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The Western Cape Hotels

Arniston Spa Hotel


  • Great views of the beach
  • Located on a safe beach, which is brilliant if you have children


  • Windy in summer
  • Bit noisy during high season

Fodor's Review

You could easily spend a week here and still need to be dragged away. The setting, a crescent of white dunes, has a lot to do with Arniston's appeal, but the hotel also strikes a fine balance between elegance and beach-vacation comfort. Request a sea-facing room, where you can enjoy the ever-changing colors of the horizon and have a grandstand view of the large concentration of cow-and-calf pairs found here during the whaling season, between June and November. The à la

carte menu ($) offers substantial variety, with few surprises, but the grilled catch of the day is as fresh as you can get. Oenophiles rejoice at the quality of the deservedly renowned wine list. Lunch, which is included in the rate along with a full breakfast, is served on the patio in fine weather. Pool-facing rooms are cheaper.

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Hotel Information


Beach Rd., Arniston, South Africa



Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 67 rooms
  • Breakfast


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