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“Tranquil Arumvale”

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Arumvale Country House
Ranked #6 of 37 Swellendam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
“Tranquil Arumvale”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

Very good value for money in a tranquil farm setting.
A well-equipped kitchenette and the fireplace packed with firewood and charcoal, just ready for the braai. Well-fitted bathroom with a super walk-in shower.
The general feel is relaxed and rural, once we got rid of the flies, which is understandable seeing it is a farm setting.
An excellent venue if an escape from the city is what you need.
Friendly & helpful staff that will see us soon again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

We stayed at this wonderful guesthouse which was recommended to us by friends who had previously stayed there. It is the perfect stop between Knysna and CT (approx 2hrs from CT). We stayed in the self catering double-story cottage which has a spectacular view of the mountain. The room had a lovely fireplace, 2 bathrooms and is well appointed with tea, and coffee and fresh milk. Lovely touch, especially with the cows in the field next to the cottage. Relaxing farm lifestyle and we are sorry we didn't stay longer, and will definitely be back. The owners of the farm are also so welcoming and helpful.

Room Tip: Annelize Suite is double story with a lovely view from the bedroom upstairs.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

Great; very good service, very nice owners. Georgeous landscape; wonderful place to be. Marloth nature reserve very close, it is definitely worthwhile visiting. Also berry farms and fairy sanctury, good food in town (30-45 min walk away from Arumvale).

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Plettenberg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

This was our First night In South Africa,and it couldn't have been more perfect.George recommended us a great Restaurant. The view was Incredible, and our stay was awesome. Just one shower Made Problems,as well as the door...;) Thank you very much for everything,we'll be back!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed in the Carol Suite at Arumvale Country Estate over the Easter weekend and we were so sorry to say goodbye!

The location is perfect, surrounded with green farmland, trees and mountains. The beautifully manicured garden and the view from the extra large lounge window was captivating.

Our suite was light, spacious and tastefully decorated and what a pleasure it was to have it serviced once a day.

George (the owner) was so helpful and friendly and made our stay just that much more memorable.

We are definitely planning a return soon!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Knysna, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

We stayed overnight to break a journey from Cape Town to the Garden Route and found this charming country house close to Swellendam town but far from traffic and suburbs. Very peaceful, good accommodation and a pleasant and helpful owner. Will do it again but stay for longer next time.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

A very beautifully located guest farm with beautiful views. Cosy rooms and comfy beds!

We were upgraded to a suite after discovering that our cottage door had a faulty lock - very gracefully done.

Definitely a good choice for a tranquil stop in Swellendam.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Arumvale Country House

Property: Arumvale Country House
Address: Bethel Street | Hermitage Valley, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arumvale Country House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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