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Arabella Hotel & Spa

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05/07/2017 05/08/2017
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Bellville
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

What a sad story. We started our family and Arabella journey in 2006 when they were still part of the SPG group. September 2006 was our 1st anniversary and my wife and I instantly fell in love with beautiful hotel. It wasn't just the property and location, but more the people. Employing then local people, giving them opportunities and general...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Whilst the staff here could not be faulted, friendly and efficient. The golf course which was a perfect setting was let down hugely by taking full fees for greens which had been hollow tined and consequently poor and virtually unplayable. We also heard the professional offering deals on the phone because of the state of the greens. disappointed in our...

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Monsey, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent a week in Arabella with my family. Gorgeous, spacious, grounds, nice décor, very friendly staff, and great service. Room was very comfortable and had ample space. The pool was absolutely stunning especially with the waterfall. Whole family enjoyed very much. All in all, very relaxing and great experience. Would definitely come back.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this peaceful, serene and quiet spot for quality family time. Lovely, hospitable and warm staff. Delicious food, options of interesting little towns to visit, loved the gym and view from the treadmill. Spa was stunning, pool and pool area just exquisite. A winner!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arabella hotel in Kleinmond is near Hermanus. It is a real luxury hotel, and you won't be disappointed. Great service, great decor, great rooms, great views. One of the few hotels I've stayed in recently that has a fresh style and the hallways doesn't feel like the same cheezy decor you see in every hotel on earth. The pool...

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Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

6 days get away for my Girlfriend's birthday Its started by a 3 hour book in process and to find when we got to the room a double bed room booking when we booked a king size Bed old and condition for room was very worn out NOT 5 star Golf was ridiculously expensive R 985 / 9 holes(Really) R1...

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Helga H, Guest Relations Manager at Arabella Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear X7616YXdavidc Thank you for making Arabella Hotel & Spa your destination of choice to celebrate your girlfriend's birthday. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused during your book in process as this is by no means the standard and the lack of hospitality we wish on any of our guests. We are sorry to hear that you...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This resort is situated on Kleinmond River near Hermanus. Loved every bit of my stay. On a business conference for 3 days, I managed to have a round of golf in good weather. A challenging course in good weather and even tougher when the wind picks up.The spa at this resort is amazing. Several dining options available at this hotel....

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Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great stay at Arabella Hotel & Spa. I did however find the food and wine quite expensive. Had 2 massages at the Spa - the massage therapist Pinky was absolutely brilliant! Pinky got rid of all the knots in my back! As for the conference facilities, I thought they were really well managed, the views from the deck...

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst driving the garden route we decide to treat ourselves to a night here. Wow. The golf was excellent and the hotel room was amazing. Front of house staff were amazing and very helpful. Only downside was that a big company conference on at the same time. Breakfast and tea was manic and little disorganised. But overall an good hotel.

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Pretoria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Separately I tried via TripAdvisor & elsewhere, to find why they don't have a simple & clear e-mail address. As a disabled client, I wanted to ask about specific facilities just vaguely hinted at on the website. Though I sent my query to various email addresses listed for the hotel, including that of the Manager's executive assistant Helga, nobody bothered...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Arabella Hotel & Spa is situated just over an hour's drive from Cape Town, South Africa. The hotel delivers grandeur in design and style that pays homage to the rare beauty that surrounds it. Luminous colours, soaring wooden beam ceilings and unique designs welcome you while attentive and gracious service enhances the experience of complete comfort and warmth. As you are surrounded by the majestic Kogelberg Mountains and bordered by the vast Bot River Lagoon, indulge in a sensory experience that will leave you with treasured memories. Savour the beautiful aromas of fresh salty sea air and fynbos; distinctive sounds of exotic birdlife and enriching sights of emblematic green mountains and sparkling waters that meet an indigo sky. The Arabella Golf Course stretches through Rolling fairways, deceptive bunkers and challenging water traps await you in this golfer’s paradise. You may get distracted by the Bot River Lagoon and indigenous wild flowers, so concentration is a necessity. Your stay would not be complete without a visit to the Arabella Spa. This glorious retreat captures the essence of luxury, privacy and rejuvenation that is at the heart of your stay. Beyond this blissful escape, the destination offers a number of activities to guide you on your path towards complete relaxation. Explore the Overberg with its magnificent charms and treasures that await you. Be enriched by exciting quad bike rides, kayaking expeditions at sea and lazy horseback rides while golden shores and serene Botanical Gardens will leave you in awe of its unspoilt beauty. A valley of vineyards and wine and historic museums invite you to absorb the town's legacy; magnificent hiking and mountain biking trails and captivating boat rides with the ocean's big 5 will leave you inspired. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arabella Hotel & Spa

Address: R44 Arabella Country Estate, Kleinmond 7195, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Kleinmond
Price Range: $166 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Arabella Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
Arabella Hotel Hermanus
Arabella Western Cape Hotel
Arabella Western Cape Hermanus
Western Cape Spa
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“view of pool is gorgeous”
globetrotter12347, 6 days ago | Read review
“You can have a lake view or a pool view, both are great - but the lake view is probably a little more special.”
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“nota great value for money, bad service!!!!!!”
X7616YXdavidc, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Best views are overlooking the river.”
Golfnut5472, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Sea facing”
manonmcd, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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