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About Karoo Art Hotel

The Karoo Art hotel goes beyond playing the role of a gallery for an eclectic stable of local and regional artists. It is also a celebration of all the many other arts associated with a classic country hotel, the art of the bakery, the art of the kitchen, the art of the bar, the art of coffee, the art of elegant simplicity, the art of the long stay. All 15 rooms are individual in character and are a great reflection of the owner and decorator Sue Melvill’s vision for what a classic Karoo bedroom should be; “to me, the karoo is all about stillness, honesty, and serenity. And that’s what I want in our bedrooms. Along with beautiful fabrics, finishes, and unexpected details, lavender sachets, real coffee, proper teapots, and sherry out of a vintage crystal glass before bedtime. There are 3 different room categories: Klein Karoo Rooms, Groot Karoo Rooms, and the spacious Garden Suite.

Spa: We have a small massage room at the hotel. We are happy to book one of the private masseurs in town to render massage services for our guests at the hotel.

Golf: Swellendam's par 72 golf course is nestled at the foot of the magnificent Langeberg mountains, with views overlooking the town, surrounding farms and the Hermitage Valley. Only a 47km drive from Barrydale.

Wedding Venues: Say “I do” in the Klein Karoo! Leave the stressful wedding planning and event preparations to us. The impressive mountain range and diverse landscape, will make your wedding photos breathtakingly beautiful.

Family friendly: Klein Karoo Entertainment for Junior Guests There are a host of activities available for our Junior guests such as table tennis, trampoline, board games, colouring in, movies are available daily.

Romantic: Fireplaces, electric blankets and best port wines in winter!

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 32
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Reviews: 19 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • House Keeping
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wake-Up service
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Important Information

Full payment is required for booking of only 1 night.
A deposit of 50% and full credit card details for bookings of more than 1 night will secure your reservation. The balance of accommodation and extras is to be paid on departure.
0 - 7 days before date of arrival - 100% cancellation fee
8 - 14 days before date of arrival - 75%...
Full payment is required for booking of only 1 night.
A deposit of 50% and full credit card details for bookings of more than 1 night will secure your reservation. The balance of accommodation and extras is to be paid on departure.
0 - 7 days before date of arrival - 100% cancellation fee
8 - 14 days before date of arrival - 75% cancellation fee
15 - 21 days before date of arrival - 50% cancellation fee
22 - 30 days before date of arrival - 25% cancellation fee
31 days or more 5% cancellation fee
In cases where guests are unable to or not permitted to travel due to government regulation and/or medical incidents related to COVID 19, all cancellation costs will be waived and all deposits refunded, regardless of the cancellation period.
The above terms are relevant to COVID 19 cancellations only and Standard Terms & Conditions remain in place for other cancellations.
Refunds of deposits/prepayments for bookings are at the discretion of management and are dependent on the ability to re-sell rooms.
All major credit cards are accepted, except American Express and Diners Card.
R450.00 will be deducted from the credit card if the room key is lost or not returned upon departure
Children up to 6 years stay free, sharing with parents
Children between the age of 6 and 11 years sharing with parents pay R300.00
Available – Camping Stretcher and mattress with linen
Children from 12 years pay full price

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Availability and pricing

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  • Klein Karoo en-suite room Klein Karoo en-suite room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 9 Heartwarming and Luxurious Rooms featuring Twin/King beds, Coffee/Tea maker, High-speed internet, and many more amenitie... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, Queen beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Upstairs see more Twin beds, Double beds, Queen beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Upstairs, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Three-quarter beds
    • Rooms Adults
      • Groot Karoo en-suite room Groot Karoo en-suite room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 6 Heartwarming and Luxurious Suite featuring King Bed, Coffee/Tea maker, High-speed internet, and many more amenities.... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Upstairs see more Twin beds, King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Upstairs, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
        • Rooms Adults
          • Garden Suite Garden Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Heartwarming and Luxurious studio featuring King Bed, Coffee/Tea maker, High-speed internet, and many more amenities.... see more Features:  King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace see more King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
            • Adults

              Reviews for Karoo Art Hotel

              19 guest reviews Reviews of

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              Sonja Grunbauer
              14 March 2020

              we enjoyed our stay with you very much. Friendly and helpful staff. thank you!

              Cynthia Odendaal
              02 March 2020

              Loved the quirkiness of the town and it's inhabitants. Great cuisine at Mez's as an alternative to that of the hotel.

              Linda Havers
              22 September 2019

              The decor. Very tastefully decorated. Chic with a twist.

              Marie Jansen
              01 July 2019

              I had stayed at the Karoo Art Hotel previously when it was the Barrydale Hotel. The service remains excellent. I appreciate that I had a room upgrade. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. One suggestion though. I find it strange that there is disabled parking outside the hotel, but no ramp. The set of stairs there should be converted to a ramp.

              Barrie Jones
              15 March 2019

              We enjoyed the bright quirky decor and friendly staff. Food was excellent. We did not enjoy the narrow stairs.

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              Karoo Art Hotel is 0.1km from the centre of Barrydale , the nearest airport 185km (George Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling