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About Arminel Hotel

Spend your days walking through some of the Eastern Cape's most beautiful indigenous forests and spend your nights beside a crackling fire after a delectable meal in our cosy restaurant. The Arminel Hotel is an idyllic natural setting nestled in the famous Hogsback Mountains.

Completely renovated to recapture its original charm, the hotel now boasts larger public areas and can cater for up to 80 conference delegates or 150 banqueting guests. All of the bedrooms are set away from the hotel's public areas and lead directly onto the beautiful gardens. Some rooms boast generous wooden decks. Our establishment is ideal for a relaxing family holiday.

Wedding Venues: Hogsback is home to one of the most famous small chapels in the country - St Patricks on the Hill which is located 1 km from the hotel. The hotel itself provides an intimate and relaxed venue for your weddings in a spectacular forest setting.

  • Response Rate: 92%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 14 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Hotel, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 172
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 28 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Arminel Hotel Rooms

Reviews for Arminel Hotel

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Vicky Rautenbach
21 November 2017

We really enjoyed our stay in the Arminel. We were more than comfortable. It's beautiful and everything that you need and more. The chef prepared vegetarian food just for us. The food was out of this world. The staff is friendly, the rooms are amazing. Really value for money. Hogsback is just awesome. We will be back.

Justine Raitt
28 August 2017

Beautiful setting, fantastic accommodation and definite value for money.Will definitely be back soon

Sonia Botha
16 August 2017

Hotel was pleasant, very nice winter getaway. Lovely main building with lounge, dining area and pub. Fireplaces in all the communal areas make it so cozy.It was very quiet there the evening we stayed. Dinner, that is included, felt a little bit neglected in effort.Rooms were great. Would have liked though to have a hair drying.

Wendy Nel
10 July 2017

The Arminel Hotel is just the best. The staff are welcoming n extremely helpful. The accommodation is warm and clean and very comfortable. The food is of such a high quality. What a treat to have meals prepared at such a high standard. 4 courses including lamb roasts and perfectly cooked vegetables. Just the very best

Tiandi du Plessis, South Africa
14 July 2016

Although the area is beautiful and i will return to Hogsback, the hotel itself is in dire need of repair. The linen had holes in it, the taps were lose, the first time i used the kitchen sink it was blocked (it took them the hole day to fix it  - we were given another house). Our last day we were with out electricity most of the day 

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Arminel Hotel Map

Arminel Hotel is 1.2km from the centre of Hogsback , the nearest airport 111.1km (East London Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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The Bluff Walk

(1.1 km from Hogsback)

1 review

Located just beyond the Edge's restaurant, this comfortable circular stroll along the Bluff with a large grassy field leading up to a cliff offers spectacular views of the Tyume Valley, hundreds of metres below and of the surrounding...

Hogsback Arboretum

(1.5 km from Hogsback)

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Madonna and Child Waterfalls

(1.3 km from Hogsback)

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Hogsback Village Shop And Petrol Station

(1.6 km from Hogsback)

4 reviews

General Store which stocks bread, milk, food, drinks, groceries, meat and boerewors sausages forgotten items such as toiletries, braai/BBQ packs, petrol and various other supplies.