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Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels

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Princess Drive, Mbabane H100 Eswatini (Swaziland)
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#3 of 9 hotels in Mbabane
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Ezulwini means ‘heaven’, and ‘heavenly’ is certainly the motif that dominates the Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels. This spacious but compact hotel and conference centre overlooks the Ezulwini Valley and is surrounded by misty displays of marching blue mountains, olive‑green valleys and the huge arch of the sky. Extensive views are everywhere— sweeping panoramas from the dining rooms, vistas over the blue and mauve peaks from every bedroom, sunset skies and slumbering mountains from the terrace next to the sky-blue swimming pool, and even the experience of looking down on the clouds during summer storms. No wonder the Mountain View International Hotel is a landmark of Eswatini that is familiar to local officials, commercial travellers and visiting dignitaries. It is a favourite holiday destination for international tourists and honeymooners who can bask in the never-ending vistas above the clouds while rubbing shoulders with diplomats and bakaNgwane elites. Despite the overarching scenery, tranquillity and space, this mountain hostelry is only a short distance from the business centre of Mbabane, the political and economic hub of this pocket kingdom. The Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels is also a preferred choice for both local and international conference-goers who can connect to anywhere in the world from the business centre with free Wi-Fi, satellite television and professional business support. The hotel was built in the hacienda style around the central sparkling swimming pool that reflects the blue heavens and has colonnaded corridors linking the reception areas and rooms. Each room is designed and decorated differently to be personal and unique, from the cool green of the breakfast room to the subtle solemnity of the library. The walls are lined with works of art from local and South African artists to highlight and promote the local culture of Eswatini. Built in 1955, the hotel has been a family-run establishment until recently, with the new management renovating with careful regard to the hotel’s heritage and traditions. The trademark warm, personal and extremely friendly service has been retained. For tourists and holidaymakers, the hotel has 58 spacious rooms overlooking the valley—two restaurants and a congenial bar, a fitness centre, a terrace for sundowners, baby-sitting services, room service and a breakfast buffet. The landscaped garden features a giant outdoor chess set. The resort has full wheelchair access. The staff are trained and experienced in providing advice and access to a number of local activities such as hiking, birding, golf, fly‑fishing, mountain biking, game drives, horse riding and trips to the nearby cultural village. For official visitors and commercial travellers, the hotel has a business centre with five conference venues, with catering provided either directly by or within the three restaurants. In addition, satellite connections for video conferencing and a fully equipped business support facility with experienced secretarial staff are available. Every aspect of life at the hotel is dominated by the panoramic views that stretch to the horizon on every side, from the rose-gold sunset in the morning to the dimming of the light at the end of the day as the lights come on in the valley below.
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E. C. wrote a review Jun 2022
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This hotel is just...wow! Love it so much. The Scenery is breathtaking and serene! You get much more for what one pays. Real value for money and quite affordable. Planning to bring my daughter there during the school holiday later this year. Staff was friendly, the rooms were good except for when I found a cleaning staff washing my drinking glasses in the toilet sink. I will be back for sure 😊
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Jun 5, 2022
Hi Eunice Thank you for the comments. I apologize for the staff washing the glasses in the sink. They are appreciated Marc
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Niecie718 wrote a review Apr 2022
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina189 contributions67 helpful votes
This hotel was under construction and we had no idea. No place to gather and the food was the worse. Didn’t like ANYTHING about this hotel. Pitching a tent would be better. The television was a joke. They only showed coming attractions and never any actual shows. PASS!!! DO NOT GO! PERIOD!!!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid this hotel
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Response from marcus Ward, General Manager at Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels
Responded Apr 19, 2022
Hi Carolyn. We apologise for the construction. It is all over now and the final product will make a difference to the customers experience Marc
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Jim F wrote a review Apr 2022
31 contributions17 helpful votes
On my first visit to Eswatini I was invited to stay in this hotel by my colleagues. I loved it! The staff is warm, the view wonderful. It's not a chain hotel but a homey, original sort of place that you'll remember,
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Room 1 has a great view!
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Responded Apr 19, 2022
Thank you Jim
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SheilaD wrote a review Feb 2020
canada18 contributions31 helpful votes
Gorgeous property with warm and friendly hospitality in the true sense. Unfortunately we were passing through on a guided tour and stayed at the Mountain Inn for only one night, I wished we had extra time at this hotel. It was an amazing experience. Our balcony room overlooks what seemed like paradise with lush and green vegetation, absolutely beautiful. The breakfast buffet was fantastic with the best eggs benedict to order. The hotel service staff paid great attention to detail and served with a smile. thanks.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Romm with a view
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Responded Feb 28, 2020
Thank you for staying with us
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Nontoh wrote a review Jan 2020
Dullstroom, South Africa14 contributions24 helpful votes
Great place, clean and nice breakfast, and great views, but I feel the carpet in the dining are needs some work. I would love to go back with friends...and the place is peaceful and relaxing with swimming pool and more.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from SDMarc, Manager at Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels
Responded Jan 18, 2020
Thank you for choosing the Mountain Inn. Yes the carpet in the breakfast room is due for renewing and we are working on this
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Reginald wrote a review Dec 2019
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania26 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed at this place on a business trip and i have to say, it has one of the most breathtaking mountain views i have ever seen in Swaziland. Not all the rooms are having such a view though, you need to be sure which room to book. The entire place is very calm with friendly staffs. I loved the morning buffet breakfast, lots of health choices to go for. But the overall restaurant menu needs a bit of an upgrade as there are not soo many choices to select. I would def come back here for another stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from SDMarc, Manager at Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels
Responded Dec 22, 2019
Thank you for choosing the Mountain Inn and your complimentary comments are appreciated. We will have a look at the Al la Carte menu and see what can be done to provide more variety. Thank you for the constructive comments
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Martinldebeer wrote a review Dec 2019
Espinho, Portugal41 contributions45 helpful votes
A family run hotel that always has new upgrades, happy and well trained staff and a great menu. Mark Ward is the best host you can get, experienced, great cook who is passionate about his establishment.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 11, 2019
Thank you Martin.
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Raghu B wrote a review Nov 2019
Naperville, Illinois99 contributions41 helpful votes
This is a very good hotel with nice rooms. We had good views from our room. The hotel staff was quite friendly and the dinner/breakfast were excellent. The stay was quite relaxing after a long drive on a hot afternoon. Plenty of parking on the hotel premises for our tour bus.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Most of the rooms our tour group stayed had nice views.
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Response from SDMarc, Manager at Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels
Responded Nov 12, 2019
Thank you for choosing the Mountain Inn.
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antonmichaelp wrote a review Nov 2019
Meyerton, South Africa6 contributions7 helpful votes
The rooms are great. But theres just something about the place that reeks of greed. We wanted to Braii but they said no, we have to purchase meat from them yet we had guests that were staying there for over 1 month. Thats the epitomy of pure greed.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from SDMarc, Manager at Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels
Responded Nov 10, 2019
Thank you for staying at the Mountain Inn. Unfortunately we are not a self catering facility. Therefore do not offer Braai or BBQ facilities. There is a full team of staff in the kitchen and as waiters. If we were offer the braai/BBQ facilities there would be no need to employ these trained professionals. There are more than enough facilities in Eswatini to have a braai/BBQ at.
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gabiludwik wrote a review Nov 2019
Fuerth, Germany60 contributions3 helpful votes
We arrived at mountain inn and got a wonderful room for 2 nights during our stay in Estwani. The breakfast was wonderful and the buffet at night too. After visiting the Hlane national park where we made a rhino walk we came back and had a sundowner at the terrace of the hotel. The staff was very very friendly he reserved a table for dinner and consulted very good meals. We felt very comfortable and would recommend this hotel very much.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from SDMarc, Manager at Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels
Responded Nov 4, 2019
Thank you for choosing the Mountain Inn. Hlane is good and it is one of the reasons Eswatini has been rated as the fifth best destination in the world by Lonely Planet. Our staff are one of the main assets.
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PRICE RANGE
$86 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
mountain hotel mbabane
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Mountain Inn
LOCATION
Eswatini (Swaziland)Hhohho DistrictMbabane
NUMBER OF ROOMS
58
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels
Which popular attractions are close to Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels?
Nearby attractions include Royal Swazi Spa (4.7 miles), Lugogo Sun (4.1 miles), and Mbabane Market (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ramblas Restaurant, eDladleni Swazi Restaurant, and Luxy garden restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels have airport transportation?
Yes, Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Swaziland Islamic Centre (4.1 miles).
Does Mountain View International Hotel by BON Hotels have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.