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Sir Henry's Guest Houses
Ranked #19 of 39 Clarens B&B and Inns
Reviewed 11 August 2011

Very close to the centre of Clarens, but also very peaceful. We really enjoyed the stay. We went in August but heaters, underfloor heating and wood, firelighters and matches were all provided without needing to be requested. Superb breakfast as well. Braai facilities were also provided. Extremely good value for money.

We'd never been before, and the owner was very helpful with useful advice. This place really helped make our trip a great success, it was perfect to come home to after a day out!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

So much more than we hoped for. The rooms are very luxurious and stunningly decorated. The breakfast are better than any breakfast meal we've had from any b&b, hotel or restaurant ever!

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

This guest house lived up to all the superlatives in the previous reviews. We were there during a particularly cold spell in the area and the room, with its underfloor heating, was toasty warm. The room itself was large, with not only a very comfortable bed, but also a small sitting area. Extremely tastefully decorated, with attention to every small detail that would make a stay comfortable - tea & coffee facilities, magazines, candles etc etc. The room was so comfortable that we did not go to the dedicated lounge for guests although we did have a look before we left - again - beautifully decorated with comfortable chairs, TV, etc etc Breakfast was superb and of the highest standard - in quality, quantity as well as presentation. A definite Winner.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Zoksie
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

We had the most wonderful stay at Sir Henry's - from the moment I sent through the initial request for accommodation through to the delicious breakfast on departure we received only 5 star treatment. Immaculate attention to detail is given to everything at this B&B and I highly recommend it should you be visiting Clarens. Setting is magnificent, rooms tastefully decorated, breakfast devine. Thank you Casper we will be back.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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1  Thank Angela M
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Reviewed 4 May 2011

We stayed two nights. Very comfortable, well fitted and clean rooms, with excellent subtle touches.Superb breakfasts without being over the top. Very pretty, well kept gardens, but perhaps a reclining lounger would go well. The dog Bully, is as soft as the proverbial stuff, despite his size ! Within easy walking distance of the village on a dirt road. If you like live music, and I'm talking about R&B etc not rap etc, then Friends is the place - at 64 you couldn't prise me away...the steaks there are excellent both in quality and value. Clarens seems to be very safe and we had no qualms about walkking to/from the village during darkness. Highly recommended. For an excellent lunch on the R711 between Clarens /Fourisberg try the Oranje Guest Farm.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2011

My husband and I stayed for two nights in April 2011. We had a lovely room, quite spacious, and incredibly quiet. The property is located on a cul-de-sac, so very tranquil. Just a very short car ride to the main square or a nice walk if not raining. The breakfasts were AMAZING...so diverse and filling...as others have mentioned it did last us all day! The owner (and chef) accommodated our vegetarian requests and was attentive and thoughtful to our needs. I can highly recommend this place. And don't be frightened by Bully...he is a big teddy bear!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank LAR001
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Reviewed 5 February 2011

The Guest House is set amid beautiful, tranquil gardens. The rooms are large and well-appointed with guest robes, fireplace, etc. The place is within walking distance of downtown Clarens and set next to a stream and mountain. The manager formerly worked at the Savoy in London and is a fabulous chef. We had the most elegant breakfast ever, different from one day to the next. It is a lovely place for a romantic, relaxing getaway. We'd go back in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 437 Short Street, Clarens 9707, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Clarens
Price Range: £54 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sir Henry's Guest Houses 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a wonderful stay at Sir Henry's Guest House in Clarens, in the heart of the Eastern Free State. Indulge in beautiful views and sunset over the mountains. Peace and tranquility in luxury. This up-market Guest House provides homely accommodation in comfortable surroundings. The charming 7 en-suite bedrooms, each with its own veranda capture the indulgence of bygone eras whilst sunny porches ensure your stay will be truly relaxed and contented one. Each carefully decorated room is equipped with slippers, gowns, hairdryers and bath luxuries, to ensure a comfortable stay. Fireplaces in some of the rooms wear off the chill of the Free State nights. Enjoy an outside shower or dip in the pool or just a stroll in the garden. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate making facilities in each room with homemade rusks. Gourmet Breakfast. ... more   less 
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