Old world charm – Victoria West Guest House
This Victoria West accommodation is in the heart of the Great Karoo cradled between two Karoo Koppies in the quaint Victorian ‘Bo-Dorp’ of the village.
The Guest House has five spacious, luxury units and one en suite unit, each named after a locally found plant. The entire complex is walled, well lit and safe with ample parking space. These five units sleep four and have one bathroom- Bietou, Kunibos, Vygie, Kanniedood and Kousklits while Aandblom has two single beds and is en suite. Each unit has a separate Braai area.
On entering the units, you are met with beautiful wooden floors and large rugs which keep you cosy and warm in the winter. The units have; percale linen, electric blankets, air-conditioning, heating – panel and electric heaters, DSTV, tea/coffee making facilities and bar fridges with welcome pack. The welcome pack was a lovely gesture after a long drive.
If you need a safe there is one available at reception and all the rooms have mini kitchenettes. There are lovely private patios with comfortable furniture where you could just sit for hours reading a book under the vines in the summer.
Three of the units have picket fences for pets of which I know many friends who would love this, as they would never leave their pooch at home.
One thing I really did notice was that Victoria West Guesthouse has pristine finishes and spotless furnishings, all which add to the beauty of this establishment.
For those who like a bit of privacy all the units have their own private lounge and dining room, where guests can relax without worrying about anyone else.
There is a splash pool which is a blessing when it comes to those really hot days, especially if you are like me who would spend the entire day right there.
A cold and hot breakfast buffet is offered which is really good quality, well presented and absolutely delicious (I couldn’t resist going back for more even though I was fill to the brim!)
Staying in the lovely Victoria West Guest House was a wonderful experience – I will definitely be back.