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Arniston Spa Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Arniston
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26 reviews
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“Best value for money”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

Best value for money you can get! Big room, nice shower with rain shower head, also big bath!
Breakfast and dinner excellent.
Internet for a rural town, very good ~ 2Mbps and this with hotel full of tourist !
Only negative point is the there is no comfortable chair at the desk for working!
But if you can focus on your work when sitting on the " deck" the seats are comfortable and the view very spectacular

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

A lovely hotel in a magnificent place. A real treat to stay in an unpretentious beautiful place. Food excellent. Fresh fish. Amazing swimming. Beautiful walks. Great spa. Service great. Brilliant value for money.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

The hotel is average- rooms are nice, definitely get a sea view, but are out-dated, plain, and slightly dingy. Arniston is nice for a day or two, no more as its tiny and very boring after 2 days MAXIMUM. Honestly, detour around Arniston if you are thinking about coming, its really not worth it. There are much better places to go, and the hotel is average, with very uncommunicative staff. The restaurant service in both restaurants is dreadful. We waited 1hr 15min for our food to come one night, and there were lots of open tables, so it wasn't full. The next day at lunch, all the food came but one persons. When asked for again, the food came 30 min late. Very nice views, cute spot, but really not worth it. Hotel also very overpriced during high season. No huge complaints about the place other than the service. Could also do with some porters that are efficient/effective, as they lacked when we arrived. All in all, a truly average stay- just skip around Arniston and you will be fine.

Room Tip: Sea view, otherwise just keep your blinds drawn!!!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Hi

Had an excellent two night stay at the Arniston Hotel. The rooms are very clean and spacious. The staff are very helpful and friendly. But best of all the food is top notch. I recommend the seafood platter a must. Pricing is very reasonable.

All in all a great place to stay to see the caves, the "kassie" community, the ship wrecks and the southern most tip of Africa. All in close proximity.

Room Tip: Travel the road from Arniston to Bredasdorp it is a wetland be prepared to see many birds of pray.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful views of the Indian Ocean, turquoise warm water and a quaint fishing village for perfect photos. Food not always great but ok...choose something simple rather than the complicated stuff.,rooms are comfortable and the front ones have lovely views.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Norfolk UK
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Arniston Hotel as part of a Saga holiday around the Cape. The hotel was lovely, the rooms beautiful and Barbara, The Manager, very nice and very helpful. The food was very good too.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

We have just spent an amazing 4 days at the Arniston hotel. This was our 8th time back over the years and each time it seems to become more special. The service is great and the staff and management go out of the way to help and make sure all runs smoothly. Food was excellent, the rooms are spacious and our sea facing room gave us the impression we had a suite on a luxury cruise ship. This most definitely will not be our last time.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Arniston Spa Hotel
Address: 1 Beach Road, Arniston 7280, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Arniston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Arniston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Arniston Spa Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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