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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We've stayed here more times than we can count over the years. And every time we come back the hotel just keeps getting better, which is amazing to see because we thought it was nothing short of perfect on our very first stay. We love this place so much, we decided to bring all our friends and family here to...

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BarrydaleBarrydaler, General Manager at Karoo Art Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Allyson, Thank you so much for you wonderful review. It is I who need to thank you for allowing us look after you and your guests on this important day of your life. It was an utmost pleasure doing so and hope that we may do so again and again in the future. Looking forward welcoming you and your...

port elizabeth south africa
Reviewed 18 March 2016

the staff are very friendly and informative .the food of a high standard . the art everywhere is amassing and all for sale.an interesting old building .i will definitely be back. great hotel ask for balcony rooms

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

thank you ! Yes our Groot Karoo rooms with balconies are great! And so is our Garden Suite , the most spacious of our rooms, with a private enclosed garden area and twin outside al fresco showers! Theo Owner

Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Unique rooms, awesome art, staff friendly! Second stay and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Eggs Benedict for breakfast divine! Fantastic places to explore and do visit Diesel and Cream for best milkshake ever.

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

Thank you for your lovely feedback , much appreciated! Please stay two nights next time- we guarantee double the pleasure! Book directly through our own website for prompt reservations at the best prices. Theo Owner

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

From the moment we arrived to our sad departure the following morning, the Karoo Art Hotel and staff were amazing. We chose the lamb shanks for dinner and wow ! they didn't disappoint. Chef came out to check on everyone and the General Manager was always on hand to help. At breakfast they realized it was my husbands birthday and...

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

Your excellent rating of our hotel warms our hearts , especially coming from an experienced world traveller as your TripAdvisor profile shows you to be! Many thanks ! Our advice is for you to stay at least two nights on your next visit - only then can the full true magic of our hotel, Barrydale and the surrounding Klein Karoo...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Very friendly staff. Evening meal and breakfast was excellent. Good bar was quite lively when we were there. Old building with lots of character and interesting art. Nice little pool. We very much enjoyed our stay and will stay again next time we travel route 62

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

Thank you- much appreciated. we offer Karoo hospitality with a kick- and happy to hear you enjoyed the kick! Theo Owner

Cape Town
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Of all the place we have stayed in along the Route 62 and in the Little Karoo (and there are many) - this is by far the best. Barrydale very much has a small country town feel about it and, in this regard, the hotel overlooks farm fields filled with grape vines and cows. The rooms are full of character...

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

Thanks for the great compliment and feedback! Theo Owner

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 18 February 2016

A delight for vegetarians: we let the hotel know a few days before our arrival that we would really appreciate vegetarian dinners for both the nights we had booked. The chef went to extraordinary lengths to serve us exquisite dishes each night that he had prepared especially for us. Innovative dishes. Well proportioned servings. There is one vegetarian dish on...

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

Thank you for your kind review. Chef Eben is indeed a specialist on vegetarian dishes and is always happy to oblige - even though the Klein Karoo is more known for its Karoo lamb and Ostrich ! regards Theo Owner

Boksburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 January 2016

The Klein Karoo and R62 can be summed up with a string of Q words, quaint, quirky and quiet being a few. At dusk Barrydale glows with an ethereal light at the foot of the Langeberg mountains. Arriving at the Barrydale Karoo Art Hotel was love at first sight, as we were embraced with an abundance of quirky good taste....

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

Thank you for your very positive review! We are happy to hear you loved staying in room 13,our Magpie Room , decorated by our world-famous neighbours across the road from the hotel, The Magpie Collective - look them up on the web! We do have a lovely Chicken Ballantine dish on our a la carte menu. We also cater for...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 22 January 2016

We spent one night there on our way from Cape Town to Prince Albert. Each room is different. The Head Chef was absolutely amazing and so was reception. Previously, we had stayed in a Groot Karoo room and during an unusual cold front passing by last December, so the room temperature was reasonable (not cool). This time and after a...

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

That was an exceptionally hot night , which we fortunately do not often get in Barrydale. Normally there is a cool breeze that comes up in the late afternoon, cooling the area and hotel down to acceptable levels. And we have our great swimming gpool to coll down our guests! However ,we are very sorry to hear you could not...

Copenhagen, Denmark
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...

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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 -...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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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: €72 - €150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Karoo Art Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Room number 7 is great for couples, has a balcony with a view of the mountains”
 of 5 bubbles , 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Garden suite was superb. Did not see any other rooms so cannot comment on this.”
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“Stay in one of the Groot Karoo rooms for the ultimate Karoo Art Hotel experience...''”
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“We would struggle doing this .”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisWen310, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I didn't stay at this Art Hotel my visit was to see the art”
 of 5 bubbles RoseK297, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
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