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About Eight Bells Mountain Inn


Established more than 80 years ago and nestled in the Ruiterbos Valley Region at the foot of the Robinson Pass, this magnificent property makes for the perfect getaway to explore the regions many natural wonders including mountain passes, the Garden Route, and the timeless Little Karoo. Along with its well thought out location, Eight Bells Mountain Inn prides itself in a choice of 25 tastefully decorated guestrooms equipped with all the amenities one would expect from a hotel of its class. Guests can take advantage of a range of facilities provided in-house, including a swimming pool, tennis courts, squash, billiards, a children’s play park and playroom, horse riding, walking trails, and bird watching, all on the 400-acre estate. Tasty teas and lunches are served on the Garden Terrace and a good wine list complements the Oak Room’s a la carte dinner menu. A convenient location, a dedicated staff, and first rate facilities make Eight Bells Mountain Inn a favorite among travelers.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Car park

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Horseback riding
  • Squash court(s)
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court(s)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool [kids]


  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-5 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 110 ZAR
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-In Until: 08:00PM
Check-Out From: 07:00AM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 35 km
Distance to Airport: 60 km
Internet Usage Fee: 00 ZAR
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 1
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 25
Parking Fee (per day): 0 ZAR
Reception Open Until: 10:00 PM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 55
Year Hotel Built: 1930
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2014
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based on 7 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.6
  • Location 8.0
  • Room comfort and quality 7.4
  • Service 8.9
  • Value for money 8.0
  • Food and dining 8.0
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Garreth from South Africa
Families with young children
Family Unit (pool)
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
Good value for money
Very chilled, always friendly staff, great for young kids!
Only managed to get two nights accommodation as they were fully booked. Even tho they it was fully booked the place never seamed crowded, plenty of space for everyone. The food was value for money and very child friendly. We will go back there as soon as we can.
Reviewed February 01, 2016
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Gerhard from Germany
Families with older children
Stayed one night in November 2015
Great food and wine
Food Location Staff
Reviewed November 21, 2015
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David from United States
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014
Unique stays along the Garden Route
The hiking trails were great, worked up an appetite for breakfast; do the dinner meal, English traditional, they even ring the dinner bell; peaceful
Just what we needed after a drive from Cape Town. Friendly staff and good, traditional country experience. We recommend a minimum of two nights, one is not enough to get your money's worth. Traditional English meal serving, dinner bell rings at 7:00 with last seating at 7:45 in a great dinning environment- privacy but with your extended (stay) family. A day trip to Mossel Bay and the shoreline fits right in as would a trip into the mountains. But watch out for the baboons along the road.
Reviewed December 28, 2014
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Bastiaan from Netherlands
Families with older children
Stayed 2 nights in October 2014
Friendly staff
Friendly staff, almost quiet surroundings, cheap food considering its location
We had high hopes, from the reviews online. But it was okay. The inn is in between Outdshoorn and Mossel Bay, and if you do not want to go out for dinner, you do not have a choice but to dine at their restaurant. Food was okay and took a bit longer to serve. Staff were friendly though. From our room, you could sometimes hear automobiles on the road in the middle of the night.
Reviewed November 12, 2014
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Stuart from South Africa
Families with young children
Stayed 2 nights in December 2012
"Hotel = immaculat but surly staff"
Everething spic and span
staff were "robotic" as though guests are a hindrance to be endured.most staff (local) service = 20+ years at the hotel and it shows - has lost the family appeal.management was nowhere to be seen. not even hullo or goodbye. best appraisal: nice but impersonal
Reviewed December 22, 2012
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Jack from Netherlands
Stayed one night in September 2014
Relaxed & enjoy
Ligging, omgeving, klantvriendelijk personeel
Prettig verblijf, mooie kamers met een vriendelijke uitstraling. Leuke bestemming voor wandelingen in een mooi gebied
Reviewed September 15, 2014
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Britt-Marie from Sweden
Stayed 2 nights in October 2014
Lugnt och skönt, bra mat,trevlig personal
Ett väldigt trevligt ställe med strövområden precis utanför.Avkopplande
Reviewed October 19, 2014
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