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Salt Rock, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made use of Mountain Shadows as an overnight stopover en route to Cape St Francis traveling from Durban. The location is excellent (only 18k's off the main R56 route that encompasses an epic, scenic drive up the magnificent Barkley pass) The rooms are more than comfortable with all amenities required. The staff were friendly and very accommodating, allowing us...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The approach to the hotel from Eliot is breathtaking, straight up to Barkley's Pass. At the top is the hotel. The rooms are basic but functional, with lots of hot water. The power went out most of the evening (I suspect a common occurrence here, judging by their preparedness for power outages). The kitchen was able to cook a fantastic...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We had a good nights sleep after a long day on the road. Basic needs met. Had supper, which was adequate with some delicious tuna salad. Second time we made use if this facility which is just off the main route between Elliot and Lady Grey. The ocean was calling so we gave breakfast a miss. Beautiful scenery around the...

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South Africa
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Recently stayed there for one evening - arrived very late and they asked if they could put my food in the room - clearly I said yes. Food was kept warm on a hot tray but with a cooling rack between. Had good old fashioned home cooking! Rooms clean, bed comfortable, electric blanket and the heater was turned on as...

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Amanzimtoti, South Africa
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This establishment exudes old world charm and homeliness from the moment you walk in the doors. A dining room with snow capped mountain views and a swan swimming in a pond for good measure. A relaxation lounge with a large fire place and cosy snuggle in couches. A large bar with another huge wood burning fire place all add the...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 11 January 2016

If you are travelling through this are or exploring it for a day or two then this small hotel is a great place to stop over. Rooms are large and simply appointed, food tasty and served in a simple buffet style - they get right what many a 5 star hotel cant ... Hot plates ....

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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Blown away at the landscape while driving the Barkly Pass for the first time...then stumbling upon this hotel for a much needed coffee break. The staff were off for new years afternoon but the hostess happily obliged to provide coffee. Very quiet, peaceful and loved the retro decor and unique layout of the hotel.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We just keep coming back to this great family run hotel and make it a point to stay over whenever we are travelling through the area. It feels like home with the warm welcome, the food and attention to the guests comfort. Elize and the owners always remember us and this makes it personal. The food is wholesome and plenty,...

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

I recently stayed at mountain shadows hotel. It offers great scenery with the mountains around you as well as a great pub. The rooms are clean and have electric blankets and heaters which are essential in winter. The rates are very reasonable as the offer a dinner, bed, and breakfast. A nice place to stay, especially in the middle of...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

The crisp and fresh mountain air, the absolute quiet, the views, all are superb. This hotel has adequate and clean rooms although the towels in the bathrooms are not of the greatest. The pub with its cosy fireplace is delectable and many hours can be spent here chatting to both old friends and new acquaintances. The hallway has some wonderful...

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Address: On the Barkley Pass, Elliot 5460, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Elliot
Hotel Class:3 star — Mountain Shadows Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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“all first floor rooms all short walking distances from the main hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 495jmp, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are similar / standard, so any room would be comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 298sanjivr, 11 May 2015 | Read review
“Rooms are a little dated but on suite and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles IanS527, 15 Mar 2014 | Read review
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