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Hogsback 5721 South Africa
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#2 of 2 hotels in Hogsback
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Game room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Tennis court
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
VIP room facilities
Room types
Bridal suite
Family rooms
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paulcotbag wrote a review Dec 2020
Ballito, South Africa16 contributions13 helpful votes
This was probably one of my worst accommodation picks I have ever made. I'm fairly precious about my choice of stays. I failed dismally on this choice We stayed in unit 9. It stank so badly that i had to request another room. There were stains everywhere. The entrance was muddy without sufficient hardened surface to walk. There was no bin either We moved to unit 2 after the receptionist acknowledged that she may have known that they have a problem with that unit. The dining room felt like we had traveled back in time. It was straight out of the 70's. Terrible food. Old dated decor I would never stay at this place again even if you paid me . And to be honest, we were in the middle of a forset. I would have expected some kind of a view. It was very pretty but at that altitude and with those potential views you don't want to have 15 meters of visibility.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Garrick J wrote a review Dec 2019
Ballito, South Africa2 contributions
We had a lovely time in Hogsback in the day but on the public holiday on which we arrived the adjacent park was full of party goers, playing loud music and shouting. The next evening the park was quiet but guests in the cottages were playing loud music until after 23h00. Other than that the cottages were clean and spacious and the staff were helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
BeachVacs wrote a review Oct 2019
Kidd's Beach, South Africa30 contributions4 helpful votes
We spent three nights at the hotel. When not cuddled in warm and cozy beds, heated blankets and great linen we were well taken care of by the friendliest staff we could wish for. The food was stunning and delicious. A huge vote of thanks to all the staff who work at this wonderful hotel. The hot chocolate on tap made the visit just that extra bit special. We would definately return. Quaint log fires and beautiful gardens.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lisa Fourie wrote a review Jul 2019
Addo, South Africa3 contributions
We were so excited to stay at a beautiful cottage in Hogsback and was very satisfied. Unfortunately, our weekend as first-timers in this hidden gem of S.A. was spoilt with a bad taste in your mouth at the Arminel, literally and figuratively! There was no host to greet us, instead we were told to go and find our own name in the two split up dining rooms. The quality of the food and the preparation was disgusting. Large prawns, not deveined and full of sand inside, meat not tender with watery sauce, mussels containing pieces of shells in the meat and ice cold food were among the disappointing presentation of food. A selection of puddings is surely reasonable to expect at a X’ mas dinner, not just one? I have verified professional and good service about the Arminel months ago, what went wrong? The attitude off the staff, during payment, was negative and does not reflect good training in the hospitality industry. We will definitely not visit this establishment again and will certainly not recommend it.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We only went for dinner, did not stay in.
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Graham P wrote a review Jun 2019
Queenstown, South Africa77 contributions15 helpful votes
Accommodation is near the village centre within walking distance of most shops etc. Accommodation is very good. Make sure you pre book for dinner at the hotel before you arrive. Hotel meals are a bit costly but are really good quality. Got a tip to book via booking.com to get better rates than booking direct with the hotel. All in all a very nice stay.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
US$71 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arminel Hogsback Village
Which popular attractions are close to Arminel Hogsback Village?
Nearby attractions include Hogsback Arboretum (0.7 km), Hogsback Adventures (0.9 km), and Crystal Corner (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arminel Hogsback Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Arminel Hogsback Village?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Arminel Hogsback Village?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arminel Hogsback Village?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Edge, The Lighthouse, and Happy Hogs.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arminel Hogsback Village?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Arminel Hogsback Village located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 km away from the centre of Hogsback.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arminel Hogsback Village?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Arminel Hogsback Village offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.