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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Great place to stay. Absolutly peaceful and relaxing. Molly and Connor are perfect hosts, the give you the feeling you're at home. A "must": a Game Drive with Connor in the AEP. There is no doubt, that we will stay there again when will return tu South Africa.

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coerney, Owner at The Colonial on Arundel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your warm words and for taking the time to post this review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay in our little piece of heaven and that your Addo excursion with Conor was so enjoyed. We always hope that our guests will feel so comfortable that they will feel as if they are "at...

Reviewed 31 March 2016

Molly and Conor have such a wonderful set up at The Colonial. This was our 3rd visit to the area and our 2nd stay with them (because they were fully booked last year!) - delightful hosts and Conor is such an amusing and knowledgeable safari guide. A thankyou to both of them for looking after the whole Ross group so...

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coerney, Owner at The Colonial on Arundel, responded to this review

Lovely to see you again Bridget and Ken and to also met the rest of the family who were travelling with you. Sorry that we were unable to accommodate all of you, and for longer. Hope that the rest of their stay in SA went well and that you spent many happy hours with your wonderful grandchildren Take care and...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Thank you Molly, Connor and Marley (the dog) Marley has seen her first motorcycle... It was a very warm and helpful welcome. Conner was one of the best rangers, who exist. Conner and his safari were worth a trip. Two wonderful days at The Colonial on Arundel. Thank you

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coerney, Owner at The Colonial on Arundel, responded to this review

Yes you are right. Marley's first experience of guests arriving on a motor bike!!! Thank you for your kind words. It was so nice to hear that you had enjoyed your game drive with Conor. He always hopes that guests will leave with a passion for the AENP similar to his. Thank you for sending us the link to the...

Melrose, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2016

We had 4 nights here it was very peaceful went on a morning drive with Conner it was great to see all those fabulous big beast in the water hole you have to drive if you want to go out for a meal Conner will take you to the near by ones at a small cost we had the Kirkpatrick...

Thank jill s
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We had a perfect stay at The Colonial. Molly and Connor are a very friendly couple. We felt really like home. The accommodation is very lovely and you can feel that they don’t just want to host people, they want them to have an experience – and that is exactly what we had. The breakfast is amazing with selected items,...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We just returned this morning from a three night stay with Molly, Connor and their dog Marley. The rooms are spacious and beautiful appointed. The Farmhouse itself is nestled into beautiful nature and is conveniently located (5 mins by car to the town of Addo, 8 Mins to the Addo Elephant Park Entrance). We loved the tranquility and stress free...

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Basildon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2016

This is a superb place to stay if you want to visit Addo Elephant National Park, being close to the park entrance. Every need is catered for in a homely way. The room was clean, comfortable and spacious with lovely traditional furnishings. Breakfasts were excellent. We had a plunge pool to ourselves and a lovely verandah to relax on. Conor,...

Thank Clare N
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Visited for the 2nd time. Booked the three day package which included a game drive with Conor in Addo and an afternoon and evening game drive in Schotia - very good value and a wonderful experience. Really enjoyed the refreshments in Addo! Everything was perfect and the hospitality of Conor and Molly was wonderful. Look forward to another visit next...

Thank Marian86
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Here for our 5th visit and this really is a special place. Molly and Conor make us very welcome indeed. Lovely air conditioned rooms and an excellent breakfast as always. Another great game drive with Conor with very good sightings. Would rate The Colonial very highly and would recommend. Very close to Addo National Park so that we can also...

Thank Terry4200
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2016

A warm welcome & lasting memories. Conor and Molly and Marley love what they do and it shows, the house and grounds are beautiful with our cottage having the use of a private pool a great place to cool off and a hot addo day. The cottage is large and has everything needed, large lounge bathroom with double sink huge...

Thank Malcolm2509

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As the name suggests, "Colonial Africa" is the theme in architecture, decor, setting and atmosphere of The Colonial on Arundel. Nestling in citrus orchards on a working farm, only 10 minutes from the malaria free Addo Elephant National Park, this 4 star 2-suite facility offers understated luxury, coupled with relaxed, friendly attention, and is enhanced by highly acclaimed cuisine. Each suite has private entrance, its own private lounge and private swimming pool. Attention to detail in the suites is a trademark of Molly's personality...luxury guest amenities, toweling gowns, tea & coffee facilities, safes, swimming towels, coffee table books and magazines, alarm clock. In-house safaris with Conor, the owner and a registered guide, to the Addo Elephant National Park, will enhance your African adventure. These tours are undertaken in a air-conditioned vehicle and offer the visitor an experience in wildlife, culture and unforgettable scenery. Conor and Molly have created a truly special place that goes to the very heart of relaxation and comfort. Within easy reach are mountain walks, horse-riding, elephant back safaris, farm excursions, cheetah breeding farm tours and visits into nearby private reserves. The Colonial is truly a place where our guests leave as friends, to return time and time again. The warm welcome feeling extends right down to our Head of Public Relations, Marley the Labrador, who successfully creeps into everyone's heart. Within a 45-minute drive of Port Elizabeth Airport and the beaches, and also the gateway to the Karoo, as well as to the Garden Route to Cape Town, The Colonial on Arundel is truly the desirable Eastern Cape place to be in every respect. Welcome to the real Africa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Colonial on Arundel

Address: Arundel Farm, Rietfontein Road | 12 kms from Addo Elephant Park, Sunland, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Sunland
Hotel Class:4 star — The Colonial on Arundel 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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