On our way to Cape Town we stopped off to go to the ostricht farm and stayed over night at the Queens Hotel.It was like going back into the past (King George stayed here with his wife Queen Elizabeth and daughters Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret in the 1940's). A very nice place although the bedroom and bathroom were small. The staff were very nice and the food in the restaurant was good although service was very slow. We were rather annoyed by a very rude Englishman who took a very aggressive way of expressing himself at the delay. What an odious little man, I do hope that the staff realised that he was the exception rather than the norm to the way Brits behave! All in all a very nice (and different) stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Colonial elegance, modern convenience The Queen's Hotel is an oasis of colonial elegance and wired modern convenience in the heart of Oudtshoorn - the capital of the beautiful semi-arid Klein Karoo. Finished in 1880, this grand dame of South African hoteliery has recently been restored to her full original beauty and continues to offer sumptuous accommodation, service and dining that is reminiscent of a bygone era but driven by dynamic modern hotel management. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Queens Hotel Oudtshoorn