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Essex UK
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Let me just start by saying, no review will do this place justice... Our arrival plans changed, by many hours, I said we'd arrive in the early evening, then on our day of arrival I was calling Molly first thing in the morning to see if we could get there early and spend a day round the pool. We were...

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Atherstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2013

we read the reviews of the Colonial before booking, thinking it can't be that good! But it was. Turned out to be the highlight of a brilliant holiday in South Africa. Molly and Conor were perfect hosts, suggesting places to visit whilst also providing a beautiful and restful guesthouse where you can chill out in the gardens or by the...

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Thank Malcolm W
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2013

My wife and I have been guests at the Colonial every year for the past six years. We travel along the Garden Route and along Route 62 staying at various guest houses, B&Bs and hotels and we have not found anywhere that is better than staying with Molly and Conor. Molly is the perfect host and a trip with Conor...

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Thank FenmanCambridge_
West Midlands
Reviewed 4 March 2013

We have just enjoyed the pleasure of staying at this very nice B&B located just 15 mins from Addo. We have stayed at some lovely places over the years and this accommodation is up there with the best of them. The owners, Molly and Connor, are clearly very proud of their business and attention to detail is evident at all...

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Cardiff
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Molly & Conor are the most delightful hosts, the gardens are pretty, the food very good, so close to Addo Elephant Park, and a multitude of other attractions, I cannot recommend this guest house highly enough, the kindness of both Molly & Conor is unsurpassed, enjoy & leave ant stress at the gate

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Hoogland
Reviewed 24 February 2013

The Colonial is a super good and friendly accomodation. The rooms en suite are lovely decorated with all comfort you need. Conor and Molly are very friendly hosts. The breakfasts and the diners are excelent with a beautyfull presentation. Even dog Marley is a lovely host of the Colonial. We visit the Colanial last Februari 2013 for the 4th time....

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 23 February 2013

Due to the paradise-like Location and the lovely hosts Molly and Conor, we had a Great stay here and would Love to stay longer next time! One of the most wonderful places we've been to and definitely the Perfect example why we prefer (good) B&bs over hotels. Regards also to cute Marley :)

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2013

We stayed at this wonderful family home for two nights while our husbands went to Addo. Molly and Conner could not be more attentive and helpful. The accommodation is lovely ,in keeping with the age of the house. Molly's cooking is amazing ,breakfast and dinner were lovely and beautifully presented. We were fortunate to have the gardens and the swimming...

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Thank 187056steve
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2012

The guest house gave us an excellent base for exploring ADDO National Park. Owners Molly and Conner arranged game drives. These were both excellent in experience and information given to us. By being driven we were free to look and see, and look and see at what we had not seen. A very rich experience in all. Accommodation, meals, and...

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2012

A wonderful stay with wonderful hosts. Regrettably we planned only one night here and really should have spent longer. Great place to chill out and relax. Rooms done out really tastefully and spacious but not lacking homeliness. As the name suggests, Colonial style throughout and like stepping back in time. Keenly priced and excellent value for money. Breakfast at the...

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  • Free Breakfast
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As the name suggests, "Colonial Africa" is the theme in architecture, decor, setting and atmosphere of The Colonial on Arundel. Nestling in citrus orchards on a working farm, only 10 minutes from the malaria free Addo Elephant National Park, this 4 star 2-suite facility offers understated luxury, coupled with relaxed, friendly attention, and is enhanced by highly acclaimed cuisine. Each suite has private entrance, its own private lounge and private swimming pool. Attention to detail in the suites is a trademark of Molly's personality...luxury guest amenities, toweling gowns, tea & coffee facilities, safes, swimming towels, coffee table books and magazines, alarm clock. In-house safaris with Conor, the owner and a registered guide, to the Addo Elephant National Park, will enhance your African adventure. These tours are undertaken in a air-conditioned vehicle and offer the visitor an experience in wildlife, culture and unforgettable scenery. Conor and Molly have created a truly special place that goes to the very heart of relaxation and comfort. Within easy reach are mountain walks, horse-riding, elephant back safaris, farm excursions, cheetah breeding farm tours and visits into nearby private reserves. The Colonial is truly a place where our guests leave as friends, to return time and time again. The warm welcome feeling extends right down to our Head of Public Relations, Marley the Labrador, who successfully creeps into everyone's heart. Within a 45-minute drive of Port Elizabeth Airport and the beaches, and also the gateway to the Karoo, as well as to the Garden Route to Cape Town, The Colonial on Arundel is truly the desirable Eastern Cape place to be in every respect. Welcome to the real Africa. ... more   less 

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Address: Arundel Farm, Rietfontein Road | 12 kms from Addo Elephant Park, Sunland, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Sunland
Price Range: ₹ 5,377 - ₹ 7,215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Colonial on Arundel 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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