Bartholomew's Loft

3.0 star property
3-star guesthouse in Makhanda with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

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Bartholomew's Loft

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Minibar, desk, laptop workspace, free WiFi
Plasma TV, fireplace
Bathroom sink

Overview of Bartholomew's Loft


Very good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
1A St Bartholomew Street, Makhanda, Eastern Cape, 6139
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Playground
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Settlers Cottage Apt. Family Unit

  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Twin Beds

Bartholomew's Loft

  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Double Beds

Garden Cottage Self-catering

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Twin Bed

The Corner House - Double room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

The Corner House - Self Catering

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Bartholomew's Cottage

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Settler Cottage Apartments

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Garden Cottage

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

About this area


  • KFC - 4 min walk
  • Revelations Coffee Shop - 15 min walk
  • Major Fraser's - 13 min walk
  • Rat & Parrot - 13 min walk
  • Wimpy - 17 min walk

About this property

Bartholomew's Loft

Bartholomew's Loft is a great choice for a stay in Makhanda. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


English, Xhosa

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 8 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge

Traveling with children

  • Playground


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Pool loungers


  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Plasma television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Fireplace

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Desk chair


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 265.00 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; 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.

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.


This property does not have elevators.
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
Bartholomew's Loft House
Bartholomew's Loft Grahamstown
Bartholomew's Loft
Bartholomew's Loft Guesthouse Grahamstown
Bartholomew's Loft Guesthouse
Bartholomew's Loft Makhanda
Bartholomew's Loft Guesthouse
Bartholomew's Loft Guesthouse Makhanda

Frequently asked questions

Does Bartholomew's Loft offer free cancellation for a full refund?
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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bartholomew's Loft?
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.
Is there a pool at Bartholomew's Loft?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Bartholomew's Loft?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Bartholomew's Loft?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bartholomew's Loft?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Bartholomew's Loft and nearby?
Bartholomew's Loft has an outdoor pool and a garden.
What's the area around Bartholomew's Loft like?
Bartholomew's Loft is a short 6-minute walk from Observatory Museum and 5 minutes' walk from St Patrick's Catholic Church.



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10/10 Exceptional

Nice cool clean stay.
Linda, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

April, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay. We had plenty of space in our room, and didn't get to use the kitchen area but could prepare a meal very easily! Only complaints are limited parking (otherwise have to park on the street and the area is a bit dodgy), and nothing for load-shedding when it happens. We were completely in the dark. Not even a torch.
Erin, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

It was amazing I enjoyed my stay.
Sindiswa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lusanda, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect room, friendly staff, clean,
Everything was perfect 😍. I even regretted for staying less days…
Khanyisile, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Adam, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sisa, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Yolanda, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Queen, 2-night family trip
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