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63 Church Street, Prince Albert Municipality 6930 South Africa
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#18 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Prince Albert
The Sanctuary is a luxury 5 room boutique hotel nestled on the foothills of the majestic Swartberg mountain range on the southern edge of the Great Karoo. A moderate two hour drive from the coastal city of George, the town of Prince Albert has an arid climate and the landscape stark but breathtaking in a unique Karoo way. We are located in the main street within walking distance of shops, restaurants, art galleries and a museum. We offer secure off street parking and a large (10m x 6m) sparkling seawater pool. Activities of the town to sample include hiking and rock climbing in the Swartberg mountains, cycling, yoga classes, cooking classes, and horse riding. Be aware though, that the weather on the mountain can be unpredictable so bring something warm with, even in summer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Sun deck
Room features
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Family rooms
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English, Afrikaans
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cwilli978825 wrote a review May 2021
Midrand, South Africa1 contribution
Unfortunately the complete character of this property has been altered by painting everything white. No insect spray in the rooms so I spent the night dodging the mosquitos. We felt the breakfast was overpriced, the tinned mushrooms were not appreciated. Located on the main street so plenty of trucks passing.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Andre Human, Owner at The Sanctuary
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi, thank you for your feedback cwilli978825. Personally I think that white is perfectly in character with nineteenth century Karoo architecture and most people I have spoken to about the colorschemw of The Sanctuary agree. And the blue shutters do break the monotony of pure white. But this is of course subjective. You are right, there is no insect spray in the rooms but there are mosquito heat pads in every room. But I am looking at a more effective way to combat the Prince Albert mosquitos in an environmentally friendly way. Your comment that the breakfast is overpriced makes me think that you may have reviewed the wrong property by mistake. Out breakfast is included in the rate. We don’t actually have a price for breakfast for guests staying over. Finally, can assure you that we do not use tinned mushrooms. Everything we use in our kitchen is fresh and preferably locally sourced. Regards, Andre
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phillip636 wrote a review Apr 2021
Durban, South Africa60 contributions4 helpful votes
After a visit to Die Hel (the hell) AKA Gamkaskloof in the Swartberg South Africa, THE SANCTUARY in the town of Prince Albert, was an oasis that soothed our bodies that were shaken (and stirred) by the rough single track roads in the mountains. From the street, THE SANCTUARY immediately has your attention. The pastel hues create a coolness that is oh so welcoming! Once inside, the tasteful decor adds to the splendour of this classic establishment. Hosts Lisa Botha and Andre Human, have, in an impossibly short space of time, created a haven for anyone wanting to explore this iconic region of the Western Cape. When one considers that their doors only opened in early December 2020, after extensive renovations, then the magnitude of what has been achieved, really hits home. This is style and grace. The rooms are huge and welcoming. There is even an option of a family suite consisting of two bedrooms. Breakfast was served at the poolside and was fresh and delicious!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: This is classic accommodation at it's finest. Something that one must experience!
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Anli S wrote a review Apr 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
We had a wonderful stay at The Sanctuary. Clean, classy rooms with all the necessary comforts. The hosts Andre and Lisa went out of their way to make us feel at home and their attention to detail and care is apparent. Breakfast in the beautiful garden was a joy! Thank you Andre and Lisa for making it so memorable.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Gordon H wrote a review Jan 2021
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa19 contributions49 helpful votes
I booked at The Sanctuary on behalf of my clients. The booking process was so easy! My clients were meant to check in on the 27th December (peak season) , but ht the last minute had to change their arrival date to the 1st of January instead. My interaction with Andre, the owner, was so professional and my last minute changes were accommodated so quickly, thank you. Subsequent to my first date change, I had to make two further changes to the check in date. Andre again was so kind in helping me with this. Nothing was too much trouble. My clients checked in on the 15th January and so loved their stay, they ,extended the booking further and have insisted that I book The Sanctuary for their Parents . This speaks volumes; my clients are terribly particular. Andre, thank you for making the booking process so easy and mostly for making my clients feel so welcome! I wish you every success and will certainly be booking my own stay with you when I am not traveling with the fur kids. Warm regards Gordon Travel Again Tours Bryanston, Johannesburg (+27 845 747 747)
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: Do not hesitate to book here
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sanctuary
Which popular attractions are close to The Sanctuary?
Nearby attractions include Gay's Guernsey Dairy (0.9 km), Fransie Pienaar Museum (0.2 km), and Wolwekraal Nature Reserve (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sanctuary?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Sanctuary?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Sanctuary?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Sanctuary?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Sanctuary?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lazy Lizard, Karoo kombuis, and Simply Saffron.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Sanctuary?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Sanctuary located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Prince Albert.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Sanctuary?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.