We stayed at Nick's place on a stopover from Johannesburg to East London, it's ideally located about half way so it is in a great location to break up the journey.
The guest house is fantastic, the house and rooms are well furnished and presented, with all amenities as well as lots of interesting artefacts and displays, giving the feeling of an old majestic farm house. The town and surroundings are quiet and relaxed.
Nick's place also has a bar and restaurant which was perfect after the long drive. The hosts are super friendly, we arrived late and they still set out to provide us with food and really make us feel at home and unwind.
Will definitely come back here again. Thank you Ian and Fabrice for your great hospitality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your one-stop stay in Smithfield Halfway between Johannesburg and East London you’ll find the historic hamlet of Smithfield. It is a well known stop-over for travellers commuting on the N6 and the proud home of Nick’s Place. A charming guest house & restaurant, Nick’s Place boasts all the comforts that will have you feeling right at home. Three luxuriously appointed double bedrooms, all ensuite, offer television, eletric blankets and heaters for those chilly Eastern Free State nights. Nick’s Place also offers a self-catering, pet friendly cottage, set apart in a fully-fenced, private garden. It has its own fully equipped kitchen, with outside braai facilities and comfortably sleeps two adults and two children. It is ideal for travellers with dogs ... more less