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The Western Cape Hotels

Arniston Spa Hotel

  • Casual Chic

Pros

  • Great views of the beach
  • Located on a beach safe for children

Cons

  • Windy in summer
  • A bit noisy during high season

Updated 11/07/2014

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 (R80–R160 for a main course) offers substantial variety, with a few surprises, like crumbed abalone on creamed spinach with a poached egg and mustard sauce. The grilled catch of the day is as fresh as you can get. Oenophiles rejoice at the quality of the deservedly renowned wine list. There is a kids' activity program during holidays and plenty to keep youngsters busy and happy. Pool-facing rooms are cheaper.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Beach Rd., Arniston, 7280, South Africa

Phone:

028-445–9000

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 67 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 11/07/2014

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