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The Colonial on Arundel

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Thanks to Molly and Conor for the perfect experience in AENP and the surrounding. We couldn't have expected such a heartfull place. Every details were just perfect. The location is in the middle of Oranges trees and near the AENP. The surrounding has so much to offer and you can count on Molly for all the details of the region....

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coerney, Owner at The Colonial on Arundel, responded to this review

Hello Florent and Bernadett Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review of The Colonial on Arundel on Tripadvisor. We were so pleased to hear that you felt so at home in our home and that you so enjoyed your special private game drive with Conor. We both always hope that our guests will arrive as...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Another wonderful stay - just seen the review from Wayne and agree with eveything he said. Had a wonderful game drive with Conor. Very sad to leave the tranquil surroundings of the Colonial and Molly, Conor and Marley.

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coerney, Owner at The Colonial on Arundel, responded to this review

Hello Marian and Brendan Lovely to see you both again and to have the chance to say "au revoir". We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that The Colonial will always bring back happy memories for you when you think back to your Addo days. We wish you many happy days in Knysna before...

Zimbabwe
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This was our second visit, and as expected it just gets better each time. We had just travelled fron Natal where we had stayed at the Oyster Box, where every thing was superb. We met Moly and Connor on arrival, they really are remarkable hosts and settled us into our beautiful suite. We had an early night and loved the...

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Eastbourne
Reviewed 3 February 2017

It's always the place we head to if we have visitors or family staying in SA, and plan a trip to Addo. It never disappoints - and if anything gets better every visit. Thanks to Molly and Connor. Great game drive as ever. Very good new local restaurant too!

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coerney, Owner at The Colonial on Arundel, responded to this review

Hello again Bridget and Ken ( and Sheila and David) It was so lovely to see you again and we really have appreciated your continued visits to us over the years. Thank you for your kind words. We have found your visits truly pleasurable ones. I am so glad that you had a another splendid drive with Conor. He never...

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Excellent accommodation - spacious, comfortable, with much attention to detail and every need catered for. Beautifully located in lovely grounds amidst lemon orchards. The hosts were most friendly and welcoming and provided valuable advice in advance on a range of safari trips, activities and restaurants in the area which helped immensely in our planning so we could take full advantage...

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Hello Marie and John from a really very HOT Addo!!!!! And still no rain! Thank you for your very kind review which you posted this week. We are so pleased that you found everything to your liking and enjoyed the peace and quiet of our lovely gardens surrounded by citrus orchards. We always like to give our guests some advance...

London
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

A very nice couple. Pleasant, helpful, warm and hospitable The negatives are as follows: Although there is a very extensive breakfast offering what was delivered was not of great quality. For example the toast was stale and the scrambled egg was "watery" and unseasoned Although the house is "period" (and clearly advertised as such) inside the room it is dark...

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Zandvoort, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 January 2017

From the first contact to the very last safari event, Molly was pro-active in suggesting and arranging all our outings. All reservations and last minute changes were handled by her, for a minimal fee, that took a load off our mind. The accomodation was excellent, personal interaction delightful, and the breakfast was top class. We had a very enjoyable safari...

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coerney, Owner at The Colonial on Arundel, responded to this review

Good morning to all of you in The Netherlands from a warm and sultry Addo. It is a pity that you had some rain on your safari with Conor but glad that you enjoyed it despite that fact; we are currently hoping for much more of that kind of weather...not great for the guests but wonderful for the AENP!!!! It...

Lyminge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2017

A delightful guest house set in a beautiful garden. Molly & Connor were wonderful hosts whom gave excellent service and were able to give detailed information on the surrounding area. Connors game drive was above expectations as he has fountain of knowledge. Both restaurants they recommended were of a very high standard.

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coerney, Owner at The Colonial on Arundel, responded to this review

Good morning Keith Thank you for your wonderful review. It is always such a pleasure for our whole team to receive such a positive review. We are so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and the game drive with Conor. It is also good to hear that you found the restaurants in our area, at which you...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 30 December 2016

A great and caring guesthouse and fantastic hosts. We had a great holiday and enjoyed staying at the Coloninal on Arondel! Lot of good information and a great game drive with Connor! The breakfast was really good and fresh with a lot of choices. The personal touch of the hospitality was unique and we enjoyed the nice garden relaxing after...

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Hello Monika from a really hot Addo!! We are currently having temperatures of over 40 every day!!!!! Thank you so much for your kind comments on the Colonial. We are thrilled that your stay was a happy and comfortable one , that your game drive with Conor was so memorable and that your enjoyed being with us and spending time...

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

From the initial booking to several days after leaving we've been amazed by the high quality of service Molly and her husband Connor provided. After driving through the gorgeous citrus orchards to reach the most picturesque property and receiving a warm welcome from the hosts and their sweet dog Marley. The house had a real nice charm to it and...

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Oh wow Leah, Nigel, John, Philomena and Nilius. What can we say about such an awesome review. We are so touched by your warm and kind words. For us it was a great joy to meet the family, spend some time with you all and get to know you, but holiday stops like this are never quite long enough to...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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
Hotel Class:4 star — The Colonial on Arundel 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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