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The Lighthouse Guesthouse

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very pleasant accommodation with welcoming and helpful host (Bianca). Comfortable room (we had the cottage), Wifi that works and lovely breakfast for reasonable extra charge. Highly recommended for the overnight stop

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very well received and seen to immediately. The room was lovely, clean and very comfortable. We really felt at home and had a good nights rest. Thank you very much for a lovely stay and will certainly stop over at The Light House again.

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Bianca K, Owner at The Lighthouse Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your high recommendation! We are happy you had a good nights rest and look forward to being of service to you soon again.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff are very helpful and show you the way around the property properly as you arrive. No issues around our booking through booking.com. The accommodation had everything we needed for our overnight stay.

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Bianca K, Manager at The Lighthouse Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are delighted that all your expectations and needs were met. We appreciate your feed-back!

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner was friendly and set us up in the room quickly and easily. Property is at a good location, however next to main road, so trucks passing by at night. Room was tidy and clean. Only main concern was pillows could be looked at, as the pillows weren't suited to people preferring soft and fluffy pillows.

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Bianca K, Owner at The Lighthouse Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. We have noted your preference of a soft pillow as we try to have fluffy and firm pillows in every room to suit everyone's needs. We have added some more fluffy ones to this room - ready for your return :)

Maseru, Lesotho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having past Colesberg several times over the last years on our way to the Cape it now became time to visit the place during a trip through Eastern Cape with relatives. Colesberg is very nice for a sightseeing walk and the Lighthouse Guesthouse proved to be a perfect place: located centrally in town and although situated along the main...

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Bianca K, Owner at The Lighthouse Guesthouse, responded to this review

So glad to hear that you explored our quaint town and enjoyed the sightseeing walk. The road less travelled always has a few gems! We hope you choose to pop in next time you pass this way again.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful and clean rooms. Close to restaurants. Very friendly management. Will recommend this guest house to all my friends and family. The yard has a beautiful garden to relax you after a very long drive. Thank you for your hospitality

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Bianca K, Owner at The Lighthouse Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your heartwarming review and high recommendations. We look forward to being of service to your friends and family soon. Kind regards, The Lighthouse team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a comfortable overnight stay. Would have liked to have a kettle and coffee in the room. We were greeted well by the owner upon arrival. The room that i received was too big for my family but it was lovely.

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Bianca K, Owner at The Lighthouse Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you found Karoo hospitality, comfort and space at The Lighthouse! Hope you were aware of the communal kitchenette 2 doors from your room with trays set for your morning coffee, large fridge and microwave. We do also have units with their own coffee/tea facilities and fridges - ask for room 9 or 12 if...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent our first night here while on the Great Karoo Cycling Tour. We were unfortunately met with an extremely rude manager from the start and made our stay a little bit uncomfortable. We did have a wonderful dinner with the owners of the hotel and we really did enjoy our stay. Our only gripe was that there was no...

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Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about this guesthouse was perfect for what we needed after a long drive from Knysna. Wonderful spa ious room...I personally loved the fact that there was a bath and a shower. Wonderful comfortable bed and safe parking.

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Bianca K, Owner at The Lighthouse Guesthouse, responded to this review

Glad we could "tick all your boxes" and that all your needs were met. Thank you for your glowing review! We look forward to welcoming you back next time you pass this way. Kind regards The Lighthouse team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at the Lighthouse guesthouse. Friendly reception on arrival, rooms tastefully decorated. Clean and comfortable, will recommend to travelers. Across the street from Lighthouse is a lovely restaurant JC's with the most delicious food, go try their lamb shanks. Will definitely stay at the Lighthouse again.

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Bianca K, Owner at The Lighthouse Guesthouse, responded to this review

THank you for your positive feed back and high recommendations! We are glad to know that you have found your spot to stay on the way. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards The Lighthouse team

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Brian, Bianca, Mike and Hettie welcome you to The Lighthouse Guest House B&B in Colesberg, one of the finest and most established accommodation facilities in the heart of the Great Karoo. For over 24 years, friends, family, travelers, tourists and business clients have chosen The Karoo Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast as their choice in luxury, reasonably priced overnight accommodation. Expect a warm welcome, friendly personal service and distinctive style. "Regional Finalist in the 2012 and 2013 AA Quality Assured Accommodation Awards" With 13 beautiful en-suite units to choose from, ample secure parking, and a cosy breakfast room which can seat up to 30 people. Their 4 recommendable fully licensed family restaurants within comfortable walking distance. Dine at Die Platterlander, Bordeaux Restaurant , JC's Pizzeria & Pub across the road from us or the Horse and Mill Pub to enjoy the very best Karoo style cooking in the Northern Cape South Africa. Whether on your way to a family holiday at the sea (Hermanus, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, George, Herold's Bay, Hartenbos, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Cape Town, Langebaan and St Francis Bay are our customer's favorite destinations), a hunting week-end with friends to the Eastern Cape or Northern Cape, traveling to the Kruger National Park, or just on a business trip, we can accommodate your needs with a comfortable stop-over before your final destination. If you are visiting South Africa for the first time, we wish to be your home away from home on the long distance drive between all the major attractions in South Africa. The Lighthouse Guest House Bed &Breakfast is situated in the main street of Colesberg, the perfect halfway stop town just off the N1 Highway between all major centers: Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Johannesburg. The Lighthouse Guesthouse B&B is one of the best overnight rest-stops on your long journey through the Northern Cape and welcomes all weary travelers in search for a place to Sleep, business professionals looking for last minute accommodation or tourists visiting the historic town of Colesberg. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lighthouse Guesthouse

Address: 40A Church Street | Upper Karoo, Colesberg 9795, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Northern Cape > Colesberg
Price Range: R607 - R929 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lighthouse Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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