We knew that we were arriving late and leaving early, so really just needed a bed for the night and decided that cheap and cheerful would suffice. This place looked OK and we managed to get a room for £34 through Agoda.
The location is around 1Km from the centre of town on a continuation of the main road, so although you need to drive to get to the restaurants of town it is less than 3 minutes away.
The hotel did have a bit of a motel feel about it. Our roundavel room was OK - but very small, basic, dated, tiny double bed, no minibar or in-room safe and nosiy aircon - but for the price paid I am not going to argue. There's a nice swimming pool, bar (with pool table) and restaurant, but the latter was unavailable due to a wedding. Breakfast is very expensive at around £10/head if not included in the room rate.
Overall, OK for one night if you just need somewhere cheap to lay your head, but if you want more then there will be much better places around.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Protea Hotel Riempie Estate - A Cosy country atmosphere in a tranquil setting. Situated in a farm-like setting on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, the Protea Hotel Riempie Estate is a charming hotel with well-appointed thatched rondavels, only 20 minutes away from the Cango Caves and moments away from the crocodile and ostrich farms for which Oudtshoorn is famed. Dine in the excellent restaurant and enjoy the best in country fare and hospitality. There are many facilities nearby; golf, squash, tennis, bowls and a gym. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Protea Hotel Oudtshoorn