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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place, fantastic host,11 team mates for the DC and superb views and only 3kms from town. Cancelled dinner on the Saturday night to rather have a braai on site. Liked it so much I even took keys to the place home with me :)

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George M, Owner at Arumvale Country House, responded to this review

Good day Rob, Thank you once again for your yearly visit to the DC , it is so much appreciated by us all. Thank you for your review for all of our benefits , we do look forward to this time next year to play host again to your delightful team. Warmest regards, George Missing (Arumvale)

Empangeni, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay at Arumvale. The accommodation was spacious and we were very comfortable. The attention to detail was excellent. Weloved watching the cows on the neighboring dairy farm. The cottage has beautiful views.

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George M, Owner at Arumvale Country House, responded to this review

Good day Margie, Thank you so much for this lovely review written on behalf of us all here at Arumvale. It is so much appreciated and we do hope that you will pay us another visit in the near future. Warmest regards, George Missing (Arumvale)

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fabulous warm welcome. Accommodation with everything you need and a deck to sit and just take in the stunning view. Can't ask for anything more. Definitely a place to stay. The drive from Betty's Bay to Swellendam is a treat in itself. So many amazing views of the working farms and vineyards of SA.

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George M, Owner at Arumvale Country House, responded to this review

Good day Maureen, Thank you so much for the pleasure of hosting you here with us and for your lovely written review , it is so much appreciated by us all here at Arumvale , and look forward to your next visit. We wish you a blessed Christmas and equally so 2017 from us all. Warmest regards, George Missing (Arumvale)

Albany, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Arumvale is one of the most beautiful places we've ever stayed at. The units are tastefully furnished with a rustic charm and succeed in making you feel at home and spoilt at the same time. The units cater for every season and you absolutely lack for nothing. I can highly recommend Arumvale, not just as a stop-over on your way...

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George M, Owner at Arumvale Country House, responded to this review

Good day Irma and Roald, Thank you so much for this lovely review you have written on all of our behalves here at Arumvale , it is so much appreciated by us all. We do look forward to your return visit here and wish you a blessed Christmas, Warmest regards, George Missing (Arumvale)

Rosetown, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Samantha room for one night in November 2016. The view from our porch is breath taking and well worth it. The room seems so much smaller than the photos we've seen. The room is cosy enough, but many features are dated and in need of repair. On the Airb&b site the suite is advertised as having...

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George M, Owner at Arumvale Country House, responded to this review

Good day Diedre, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write this review of Arumvale. Firstly , we apologise for your disappointing finds in the Samantha room for which we take full responsibility. The cable TV is definitely available , each room shares a decoder with another and fairly often the gust moves the setting from TV 1...

Amsterdam, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place to discover Swellendam and the surroundings,. We did some beautifull hiking and also visited the rain spa which is wonderfull. Definetly want to stay there a little bit longer next time

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George M, Owner at Arumvale Country House, responded to this review

Good day Stef and Nora, Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to write this lovely reviwe on behalf of us all here at Arumvale , it is much appreciated. Warmest regards, George Missing (Arumvale)

Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

The three things that stood out were service, cleanliness and balcony view. After realising that we flew all the way from Singapore, George gave us an upgrade to make sure that we were well rested. The room was simply amazing!! It was peaceful, safe and very comfortable. Additionally, it has everything you need, eg full kitchen, balcony sofa, heater (although...

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George M, Owner at Arumvale Country House, responded to this review

Good day Geraldine and Amanda, Thank you once again for staying with us and for this lovely review you have written on behalf of us all here at Arumvale , it is so much appreciated. We alll wish you a blessed Christmas and New Year. Warmest regards, George Missing (Arumvale)

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views, everything thoughtfully provided in the cottage, romantic atmosphere and friendly reception. It is peaceful and surrounded by a lovely pastoral scene, but close enough to town to pop in for supper. I can only recommend Arumvale. Thanks so much!

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George M, Owner at Arumvale Country House, responded to this review

Good day Deborah and John, Thank you so much for all the positive feed back and of course this lovely review of Arumvale , it is most appreciated by us all. Warmest and most grateful regards, George Missing (Arumvale)

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary at Arumvale and it was just perfect. Arumvale is the perfect weekend getaway, with the rooms being extremely comfortable and homely.The fireplace and views make Arumvale unique and certainly worth a visit to anyone in the area!! We will certainly be back.

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George M, Owner at Arumvale Country House, responded to this review

Good day Nick and Megan, Thank you for both your stay with us , especially for your special occasion , and for taking the time and trouble to write on behalf of us all here at Arumvale , it is so much appreciated. We do look forward to your next visit and take this opportunity to wish you both a...

Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an absolutely lovely two nights in the rustic cottage of arumvale. The view was gorgeous with the mountains in the back and cows grazing in front of you. The cottage had a warm welcoming beautiful interior and all the accessories you need. We also had a lovely braai and indoor fireplace. Try to go when you visit swellendam!

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George M, Owner at Arumvale Country House, responded to this review

Good day Isabelle, Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble in writing such a lovely review on all of our behalves , here at Arumvale , it is much appreciated. Warmest regards, George Missing (Arumvale)

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arumvale Country House provides well appointed, self-catering facilities and friendly, professional service. Situated in Swellendam's beautiful Hermitage Valley, which is a three kilometer walk or drive from Swellendam's historic town centre. Arumvale has three luxury, self-catering suites, one standard suite and a rustic garden cottage within a beautiful garden & countryside setting. Each suite has a large bedroom, en-suite bathroom, a themed lounge, kitchenette, private patio and separate entrance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arumvale Country House

Address: Bethel Street | Hermitage Valley, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: $70 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arumvale Country House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“King size bed available in Carol Suite.”
 of 5 bubbles , 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Remember this is self catering so take your own food, suggest you braai ...and buy local meat at the excellent local country butchery”
 of 5 bubbles winogabon, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The cottage is away from the main house and feels like you are miles away from anyone or anything”
 of 5 bubbles , 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rustic Cottage was supposed to have wifi but we could not pick one up, so if you want wifi stay closer to the main house.”
 of 5 bubbles robmobius, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“try another hotel / lodge”
 of 5 bubbles freespiritedindy, 6 May 2016 | Read review
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