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Karoo View Cottages

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this accommodation on the website and it looked very promising, if a bit expensive for only two persons. It is probably the best equipped cottage that we have ever stayed at, and really has everything you could think of - all in one room. A marvelous fire place, and comfortable seating. The bathroom is separate, The bath tub...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only spent one night in the 3 bedroom house at Karoo View Cottages. Could of spent 5 nights. Was a stop over before doing the pass, but that was closed due to rains the week prior. What a little piece of paradise. Such a lovely set up and we were so amazed at the house. Loved it and will be...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Outstanding accommodation with wonderful staff, the best bed we've ever slept in, very comfortable cottage with every convenience taken care of, including delicious homemade muesli and rusks. All set in a peaceful indigenous garden with hundreds of birds feeding on the fynbos flowers. Also with a great view as well as braai facilities and a plunge pool. We were so...

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KAROOVIEW, Owner at Karoo View Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Carol, we thank you so very much for your valued support in choosing to stay with us at Karoo View and we are so happy that you extended your stay with us. Thank you for your very kind compliments which we all appreciate and so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and all that we have to...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I had done extensive research on this establishment prior to arriving and we loved it. The best part was the quaint little pool just big enough to refresh and cool down. Loved it. We slept in a cottage with 1 king size bed and another single bed. The bed was firm, great duvets and pillows. Enough lighting as I am...

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KAROOVIEW, Owner at Karoo View Cottages, responded to this review

We thank you so very much for your lovely and detailed review and that you enjoyed your stay with us which is what we strive to achieve. Regarding the shower over the bath we would like to advise we added this after building for convenience when we lived in the cottage, and we usually advise guests upon check - in,...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Julie and Richard really deserve all credit for these fabulous cottages. The attention to detail and finishing off of the cottages is fantastic. We stayed over two nights and thoroughly enjoyed each and every second of our time at Karoo View - could have quite easily stayed much much longer. Very, very well equipped kitchen. Cereals supplied (the muesli was...

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KAROOVIEW, Owner at Karoo View Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Vera, we thank you for your very kind compliments and so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and all that we have to offer our guests as this makes it all worthwhile. Thank you for your valued support and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Safe and happy travels Kind regards Julie and...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 March 2017

What an incredible spot in Prince Albert. Wonderful accommodation with an amazing view of the Swartberg Mountains. The cottage we stayed in was well put together, tastefully done with everything which one needs in a self-catering unit. The owners Julie and Richard really have thought of everything to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible. The sunrise in...

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KAROOVIEW, Owner at Karoo View Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Grazna, Richard and I would like to thank you for your wonderful compliments and your valued support in choosing to stay with us at Karoo View and we are so very glad that you enjoyed your stay and all that we have to you our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Safe and happy...

Wilderness, South Africa
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I found it difficult to assess this stay. We were only there for 1 night. Our impression was that since the owners have moved off site into the village the standards are slipping. little things, but important to travellers. lights not working, no international plugs, could'nt open our patio door etc etc.

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KAROOVIEW, Owner at Karoo View Cottages, responded to this review

Hi there, we would like to thank you for your comments and for bringing a few issues to our attention which we appreciate, however as you have not used your name we unfortunately are not really able to answer in any detail I am afraid and also not sure how you are comparing your stay now and us not living...

Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The cottages are beautifully decorated and the outlook over the veld is beautiful. Loads of birds and did some amazing riding on our bikes and walking. Very peaceful and amenities for braaing and a plunge pool are good. Had three days there and came away well rested.

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KAROOVIEW, Owner at Karoo View Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Avril, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and all that we have to offer you our guest and that you were able to explore our lovely natural area of Prince Albert. We thank you for your valued support and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Wishing you happy and safe...

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is our second time staying at Karoo View. We made it a point to stay here during a recent road trip through the Karoo because we enjoyed it so much the first time. Again, we were very impressed with every aspect of the place. Again, we didn’t want to leave. We had the Stoep cottage this time around and...

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KAROOVIEW, Owner at Karoo View Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Dan and Tracy, we thank you again for your very valued support in returning to stay with us which we appreciate and so glad that you enjoyed your stay and all that we have to offer including exploring the village. We thank you for your kind compliments and that Greg looked after you - we will pass on your...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Before I review the accommodation, just a few comments about Prince Albert. Lovely wide main street with a seemingly good array of restaurants. Problem is they’re open at hours and odd days. Not the most inviting looking places either. We could not find anything open for a meal at 5pm on the 28th of December? Even the local Spar was...

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KAROOVIEW, Owner at Karoo View Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Kelvin, we thank you so very much for all your wonderful compliments and we are so glad that you your enjoyed your stay with us and all that we have provided for you our guest as this is exactly what we strive to do. We wish you all the very best and we look forward to welcoming you back...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We would like to introduce you to our child, wheelchair & pet friendly 4 Star, AA Superior Self-Catering Accommodation. Luxurious yet married with “home from home" comforts, magnificent views overlooking the Swartberg Mountains yet within safe & easy walking distance into the village of Prince Albert only 350m away in the Karoo, Western Cape of South Africa & only 2 hours from the Garden Route. If you are dreaming of wide open vistas, spectacular views, peace, tranquility, sun rises, sun sets & clear starry nights, birding, nature, cycling, hiking or biking we would love to share our special Karoo View Cottages & 3 Bedroom Guest House with you. Our complimentary Home Comforts include the following for our guest’s convenience: • * Welcome sherry & gift pack including interesting information of what there is to see & do in the area • * Health breakfast supplies; 2 cereals, home baked Muesli & Rusks, fresh farm milk, assortment of tea & coffee including coffee grounds for plungers & mocha pots – all replenished daily • * Kitchens stocked with; salt, pepper, toothpicks, biodegradable detergent, spray n cook, serviettes & paper towels, dishwashing swabs & towels, emergency lamps • * Bathroom amenities including Shampoo, Conditioner, Hand Wash, Body Lotion, Soap, Mosquito repellent & Lotions as well as special Bathroom Emergency Pack, Hair dryer, Coat hangers • * Daily servicing & replenishing of the above at no additional cost • * Free self-service laundry including biodegradable detergent & car, cycle or bike washing or alternatively 1 of our friendly staff will gladly do at a nominal cost • * Indoor fireplaces of cottages & House are stocked with firewood & blitz – during the winter months • * Outdoor braai areas stocked with firewood & blitz – all replenished daily • * Unlimited WiFi at no cost. Excellent Cell phone reception • * DSTV Hospitality package including all Sports Channels • * Air-conditioners with heating & cooling in all 4 cottages, 3 bedrooms of House including kitchen • * Wall Heaters in all 4 cottage bathrooms • * Complimentary herbs & vegetables from our organic tunnel, season dependent, please check first • * We will gladly do grocery or refreshment shopping for ease of convenience upon arrival • * Guests are welcome to use our 2 Mountain Bikes at no additional cost Cottages and House are fully equipped with the following: • * Choice of EL King or EL single beds / Twins – Cottages. Double beds & Single beds - House • * En-suite bathrooms with either a bath & Twin Vanities or Walk in Shower • * Poly Cotton Percale Bed linen, 100% Cotton Throws, all weather Duvet & Pillow Inners, Electric Blankets • * Bath Sheets, Hand Towels, Swimming Towels, Mossie nets, Bath Robes, Hair Dryers, Trigger Showers, Electric Shaver points • * Full sized fully equipped kitchens; 4 plate hobs & ovens, microwaves, kettles, toasters, snack which makers including everything to “cook up a storm”, no need to bring anything • * Safe, secure undercover off street parking at cottage front doors & close to the house • * Plunge pool for cottages & private pool at the House Guests are welcome in the cottages for 1 night or more & even though we do prefer a minimum of a 2 night stay in the house we try to be flexible at the time depending on other bookings Children of all ages are welcome Socialised pets allowed by prior arrangement 2 Cottages endorsed for being Wheel-chair friendly, including an off road wheelchair path to the boma 2 Cottages are side by side with double inter-leading doors for convenience for families & friends sharing Braai baskets are available to order prior to arrival at an additional cost Description of our 4 spacious modern fully equipped Karoo cottages: Each of the 4 Cottages are 72sqm with double volume reed ceilings & open plan sleeping, living & dining area in keeping with the Karoo & allowing for the magnificent views from inside & out En-suite bathrooms Full sized fully equipped kitchens Private Stoeps, which lead down into the natural Karoo Gardens Private Entrances Safe secure undercover off street parking at the front doors Description of our Karoo View House: The open plan layout of the house boasts beautiful double volume natural reed ceilings throughout, thus being cool in summer and warm in winter, mock sash windows providing beautiful views in every direction & with North & South facing stoeps which lead off the main living areas. Fully equipped large open plan Kitchen: Smeg 5 Plate gas stove & electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, coffee plunger Large fridge with freezer capacity, ice trays, filtered water on-tap & stand-alone water filter Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Crockery, glassware, cutlery, pots, pans, egg boiler, blender, hot tray etc Emergency basket, recycle bins, thus providing all your “home from home” comforts for entertaining Air Conditioner & Hot Art fireplace Bedroom 1: Sleeps 3 Double bed & single bed Lounge area in front of large log fireplace Air-con with remote heating & cooling En-suite bathroom with large walk-in “his & hers” shower, double travertine vanities, wall heater, trigger shower, int. shaver point, leads out to private outdoor shower & garden Walk-in dressing room Opens onto north facing stoep with endless views over the Karoo plains Bedroom 2: Sleeps 3 Double bed & single bed in loft Sitting area in front of log fireplace Air-con with remote heating & cooling En-suite bathroom with shower Leads onto north facing stoep with endless views over the Karoo plains Bedroom No 3: / Private Stoep Suite is 50sqm & sleeps 1 - 5: Private outside entrance offering a spacious en-suite bedroom with beautiful double volume natural reed ceilings thus being cool in summer and warm in winter and mock sash windows providing beautiful views Double bed & single bed & vanity Double STD sleeper couch in living area Air-con with remote heating & cooling En-suite fully tiled bathroom with walk-in shower & bath Including 50sqm south facing enclosed stoep, with lounge & dining areas & large sliding glass windows with magical views overlooking the village of Prince Albert & the Swartberg – same views as cottages Fully equipped self-catering Kitchenette with fridge & freezer, convection microwave, mini oven, 2 plate cooker & induction plate, coffee plunger, toaster, egg boiler, wok, webber braai, crockery, cutlery, glassware, pots & pans, braai grids & tongs Private outdoor braai area North Stoep: Measures 50sqm, overlooks the natural Karoo plains for 100km’s, built-in braai, bar area, pool, enclosed private garden, dining area & lounge area. South Stoep: Measures 50sqm, overlooks the village of Prince Albert & the Swartberg, relaxing lounge area Parking & Security: Safe, covered, off street parking close to the house Property is fully fenced & the house has an alarm with 24 hour arm response Julie & Richard Waterston KAROO VIEW - PRINCE ALBERT – CENTRAL KAROO - WESTERN CAPE – SOUTH AFRICA Look forward to welcoming you to share & experience our True Karoo Destination - Karoo View “the name says it all” In the middle of nowhere, close to everywhere ... more   less 

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Address: Magrieta Prinsloo Road, Prince Albert Municipality 6930, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Prince Albert Municipality > Prince Albert
Price Range: $91 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Karoo View Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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