Arumvale Country House
Arumvale Country House
Arumvale Country House
Arumvale Country House
Arumvale Country House
Arumvale Country House
Arumvale Country House

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9.2

Exceptional

455 reviews

455 reviews

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Housekeeping1
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Wilderbraam Berry Estate 1.4 km
Old Apostolic Church 1.8 km
SwellenMark Shopping Centre 2.0 km
NG Kerk 2.1 km
Die Biltong Boetiek 2.3 km
Bee Things 2.5 km
Drostdy Museum 2.6 km
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery 2.6 km
Chocolat Etc. 2.6 km
Hendrik Swellengrebel Airfield 5.8 km
Country house

Arumvale Country House

Swellendam, Swellendam, South Africa - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Swellendam part of Swellendam, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, indoor pool and outdoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Excellent room comfort & quality

Excellent view

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Pets allowed

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

BBQ facilities

Swimming pool [indoor]

Golf course [on-site]

Bicycles

Luggage storage

Value for money9.2
Distance to city center3.00 Km
Location rating9.2

Rooms available at Arumvale Country House

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.6

Self Catering Rustic Cottage
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed & 1 double bed
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One-Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 sofa bed & 1 double bed
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Suite with Mountain View
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 sofa bed & 1 queen bed
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Standard Double Room with Sofa Bed
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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Cottage with Garden View (4 Adults + 2 Children)
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  • Room size: 68 m²/732 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Luxury Suite
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Anneline Garden Cottage
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  • Room size: 68 m²/732 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Standard Self Catering Suite
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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SUITE SOFA BED 2 BEDS SEPARATE ROOMS
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    RUSTIC 1 BED 1 BEDROOM
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Arumvale Country House?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The country house offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

      How do I get to Arumvale Country House?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, Arumvale Country House has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

      What is the smoking policy at Arumvale Country House?

      Arumvale Country House does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

      What restaurants are nearby Arumvale Country House?

      Arumvale Country House is located in Swellendam, famous for good restaurants such as De Molen, La Sosta Restaurant and Powell House Restaurant.

      What popular shopping places are close to Arumvale Country House?

      Arumvale Country House is located in Swellendam area which features shopping places such as Wilderbraam Berry Estate, SwellenMark Shopping Centre and Die Biltong Boetiek.

      What are popular attractions near Arumvale Country House?

      Arumvale Country House is located in Swellendam area, which is famous for attractions such as Old Apostolic Church, NG Kerk and Drostdy Museum.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Arumvale Country House?

      Arumvale Country House is located in the Swellendam area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Bontebok National Park.

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      What people love about Arumvale Country House

      • 10

        Exceptional

        "The setting of the cottage is perfect and private."

        Jason

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        April 1, 2022

      • 9.6

        Exceptional
        Location

        "Excellent location, great scenery, and definitely worth a visit again."

        Bernard

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        February 28, 2022

      • 10

        Exceptional

        "Our stay at Arumvale was just fantastic!"

        Lieke

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        November 10, 2021

      Property ranking|Compared to 63 Swellendam properties
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      Room comfort score
      8.6/10
      Location score
      9.2/10
      Room size
      47 sqm.
      Value for money score
      9.2/10
      Better than
      92
      %
      of Swellendam properties
      Better than
      90
      %
      of Swellendam properties
      Bigger than
      89
      %
      of Swellendam properties
      Better than
      86
      %
      of Swellendam properties
      Overall rating:

      9.2

      Exceptional
      455 reviews
      Cleanliness
      9.2
      Facilities
      9.2
      Location
      9.2
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      What travelers say they love:
      We loved Arumvale: it's beauty, it's peacefulness.
      Mary from South Africa
      Couple
      More about Arumvale Country House

      More about Arumvale Country House

      Arumvale Country House

      Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the country house's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is available and free, provided by the country house for guests with their own transportation. The country house provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience.
      The country house even offers a fireplace for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights. The country house's on-site laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The country house is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
      Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
      Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. Some selected rooms at Arumvale Country House include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained. The country house also provides guests with a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker in some rooms.
      Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the country house provides a hair dryer in some select rooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the country house's bar. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
      Enjoy the countless activities offered at Arumvale Country House. The country house's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Be sure to enjoy the accessible beach nearby. The country house's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like the fishing.
      In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the golf course on site and hiking trails in the country house.


      Reasons to stay here

      This country house's food and dining score higher than 90% of accommodations in the city.
      This country house scores higher than 90% of accommodations in the city for its location.
      Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 92% of accommodations in the city.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Exceptional
      Facilities

      9.2

      Most talked about facilities

      View

      2 mentions

      Swimming Pool

      1 mention

      Housekeeping

      1 mention

      Languages spoken

      • English

      Outdoor

      • Bicycles

      Internet access

      • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Fishing
      • Game room
      • Garden
      • Golf course [on-site]
      • Hiking
      • Horseback riding
      • Swimming pool [indoor]
      • Swimming pool [outdoor]

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Anti-viral cleaning products
      • Cashless payment service
      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • First aid kit
      • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Room sanitization opt-out available
      • Rooms sanitized between stays
      • Shared stationery removed
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      • Temperature check for guests and staff

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Bar
      • BBQ facilities
      • Kitchen
      • Restaurants
      • Room service

      Services and conveniences

      • Contactless check-in/out
      • Daily cleaning
      • Dry cleaning
      • Fireplace
      • Invoice provided
      • Ironing service
      • Laundromat
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area
      • Terrace

      For the kids

      • Family room

      Land sports

      • Golf course (within 3 km)

      Access

      • Fire extinguisher
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed
      • Soundproof rooms

      Getting around

      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [on-site]

      Available in all rooms

      • Balcony/terrace
      • Coffee/tea machine
      • Complimentary drinking water
      • Extra long bed
      • Kitchenette
      • Seating area
      • Wi-Fi
      Location
      Bethel Road , Hermitage Valley, Swellendam, Swellendam, South Africa, 6740
      Exceptional
      Location

      9.2

      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

      All children are welcome.

      Children 0-5 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-out until11:00

      Getting around

      • Distance from city center3.00 Km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)150

      The property

      • Number of rooms 5
      • Room voltage220
      • Year property opened2012

      Reviews of Arumvale Country House from real guests

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      9.1
      /
      10
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness9.2
      Facilities9.2
      Location9.2
      Room comfort and quality8.6
      Service9.3
      Value for money9.2
      High score for Swellendam
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (28)
      8-9 Excellent (5)
      7-8 Very Good (2)
      6-7 Good (1)
      <6 Below Expectation (1)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (10)
      Jun - Aug (3)
      Sep - Nov (11)
      Dec - Feb (13)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Caroline from Cyprus
      Couple
      Self Catering Rustic Cottage
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018

      RUSTIC COTTAGE”

      Oh WOW just loved the simplicity of this accommodation. A rustic cottage outside of Swellendam with magnificent views over fields, a farm and the mountains. Loved the BBQ facilities and the steak purchased at the Country Butchers in Swellendam was extremely tasty. The cottage is well equipped and provides everything you need for a relaxing time. Perfect. Thank you George for looking after us so well.

      Reviewed January 13, 2018

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      7.7
      Very good
      Andrijan from Germany
      Couple
      Anneline Garden Cottage
      Stayed 1 night in August 2014

      Beautiful location”

      location, staff,

      We stayed at Arumvale Country House for one night. It was nice. The natural location is beautiful. Especially the view from the cottage. We had a grill on our small terrace. The staff was really friendly and helpful with restaurant and sightseeing recommendations. We ate at Field & Fork. A very nice, high-class Restaurant. It was awesome. You can rent movies and games at the reception of Arumvale Country House. There is a small parking space.

      Reviewed August 18, 2015

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Michael from South Africa
      Couple
      Anneline Garden Cottage
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

      Fell in love with Swellendam”

      On our honeymoon, we wanted something really special to remember our time in Swellendam. We thankfully got recommended this place and our secluded cottage, views, amazing living area, two bathrooms, useful kitchen and a hundred other things all combined to give us just the experience we needed - we will certainly be back!

      Reviewed February 26, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Libby from Australia
      Family with young children
      Luxury Suite
      Stayed 1 night in April 2017

      We loved our stay”

      We stayed at Arumvale for one night and it was a real treat. We were welcomed warmly and taken to our cottage with views of the cows grazing on the grass. The self catering cottage was beautifully decorated with lots of charm and a four poster bed. The braii had been set up with coals and firefighters all ready for use. We decided to light a fire in our cottage and fire wood was also available for us to use. The owners have a selection of DVDs and board games for you to borrow too. The small touches really made a difference to our stay - thanks Arumvale!

      Reviewed April 09, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mette from Denmark
      Couple
      Self Catering Rustic Cottage
      Stayed 1 night in September 2019

      Everything was perfect”

      This place was the most pleasant surprise on our road trip around South Africa. It was just a stopover on our way to Knysna, but we could easily have spent a few more days here. The place feels like real countryside with a view over the fields and mountains, but the town is just a few minutes drive away. The decor in the rustic cottage is super cozy and we really enjoyed the terrace and the braai. George is a great host too. Hoping we’ll make it back to Arumvale one day.

      Reviewed October 31, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      James from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Self Catering Rustic Cottage
      Stayed 1 night in August 2013

      Great stay with friendly staff”

      location, staff and room

      Had a great stay at Arumvale. Clean and well looked after rooms. Staff friendly and and helpful and hotel is set in beautiful location. Thanks for a great stay.

      Reviewed August 13, 2013

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mary from South Africa
      Couple
      Anneline Garden Cottage
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Beautiful setting”

      We loved Arumvale: it's beauty, it's peacefulness. We didn't use the self-catering because we were a bit tired. But all provisions were there. Would stay again, definitely.

      Reviewed June 23, 2019

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      8.7
      Excellent
      na from China
      Solo traveler
      Anneline Garden Cottage
      Stayed 1 night in February 2016

      very enjoy hill view and warm place”

      staff helpful , nice , hill view

      it's a great experience in Arumvale , i like this place very much, peaceful and countryside view. Also staff give me too much help . very nice stay.

      Reviewed February 22, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Joao from South Africa
      Couple
      Cottage with Garden View (4 Adults + 2 Children)
      Stayed 1 night in April 2017

      Rural bliss”

      Rural setting surrounded by farmlands with close proximity of the towering mountains. Great host, moved the originally booked room to a more comfortable one due to a leg injury I had incurred two weeks earlier, and not able to climb stairs. Perfect in all aspects, the interior, with all the required amenities . Great fireplace on a rainy and misty night and large bath room. Would not mind spending a few days here, loads of hikes and nature stuff around.

      Reviewed July 27, 2017

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Stuart from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Luxury Suite
      Stayed 4 nights in January 2020

      Fantastic Getaway”

      We loved the quiet, the views, the friendliness of owner and staff. The BBQ provided was fantastic - all we had to do was apply a match. We hope to visit again.

      Reviewed January 09, 2020

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Sherry from United States
      Couple
      Self Catering Rustic Cottage
      Stayed 1 night in May 2017

      Cute cottage in a beautiful setting!”

      My husband and I stayed here one night while traveling through the area. We weren't able to access the wifi from our cottage, but that was our only inconvenience. The staff were very nice and gave us some nice dinner suggestions while in town. The town center is a short drive away. We arrived in the evening in the dark and when we awoke it had started raining and it was very foggy, so weren't able to see the beautiful setting as everyone had described, but we were comfortable and cozy in our cottage and felt very rested there. In fact, it was the only place during our two weeks in South Africa where we slept in and just completely relaxed!

      Reviewed May 15, 2017

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      8.8
      Excellent
      victoria from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Luxury Suite
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018

      Excellent”

      We had our own bbq on our own terrace so it was really lovely to put this to good use one night! Our apartment was really lovely with its own sitting room and spacious bedroom. Lovely views over the mountains

      Reviewed January 14, 2018

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Zhenyi from China
      Couple
      Anneline Garden Cottage
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

      Lovely and beautiful!”

      Comfortable and great views.

      We stayed in the 2 storage cottage, it was quite comfortable. The balcony of the upstairs bedroom has great views of the fields and mountains. We loved sitting there and enjoy a glass of wine. Swimming pool was small but still is a nice touch. The stuff and the owner were very helpful. You can take walks into the nature reserve, a lot of nice walking trails. And a lot of farm animals around. After all, we really enjoyed our stay. Peaceful and beautiful!

      Reviewed February 04, 2013

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Karen from Belgium
      Couple
      Self Catering Rustic Cottage
      Stayed 1 night in October 2017

      Exceptional”

      The room was very nice decorated and very cosy. The view is amazing. Overall very cosy and romantic place, we would highly recommand this B&B!

      Reviewed October 29, 2017

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      8.7
      Excellent
      maaike from South Africa
      Couple
      Self Catering Rustic Cottage
      Stayed 1 night in March 2014

      Romantic getaway at a great price”

      Location, charm, rustic

      Cute rustic cottage in lovely environment, very friendly and helpful staff.

      Reviewed March 21, 2014

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Letitia from South Africa
      Couple
      Cottage with Garden View (4 Adults + 2 Children)
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2020

      Best getaway spot”

      I wish there was an option to give more than 5 stars. Our unit (Annaline) was extremely clean with fresh flowers and we had everything that we needed. The garden was full of fresh herbs and veggies that we added to our salads. We forgot to buy ice and mentioned to each other that we forgot and the staff came to us 5 minutes later with a big bowl of ice. Its the small things like that that shows they care. My dog(small and extremely old) felt at home and loved walking in the gardens. The farm setting was so calming we are already looking at dates when we will be back.

      Reviewed October 01, 2020

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Johan from South Africa
      Couple
      Self Catering Rustic Cottage
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

      Maxi Relaxi”

      The cottage is very cute, with most beautiful view of the mountains. It's close enough to town to buy whatever you need (or forgot) and far enough to feel like you're surrounded by nature.

      Reviewed October 26, 2020

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Julie from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Anneline Garden Cottage
      Stayed 1 night in April 2018

      Stunning views”

      Loved this accommodation and especially the choice of outdoor areas to enjoy a glass of wine and the sunset.

      Reviewed April 10, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Lisa from South Africa
      Couple
      Luxury Suite
      Stayed 1 night in January 2016

      Country bliss”

      Garden views, modern amenities, peaceful

      The perfect place for a romantic couple's getaway. It is romantic and peaceful and you have enough privacy. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a break from the city.

      Reviewed February 01, 2016

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Ahmad from Kuwait
      Family with young children
      Luxury Suite
      Stayed 1 night in August 2018

      Its was a great experience ”

      I recommend this hotel

      Reviewed August 25, 2018

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