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Bethel Street Hermitage Valley, Swellendam 6740 South Africa
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#8 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Parking
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Outdoor fireplace
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Desk
Fireplace
Private balcony
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
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Mountain View
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English, Afrikaans
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manster50 wrote a review Sep 2022
31 contributions13 helpful votes
Peaceful place with unbeatable views and private patio. We only regret not staying longer. It was however on the pricier side during our trip of a week doing the garden route, but worth it for one night. I would very much recommend to anyone!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Carl P wrote a review Sep 2022
9 contributions2 helpful votes
This was one of the best stays we ever had. We decided on the rustic garden cottage and was spoilt with the most amazing unhindered view of the nearby mountains, green pastures and a beautiful garden with arum lilies. The cottage used to be workers quarters, its cosy, beautifully decorated, private, tranquil and away from the main building with private parking right next to the cottage. Its also dog friendly. The owners' friendly and playful dog also came over to visit. It was cold during our two-night stay but the fireplace warmed up the cottage. The cottage is also serviced and filter coffee was replenished. The owner, George was very welcoming and friendly and made us feel at home. The cottage is highly recommended for a couple, also close to Swellendam, one of our most beautiful old towns.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lorenne wrote a review Sep 2022
Cape Town Central4 contributions
Unfortunately, our stay was only a quick one, but we will definitely go again. For longer, so that we can drink in the tranquillity, the sound of the river, the plants and the beautiful mountains! The room is well equipped, the host is friendly and the price reasonable. We will absolutely recommend Arumvale Country House as a stay over option to anyone!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Good day 703guesto, Thank you for allowing us to host you here at Arumvale and for the trouble taken to write on behalf of us all , this lovely review , it is so much appreciated. We look forward to, your next visit with us. Warmest regards, George Missing ( Arumvale)
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zbomel916950 wrote a review Sep 2022
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The host was friendly and helpful The staff went out of their way to help us during our stay The rooms we supper clean and their beautiful garden provided us with fresh vegetables. The view was amazing.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Good day Zbome1916950, Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us , we so appreciate the trouble taken to write on all of our behalf of us all here at Arumvale. We do look forward to your next visit here. Warmest regards, George Missing ( Arumvale)
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McVAngela wrote a review Sep 2022
Somerset West, South Africa1 contribution
Everything is just perfect and George, cute and fun canine Lily and Team are beyond kind and helpful. We and our dogs thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Surrounded by beautiful and peaceful scenery, nature. Without doubt on our list of places to return to.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Good day McVAngela, Thank you once again for spending time with us and for enjoying our piece of heavenly tranquility here at Arumvale. We do look forward to your next visit. Warmest regards, George Missing ( Arumvale)
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debbiejoysmith wrote a review Aug 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
George was super helpful in setting up accommodation for three friends getting away to Swellendam for the weekend. He was able to help with changes, converting the King to twin beds, and setting up a very comfortable sleeper couch so that we could all fit in the flatlet. Arumvale is in a peaceful setting with open views of the mountains and all of the staff were ready with greetings and smiles which made it a place I look forward to returning.
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Response from George Missing, Owner at Arumvale Country House
Responded 4 weeks ago
Good day Debbiejoysmith, Thank you all for being with us & enjoying your stay at Arumvale. Thank you also for the trouble taken in writing this review , much appreciated by us all. We do look forward to your return visit. Warmest regards, George Missing ( Arumvale)
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Wander65641564375 wrote a review Aug 2022
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We had a lovely few days in the Anneline cottage - it had all we needed and more (the daily cleaning was unexpected but much appreciated!). George and his staff are so kind and helpful. The setting is beautiful and peaceful, but Arumvale is still close enough to town and restaurants. We'll be back!
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Good day Wander65641564375, Thank you for affording us the opportunity to host you here at Arumvale and for taking the trouble writing this review , much appreciated by us all. We do look forward to your return visit. Warmest regards, George Missing ( Arumvale)
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GoPlaces20334238796 wrote a review Aug 2022
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We stayed in the Samantha room and it has a lovely big porch with the most amazing view. We also love the fact that we can bring our dogs along as there are many beautiful walks close by. Very friendly owners.
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Response from George Missing, Owner at Arumvale Country House
Responded 16 Aug 2022
Good day Go Places, Thank you so much for enjoying what's on offer here at Arumvale and for this lovely review which is so encouraging to us all . We do look forward to your next visit to Arumvale. Warmest regards, George Missing ( Arumvale)
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Richa A wrote a review Aug 2022
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India4 contributions2 helpful votes
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Great place to stay. The views are lovely and the hosts are awesome. We stayed there as a family of four for one night. It was quite a comfortable stay overall. The beds are comfortable and the bathrooms are clean. The kitchen is small but well equipped. The fire place works fine on a nice cold evening. Overall a great stay!! Thank you George and staff.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 16 Aug 2022
Good day 635richaa, Thank you for allowing us to host you here with us at Arumvale and for writing this review , highly appreciated by us all. we do look forward to your next visit. Warmest regards, George Missing ( Arumvale)
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Lauren Ann M wrote a review Aug 2022
Cape Town6 contributions4 helpful votes
Our second time visiting Arumvale and even more magical than I remember! The most incredible mountain views which takes your breath away every day... Very comfortable beds and everything you could need in the room (and on the stoep!) George and staff were wonderful as always - and Dahlia my little Whippet had the most incredible time too with resident pup Lily Sparrow. Can't wait to be back in Swellendam soon! x
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Responded 16 Aug 2022
Good day Lauren M, Thank you once again for your return visit and for taking the trouble writing this lovely review appreciated by us all here at Arumvale . We look forward to your next visit. Warmest regards, George Missing ( Arumvale)
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$41 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictSwellendam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arumvale Country House
Which popular attractions are close to Arumvale Country House?
Nearby attractions include Drostdy Museum (2.7 km), Bontebok National Park (5.2 km), and NG Kerk Swellendam (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arumvale Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Arumvale Country House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Arumvale Country House?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Arumvale Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arumvale Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Sosta Restaurant, Drostdy Restaurant, and Koornlands Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arumvale Country House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Arumvale Country House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arumvale Country House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Arumvale Country House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.