The Klein Karoo and R62 can be summed up with a string of Q words, quaint, quirky and quiet being a few. At dusk Barrydale glows with an ethereal light at the foot of the Langeberg mountains. The Barrydale Karoo Art Hotel embraced us with an abundance of tasteful quirky on arrival .
Art abounds from innumerable paintings on the walls to every aspect of the décor. I fell in love with the beaded bird lights in our room, and the twig fairy lights in the lounge.
Sadly our highly anticipated supper at the hotel’s award winning restaurant did not happen. Cliff only eats fish, chicken and vegetarian meals. His only option on the menu was risotto, which he does not like. We dined at the pub and grill across the road from the hotel where the food was good, if not award winning. Subsequently we were told that Cliff’s dietary requirements would have been catered for at the hotel restaurant had he mentioned this upfront when booking, but we weren’t aware of this.
If you’re looking for a unique place to stay in Barrydale, I highly recommend the Karoo Art Hotel.