art HotelResponded 1 week ago

And what a grande occasion it was! There were 62 individually prepared items per guest served! The classical Indonesian Rijsttafel was brought to Cape Town by the Dutch - but has not been seen in our restaurants fortwo decades.. So - we brought it back!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Karoo Art Hotel to attend a special dinner event, presenting a traditional Indonesian Rijstafel. The hotel was wonderful. It is an old country-style hotel, which has been creatively restored and filled with a variety of interesting art. Our room was spacious and...More

Thank LisaDCapeTown
Response from BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your great feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your room. Room 2 is also my personal favorite. r executive chef ,Alicia Giliomee and her kitchen brigade excelled in presenting this intricate Indonesian Rijsttafel feast of taste- all in all 63 individually prepared tastes...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent one night at the Karoo Art Hotel on our drive along the incredible Route 62. Everyone we encountered could not have been more friendly in particular the operations manager and he lead waitress. Food was delicious, particularly the fillet steak and it is...More

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Response from BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art HotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your great feedback,much appreciated! Our steaks are one of our specialties! We have just now been awarded with the Eat Out Award for our great country-style food ,which was rated as "highly recommended". ( Eat Out is the leading SA restaurant guide...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing stay in this very special place. The hotel is full of character with great views of the town and the surrounding landscape. Great food and friendly people, we’re definitely going to come again!More

Thank Cruiser36377480088
Response from BarrydaleBarrydaler, Owner at Karoo Art HotelResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you for your great response,which is much appreciated! We wish to share the two latest awards we have just won: * The 2018/19 Diners Club Diamond Wine List Award - one of only 42 Diamond awards made in SA and one of only 12...More

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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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Room Tips
"Room 13, to the back and very quiet."
albertVniekerk
2 weeks ago
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"Make sure you ask for a room far from the bar."
MCH493
10 Oct 2018
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"Every room is unique and some rooms are more spacious than others. The rooms with a balcony are always lovely"
tracypO9403FR
3 Oct 2018
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"Front Rooms with balcony"
245elleg
5 Jul 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$110 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Barrydale Karoo Hotel
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictBarrydale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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