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East London, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 20, 2016

Very well appointed units, good finishes and layout. #6 has a mezzanine with the 2nd bedroom and 2nd bathroom upstairs. There are heaters in all rooms, and electric blankets (which are necessary in winter - the heaters couldn't keep pace even though it wasn't freezing weather). Most comfortable beds. Lovely birdlife, ambiance and serenity. Mist in the wintery trees adds... More 

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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This one is difficult. While set in exquisite natural beauty, the grounds of the hotel is neglected to a point of disbelief. The pathways in the beautiful natural forest had not been maintained in months. No sweeping, no removal of branches in said pathways, the odd empty liquor bottle and the like. While the hotel itself has a rustic sense... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

The good: The units are well kitted out (except for sharp knives), the blankets are warm and the location is good - lovely forests all around. The bad: strong musty smell inside. The kitchen cupboard drawers nearly needed a crowbar to open. Overall a decent place to spend a few nights with all the facilities of the hotel available.

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South Africa
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61 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2016

Spend one night and found it pleasant and enjoyable - beautiful garden that comes alive with all the bird noises! Stayed in a standard hotel room - rates include dinner and breakfast. The room itself was clean with a comfortable bed. The bath and shower separate - what a pleasure to shower with enough hot water and a steady stream... More 

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Thank Deale
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

The Arminel Kat Leisure Hotel...is a beautiful, truly Hogsback setting, especially the Self-catering units are well positioned and in perfect symmetry with the wooded area of the gardens of the Hotel. The self-catering certainly adds value, the visionary, Mickey Osner had envisaged..well done to a an extra ordinary man....Hogsbacks accommodation sorted...no time to venture out onto the hiking or biking... More 

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Thank AngiM
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Reviewed August 27, 2015

Set in the mountains of Hogsback, this resort was exceptional. My colleagues and I were accommodated in a 2 bedroomed upstairs/downstairs chalet. The kitchen was well equipped and the state of the art creature comforts of home left nothing left to be desired. The conference facilities were exceptional for what SAYTC (South African Youth Tourism Council) needed and all the... More 

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2015

What a lovely treat. Mavis was so kindly able to accommodate our last minute booking request and we got such lovely Xmas in July treats in our rooms. The wonderful staff and special Xmas in July dinner was super and all the staff were so pleasant and friendly and went a long way to warm us on the chilly winter... More 

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Provo, Utah, United States
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264 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had a wonderful chalet which could have slept six people. It was comfortable, clean and well stocked. We were there in June and it was cold. We used the gas fireplace and space heaters provided. It would have been nice to have electric blankets too. The meals provided were wonderful - the chefs have been there a long time... More 

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Thank Kaye N
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57 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in a luxury self catering unit, maintenance poor, unit rundown, housekeeping poor, kitchen not well stocked, bedding had holes, only have single beds and the duvet fits exactly on the top of the bed. Also have to pay R100 per day for housekeeping if required. Gardens run down. Reception Staff friendly and helpful.

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Hazyview
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2015

The cottages are very nice and comfortable (a bit cold in winter) and are worth a stay but the restaurant / bar area one can skip completely. The dinner & breakfast were extremely average and the service staff unfriendly. Go and eat in town rather.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spend your days walking through some of the Eastern Cape's most beautiful indigenous forests, and your nights beside a crackling fire after a delectable meal in our cosy restaurant. The Arminel Hotel is an idyllic natural setting nestled in the famous Hogsback mountains. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arminel Hogsback Village

Address: Hogsback 5721, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback
Number of rooms: 25
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“#1 has more privacy, with two decks, one facing the forest, and the forest viewing bedrooms are separated by the lounge/kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles G_HWardAble, Jul 20, 2016 | Read review
“Choose the self-cater cottages - really lovely and spacious with everything you could need.”
 of 5 bubbles ccsw, Jul 27, 2015 | Read review
“Cottage up on the hillside are good”
 of 5 bubbles 288jacquib, Jun 23, 2015 | Read review
“if you want a view of sky and mountains ask for a room 'higher up' , but all rooms have beautiful garden greenery to enjoy, and the trees. There are self-catering bungalows that are beautiful, but we prefer the cosiness of the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles bobbi833, Apr 20, 2014 | Read review
“If they have a number of rooms available ask to see a few rooms and choose one that is less musty-smelling.”
 of 5 bubbles Joe_in_England, Jan 23, 2014 | Read review
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