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Auckland, New Zealand
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65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We'd been on the road for a few days and the main cottage was a lovely place to stop and rest for a couple of days. The decor, furniture is extremely clean with a well set up kitchen, good bedrooms and bathrooms for four couples and two singles. Also spend time in Prince Albert, especially the bush bar.

Thank Moss092014
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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125 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We stayed here after spending a night in Die Hel (which we have tried to review as it is a fantastic experience, but cannot get trip Advisor to accept it) This is a fabulous self-catering establishment with magnificent views, friendly service, spacious rooms, log fire, Close to the town - my only complaint was that I had two flies that... More 

Thank Barrie T
KAROOVIEW, Owner at Karoo View Cottages, responded to this review

We are so very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and for your kind compliments which we appreciate. Thank you for bringing to my attention regarding the fly spray and I am so sorry as we do normally supply in all the cottages, and I do apologise for this oversite and for the inconvenience. Much appreciated for letting... More 

Port Elizabeth
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73 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stayed in a very clean, well appointed cottage on the hill overlooking the town of Prince Albert.. The cottage is extremely comfortable & every event has been catered for. One can braai here & order the meat in advance from reception. A lovely patio to sit & watch the birds in the Karoo garden or just stare over Prince... More 

Thank FlossPortElizabeth
Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Visit PA for the first time and stayed at Karoo View. Really well appointed cottages with absolutely everything you need and all of an amazing standard. Richard the host was super friendly as well and made sure we were happy with everything. Great views from the cottage, the only thing not working was the WiFi but other than that all... More 

Thank Migzb
Grahamstown, South Africa
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40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for somewhere slightly out of the way to stay in Prince Albert with great views this is for you. Like all the b&b's in town the service is friendly. The cottages are well appointed and nicely decorated. Some of them may share a wall with other cottages so this would also be a good choice for large... More 

Thank BernHub
Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

What a gem of place on the outskirts of the tranquil village of Prince Albert! Within walking distance of the village itself, these luxurious self-catering cottages over every mod-con one needs. Beautifully furnished with an indoor fireplace and stunning views of the Swartberg Mountains, Julie and Richard (the owners) have made sure that one has everything they need for a... More 

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35 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We loved our stay at the Karroo View Lodges. Close enough to the Prince Albert Town centre, but far out enough to have a view of the Koppie. Every attention to detail is given to the decor and comforts provided here, a real homely feel.

Thank June v
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent accommodation with a fantastic view and feel of the Karoo . Attention to detail amazing ! Your every need thought of and catered for . Wonderful stay . Enjoyed the verandah view - red mountains at sunset , fireplace and electric blankets on beds make sure you stay snug and comfortable .

Thank tanyap810
Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Thank you Richard and Julie. Our two night stay in the cottage was amazing. You have a very special place and the cottages have everything you could need and more. The fresh milk from the dairy and your special muesli was such a treat. It was a great way to end our holiday in the Cape and Karoo and Prince... More 

1 Thank Chanco1431
KAROOVIEW, Owner at Karoo View Cottages, responded to this review

We are so very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated all that we have to offer you our guest, as this is what makes our Karoo View Cottages so worthwhile. We thank you for your very valued support and we look forward to welcoming you back. Wishing you happy and safe travels. Take care... More 

Eye, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

As we were completely bowled over by our experience on the previous visit to Karoo View Cottages, we were excited at the opportunity to revisit on this holiday trip. Again we received a very warm welcome and were quickly shown to our cottage. What a wonderful place to spend a few days in. Spacious, well furnished, excellent kitchen with quite... More 

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your return stay with us and all that we have to offer you guest which we so appreciate. We apologise for the weak WiFi signal, however even though we do have extenders some devices do pick up in the cottages and others don't which is something we have tried to attend too -... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our luxurious 4 star & superior AA self-catering accommodation at Karoo View Cottages married with all your “home from home" comforts, including health breakfast provisions, free unlimited wifi in public areas, air-conditioners, fireplaces, pools & braai areas, overlook the village of Prince Albert 350m away, with magnificent views of the Swartberg & Karoo plains. Are you dreaming of wide open vistas, spectacular views, peace & tranquility, sun rises, sun sets & clear starry nights, birding, nature, cycling or hiking? If so, Julie & Richard would like to invite you to share & experience their dream which they live every day in the quaint Karoo village of Prince Albert in the Great Karoo. "In the middle of nowhere, close to everywhere." Karoo View Cottages: Kanon No 1, Ferox No 2, Krans No 3 & Striata No 4. Safe, secure parking at your private entrance allows for easy access before you step inside your spacious 72sqm modern open-plan Karoo cottage comprising double volume reed ceilings, Karoo log fireplace, air conditioner, mozzie net, including all your “home from home” comforts. Spacious en-suite bathrooms, large fully equipped kitchens & private entrance. Relax & unwind after your travels with a sun downer on your private stoep or in our stone boma & plunge pool, which is fully stocked for braaing, whilst watching the awesome light changing as the moon rises up over the Swartberg Mountains. We provide lots of “value adds” including, complimentary Bed & Breakfast health supplies, fresh milk from our local dairy, firewood, blitz & daily servicing with loads more. Listen for the call of owls before dawn and wake to the chatter of birds as the sun shows her face & lights up the Robert Gordon Koppie. As the dawn awakens, draw back your curtains, & what a sight to behold awaits you – like no other in our village, your very own unique Karoo View & enjoy your health breakfast supplies before you begin your day. All 4 Cottage kitchens are fully equipped including 4 plate gas hob with electric oven, microwave, large fridge with ample freezer capacity as well as the following for your comfort & convenience: 3 Cereals including home baked muesli & rusks, nescafe coffee, plunger coffee grounds, 5 roses & rooibos tea, white, brown sugar & sweeteners. Fresh milk from our local dairy & filtered water, all of which are replenished daily. Salt, pepper, spray n cook, paper serviettes, paper towel, toothpicks, dish washing detergent, swabs & T towels. Open plan Sleeping, Lounge & Dining areas are spacious with comfortable seating for 6 people including flat screen TV with DSTV & all sports channels. Additional Single EL beds, Std double bed sleeper couch or baby cot & linen are available, including extra pillows, blankets & knee rugs. The following are also supplied in each cottage: 100% Cotton percale bedlinen, bath sheets & hand towels, dressing gowns, mozzie net, mozzie Lotion, Spray & Bathroom Emergency Pack, Olive Shampoo, Conditioner, All in 1 Wash, Liquid Hand Wash, Bath Crystals, Hand & Body Lotion, Room & Linen Mist & Olive Soap. Hair dryer, Loads of Coat hangers. Emergency Lamps, Lanterns, Candles & Lighter, as well as Electronic Safe. During winter electric blankets, basket of firewood, firelighters/blitz & kindling are supplied. Two Cottages have double inter-leading doors providing convenience for families & friends sharing. Additional, safe off street parking is available for trailers, motor bikes, mountain bikes and caravans with plug-in facilities. Boma is equipped with everything you need including 3 private braai areas: Braai Grids, Tongs & lighters, Firewood, Firelighters/blitz & kindling, all of which are replenished daily, as well as ample seating & table, great for bigger groups, including Umbrellas & Pool Lounger, you need only bring swimming towels or ask as we can also supply these. Use of Washing machine, detergent, portable line, iron, iron board & cloths pegs are supplied & Laundry Service available during Low Season. Use of DVD player, Library of beautiful Karoo books & games. Veggie and Herb Organic Tunnel where you are welcome to pick your own salad greens with our compliments, however is season dependent. Welcome His and Hers Gift - Welcome Refreshment - Information Brochure packs. Two cottages are wheelchair friendly with level & easy access from car to inside, large roll in shower with grab rails, fold down seat & hand held shower, grab rails & trigger shower next to the toilet & ramp onto front stoep. We will welcome you for 1 night or more, children welcome & pets by prior arrangement and we offer you free unlimited WiFi, daily servicing at no extra cost, leaving you with lots of time to explore our other delights. Our Karoo View House is fabulous for group bookings & families with 3 en-suite air-conditioned bedrooms & loft, private pool, braai, log fireplaces & spacious living & dining & 2 50sqm stoeps with magnificent views. Enormous open plan kitchen, dining area & lounge with DSTV & all Sports Channels, selection of DVD’s, board games & chess set The open plan layout of the house boasts beautiful double volume natural reed ceilings throughout, thus being cool in summer & warm in winter, mock sash windows providing beautiful views in every direction. Fully equipped open plan Kitchen: 3 Cereals including home baked muesli & rusks, fresh farm milk, 5 roses & rooibos tea, nescafe coffee, filter coffee grounds, white brown sugar & sweetner, salt & pepper, paper serviettes, swabs, T towels 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 including all detergents & tablets, clothes pegs, emergency lamps & lanterns, lampolie Crockery, glassware, cutlery, pots, pans, egg boiler, blender, hot tray & loads more Emergency basket, recycle bins Air Conditioner & Hot Art fireplace, providing all your “home from home” comforts for entertaining Bedroom 1: Double bed – can also add additional single beds if required 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 with loads of coat hangers & hair dryer Opens onto north facing stoep with endless views over the Karoo plains Bedroom 2: Sleeps 2 - additional single beds may be added if required due to spaciousness and loft area Double bed – can also add additional single beds if required Single bed in loft Vanity with hair dryer & loads of coat hangers 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: Our Stoep Suite is 50sqm and is self-contained, sleeping either 2 or 3 in an open plan en-suite bedroom with: • Private outside entrance offering a spacious en-suite bedroom with beautiful double volume natural reed ceilings thus being cool in summer & warm in winter, with beautiful views • Double bed & single bed, vanity with hair dryer & loads of coat hanger • Air-con with remote heating & cooling • En-suite fully tiled bathroom with walk-in shower & bath • 50sqm Enclosed stoep, with lounge & dining areas, large sliding glass windows with magical views overlooking the village of Prince Albert and the Swartberg. Including fan & heater • Fully equipped self-catering Kitchenette with fridge, microwave & convection oven, mini oven, double plate cooker, coffee plunger, toaster, egg boiler, Wok, Cobb, Webber braai, crockery, cutlery, glassware, pots & pans, braai grids & tongs • Private braai area & has the use of boma & plunge pool. 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 & dinging area Parking & Security: Safe, secure off street, double carport close to the house, plus additional parking. Property is fully fenced & the house has an alarm with 24 hour armed response The following is provided for your comfort: White poly cotton percale linen, 100% cotton cellular blankets, bed throws, mozzie nets Electric blankets, anti-allergenic duvet & pillow inners, bath sheets, hand towels, swimming towels Bathroom amenities, mozzie spray & lotion, tissues, bathroom emergency pack, hairdryers Basket of firewood, kindling, blitz, lighter, matches, braai grids & tongs Free unlimited Wifi and excellent cell phone reception We will welcome you for 2 nights or more. Children welcome, however unfortunately no pets allowed in our Karoo View house. Our Stoep suite has private outside entrance & is fully self-contained: Double bed & single bed, Vanity with hair dryer & loads of coat hangers • Air-con with remote heating & cooling • En-suite fully tiled bathroom with walk-in shower & bath • 50 sqm enclosed stoep, with lounge, dining areas & large sliding glass windows with magical views overlooking the village of Prince Albert & the Swartberg • Fully equipped self-catering kitchenette with fridge, microwave / convection oven, mini oven, double plate cooker, kettle, coffee plunger, toaster, egg boiler, cobb, Webber braai, crockery, cutlery, glassware, pots & pans, braai grids & tongs • Private braai area & use of plunge pool & boma • Complimentary health breakfast provisions; 2 cereals, home baked muesli & rusks, farm milk from our local dairy, 5 roses & rooibos tea, nescafe coffee, filter coffee grounds, white, brown sugar & sweetners, salt & pepper, serviettes, kitchen paper towel, T Towels, swabs & detergent • Safe, secure covered off street parking, property is fully fenced with alarm system & 24 hour armed response • Free unlimited Wifi & excellent cell phone signal • Children welcome & we will welcome you for 1 night or more. Unfortunately no pets allowed in our Stoep Suite ... more   less 

Additional Information about Karoo View Cottages

Address: Magrieta Prinsloo Road, Prince Albert 6930, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Prince Albert
Price Range: £53 - £181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Karoo View Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Some rooms have interconnecting doors - great for families or close-friend groups”
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“The cottages are stunning.”
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