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Complete living spaces for travellers. Altenburgh Guest Cottages offer comtemporary living from overnight accommodation to longer term stays.

Perfect for all occasions whether a breakaway from city hustle, a place to rest on that business trip or a long- to short term home, we got you covered. Lodgings and surroundings are nothing short on space, complimenting the vastness of the Karoo and units are tastefully decorated, modern yet with a touch of period furniture.

Centrally situated, 200 m from the business centre, and via our back entrance, within walking distance to the mountain, the heritage route and Walter Battiss Art Gallery. You simply have to park your car and enjoy the sheer luxury of being within walking distance or short cycle to just about every venue in the village.

Our lavishly comfortable beds are sublime with feather and down duvets and spoiling continues with crip, white percale linen, complimentary coffee, rusks and thoughtful additions. Accommodation is just what we do. Since our ancestor Thomas Hartly established the well known "Pig and Whistle" at Bathurst in the Eastern Cape during the 1800`s, through to our Battiss family who run the Battiss hotel in Somerset East, we have provided accommodation from generation to generation, whether long or short term, or simply taken a traveller under our wing for the night.

Accommodation at Altenburgh Guest Cottages:
Unit 1 : Studio Apartment
This room is of stupendous proportions and if space does not intimidate you, you will love it. There is a queen size bed and two single beds perfect for the businessman or two to three people sharing comfortable during events or projects in the area.

Unit 2 : Executive Suite
En suite bedroom with double bed and air-conditioner. The kitchen is separate, perfect for longer stays.

Unit 3 : Garden Suite
En suite bedroom with double, a single bed and air-conditioner. There is a small fridge, microwave oven and coffee and tea making facilities in the room. Beautiful mountain views from the patio and perfect for overnight stays.

Unit 4 : Cottage
En suite bedroom with air-conditioner. Double bed and single bed for a child in the lounge. Kitchen is fully equipped.

Unit 5 : Family Suite
Two bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Large open plan kitchen and lounge. 1 Double bed and 2 single beds.

There is barbeque facilities on the premises.

Health and Climate:

Best times to visit Somerset East and the Karoo is between March and May and between September to December. During summer the days are very hot and during mid winter the nights can be very cold.

Rooms and Units Available:

Courtyard Room
En - Suite Bedroom leading onto courtyard. Limited self catering facilities. Coffee/Tea Tray, Bar Fridge, Microwave oven
Sleeps 2 Adults

Executive Suite
En-suite bedroom with double bed and air-con. The fully equiped kitchen, ideal for longer stays. This unit can be linked to Unit 3, creating a two en-suite bedroom apartment with interlinking kitchen. Sleeps one or two people sharing double bed.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Garden Suite
Large en-suite bedroom. Double bed and single bed with separate entrance and mountain views. There is a small fridge, microwave oven and coffee\tea making facilities. This unit can be linked to Unit 2, creating a two en-suite bedroom apartment.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Mountain Suite
En-suite bedroom with Queenbed and sleeper couch, Fully equipped kitchen leading onto patiio with magnificent mountain and garden views.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Studio Apartment
1 Double bed, 2 single beds, separate bathroom with shower only. Fully equipped kitchenette. There is no air-conditioner, but only a fan as the space is simple to big.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)

Cancellation Policy:

No refunds.

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