Established as a hotel in 1864, the Mont d’Or Swartberg Hotel continues to charm visitors to and those passing through the historic town of Prince Albert in the Karoo.
Now part of the Mont d’Or Collection, the Swartberg Hotel is actually one of 19 national monuments found in the Prince Albert village.
Located at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains, Prince Albert enjoys a pleasant climate. The nearby Swartberg Pass runs through Swartberg Nature Reserve and has dramatic mountain views. The reserve is dotted with caves featuring San rock art.
From the Swartberg Hotel you enjoy a great combination of old-world charm and comfort, outstanding country hospitality as well as unique Karoo cuisine. Needless to say, they have had guests from all over the world.
While the building is over 150 years old, it has been fully refurbished with modern amenities and facilities. However, when you arrive there, you will still feel that old world ambience that other travelers have enjoyed over the hotel’s history.
It’s not just that. The hotel staff have also been known to go the extra mile to ensure their guests are comfortable and have memorable stays.
Accommodation at Mont d’Or Swartberg Hotel
Mont d’Or Swartberg Hotel has 25 comfortable Victorian-style rooms available from which to explore the Karoo.
Twelve of these are Standard Rooms and come with either three-quarter or double beds. Each room has its own en-suite bathroom and is uniquely furnished with tables, chairs, lighting and headboard to give it its own character.
All standard rooms except one are located on the first floor of the Swartberg Hotel.
There are also eight Luxury Rooms to choose from. These are significantly larger than the standard rooms, to accommodate a larger seating area and a King-size bed.
Two of the luxury rooms have private balconies from where you can enjoy views of the Karoo and taking in the country air. A third luxury suite trades the balcony for a larger bathroom with both bathtub and shower.
Families or those wanting more privacy will love their Garden Cottages. Built in the traditional rural ‘rondavel’ style, each of the five cottages contains two rooms separated by a bathroom.
Standard amenities in each room include free Wi-Fi access, TV with DStv, a tea and coffee making facility as well as air conditioning.
Remember to specify which accommodation option you prefer while placing your booking. See their accommodation rates HERE. Swartberg Hotel often has accommodation specials, see what they have on offer HERE.
Facilities at Mont d’Or Swartberg Hotel
Facilities to aid your relaxation at the hotel include a swimming pool, secure parking for vehicles.
If you are planning an event out in the country, check out their Conferencing Facilities.
There is also a Spa where you can enjoy relaxing massages as well as a ladies bar, gin bar, curio shop, coffee shop and deli.
Things to do in Prince Albert
Prince Albert is an oasis in the Karoo. It is small, but you will find plenty to keep your days busy. Most of what the town and its surroundings have to offer the visitor is within reach of Mont d’Or Swartberg Hotel.
Popular activities include tours around the town to experience its historical characters and sites, guided nature walks, visits to local wine estates, mountain biking, an art gallery, museum and restaurants.
Reviews from previous Mont d’Or Swartberg Hotel guests
“My family from UK and myself enjoyed 2 nights at the Swartberg Hotel. The hotel is very well situated in the centre of the village and has a lovely swimming pool and garden seating area. We enjoyed dinner and the gin bar,” wrote pennya256 on their TripAdvisor page.
Scanna858953 added; “Lovely hotel for a leisure break in Prince Albert. Staff helpfulness was an added bonus. Nothing was too much trouble and the general standard of the hotel was high. A lovely dining room with good quality food.”
“Always great to stay at the Hotel. Great service at reception and very comfortable rooms. The pool is always a bonus and the parking inside the property is safe. Great spa treatment for the wife. Thank you for keeping the hotel in such a great shape,” said jlaing198093.
Mont d’Or Swartberg Hotel is located at 77 Church Street, in Prince Albert. Call +27 (0) 23 5411 332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can do your bookings online HERE. Visit them online at www.swartberghotel.co.za. Here is their location on Google Maps. Follow them on Facebook HERE.