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Hobbit Boutique Hotel

A one-of-a-kind guesthouse in Westene, Bloemfontein, Hobbit Boutique Hotel is an elegant tribute to writer J.R.R. Tolkien. Style, old-world charm, and unparalleled luxury combine with a touch of history to make the Hobbit Boutique Hotel an award-winning accommodation (Best Guesthouse in SA, Resort of the Year, and Arch of Europe Award for Excellence and Quality).

Each professionally and elegantly decorated guestroom is named after a character in Tolkien’s famous Lord of the Rings trilogy. Welcoming guests with sherry in their room upon arrival, Hobbit Boutique Hotel provides other special touches such as electric blankets on cold winter evenings and chocolate turndown service. Luxury amenities include goose down duvet, percale linens, coffee and tea station, fully stocked mini bar, air-conditioning, safe, satellite TV, and en-suite bathroom.

Included in your stay is Hobbit Boutique Hotel’s memorable breakfast, which includes among other favorites the hotel’s famous omelets and Scottish pancakes. Dinner reservations are a must, and the exceptional four-course banquet succeeds in serving some of the best traditional South African cuisine.

The hotel’s tranquil gardens, quiet library, chess table, and cozy, character-filled bar provide opportunities to mingle or enjoy solitude. The hotel pool provides refreshment and relaxation in the heat of summer, and additional services such as a shuttle, laundry, ironing, curio shop, and safe parking spots are available to every guest.

Within walking distance of many of Bloemfontein’s main attractions, the hotel is ideally located to take advantage of this “city of roses.” Guests enjoy exploring the area’s attractions and won’t want to miss Loch Logan Waterfront, Mimosa Mall, Grey College, St. Andrews, the Cheetah Experience, provincial sport venues, restaurants, Boyden Observatory, Franklin Game Reserve, and the Bloemfontein Zoo, where an overnight sleepover known as a Zoo Snooze is possible.

One recent, satisfied guest highly recommends Hobbit Boutique Hotel. “This was a very surprising find for me in a city where impersonal modern hotel chains are more expected. Very charming, quirky and romantic. I had a lovely suite with authentic Victorian furniture. I know not everyone will have the same experience I had, but the young university student on night duty was delightful and extremely helpful. Not only did he provide company but he introduced me to everyone else in the small bar. It ended up feeling like I was staying with a family.”

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