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Walsall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome by the staff and a very nice cottage. Exceptionally clean with a much needed welcome pack. Secure parking. Good location in relation to the town and restaurants. We only had an overnight stop but it would be absolutely fine for a longer stay.

Thank Gillian P
Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stayed at the actual loft at Bartholomew's loft. It is well appointed and the bedrooms well decorated and the linens very nice. The open plan double volume lounge and kitchen pleasant and airy and a wonderful space to hang out as family (great in summer but I would imagine very cold in winter) but the double bedroom is upstairs...

Thank DebbieBurton80068
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The place is simply and tastefully decorated. Staff friendly. Rooms, bedding very comfortable. The whole place is immaculately clean. Breakfast is offered at a reasonable R85, but ensure that you clearly indicate you would like breakfast in advance. Any misunderstanding, and you will have no breakfast. The nicest facility on offer is the small but secure enclosed parking area. Not...

Thank Laurenatsea
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This self-catering was perfect for Our needs. The beds were comfy, there was plenty of hot water in the shower, secure parking for our (large) bakkie, and the lounge/kitchenette was well-equipped. It is near various restaurants, so eating out is easy and we took our own breakfast stuff. The only issue we had was that we could hear the tv...

Thank LizG2703
Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I was very impressed with this find. My room was stunning, just been renovated too. It was clean, very comfy, had coffee, tea fridge etc so felt right at home. The staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Parking inside the property was a bonus too. Within walking distance of central grahamstown. Only problem was the noise from the main...

Thank JayneDaveCapetown
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We stayed here when settling our son into High School. Beautifully renovated and decorated and the staff could not have been more helpful, but we had the worst night sleep we've ever had. The road is exceptionally noisy with trucks hurtling down the street in the wee hours of the morning and people shouting at the tops of their voices....

Thank Grannymac1
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

We just spend one night in Grahamstown for a stop over between Wild Coast and Addo Area, we could not have made a better choice with the B&B.. It's a lovely place, centrally located and it feels like an oasis of calm. The staff us very helpful and has all the information you need. They offer very spacious rooms with...

Thank David F
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

This bed and Breakfast is an awesome place to stay. It's clean, safe, cozy , comfortable and it is located at a Walking Distance from all stores, banks, tourist attractions and Bus stops for thoseTraveling from out Town. The hostesses/ Owner is hospitable and accommodating. The BNB is also affordable and a great place to stay for those traveling to...

Thank Eunice K
Wartburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 September 2015

After a long day on the road it was like coming home. Clean and comfortable and friendly reception. Near to eating places and the breakfast was super! I cannot speak of views as our room was in a courtyard and I am sure you could request one if you wanted a view.

Thank Louise989
South Africa
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

The room was large, had all the self catering goodies and was really old school but externally it was very sub-standard. I was also plagued by allergies from who knows what. I would not visit again. We were quite disappointed with Grahamstown itself as well, Graaf Reinert was so much better.

Thank Grantmr

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Self-catering units and Guest House en-suite rooms in renovated Historic buildings centrally situated and close to Rhodes University. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bartholomew's Loft

Address: 1A St Bartholomew Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Price Range: ₹ 3,715 - ₹ 8,084 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bartholomew's Loft 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“If you have a large car - parking may be a challenge”
 of 5 bubbles DebbieBurton80068, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the cottage - apparently it is quieter, Don't use Room two - bathroom floorboards are very noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Grannymac1, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are unique!”
 of 5 bubbles liquidgiraffe, 7 Jan 2014 | Read review
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