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390 Church Street van der Merwe Street, Clarens 9707 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/07/27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/07/27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Clarens
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Located in the vibey village of Clarens, Upper House offers luxury, tranquility and style for the discerning traveler or business executive seeking a quiet break. Upper House is just 200 metres from the village square, with all restaurants, shops and galleries within a short walking distance. There are four suites available and all have en suite bathrooms, fireplaces and magnificent views.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Golf course
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
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Centrally Located
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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ckentb905857 wrote a review May 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
We had a lovely stay even though just for 1 night, we will be back soon... Lovely setting with all the required amenities needed for a short or loooooonnnngggg stay. Thank you so much to our host Natalie, we thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast in our room as well.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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DuncanwH wrote a review Apr 2022
Somerset West, South Africa1 contribution
Its not often you come across a guest house that combines the professionalism of a upmarket hotel, and the homeliness and warmth of a guest house. Thank you Natalie, for providing a new standard in Guest House hospitality. I will be back in the beautiful Clarens soon, hopefully for a longer stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Small wrote a review Mar 2022
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We loved our stay at Upper House. The owner is very friendly and helpful and we felt very welcomed and comfortable. The building is in a great shape and equipped with high quality furniture. The breakfast was very delicious and was served in the comfort of our room. The views are beautiful and peaceful. Location was safe and walking distance of town. Would recommend any day for Business or leisure.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Lwazi wrote a review Mar 2022
Newcastle, South Africa2 contributions
Gorgeous, spacious 2 bedroom in the beautiful, quaint little town of Clarens. Natalie pays such great attention to detail and is such a great host. Your needs will definitely be tended to. Tasty, private breakfast is a plus as well as the little room for flexibility with checkout at 10:30. An absolute gem!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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cschoe335318 wrote a review Feb 2022
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We had an altogether lovely time at Upper house. Beautiful guesthouse in very quiet setting. Lovely and peaceful. Great place to stay if you want to get away from everyday life and reload . Will definitely return. Our host was very friendly and accommodating.
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vecogho01 wrote a review Dec 2021
Middelburg, South Africa1 contribution
Well equipped facilities that are located great to explore Clarens and its beauty. Natalie is an excellent host. Great breakfast that is served in the apartment. A small area of improvement is that guests should be able to decide on their portions during breakfast. We can definitively recommend Upper House for a stay-over in Clarens.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Jozi2Melb wrote a review Dec 2021
Exec in Tokyo157 contributions65 helpful votes
Great location as one can walk to many of the restaurants and stores in town. No need to use your car. Room included a separate lounge. On the other hand, the bathroom and WC were badly designed. Breakfast ok. Better value for money elsewhere.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ronancullen wrote a review Dec 2021
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Travelled through Clarens for business purposes. Natalie (the owner) was a great host. She was very welcoming and showed the accommodation around to us. She also informed us of some great spots we could go out and eat dinner in Clarens Square. My room was neat and tidy and well spaced. Breakfast the next morning was really good too!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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lfaba753632 wrote a review Nov 2021
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I had a lovely time and the place was awesome, peaceful and beautiful very clean. The owner was very friendly and welcoming and the cleaners were very helpful. I would definitely recommend it to others
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Estelle_C1 wrote a review Nov 2021
Paarl, South Africa81 contributions29 helpful votes
Loved our stay in this beautiful and peaceful corner of Clarens at the foot of the mountain. Within walking distance of the shops and restaurants (a block away from Clementine’s) . Accommodation beautifully furnished, delicious breakfast served in our rooms and staff and management all charming.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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PRICE RANGE
US$91 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaFree StateClarens
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Upper House
Which popular attractions are close to Upper House?
Nearby attractions include Blou Donki Art Gallery (0.2 km), Tobias Art (0.4 km), and The Ugly Duckling (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Upper House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Upper House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Upper House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Upper House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Upper House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Clementines Restaurant and Bar, Highland Coffee Roastery, and Post House Restaurant.
Is Upper House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Clarens.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Upper House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Upper House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bushmen Art at Schaaplaats Farm (0.3 km).