The Lighthouse Guesthouse

The Lighthouse Guesthouse

40A Church Street Upper Karoo, Colesberg 9795 South Africa
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Double en-suite with bath, four poster queen size bed and sleeper couch
Room & Suite (37)
Lovely little town with character,guest house well possitioned,nice restaurant just across the r
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4.0
#4 of 29 guest houses in Colesberg
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Brian, Bianca, Adri and Maretha welcome you to The Lighthouse Guest House B&B in Colesberg: The most established guesthouse in town, welcoming guests back for over 28 years now! With luxury, reasonably priced overnight accommodation, you can expect a warm welcome, friendly personal service and distinctive style. There are 13 en-suite units to choose from, FREE WIFI, ample secure parking, and a cosy breakfast room which can seat up to 30 people. There are 5 recommended fully licensed family restaurants within comfortable walking distance to enjoy the very best Karoo style cooking - one is across the road from us! "All roads lead to Colesberg" We look forward to welcoming you soon!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

40A Church Street Upper Karoo, Colesberg 9795 South Africa
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jfouri782057 wrote a review Nov 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stay over in Colesberg several times a year en route to the Garden Route from Gauteng. The Lighthouse is conveniently situated on a main road with several excellent restaurant options within walking distance. We appreciate the secure parking and personal care paid to the appointment of the rooms and the booking and reception procedures. The rooms and bathrooms are scrupulously clean. We will be back soon.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Karoo Guesthouses, Agency / Consultant at The Lighthouse Guesthouse
Responded 22 Dec 2020
Thank you for your detailed feedback! We are pleased that we can be your preferred stop on the long journey to the sea. Please ask for a loyalty card the next time you stay - maybe it is time you stay for free!
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mikevanrensburg wrote a review Apr 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spacious, clean and comfortable, conveniently located off the main street. Ideal for a safe and tranquil night's rest halfway between JHB and CPT. A huge improvement on the "roach motels" in Colesberg I remember from my many childhood road trips between PTA and CPT.
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Date of stay: April 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from karooguesthouses, Owner at The Lighthouse Guesthouse
Responded 30 Apr 2020
Mike, thank you for your great review. We are pleased you had a tranquil nights rest and that your memories of Colesberg have been forever changed. We hope to be of service to you soon again.
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cmatee756519 wrote a review Oct 2021
Sandton, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful stop on our Road Trip to Cape Town... we received a warm welcome and were happy that everything was in very close proximity so that we could walk for dinner. The room and bathroom were VERY spacious and our request for a packed breakfast was accommodated as we needed to leave early to get an early start on the next day's journey
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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francoisorton wrote a review Jun 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a surprise. I am not a guest house person at all. I had too many bad experiences, but this is something totally new and refreshing to me. All the arrangements from the first call till the follow-up email was so warm and professional. On arrival we found our room welcoming warm with the aircon and electric blankets switched on. The room was so neat and clean and "non-smoking" very well displayed. The room is so clever decorated that one feel at home. Thank you for a great experience. The Lighthouse changed my mind on guest houses.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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douglas1053 wrote a review Mar 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very warmly received, lovely clean room, amazing decor. Highly recommended if you want to break a long drive to or from Cape Town from Johannesburg.
Breakfast is available
Restaurants in walking distance
Off street secure parking
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from karoogirl6, Owner at The Lighthouse Guesthouse
Responded 02 Apr 2020
Douglas, we are pleased to know that you were warmly received and that you enjoyed the room and décor. Thank you for your high recommendations! We appreciate you sharing your experience with other travellers.
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THC61 wrote a review Jun 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stopped over at the Lighthouse for 1 night enroute from the Cape to Gauteng. The location in town is very central, and perfect for walking to/from the local restaurants.
Our room was nicely furnished and the bed was very comfortable. Plenty of hot water in the shower and secure parking was provided for our vehicle.
We will be back!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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mcrhugo wrote a review Oct 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice premises, nice rooms and beautiful gardens. Unfortunately none of our party had any towels. Only baths were available in some of the rooms and we prefer to shower. Bed was very uncomfortable. The guesthouse was well situated.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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LindiSpez wrote a review Apr 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you to The Lighthouse for their wonderful hospitality and willingness to help travelling essential services workers during this pandemic. Although strict social distancing policies had to be followed and provision of cooked food is not allowed to be supplied during this time Bianca made sure I was well informed about all the amenities at my disposal and made me feel safe and welcome. The room was lovely and I had a very comfy overnight stay.
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Date of stay: April 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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BackPacker614980 wrote a review Nov 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at the LightHouse on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. The variety of accommodation options help to suit your needs and off-street secure parking. Walking distance to most resturants. Very friendly and efficient service.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Karoo Guesthouses, Agency / Consultant at The Lighthouse Guesthouse
Responded 22 Dec 2020
Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We love our return customers and pleased you enjoyed the friendliness and service - please ask for a loyalty card next time you stay.
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Susan wrote a review Jan 2022
Howick, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Colesberg was the perfect place to spend the night on our trip from the Western Cape to KZN. The Lighthouse Guesthouse had a generous size family room which accommodated our family of five very comfortably. There were a good selection of restaurants nearby.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from karoogirl6
Colesberg, South Africa27 contributions
Let us know what night you are looking at, as we do have 2 pet friendly units which lead onto a private garden
910Christine45 asked a question Nov 2015
Kempton Park, South Africa9 contributions4 helpful votes
Hi, I would like to know if there is secure parking at the Lighthouse please.
Answer from Karoo Guetshouses
Colesberg, South Africa1 contribution
Good day, each unit has a designated area where your vehicle can be securely parked behind a locked gate.
Answer from Karoo Guetshouses
Colesberg, South Africa1 contribution
Good day Christine, We have a secure parking area for guests staying over at our establishment, the parking area is secured behind a large gate which is locked at all times. Kind regards Danielle
Suzette L wrote a tip Oct 2023
Kimberley, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The wifi signal is only strong on one side of the Guesthouse. Just ask for a room with wifi if you can't go without"
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Leon B wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't get scared by the area. Staff are helpful and will help with TV If you struggle just call them."
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Johanna B wrote a tip Aug 2018
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa36 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are perfect"
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Rene' C wrote a tip Aug 2018
Durban, South Africa17 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"all rooms great and off street parking"
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AfrikaEdgeArchitects wrote a tip Apr 2018
Gillitts, South Africa7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"if you are leaving early, ask for a room opening onto the courtyard so you can leave without disturbing other guests."
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PRICE RANGE
R 789 - R 955 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaNorthern CapeColesberg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lighthouse Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to The Lighthouse Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Colesberg-Kemper Museum (0.5 km) and All Things at Just Because Gifts (4.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lighthouse Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at The Lighthouse Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lighthouse Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lighthouse Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Die Plattelander, Inni Kraal Restaurant, and Bordeaux.
Is The Lighthouse Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Colesberg.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Lighthouse Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.