Courtyard Cafe

Courtyard Cafe

898 Sias Oosthuizen Street, Clarens 9707 South Africa
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4.5
#3 of 3 apartments in Clarens
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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The Courtyard has moved to new premises on the square in Clarens and have been operating in the new building since the end of 2015. The building is conveniently located in the centre of town, where guests can securely park their cars at the back of the building, and walk around the square to browse the numerous galleries and gift shops. The beautifully furnished rooms offer stunning views from private balconies out towards the Golden Gate mountains. Each is equipped with a hairdryer, tea tray, small bar fridge with water and milk, TV with B&B DSTV and are serviced daily. There is also a small 4 sleeper self catering cottage on the property which is ideal for a family. Enjoy breakfast, light lunch or just a slice of homemade cake in The Courtyard Bakery & Café located on the ground floor.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Luxury

Location

898 Sias Oosthuizen Street, Clarens 9707 South Africa
Getting there
Good for walkers
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clawrieross wrote a review Mar 2014
Auckland, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I must say that when I arrived I was a sceptic, only because the place is on the main road but on walking into the courtyard cafe, my mind changed very quickly and I had to remind myself that one must never be too quick to judge. The rooms were absolutely divine and so spacious. Everything was fresh and clean. We had room two which had a separate lounge, bathroom and bedroom plus a small balcony overlooking the mountains. We walked everywhere in Claren and were actually very happy that we had booked into a place which was a little out of town as Clarens gets so full on the main square that it was lovely to just go back to the peace and quite at the bottom of the main street. the bakery is just too die for and the food smells and is delicious, my little boy ate a whole tray of the warm hot cruss buns and everyday asked for buns. My friend says they were the best donuts she has ever eaten in her life. It was just a fabulous experience, I highly recommend staying here and to top everything off this was also great value for money. The hosts were great, accommodating and friendly, nothing was too much of a problem. Cant wait to go back.
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Date of stay: March 2014
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
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: we stayed in two and its at the back so you don't get the road noise and it has a lovely...
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irmaSA wrote a review Jan 2014
Johannesburg
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights as a stop over on our way to KZN and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room was very clean and spacious and we had a lovely little balcony overlooking the mountains where we had our breakfast coffee.
The owner, Jane, is very friendly. We didn't expect a room this nice as it was SO SO SO cheap and only booked it as we struggled to find other accommodation near Market Square during December.
The Harleys doing their breakfast run to the bakery downstairs made it difficult to sleep in but other than that we loved The Courtyard Cafe B&B.
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Date of stay: December 2013
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
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Forester93 wrote a review Dec 2012
Howick, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed at the Courtyard Cafe now on several business trips one where my family joined me as well and love staying here! The owners Jane and Martin are fantastic and cater to your needs to the point where they remember your likes and dislikes when it comes to food! The bakery they also own is below the rooms which makes one extremely hungry especially if they are baking bread! The rooms are neat clean and warm in winter with the underfloor heating showers a bit poky but what they lack in size they make up for in hot water!! If you wish to be on your own you can remain in the room or go down stairs and sit at the Cafe taking in the locals and visitors to Clarens!
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Date of stay: October 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Choose the rooms that are set back from the road the others can be noise early in the mornings...
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Cinniebug wrote a review Apr 2016
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the two-bedroom cottage for only one night. The cottage had everything we needed and more, the decor is lovely - understated and elegant, but very comfortable, and everything was immaculate. We could have stayed for a week at least! Jane was friendly and helpful, and nothing was too much trouble for her. Our breakfast in the Courtyard Cafe was delicious and the service was great. It's obvious by the number of people eating there, both locals and visitors, that this is a very popular venue. We will definitely make it our first choice for future visits to this charming village!
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Date of stay: April 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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pva1 wrote a review Mar 2014
Pretoria, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for the weekend. What a lovely atmosphere. The rooms were serviced during the weekend and it was a pleasure just to relax in the room. From the time we arrived until we left Jane was attentive and made sure we were comfortable. Breakfast at the bakery is a must. A very big challenge for my wife and I, was to select between the variety of cakes and pies, ect. that was displayed in the bakery. I wish I could have had it all. Supper in the restaurant is a must and not to be missed. Look no further for any accommodation in Clarence.
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Date of stay: February 2014
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
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book room 3.
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bronwynn193 wrote a review Nov 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect location in the middle of Clarens.. Clean, neat..Beautiful views... Pricing is great. Crisp white linen.. Everything you need. Great service and very efficient with code for room and not keys..
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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robmich wrote a review Dec 2017
south-africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Popped in here for lunch recently. Waited a bit too long to be seated. Burgers and shakes were good. Floor was dirty and service chaotic and haphazard. Place ( and town ) was busy though. Worth a visit but don't get too excited.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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bostonwaterloo41 wrote a review May 2017
Sydney, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A pleasant place to start the day. Great coffee amd service with reasonably priced breakfast menu. Child and dog friendly, and a short walk to the beach amd public transport, just across from Coogee Bay Hotel on Coogee Bay Rd.
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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jlwellard wrote a review Nov 2016
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the place to stay in Clarens. Jane, the owner, was extremely helpful from the outset answering any questions we had. She was extremely organised and very accommodating. The ensuite room was clean and spacious, and the bed was incredibly comfortable. Parking is safe and secure in a locked courtyard with a security guard present at night. It was the perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries.
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lizzyb123 wrote a review Aug 2016
Brisbane, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was very comfortable, however that's the only thing I have to say about staying at The Courtyard. I would not stay there again and thought that the host was rather rude. I am aware that Clarens is a small town and it is not always open during the week - but if you run a bed and breakfast surely you would have a manager on duty in your absence? We had to arrange our own breakfast at a different venue on the 2nd day as the owners were not there. All in all not a great experience.
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Date of stay: August 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Lots of stairs
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Lizzyb123 wrote a tip Aug 2016
Brisbane, Australia74 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lots of stairs"
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clawrieross wrote a tip Mar 2014
Auckland, New Zealand67 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"we stayed in two and its at the back so you don't get the road noise and it has a lovely balcony with a wonderful view"
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pva1 wrote a tip Mar 2014
Pretoria, South Africa5 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book room 3."
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Forester93 wrote a tip Dec 2012
Howick, South Africa35 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the rooms that are set back from the road the others can be noise early in the mornings and late afternoons."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Courtyard Cafe
Which popular attractions are close to Courtyard Cafe?
Nearby attractions include Blou Donki Art Gallery (0.2 km), Tobias Art (0.1 km), and The Ugly Duckling (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Courtyard Cafe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Courtyard Cafe?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Courtyard Cafe?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Courtyard Cafe?
Conveniently located restaurants include Clementines Restaurant and Bar, Highland Coffee Roastery, and Gosto Portuguese Restaurant.
Is Courtyard Cafe located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Clarens.
Are there any historical sites close to Courtyard Cafe?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bushmen Art at Schaaplaats Farm (0.02 km).
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