Bethesda Tower

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from R 175
Bed and Breakfast
Unique accommodation experienced in an enchanting tower at a vibrant arts centre in the Karoo village of Nieu Bethesda. The Bethesda Arts Centre Tower is located two minutes' walk from the fascinating Owl House, surrounded by stunning mountains, under an amazing array of stars. See the artists at work making huge colourful wall hangings and lino-prints, or catch a performance at the outdoor theatre while enjoying a Karoo-style meal at our great restaurant.<br /><br />The Tower is a fairytale building three stories high. On the top floor is a huge round bed, covered with a 'love quilt' made at the project. The middle room has twin beds, so Bethesda Tower is ideal for a couple wanting a romantic night, or an adventurous family wanting a completely unique experience. There are wonderful views of the surrounding hills from the Tower balcony, and at night you can sit and sip your wine under the stars in the round stone courtyard, in privacy and complete safety.<br /><br />Delicious meals are served in the Arts Centre's restaurant-gallery, where you can browse the exquisite bags, cushion covers, wall hangings, and prints made at the centre, or chat to the artists while you wait for a fine meal prepared from local produce in the Tower kitchen.<br /><br />The Priory is named after the Priory in England where its stunning 1820 stained-glass windows came from. It sleeps a maximum of seven people, with the beds covered in quilts and the walls covered with artwork both made at the centre. A beautiful stone courtyard with its own barbecue area offers privacy in a charming outdoor setting. Here you can gaze at the famous Bethesda night sky while you sip your wine.<br /><br />Nights spent in the centre's friendly and quirky accommodation will not only give you the chance to meet the local artists, but to know that you are supporting a worthwhile project that is changing people's lives.
20 Apr 2017
By Chienne Wolmarans
"Something different and surpassed our expectations. Friendly staff and overall a pleasant relaxing stay."
"Cute little tower."
03 Apr 2017
By Morne Terblanche
"loved the round bed."
"Just what I needed"
17 Mar 2017
By Zandre Botha
"Our one night stay at the Bethesda Tower was met with a friendly welcome. There was no hastle to look for a receptionist or keys eventhough we arrived after hours. The accommodation was simple and clean: just what we needed for a sleep over to shorten the drive."
"Owl house"
02 Mar 2017
By Melandi Werner
"I loved the location but I found going outside to the bathroom in the middle of the night a little awkward. Also, not very attentive staff, especially when we tried to check out.. So much potential though."
02 Mar 2017
By Bennie Buys Buys
"Self catering facilities was disappointing"
"A must!!"
05 Jan 2017
By Nicolette, South Africa
"The reviews thus far have not done this place justice!!! What an amazing experience and stay. Arty, rustic, charming, welcoming. Restaurant has the best menu from the three restaurants, however still new, has no liquor license yet, will have it soon though. Best stopover on our way back home from Cape Town. This place fits the Nieu Bethesda charm. Slept in priori rooms, had to share a bathroom, and this did not detract from the experience. Huge breakfast, best value for money!! We will be back. The tower is my new favourite place. Thanx to The Tower staff!!!"
03 Jan 2017
By Althea, South Africa
"Friendly staff, Clean rooms. Good food."
17 Dec 2016
By Patti, South Africa
"Staying at the Bethesda Tower was a pleasure! Humble and authentic, we were taken care of by lovely, friendly and welcoming staff who ensured all our needs were met. We stayed on the second floor of the tower which was clean, neat and had everything we needed including a fan, a heater and multiple two-pin plugs. Upon arrival, the staff showed us around and told us some interesting facts about the town of Nieu-Bethesda. The restaurant at the Bethesda Tower was absolutely delicious. The staff happily catered to our special request by making us a vegetarian curry which was not on the menu but was extremely tasty. I would highly recommend staying at the Bethesda Tower for a wonderful, authentic Nieu-Bethesda experience."
25 Oct 2016
By Andrea, South Africa
"Charming, memorable stay. The room is simple, but certainly adequate, the staff friendly and the restaurant - and art- great. How often do you get to sleep in a tower?"
"Wonderful experience"
05 Oct 2016
By irene, South Africa
"The rooms were very neat and clean. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and went out of their way to assist us. Thanks so much! we had a fun stay."