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Australian Arms

Tucker Street, The Big Hole Complex, Kimberley, South Africa
Australian Arms

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Found it difficult to locate. I was o a motorcycle and I rode all around the big hole trying to find the place. Most people didn't know the "Australian Arms". Eventually the security guard at the Protea Hotel told me how to get there. The room was nice and big but the furniture was old and even delapidated. The breakfast... More 

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George, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great experience to stay in the Kimberley Big Hole complex. It was like taking a step back in time, but with all the comforts of home. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Excellent service; lovely room. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the room was spacious and well laid out in a fantastic location in the Big Hole complex. Would definitely stay there again.

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Alberton, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Newer TV'S. TV in bedroom Few more TV channels. More restaurants would be nice in complex. 3 sachets of milk instead of 2 in room would be better. Sometimes feel for coffee in the middle of the night.

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Pretoria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Excellent, from the moment we arrived till we left!! Breakfast - MWAHH! Rooms were clean and fresh! it was really an amazing experience to stay in a museum. Thank you and we will definitely see you again in 2016!

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

So good to get real accomodation, and not to corporate box. Rustic, real, and clean. The team ever helpful, attentive and friendly, without being polished made it so good and memorable. A real rough diamond.

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Pretoria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very lovely and spacious room and bathroom. Very friendly staff. Good security and we felt very safe. It was awesome to sleep in a museum. The kids were safe and they enjoyed walking through all shops.

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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We were well received and the facilities at the hotel were in good order. Observations: We travelled their during the off season, on arrival the restaurant did not serve dinner neither the restaurant in the old village was open, I feel this should be informed so that one can have dinner prior to arrival. Also came across a dead mouse... More 

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Benoni, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Australian Arms was delightful - a little piece of history. Clean, comfortable and affordable. The staff were welcoming, friendly and efficient. And we loved the pool! We also enjoyed a nice meal.

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Brakpan, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Having recently stayed over at the Australian arms, I thought it will be appropriate to comment on our stay, as there is many controversial postings on tripadvisor regarding this hotel. It’s the only accommodation in the big hole complex, and as all the buildings in the complex has that 100 year old feel,the hotel fits the bill. Where else in... More 

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