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Arminel Hogsback Village

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the original hotels in this are of forest and fairytales. It has the main hotel and self catering chalets and is also a watering hole for the locals. The gardens are extensive fronting onto the village road

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 21 July 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...

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Thank G_HWardAble
Reviewed 10 July 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...

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Thank Anton v
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 May 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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Thank JonoSav
South Africa
Reviewed 24 March 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...

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Thank Deale
Reviewed 17 December 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...

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Thank AngiM
Reviewed 28 August 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...

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Thank Zoe S
Grahamstown, South Africa
Reviewed 27 July 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...

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Thank ccsw
Provo, Utah, United States
Reviewed 8 July 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...

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Thank Kaye N
Reviewed 26 June 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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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre 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
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Arminel Hogsback Village Eastern Cape
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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, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Choose the self-cater cottages - really lovely and spacious with everything you could need.”
 of 5 bubbles ccsw, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Cottage up on the hillside are good”
 of 5 bubbles 288jacquib, 23 Jun 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, 20 Apr 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, 23 Jan 2014 | Read review
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