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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is not my first stay and won't be my last ROOMS are quirky yet well done comfortable and spacious Staff are friendly efficient and very helpful well done guys and girls keep it up Food was GREAT THANKS CHEF YOU MAKE THE MEAL SPECIAL WITH YOUR PERSONAL ATTENTION GREAT STAY AND A WONDERFULL TOWN so peaceful

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

Many thanks for your enthusiastic and great review,which is heart-warming! We take our food seriously and are happy you enjoyed your meal and stay! Kind regards Theo Owner

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a fun hotel, very quirky in the small town of Barrydale. Very cool place with lots going on in such a small area. Hotel was clean, friendly and staff were always very helpful. Breakfasts were plentyful and we had dinner in the hotel both nights we stayed there which was very good. We traveled from Cape Town to...

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

Many thanks for your great review, which is appreciated! Kind regards Theo Owner

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I was debating whether to give a 3 or 4 star rating, but decided to go big because we had a lovely stay. The downside was Room 8 at the top of the landing. The room had no bathroom, but a small shower cubicle in the corner of the room, and a funny little toilet kinda stowed away in what...

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

Thanks for the good feedback! And the fourth star! Next time please reserve a Groot Karoo room , slightly more costly but far bigger and with lovely balconies. regards Theo Owner

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had a short stay at the hotel as it was mainly a night stop for us.Interesting deco, friendly staff huge bathroom and it's even got a couch in there so there's alot of space for your stuff. The main problem for me was that the room was too cold and I was freezing .We did try putting on the...

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

Yes , we are different. No , we are certainly not average. guests experiencing ANY problem are invited to pick up the phone in the room and report the problem to reception. we could have had an extra gas heater in your room in an instant! Did you miss out electric blankets on the bed? We are keen to please...

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Fun hotel with Good breakfast. Room was not great, No cupboards, bare minimum in the room and very noisy hotel. Staff were lovely. Fine for 1 night. Barrydale is a cute town worth a visit for 2 nights

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

Yes we are a fun hotel! We deliberately have no cupboards in the rooms- instead,Herman van Wyk , well-know ironmonger , designed very cool metal hanging arms for us for the rooms- each one a piece of art in itself . Cupboards are old hat.. Regarding your room - you booked late and got our very last budget room available.....

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

What wonderful place. Very cosy accommodation. The works of art all over the hotel are absolutely brilliant and add great atmosphere to the whole hotel. The staff are friendly and attentive. The food served in the restaurant was magnificent.

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

Thank you for your appreciation of what we offer our guests! Please visit soon again. Regards Theo Owner

Mossel Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Travelling on Route 62 you have to stop in Barrydale! I can't resist popping into the Karoo Art Hotel just to read the interior walls. The entire place is a gallery. Wonderful artwork for sale. This time we stayed over for the night. Very cosy bar with a comfortable fireplace. Faultless evening meal and good Sauvignon Blanc. The staff always...

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

Thank you for your great review- much appreciated! Regards Theo Owner

Reviewed 5 September 2016

What an amazing time at the Karoo Art Hotel! Incredible people and really great rooms. I would recommend this place, really is a gem in Barrydale, with incredible art all over the show which brings out something unique that I have not encountered yet.

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

We appreciate your kind words! Regards Theo Owner

Durbanville, South Africa
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We attended a birthday party at the Karoo Art Hotel which proved to be great. The outside of the hotel isn't much to write home about but decor inside is unusual for a hotel in a small town in the Karoo. The food was good and the staff were very attentive - the bar has its own character which drew...

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

Thank you for your great recommendation of our hotel. you were a fun group to have had as our guests! ( We DO think our hotel is pretty from the outside! See our photos on TripAdvisor!) Regards Theo Owner

Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Small quaint hotel in the middle of Bareydale. Very artsy .... And unique ... Lovely restaurant and bar inside the hotel, food is on point. Had dinner and breakfast here 🙂 ... Compliments to the chef ! 😬 slept like a queen in the king sized bed 👌🏼 ...

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

Thank you - happy to hear you enjoyed our food- a country hotel MUST have a good table! Regards Theo

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  • Pool
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: RM316 - RM596 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Karoo Art Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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