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Hobbit Boutique Hotel

19 President Street Steyn Avenue, 9301 | Westdene, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
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Ranked #10 of 23 Hotels in Bloemfontein
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Edenvale, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Hobbit Boutique Hotel is a place where you can feel the fantasy, have a taste of mystery and explore a feeling of the world that JRR Tolkien presented. There are many amazing rooms, the reception and welcome is warm and inviting, the surroundings which hold many secrets and the gardens that, if explored, open many ornamentations that feel like... More 

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this hotel purely for the love we bear JRR Tolkien - and we were excited to see everything the website advertised, including small museum-like features about Tolkien and his past in South Africa. We strolled through the entire place, but only found a few shabby paperbacks written by tolkien, not even nice copies or rare books. Don't know... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The whole city was fully booked when I arrived in Bloem... i searched TripAdvisor and found this Old Lady of a Hotel. Its a bit like Fawlty Towers. Old, not trendy. But very comfortable and super-friendly staff. The hotel is inspired by JRR Tolkien. So have a sense of humour when checking in...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We were breaking a trip in Bloemfontein and stayed at the Hobbit because I am a Tolkien nut. It was comfortable with lots of nice cute touches. The staff were helpful and friendly. We weren't there long enough to know if it was excellent but we have no complaints and liked the place a lot

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Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This suite is in need of a major make over by Gordon Ramsey Hotel Nightmares .Pity to return for seconds time and to find establishment very run down.Guests with back problems void this room as the mattress has reached it sell pass date and not to mention the pillows.Sad it ended up like this as hospitably are great and close... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We are a retired French couple from Canada (Montreal) and traveled South Africa during 2 months renting 31 different lodgings. This one was #23. This is a historic hotel with old rooms and shared areas. . The room we have was small compare to other rooms we saw in the hotel. Nice decoration, old style bathroom. AC, cable TV with... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I loved staying at the Hobbit Hotel in Bloemfontein. The rooms are unique and cozy. You really get a feel of another world when you stay there. The rooms are big enough and has an en suite bathroom. The building dates from 1920 and has beautiful wooden floors. Each room is named after a character in JRR Tolkien's Hobbit and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My wife and I found this hotel on Hotel Express and stayed for one night on the way back to Johannesburg from East London. I prefer modern to antique, but my wife loved the place and it is interesting to note that most of the other guests while we were there were women. The "host" (an MBA student) was excellent;... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Having stayed in a variety of guest houses and hotels in the last 3 weeks, this was the least enjoyable experience. Price-wise, it's the same as other guest houses that we stayed in that were in excellent condition. This was not. The room looked worn-out and was in need of a proper clean - it was dusty and there were... More 

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Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

What a charming hotel! I would go back to bloem just to stay at the hobbit and eat at the new york! The lovely old school feel of the place is carried through in the decor, lovely archticture of this old converted house. If you love somthing different this is for you. The staff are great! Really friendly and helpful.... More 

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