Matjiesfontein Accommodation at The Lord Milner Hotel in Karoo
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  • Guests97
  • Rooms/Units50

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The Lord Milner Hotel is a Matjiesfontein hotel providing accommodation in 50 guest rooms for tourists visiting the Karoo region.

About The Lord Milner Hotel

Matjiesfontein was founded in 1884 by the legendary and energetic Scottish railwayman James Douglas Logan. It became established as a fashionable Victotian health spa, and is now well known for its splendid historical buildings and a peace and timelessness that is rare. In testament, the entire Village was preserved as a National Heritage Site in 1975 under the direction of revered hotelier David Rawdon.

Matjiesfontein is a feast for the imagination as between these walls lie a colourful history that includes international cricketers, Olive Schreiner’s residency, fortification during the Boer war as headquarters of the Cape Command, refuge for Jamieson Raid reformers, and controversial war crimes hearings.

Accommodation

Matjiesfontein provides a variety of accommodation options and sleeps up to 94 guests.

Lord Miner Hotel Complex Includes:
• Lord Milner Hotel rooms
• Reston Villa
• Olive Schreiner Cottage
• Old Museum Suite
• The Swimming Pool suite
• Douglas Cottage rooms

Matjies Motel Complex Includes:
• Matjies Motel Twin & Double bed rooms
• Matjies Motel River side rooms Double/Twin

Breakfast and Dining

Dining Room:
Located off the main entrance of the Hotel, the dining room boasts the same historic ambiance found throughout Matjiesfontein. Again a Victorian setting filled with period antiques. Here breakfast and dinner. We offer traditional South African Cuisine with a modern twist. The dress code for dinner is smart casual (… but this is merely a suggestion).

The Lairds Arms:
Right next door to the Lord Milner Hotel is the Laird's Arms. Enjoy a quiet pint or pub lunch, but our Karoo Lamb Curry has to be the stand-out!. Pub lunches are served daily 12h00 to 14h30.

The Coffee House:
This occupies what was once Logan’s General Store of 1888. Home cooked hearty breakfasts, healthy light lunches, and a fine selection of home-baked scones and cakes.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)

On Site

  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Swimming Pool Suite

The swimming pool, dug out of a stone basin, is set amid a lush garden; a fertile desert oasis that attracts diverse birdlife. The Swimming Pool Suite offers two luxury bedrooms, opening onto a private courtyard patio with access to a swimming pool and a wooden terrace overlooking the Monument River. The suite is located in the hotel gardens on the riverbank terrace next to the Traveller's Chapel, and caters for up to four people, minimum two persons sharing.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Historic Hotel Luxury

Luxury room. The Lord Milner is a graded three-star heritage site hotel and offers classically furnished historic luxury and single rooms. Take a step back in time, to hear history’s palpable heartbeat. While the rooms have been tastefully updated in terms of linen and bathroom facilities, the experience will take you back to the Karoo of old.

Qty: 7
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Historic Hotel Classic

The Lord Milner is a graded three-star heritage site hotel and offers classically furnished historic classic rooms. Take a step back in time, to hear history’s palpable heartbeat. While the rooms have been tastefully updated in terms of linen and bathroom facilities, the experience will take you back to the Karoo of old.

Qty: 6
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Historic Hotel Single Room

Historic Hotel Single Room. This room has a single bed and a shower. There is a patio. Room facilities include shower only, balcony and patio, single beds.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 1 guests (max 1 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Historic Reston Villa Luxury

Historic Reston Villa Luxury. The Reston Villa has a distinctly Mediterranean atmosphere with its large shuttered doors opening onto a private terrace, shaded by palm trees and bougainvillea. Four large suites provide superior accommodation, set within their own garden away from, but close to, the main hotel. The ground floor bedrooms have shuttered French doors opening onto their own verandas.

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Olive Schreiner Historic Luxury Cottage

The Olive Schreiner Cottage, named after the famed South African author who wrote The Story of an African Farm, is a luxury two-person cottage on Logan Street, the historic main street of Matjiesfontein. The cottage is situated next to the Post Office and offers a bedroom with en-suite bathroom including both a bath and shower, and the classically furnished Schreiner lounge.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Marie Rawdon Museum Cottage

Marie Rawdon Museum Cottage. The Old Museum Suite is a classic historic cottage on Logan Street, close to the hotel and next to the Laird’s Arms, this suite offers three bedrooms sleeping up to six people, with two bathrooms, each with bath and shower.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Douglas Garden Cottages

The historic Douglas Cottages are located at the back of the main hotel building. These rooms have their own veranda overlooking the hotel’s back garden. The verandas are shared by two rooms each and are perfect for friends and family travelling together, and share a passage between the rooms' entrance doors. Both double and twin bedrooms are available and all rooms have en-suite bathrooms with a shower over bath, hand-shower and bath or shower only. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in each room.

Qty: 8
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Matjies Motel Double / Twin

Double or twin room. The Garden Mews Rooms each have an en-suite bathroom with shower, while one room has a bath and shower. Each room has a nearby parking bay.

Qty: 10
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Matjies Motel Single Room

Single room. The Garden Mews Rooms each have an en-suite bathroom with shower, while one room has a bath and shower. Each room has a nearby parking bay.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 1 guests (max 1 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Matjies Motel River Side Room Double / Twin

Riverside room, double / twin. The Riverbank Rooms all have en-suite bathrooms and balconies that overlook the Monument River, which is dry in the summer months. These rooms each have a nearby parking bay.

Qty: 7
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewgood

Perfect place in the middle of Karoo to take a step back in time. Very friendly and good food etc

March 2019

wyndham blase (bryanston)

Verified reviewexcellent

Excellent service, great room, we felt very spoilt, thank you!

August 2018

Meryl Hannibal (Johannesburg)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Cape Town International - 230km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Diners, American Express, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since August 2012

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