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Winterthur, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Molly and Conor are the best experienced and very special hosts! A heartly WELCOME on a nice Guesthouse with a green garden. inclusive a fresh and caring breakfast table. Top management by regarding our personal needs and interests by Molly, for our onward trips. An unforgettable, exclusive, guided tour with Ranger Conor through ADDO NP

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, my wife and i travel quite a lot, We´ve stayed at places, where we felt welcome, and we enjoyed those stays. But Molly and Conor of The Colonial on Arundel took this experience to a whole new level. The location alone is great, but the hosts (and their staff) are simply awesome - friendly, welcoming, helpful and simply very,...

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

Hello Jeanette and Christian from what has been a lovely sunny Addo day. We thank you for taking the time to post a review on The Colonial. We so appreciate your very kind comments. Conor and I and our team, including Marley the Public Relations Officer, have a great passion for what we do and it is always our hope...

Glos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hosts and comfortable accommodation. Set amounst the citrus groves in a garden full of flowers and birdsong. Close to Addo. Don't miss a game drive with Conor and take Molly's advice and visit the dunes. Excellent breakfasts too!

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

Hello Sarah and Andrew. Thank you for taking the time to post a review on The Colonial. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the charm of our garden and surrounds and that the drive with Conor was a worthwhile one, after all the many safaris that you have done throughout Africa. We love sending guests to the dunes as...

Port Alfred, South Africa
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We again have had the pleasure of spending 5 restful days in glorious weather at the Colonial on Arundel which is a stone's throw away from Addo Elephant National Park. Our stay was both comfortable and friendly in a very homely atmosphere where Molly and Conor and their competent staff went out of their way to make sure that all...

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

Good morning Gavin and Evelyn. It was so good to have you stay with again at The Colonial and above all we are thrilled that you experienced the peace and tranquility of our little piece of paradise nestled in the citrus orchards. We never quite get enough of those times in our busy life, so they are to be treasured...

Simbach am Inn, Germany
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The Colonial is an old farmhouse near Addo Elephant National Park.To get there you will have to take an unpaved road, but its totally fine and in a good condition. It's a big property with a very beautiful garden. We spent two nights at the Colonial on Arundel and will definitely come here again on our next stay in South...

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A sunny Addo Good morning to you. Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to post your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our home and its lovely unstructured garden. It does offer the guests, who are looking for peace and quiet, great opportunities to unwind and just relax after an enthralling trip into...

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We stopped at the Colonnial on Arundel for 3 nights and our only regret was that we didn't stay longer. Next time we'll be there for at least a week. Molly and Connor are the most delightful of hosts. Informative, supportive in many ways and with a beautiful sense of humour. We enjoyed more than 1 beer together putting the...

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Hello again Linda and Steve and how good to hear from you. We are truly appreciative of your very generous and warm words about your stay at The Colonial in January this year. It was our great pleasure to host your 3 night stay and to watch as you enjoyed the activities that we assisted you in organising. We love...

Beverley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We spent three lovely days at the Colonial on Arundel. Our stay was peaceful and relaxing. Providing us with everything we required. Molly and Conor were perfect host and Conors Safari trip was a highlight of our holiday. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Colonial to anybody.

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Good morning from a now unsettled Addo day. Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your stay with us at The Colonial. We are so pleased that your 3 days were so enjoyed in our "stress-free zone"! Conor is also so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed his company on the guided tour through the Addo...

Province of South Tyrol, Italy
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We recommend this place, for us it was like a dream to be there! Molly and Conor are extremely helpful and as soon as you enter the "stressless zone" you are taken absolutely care of....if you like to walk, even better; the Africano Restaurant is close and if you do not like to walk; there is Conor, taking you to...

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Great place to stay. Absolutly peaceful and relaxing. Molly and Connor are perfect hosts, the give you the feeling you're at home. A "must": a Game Drive with Connor in the AEP. There is no doubt, that we will stay there again when will return tu South Africa.

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

Thank you so much for your warm words and for taking the time to post this review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay in our little piece of heaven and that your Addo excursion with Conor was so enjoyed. We always hope that our guests will feel so comfortable that they will feel as if they are "at...

Eastbourne
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Molly and Conor have such a wonderful set up at The Colonial. This was our 3rd visit to the area and our 2nd stay with them (because they were fully booked last year!) - delightful hosts and Conor is such an amusing and knowledgeable safari guide. A thankyou to both of them for looking after the whole Ross group so...

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

Lovely to see you again Bridget and Ken and to also met the rest of the family who were travelling with you. Sorry that we were unable to accommodate all of you, and for longer. Hope that the rest of their stay in SA went well and that you spent many happy hours with your wonderful grandchildren Take care and...

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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 

Additional Information about The Colonial on Arundel

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: RM352 - RM476 (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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