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723 Van Reenen Street, Clarens 9707 South Africa
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#10 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Clarens
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Commanding spectacular views of Mount Horeb & the Maluti's and a sandstone's throw from around 20 restaurants, Ash River Lodge B&B offers accommodation for 22 guests.

Clarens is the "Jewel of the Free State" and "art capital" of South Africa, and the stylish, understated elegance of the Ash River Lodge B&B; represented by Mike Botha. We offer;

7 x En-suite Bedrooms with Queen Beds

3 x En-suite Bedrooms with King Beds (or 2 single beds by arrangement)

1 x Honeymoon suite with king bed, kitchenette, full DSTV & sitting room.

All rooms are en-suite, have private entrances & are equipped with coffee & tea and other facilities. There are servers & additional seating in the room as well as outside seating to soak up the Clarens environment. We pride ourselves on unpretentious, comfortable and affordable accommodation. We have resisted a star rating, believing that word of mouth is a far better reference.

You are welcome to relax on the sprawling 100sqm deck with magnificent mountain views & a central fireplace, make use of the communal lounge with full DSTV & large fireplace or choose a magazine or book from our extensive library.

A full English breakfast and more is included in the rate.

Shaded carports are available.

Clarens, offers a myriad of activities and sights in the immediate area:

Choice of 20 Restaurants, coffee shops & Pubs.

Shopping to satisfy most tastes.

Visit more than 20 art galleries with a wide selection of original art on show.

Scenic Horse Rides

18-hole Golf course.

Wellness Centre & various other Spa's

Golden Gate National Park

Hiking Trails

Bushman Paintings

Quad Bikes

Archery

White River Rafting

Basotho Cultural Village

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
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Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Executive lounge access
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Seating area
Clothes rack
Iron
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Electric blanket
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Centrally Located
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English, Afrikaans
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BBJSportguy wrote a review 18 Jun
Johannesburg, South Africa28 contributions3 helpful votes
A warm welcome, a warm room (with electric blankets), a warm fire with sherry and a warm breakfast to kick start the day. Spent three nights in room 9 and had a fantastic time. The owners let welcome you to use the shared facilities as if it were your own home, and you don't have to pay for the firewood. The breakfast is simple but just right. There are warming facilities if you want to warm up leftovers or a mico meal. We will be back.
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Meander36401186685 wrote a review 13 Jun
Woodleigh, South Africa1 contribution
Ash River was very good value for money with everything you could expect. Rooms were very well equipped and the lodge was pleasant. The location near to the sports stadium and the lower cost township on the weekend meant there was quite a lot of unwanted noise, however.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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wschal942516 wrote a review 13 Jun
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Perfect stay at a beautiful lodge with excellent service and great breakfast at a very affordable price with friendly and helpful staff within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. I can honestly recommend it to all travelers
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Debbie G wrote a review 05 Jun
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Since this was my first visit to Clarens, Ash River Lodge was perfect for us. We felt safe, very comfortable and we felt like we were part of the family. Lallies and her staff were very friendly and accommodating. We had a substantial breakfast every morning which set us up well for the day of exploring Clarens. Thank you Ash River Lodge (oh and especially for the complimentary Sherry!)
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Date of stay: May 2022
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218admin wrote a review May 2022
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It was great place to stay. will reequipments it to everybody. We as a family really enjoy our stay. staff was great. Room was great Very clean and helpful. Gardens was great. We will go to stay again
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Lora F wrote a review Apr 2022
Bryanston, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
A wonderful weekend away that felt like home. Special evening in the lounge by the fire, beautiful view of the mountains.. good escape from the wet outside. Lovely breakfast in the mornings. Thank you for the hospitality.
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bseeger2022 wrote a review Apr 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
We had a wonderful stay with a friendly host and staff. Walking distance from the square and restaurants. Perfect location and safe. We also had a very pretty view while eating breakfast outside. Just Splendid.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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felicityw252 wrote a review Mar 2022
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Beautiful B & B with lovely rooms and the most gorgeous view of the mountains. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Will definitely return. Great value for money. Well situated. Thank you for accommodating our needs
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Date of stay: March 2022
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matt111194 wrote a review Feb 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Excellent views, delicious breakfast, great and convenient location near the centre of town, rooms were exceptionally clean and well kept. Lallies is incredibly friendly, welcoming and helpful. Would highly recommend a stay!
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wayne mol wrote a review Feb 2022
Hoekwil, South Africa14 contributions1 helpful vote
A perfect tranquil location within a quick stroll to the restaurants, bars and art galleries that are located in Clarens' village centre . Clean well appointed rooms and screensaver views. Lovely host
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PRICE RANGE
US$61 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaFree StateClarens
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ash River Lodge B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Ash River Lodge B&B?
Nearby attractions include Blou Donki Art Gallery (0.7 km), Tobias Art (0.4 km), and The Ugly Duckling (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ash River Lodge B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Ash River Lodge B&B?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Ash River Lodge B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ash River Lodge B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ash River Lodge B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Clementines Restaurant and Bar, Highland Coffee Roastery, and Post House Restaurant.
Is Ash River Lodge B&B located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Clarens.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ash River Lodge B&B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Ash River Lodge B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bushmen Art at Schaaplaats Farm (0.5 km).
Is Ash River Lodge B&B accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.