Stayed in many places around Swaziland, but this was by far the worst. They overbooked us despite booking months in advance, then stopped returning calls and eventually forced some members of our party to find other accomodation. The service was surly and the facilities were dirty. At one point, the stove wouldn't light, so we politely asked the staff member to help us light it. She tried, then said it was broken. We stated that we would try to microwave our baked goods. Just as I was literally reaching for the microwave, she swooped in and microwaved her own dinner for the next 5 minutes. Locals/non-guests blasted music all night and as early as 4:30 in the morning with no objection from the staff. Tea and coffee are apparently NOT complimentary. The dorm room was really just a bedroom where they'd crammed an extra 2 bunk beds. If you don't know the others staying in the room, it would make for an uncomfortable night. The common area was always full of non-guests, such that guests had to spend all time in their rooms. Ceilings and bathrooms were moldy, heater in the room didn't work, and the decor is sparse and like something out of the Hostel horror movie series. If you are looking for a relaxing, quiet, clean atmosphere with friendly staff, stay anywhere else in Swaziland! Swaziland is small enough and public transport is good enough that any advantage this place might have due to location is nullified by the extreme crappiness of everything else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated 4km from Mbabane center, Veki's Village consists of 11 one bedroom and studio self-catering cottages. Each cottage has a lounge, kitchen bedroom and en-suite bathroom. Services include, cleaning,laundry, security,swimming pool, free WiFi and DSTV. We are here to provide you with all your accommodation needs, for both short and long term guests. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, we will ensure you have an enjoyable experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Veki's Village - Self-Catering Cottages Swaziland/Mbabane