Guest Reviews

A grand experience

Well worth the trip, staying at the Lord Milner takes one back a century. It is like living in a museum, with all the grandeur of days gone by. If you are lucky to meet them (we weren't), there are ghosts to be encountered in the hallways and in the pink church. Food is exquisite, staff friendly and entertainment by Johnny in the pub great - after what may be the shortest bus tour in the world (on an old London double-decker red bus). All in all, highly recommended

5 out of 5 for tasty hot food

5 out of 5 for piping hot food

It is so rare that your main course and Malva pudding are delivered piping hot.

The Lamb chops were extremely tasty and made more tasty because they were piping hot. Also served on hot plates.

The historical ambience and Pub Piano player really add to a most memorable visit. Highly recommended

Another excellent visit to the Lord Milner Hotel

Step back in time and treat yourself to a visit to this historic hotel. I have visited around once a year for the past decade and always enjoy the friendliness and the history of the buildings and surroundings. The Laird's Arms is one of my favorite pubs anywhere in th world.

Fantastic - Must Visit!

This is a must add to your bucket list. Oom Johnny and the red bus made the trip extra special especially the entertainment he provided in the pub. Super friendly service for ALL staff and excellent food. Thanks for making our Christmas eve supper one to remember.

We enjoy every moment in this very small town with friendly people and great food

Forika, M.

A fantastic establishment with old world charm and excellent staff. Well worth a visit. Even if you just stop over for a drink.

Hilda, V.

Best service I have had in a very long time. It was an experience that will stay with me and my son for many years. Well done for the team!!!

Danie, J.

Most helpful, friendly and entertaining staff. Great nostalgic atmosphere. Good food and ambience all around. We'll be back!

Leander, X.

Can't wait to return to Matjiesfontein! We stopped for coffee on our way back to Cape Town. Stepped back in time for a few hours as we sat on the comfiest wicker chairs on the verandah.
Staff were really friendly and eager to help. We were taken on an impromptu tour of the hotel by a kind staff member.
We have resolved to spend a night or two at the Lord Milner as soon as we can!

Cherie, W.

Really worth stopping by, Johnny, the concierge is really excellent in promoting the place, an interesting experience. There are museums to peruse and the entire hamlet is beautifully maintained.

Fiona, M.

What an amazing experience. Johny treated us with singing and showed us the ghost. We had a great pub lunch and went to the museums. Worthwhile to turn of into Matjiesfontein.

Ina, L.