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Knysna
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is the best place to stay on a budget - we were concerned about warmth in the midst of winter but there were no worries there. Going down the stairs to the toilet and shower might not be everyones cup of tea but in fact its all part of the charm of this place.

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Hermanus, South Africa
Reviewed 18 July 2016

If you're cash-strapped but want something cool, quirky and characterful, Bethesda Tower (and the charming Priory next door) are well worth-visiting! Friendly staff, warm and cosy lodgings, true small-town Karoo hospitality! Will definitely be back!

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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Epic road with breath taking views of the Karoo to get to the town of Nieu Bethesda and The Tower. Warm and friendly reception from all the staff, thank you! Very nice food, clean, warm and cozy room within the unique architectural tower design making it stand out as something special. The arts and crafts development that are supported are...

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 2 March 2016

The staff were amazing and helped us set up a barbeque even though they were under the impression we would eat in the restaurant - we were sorry because the food looked and smelt amazing! Nothing was too much trouble and the whole stay is remembered as one of the best times of our lives.

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We are a family and stayed in the top room at the tower. The stairs leading around the tower to the room and the round bed inside made our children feel like in a fairy tale. The whole enclosure is run by an artist community. Take the chance and have a look at their work. Especially at the sewed tapestry...

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Bethesdatower, administrator at Bethesda Tower, responded to this review

Thanks for this lovely review and for the recommendation. Its always so good to hear that our guests enjoyed staying with us. Hope to see you again in future.

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We have stayed in Nieu Bethesda before and the Bethesda Tower was by far the most wonderful choice of accommodation. We were caught in a storm after Willowmore right up to Graaff Reinet and through to Nieu Bethesda. The road leading to the town had to be done in the thickest fog at a very slow pace (stepping back in...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Excellent food! We had the rosemary lamb, that was served with roasted fresh vegetables; which was amazing. The staff were very friendly and eager to help. The bathroom is a bit small. All in all, very good value for money! Will definately be visting again in the future!

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Bethesdatower, Manager at Bethesda Tower, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this lovely review. We are really glad you enjoyed you stay and also hope to see you again in future.

Boksburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Some things cannot fail to enchant the inner child. Sleeping in a tower ranks way up there. Staying in the tower at the Nieu Bethesda Arts Centre was magical. We shuffled in, wet clothing clinging to us during a rare Karoo downpour. stained glass stained glass close The lovely lady who greeted us, brought towels and led us into the...

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Reviewed 7 January 2016

We conducted our wedding at the Bethesda Arts Centre and a number of our guests stayed on-site in the Priory and in the Tower. The support of the Arts Centre team for our wedding was just incredible. From when we started planning in January they were very helpful and creative in their input. The event, which took place in October...

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Our family was booked to stay in the Art Centre and Bethesda Tower over the Easter week-end. This should rather be called a back-packers at the lower end of the scale. The rooms were clean enough, but the linen was old and scimpy, with no access to any spare blankets. The 2 bathrooms, which would potentially shared by 8 people...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique accommodation experience in a fairy-tale tower at a vibrant Arts Centre in the Karoo village of Nieu-Bethesda. The Bethesda Arts Centre Tower is two minutes walk from the fascinating Owl House, surrounded by stunning mountains, under an amazing array of stars. See the artists at work making huge colourful wall hangings and lino-prints, or catch a performance at the outdoor theatre while enjoying a Karoo-style meal at our great restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bethesda Tower

Address: Muller Street, Nieu-Bethesda 6286, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Nieu-Bethesda
Price Range: £16 - £21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bethesda Tower 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Top room romantic and the kids stayed in the middle room quite comfortably - the bathroom is downstairs though but was not a problem”
 of 5 bubbles KarenH106, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We didn't use the accommodation - just the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles jennieb_za, 8 Oct 2014 | Read review
“top room has more charm but remember they both share the same bathroom so for privacy, you need to book out the entire tower.”
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 of 5 bubbles 119jeaninej, 12 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Given the shortage of eateries in the village it seemed worth booking for dinner there too.”
 of 5 bubbles Radix7, 20 Sep 2012 | Read review
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