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“Charming Country Hotel”

Mountain Shadows Hotel
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Mountain Shadows Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Elliot B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We stayed for one night after driving over the Bastervoetpad Pass (the most technical pass in South Africa) in the snow. The service was excellent, the staff very friendly and helpful, the rooms spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated and the food was simply delicious! I highly recommend staying here if you are anywhere near the area - reasonably priced and good old fashioned quality service!

Room Tip: All the rooms have a beautiful view and are quiet!
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Thank LeslieShooter
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed three nights in the Mountain Shadows Hotel during the first snow fall of the season. The first night was a last minute booking as we couldn't reach Rhodes with the recent snowfall. We were warmly welcomed despite arriving much later than we'd anticipated on the first night with the driving difficulties! Sonja went above and beyond to ensure we had a warm dinner (keeping the kitchen open for us), tea, coffee, heaters in our rooms and electric blankets turned on! We found the rooms to be clean and comfortable, the food was hearty and hospitality all round excellent. A very good choice at a decent price in the area.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
Thank CarolynMLewis
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Sonia and her team for making us feel so welcome after a tough day. We drove 2 hours up the Bastervoet pass and arrived in the early evening to a good clean, value for money overnight stay.
On top of Barkly pass it is perfectly situated for exploring the Eastern Cape.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Iain G
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Mountain Shadows Hotel is a true country hotel that welcomes you with genuine country hospitality. The rooms are huge and spotlessly clean and above all there is total peace and quiet. The staff are friendly and very accommodating.
I definite place to send a couple of days if you enjoy quiet surrounding and fresh mountain air.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled on business
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Thank DavidVanDerSandt
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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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1  Thank Bedindin
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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
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Elliot
Price Range: €31 - €86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mountain Shadows Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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