About The Barracks
An AA Superior, full service guest house situated in a quiet area of Colesberg. The Barracks so named as the property was used as barracks during the Anglo-Boer War was built in 1851 and substantially renovated in 2004. The original building, which is now our family unit, was soon augmented by the main house as the owner, David Arnot, was a prolific breeder of children and needed plenty of accommodation to house his large family.
The comfortable and spacious double rooms, all with private access, have their own bathrooms each with a bath and separate shower and private patios. They are all fully air-conditioned to ensure a comfortable stay no matter what the season is. All rooms have TV with M-Net or any other channel from the DStv bouquet. We also have a large family unit with its own private courtyard shaded by a large oak tree and grape vines. This unit is also ideal for guests traveling with dogs. A further unit, which is ideal for pets, has a self-catering option. Secure off-street parking is available, but limited, so guests towing trailers, boats, caravans, etc. should inform us, at the time of booking, so that arrangements can be made.
The Dining Room is open for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast, served from 7:00am, is a choice of continental or full English or both and is included in the rate, dinner is extra. Whilst Karoo Lamb is very popular, we can arrange for any dish that you desire, provided that the ingredients are available. Special dietary requirements are also catered for - please advise us of your needs at the time of booking. We are fully licensed and the pub has, amongst the usual beverages, a collection of over 150 SA brandies whilst there is also a fair selection of Malt Whiskeys, wines and beers.
Besides a large selection of up-to-date magazines in each room, there are folders containing much information about the history of Colesberg and its involvement in the Anglo-Boer War. The Barracks - The reason for the N1.
Note: Rates for 2015, including a full breakfast, are R450 per adult. Children under 12 are charged R200 and children under one are free of charge. Please advise if there will be any accompanying pets who are charged at R30 per pet. Dinner must be booked prior to arrival, please advise any dietary requirements.
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Reviews for The Barracks98 guest reviews Reviews of
4.5 out of 5 stars
Friendly host who arranged a really excellent Sunday evening dinner. Great service in a small town where almost everything is closed on a Sunday evening.
Comfortable room with great food. Definitely will be using the Barracks as my stopover of choice.highly recommended.
Situated about half way between Cape Town, Colesberg is a good place to overnight if travelling from Jo'burg. The rooms are clean and comfortable. I had organized dinner in advance and was impressed that the host would take the trouble to check whether we had any dietary requirements. Dinner was tasty, tender and very generous! The bar is well stocked with an impressive range of spirits and liqueurs, as well as a decent selection of wines. Our host Mike was unobtrusive but always present to attend to our needs. All this in the Karoo!
Very good overnight stay. Clean and neat, hospitality great and the supper was just fantastic, including breakfast. Would recommend anytime and will look to return if stopping off at Colesberg.
The welcome from the host, Mike, was warming after a long day of driving. The dinner was excellent. The history of the guesthouse as a barracks for British troops adds to the experience. It's a guesthouse I would certainly use again.
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