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“Great Value - Ideal Overnight Stopover”

Mountain Shadows Hotel
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Mountain Shadows Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Elliot B&B and Inns
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We made use of Mountain Shadows as an overnight stopover en route to Cape St Francis traveling from Durban. The location is excellent (only 18k's off the main R56 route that encompasses an epic, scenic drive up the magnificent Barkley pass)
The rooms are more than comfortable with all amenities required. The staff were friendly and very accommodating, allowing us to bring our small dog along, as well as giving us very generous pre-packed breakfast to take with us on our early next-day departure. The hotel itself meets all needs with a well-stocked pub and lounge. Dinner was a hearty roast buffet that ticked almost all the boxes. A vegetarian-friendly would have been but considering the circumstances, we could not have asked for more. This is an ideal overnight stopover if you're ever traveling on the R56! We look forward to visiting again soon!

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

The approach to the hotel from Eliot is breathtaking, straight up to Barkley's Pass. At the top is the hotel.

The rooms are basic but functional, with lots of hot water.

The power went out most of the evening (I suspect a common occurrence here, judging by their preparedness for power outages). The kitchen was able to cook a fantastic dinner, we were told it's classic South African comfort food.

The best part is the british-style pub in the common area.

In the morning the power was back on and I could get a wifi signal. Oddly the best place was in the middle of the parking lot.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Eric D
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We had a good nights sleep after a long day on the road. Basic needs met. Had supper, which was adequate with some delicious tuna salad. Second time we made use if this facility which is just off the main route between Elliot and Lady Grey.
The ocean was calling so we gave breakfast a miss. Beautiful scenery around the area. Was vey cool on arrival and departure, at the start if summer!

Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
Thank Minas01
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Recently stayed there for one evening - arrived very late and they asked if they could put my food in the room - clearly I said yes. Food was kept warm on a hot tray but with a cooling rack between. Had good old fashioned home cooking! Rooms clean, bed comfortable, electric blanket and the heater was turned on as it was a cold evening. Breakfast enough to fill a hungry tummy. I am a bit put off with the noise level coming from the kitchen could hear every word the staff and management was talking - seems to be the place where they all come together before the day starts!

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
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1  Thank Deale
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

This establishment exudes old world charm and homeliness from the moment you walk in the doors. A dining room with snow capped mountain views and a swan swimming in a pond for good measure. A relaxation lounge with a large fire place and cosy snuggle in couches. A large bar with another huge wood burning fire place all add the exquisite charm of this beautiful mountain retreat. Rooms with electric blankets, comfortable, neat and clean. Mountain Shadows Hotel is a beautiful getaway place for couples or family and very affordable.

Room Tip: all first floor rooms all short walking distances from the main hotel
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Thank 495jmp
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Additional Information about Mountain Shadows Hotel

Address: On the Barkley Pass, Elliot 5460, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Elliot
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Elliot
Price Range: €69 - €84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mountain Shadows Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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