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.
The Queen’s can accommodate 82 people in our 40 non-smoking rooms (Double, Twin, Family and Deluxe). All have WiFi, individually remote-controlled air-conditioning, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, clock radio, work desk, safe, coffee/tea facilities, communal lounge area and bathrooms with overhead/separate shower & bath, towels, toiletries & luxury linen.
Breakfast (included in room rate) is served in the breakfast room: 7:30 to 10:00.
Dinner is served at the Colony Restaurant (not included).
We have 1 room fitted with grab rails, but all rooms are wheelchair-accessible and the hotel has an elevator between floors.
Check-in and check-out
Arrival: Check in from 14:00 | Departure: Check out by 11:00
The Colony Restaurant – fine dining for young and old.
The upstairs Colony Restaurant offers superb meals for young and old and an excellent wine menu, 7 days a week. The menu and specials are unmistakably South African, featuring signature dishes by head chef Rickus Engelbrecht and his team.
For parties of more than 10 people, we can offer a set menu. Groups of more than 20 can order a full buffet dinner.
Seasonal opening times
Summer (Dec to Feb): 18:00 to 23:00
Winter (Jun to Aug): 17:00 to 22:00
Cocktail bar: Fully licensed
Special diet requests: Vegetarian meals available on our menu. We can cater for gluten-free, lactose-intolerant, diabetic and any other dietary requests.
Please note that smoking in our facility is not permitted.
Café Brûlé – free WiFi and the best coffee in town
Café Brûlé provides a semi-enclosed street-side European café setting with in-house bakery, light meals and coffee shop.
Situated in the centre of town next to the old sandstone masterpiece of the old Boys’ High School, the eatery has won a loyal local following for its all-day fix of excellent coffee, food and Internet.
Light meals from 07:00 to 17:00.
Freshly baked bread for sale every day.
Dish-up-&-weigh buffet on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 12:00 and 14:00.
Other fresh product like rusks, cakes, olives, jam, olive oils etc.
The conference room can be reconfigured to accommodate parties and groups from 2 to 120 people in a comfortable working environment. There is security and abundant parking.
Nestled in the heart of town, The Queen’s is within walking distance from restaurants, shops and the first-rate CP Nel Museum. All major attractions and activities are less than 30 km away.
FACILITIES ON SITE:
Swimming Pool, Coffee shop, Restaurant, WIFI Internet access, Conference Facility.
Oudtshoorn is known as Ostrich capital of the world with three ostrich show farms to choose from. The Swartberg Mountain Range boast spectacular views of the Cango Valley and is known as a World Herritage site. At the foot of the mountain range is the Cango Caves, one of the main attractions of Oudtshoorn. With over 330 sunshine days a year, Oudtshoorn is a great place for Outdoor activities. Surrounded by mountain ranges and blessed with a rich variety of bird and plant life the Klein Karoo reveals it's beauty to those who get out and make the effort to explore.
In Room Facilities:
Air-conditioning, WIFI, Television (DSTV), Clock radio, Direct dial telephone and coffee & tea making facilities. Most bathrooms have a bath, with overhead shower, but deluxe rooms include a separate shower and are available upon reservation.
Bathrooms have towels & toiletry amenities.
ATTRACTIONS IN AND AROUND OUDTSHOORN:
Cango Caves, Cango Wildlife Ranch, Wilgewandel, Karusa Winery, Art Karoo Art Collection, Rus en Vrede Waterfall, TBI Adventures, Game Drives, CP Nel Museum, Le Roux Town House, Arbeidsgenot. Various Hiking and Biking trails in the area.