Bethesda Tower

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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.
"Fun stay"
02 Jan 2018
By Heidi Reynolds
"We arrived unexpectedly late (had a breakdown) the staff were extremely accommodating and firendly"
"A Village time forgot"
31 Dec 2017
By Maria Carreira
"The accommodation was clean and sufficiently furnished. We did not like having to share a bathroom with our downstairs neighbours.We felt that the place had great potential but the staff needed guidance.The best meal of our trip was served there. Karoo lamb par excellence."
"The host, the tower and the cat."
25 Dec 2017
By Audrey anderson
"Great place to stay and visit."
"Tower cafe"
21 Dec 2017
By Michael Viljoen
"Enjoyed our stay, staff was very friendly and helpful. Unique experience and well worth exploring."
"Bethesda Tower"
29 Oct 2017
By Johan Retief
"Unique room setup and great view of the village - exciting ambience"
01 Aug 2017
By Althea Jesersky
"Friendly and competent staff. Good food. Cleaniness"
"Charm of the Karoo"
16 Jun 2017
By Mauritz Burger
"I always come back to the Tower, whenever I visit Bethesda. Enough said! Comfortable accomodation(charming as hell!), and an unbeatable breakfast. Bathroom is not en suite, but I don't find that a dealbreaker"
"Walking to brewery and around town"
02 Jun 2017
By Sharon Bloem
"The breakfast was good. The people of the project was very noisy in the morning, and the outside toilet and shower, with no privacy in the morning going down the stairs to wash, no longer light outside the stairs to go to the toilet at night. . No mirror in the room. The quest on the top floor was also noisy very very early in the morning. The baked bread with butter would tast much better then margarine."
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."