Arabella Hotel is a lavish five star hotel in South Africa's handsome coastal Overberg region.
Arabella Hotel and Spa is situated on the eastern reaches of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, a short drive from the well-known coastal Overberg town of Hermanus. Arabella Hotel and Spa imparts the sensation of being deep in the countryside, even though it is just an hour and a half from Cape Town. The two routes from Cape Town to Arabella both promise a rewarding and memorable journey; one winds through the vineyard-rich Elgin Valley, whilst the other kisses the False Bay coastline. The beauty doesn’t end there; once you arrive at the hotel, you will be mesmerized by the surrounding scenery, as it is nestled in between the Hottentots-Holland Mountains and the Botrivier Estuary.
Arabella’s 145 rooms have all been tastefully decorated, and the décor complements the natural beauty surrounding the hotel. Rosewood furniture, fine cotton linens, and goose down duvets and pillows are standard. The cleverly designed crescent-shaped resort enables breathtaking views from all of the rooms, even from the bathtubs. What further defines the suites and gives them that extra touch of indulgence, is that each suite boasts its own private balcony that either overlooks the golf course and Botrivier estuary or the perfectly groomed gardens, with the Hottentots-Holland Mountains serving as a backdrop.
When it comes to dining, one is also spoilt for choice. Modern cuisine can be enjoyed from a beautiful terrace at the Jamani Restaurant. For an unforgettable fine dining experience, the Première Restaurant should be visited. Here you will be served the freshest and finest foods and the most exclusive wines while overlooking the Botriver Estuary. There are also a number of bars to enjoy, namely the Laughing Waters Pool Bar, the Barnabas Bar, and the slightly more defined Cristobal’s Cigar Bar.
The world-renowned golf course and elegant spa make Arabella perfect for couples. The men can enjoy one of the best golf courses in the country, while the women treat themselves to utter relaxation at the premium spa. There is also a heated indoor pool, outdoor lap pool, sauna, steam room, and fitness centre for those who wish to stay in shape. The surrounding area also offers many sight-seeing activities, including beautiful hikes, visiting a penguin sanctuary, going whale watching in season, or even shark-cage diving.
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