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Bartholomew's Loft

3-star Grahamstown guesthouse with bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
$38

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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1A St Bartholomew Street, Grahamstown, 6139, Eastern Cape, South Africa
8.4.Very Good.
  • Very comfortable, lovely staff, nice breakfasts. Safe, easy to park, very good value for…

    Mar 4, 2016

  • Nice B&B, very quick to respond to issues. Welcoming staff.

    Feb 20, 2017

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 7 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • St Patrick's Catholic Church - 5 min walk
  • Observatory Museum - 6 min walk
  • Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George - 8 min walk
  • Albany History Museum Complex - 11 min walk
  • Rhodes University - 13 min walk
  • South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity - 16 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

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  • The Corner House - Self Catering
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What’s around

Landmarks

  • St Patrick's Catholic Church - 5 min walk
  • Observatory Museum - 6 min walk
  • Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George - 8 min walk
  • Albany History Museum Complex - 11 min walk
  • Rhodes University - 13 min walk
  • South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity - 16 min walk
  • 1820 Settlers National Monument - 25 min walk
  • Amazwi South African Museum of Literature - 31 min walk
  • Egazini Park - 32 min walk
  • African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve - 15.6 mi / 25.2 km
  • Lalibela Game Reserve - 22.6 mi / 36.4 km
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1A St Bartholomew Street, Grahamstown, 6139, Eastern Cape, South Africa

At a glance

Size

  • 7 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities

Facilities

  • Garden

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Plasma TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 850 per person (approximately)

Children and extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 265.00 per day

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

  • Bartholomew's Loft House Grahamstown
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*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Bartholomew's Loft does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Cock House (6-min walk), Delizzia (10-min walk), and Calabash (11-min walk).
  • Bartholomew's Loft has a garden.
8.4.Very Good.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Pleasant stay

    1 night business trip, May 23, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 8.0.Very Good

    Pleasant stay

    The staff at Bartholomew's Loft were extremely friendly and helpful. Due to protests in Makhanda, we were unable to return home so we had to extend our stay and the owner was so generous and offered us a discounted price. The room is also large, has a heater and many other facilities that make the stay pleasant.

    Kimmera, 1 night business trip, May 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovel stay.

    Lovely stay. Very friendly hosts.

    3 night business trip, Mar 21, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    The space was good. The plumbing needed repair and ants were in the kitchen. Nice staff.

    1 night family trip, Nov 2, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Amazing accommodation

    It was really an amazing place. Was just there for one night on Business but I have found my home away from home when I am in Grahamstown.

    PRINISHA, 1 night business trip, Aug 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Historical self-catering stay

    Excellent venue. Beautiful wooden floors in an historical building. Safe, quiet,clean and very spacious. Nice kitchen amenities for self-catering. Not far from town but perhaps a bit far for a walk.

    Freda, 1 night family trip, Nov 16, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Stay in Grahamstown!

    Very nice establishment for families, safe, secure, clean.

    2 night family trip, Aug 31, 2018

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Pretty pics trick you when booking online!!

    Upon arrival at 2pm no bedlinen because it was wet apparently due to rain the previous day. When linen eventually arrived it was still wet. Bathroom door didn't close properly as it was skew. Struggled to get the outside door locked as it was also skew. Staff was friendly, especially Siphiwe but need to be trained properly. Had to ask for teaspoons, napkins and butter at breakfast. The food was however good. Our room was right adjacent to the street with workmen plastering and hammering right outside our window every day. No curtains only broken blinds and shutters when closed, left us in a dark room. At least it was clean.

    2 night romance trip, Mar 7, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Not bad @ All

    Maybe you can improve by extending room service, or meals on offer during the cause of the stay.

    Neliswa, Other trip, Jan 30, 2017

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Lovely old hotel, great location

    The room was large, clean and comfortable. The served a good breakfast. Secure parking area.

    Myron, Other trip, Oct 16, 2016

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