12 Best Places To Stay In Bloemfontein, South Africa - Updated 2023

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Who would not want to stay in a city that is ultimately safe and known as the judicial capital of South Africa? Sounding safe already, Bloemfontein is characteristically slower in nature and does not have the hustle and bustle of the other two major cities, Johannesburg and Cape Town. It is the place to be if you enjoy slow, lazy days infused with the right dose of exciting things to do. You will find many locals doing activities such as fishing, visiting the botanical gardens, or enjoying the magnificent architecture while clubbing. So if this is your kind of vibe, book one of the following best places to stay in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Hotels in Bloemfontein

1. Loch Logan Hotel (from USD 68)

Step into a haven of indulgence at Loch Logan Hotel, a small luxury accommodation that surpasses expectations. Guests here enjoy ultimate relaxation in the bubbling outdoor hot tub, where cityscape views merge with comfort and style. Also located on the rooftop, a chic bar and restaurant await to treat you to delightful breakfast and dinner buffets.

The diverse selection of rooms ranging from deluxe rooms to presidential suites cater to any desire. Enjoy the convenience of free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and sumptuous beds, regardless of your chosen room. With its prime location near the waterfront, Mimosa Mall, and Freshford House Museum, the hotel presents adventure at every turn.

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Wifi Available

Address: 92 Henry Street
6.64 km (4.2 mi) from Free State National Botanical Garden

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

2. Premier Splendid Inn Bloemfontein (from USD 64)

At the 3-star Premier Splendid Inn Bloemfontein, comfort and convenience at take center stage. This esteemed property situated in the heart of the city effortlessly caters to both leisure and business travelers. With close proximity to Free State Government Departments, National Afrikaans Literary Museum, and University of Free State, exploration awaits just outside the doorstep.

This accommodation allows corporate teams to unleash their productivity in the soundproofed conference room equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. The culinary delights of The Fountains restaurant ensure a delectable dining experience. Complimentary perks including WiFi and parking add to the allure, allowing guests to have seamless connectivity and hassle-free arrivals.

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Premier Splendid Inn Bloemfontein

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 85 Zastron Street
6.63 km (4.2 mi) from Free State National Botanical Garden

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Business centre

3. President Hotel (from USD 48)

This is the place to stay when you want to have that presidential or celebrity treatment. The hotel rooms are equipped with all modern amenities essential for any comfortable weekend getaway in Bloemfontein, including a flat-screen television and an air conditioning unit. After a long day gallivanting in the city, you can come back to their restaurant to enjoy their delectable offerings.

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President Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1 Union Avenue, Bloemfontein 9300 P.O Box 1851, Bloemfontein 9300
6.16 km (3.9 mi) from Free State National Botanical Garden

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

4. Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake (from USD 57)

Deluxe rooms and very modern, this hotel is conveniently positioned on the border of Bloemfontein Zoo and you can have front-row views on their exclusive patio. It has a conference room, a restaurant, a bar, and a lounge area for some downtime if you want, a swimming pool for a cooling dip, and free Wi-Fi. Want to order in your room? Fret not as they do offer room service from seven in the morning to ten at night.

So if you want to splurge on your next trip, this hotel is sure to fulfill your dream of enjoying a luxurious getaway in Bloemfontein.

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 101 Henry Street, Willows
6.53 km (4.1 mi) from Free State National Botanical Garden

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace

5. City Living Boutique Hotel (from USD 73)

Right in the middle of the city of Bloemfontein, you will get this hotel that features modern day retro décor and has a terrace for your enjoyment. When inside your room, you will be able to see the city as it goes about its business, or cut out the city buzz by watching something from the array of satellite channels on their flat screen television. It is very accommodative for those traveling for business as it has a conference room, sitting a capacity of 50 people. They serve breakfast every morning and they can always serve you dinner if you make early arrangements with them.

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City Living Boutique Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Cnr James Scott & Dan Pienaar, Bloemfontein
5.54 km (3.5 mi) from Free State National Botanical Garden

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Business centre Laundry Breakfast in the room

6. Elrido Guest Lodge (from USD 59)

How ‘at home’ do you want to feel when you are visiting Bloemfontein? Well, how about booking your stay at Elrido Guest Lodge and enjoying their homey amenities, such as a well-manicured garden, a kitchenette in some of the units for you to prepare your own food if you wish? A place where you can sit either inside or outside in some units, with a pool and so much more? Seeing as it is a modern lodging place, you will be able to get free Wi-Fi, and you can also enjoy a drink or two at their bar whenever you want.

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Elrido Guest Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: 1 Ray Champion Street ( Corner Of Lucas Steyn Str & Ray Champion Str )
3.1 km (2.0 mi) from Free State National Botanical Garden

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Ironing service Free parking

Vacation rentals in Bloemfontein

7. Spacious and flexible apartment (from USD 58)

This Airbnb vacation rental is the ideal place for those who want privacy and a lot more flexibility. The apartment has two rooms and has a full kitchen, a fully functioning bathroom with a shower and bath and if you are traveling with kids, there is a play area to keep them active and not bored.

The unit is situated behind the owner’s main home but has its private entrance and is just ten minutes away from shopping centers. If you would like to have a gas barbecue (braai as it is fondly called in South Africa), you can ask the owner who will be more than pleased to give you one.

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Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
3.37 km (2.1 mi) from Free State National Botanical Garden
93 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was great attention to detail in the cottage that made our stay very comfortable
the apartment is on a smallholding on the edge of bloemfontein which gives it a great open feeling
the bathroom is a big treat very spacious with a big bath and shower
both rooms are spacious lovely huge bathroom with a bath and shower
we can definitely recommend this property for anyone looking for a comfortable stay in bloem
very clean and quiet
lovely clean and cozy place
great experience clean and very modern
clean and beautifully set up
clean with all that you need
stephanie is very accommodating as well
andre & stefanie were great hosts
great host and great stay
stefanie is a great host
very family friendly home and stay
firstly it is easy to find stefanie's place as she communicates in advance her location
everything we expected and more great place
it is a comfortable and very neat place
wow what a wonderful place
great place to stay great apartment and value for money
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8. Lovely studio rental with affordable rates (from USD 19)

If you are traveling as a couple, alone, or for business, this safely tucked away apartment in an upmarket Bloemfontein suburb is the apartment for you whether it is a long visit or a short visit. Cozy up in your private apartment that is fully self-catering with free Wi-Fi and SABC channels on their TV.

If you love dogs, even better as you will get to meet the two dogs in the compound where this cheap accommodation in Bloemfontein is located.

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Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
6.93 km (4.4 mi) from Free State National Botanical Garden
65 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
extremely neat and cosy room with a beautiful view of the garden
it was quiet had excellent kitchen amenities and a great workspace
warm welcome and comfortable lodgings
very clean and homely
ellie's accommodation was very clean and comfortable
the place was spotless and i loved it
comfortable clean well laid out and quiet place
very nice host room was nice and clean looking forward to stay again in the future
the hosts are very nice
comfy bed and friendly hosts
ellie was an lovely host
ellie was a great host
friendly host and lovely comfortable space for two people
cozy overnight place close to the n1
a perfect place near the n1 to go
great location when driving from jhb to the cape
ellie’s place was neat conducive and located in a safe environment
thank you for a perfect stay nice and close to the university
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9. Self-catering guesthouse ideal for couples (from USD 15)

A private, self-catering accommodation that has two rooms fitted with all modern amenities. There is parking available which is safe, along with the option to get breakfast every morning if you are renting this place. The owner is ready to make transport arrangements with you if you need them for an extra fee. Enjoy this quiet, cozy and private place during your travels.

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Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
4.73 km (3.0 mi) from Free State National Botanical Garden
386 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very friendly and accommodating host who provided coffee tea and biscuits as well as breakfast cereal
the room was very comfortable and we felt welcomed and independent
very clean accommodation in good area
very clean and presentable place
very nice clean and modern place to stay over
the place was very clean and beautifully decorated
spotlessly clean great communication everything you need and more :)
she is an excellent host
anri friendly and helpful host
the host is lovely and welcoming
the host is very friendly and approachable
awesome host very friendly and kind
such a great place offering a great experience
good location and comfortable stylish decor
it’s great value in a safe lovely neighbourhood with secure parking close to restaurants and shopping
perfect place for a stopover in bloem very close to shops and restaurants
wonderful stay very hospitable and nice location
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10. Peter Panhandle

This vacation rental is a little open-plan-garden-flat paradise that is situated under leafy trees and the renter gets to enjoy its private garden alcove, its full modern setting, modern kitchen amenities and free Wi-Fi. If you have a car, there is parking available under a jacaranda tree. There is no transport provided, so you will have to make your own arrangements. You can while away the day in the pool if you do not want to go out to check the city. When you get to the flat the first time, you will be provided a breakfast which includes fresh fruits, plain yoghurt and muesli, but the place is generally self-catering.

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Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
4.81 km (3.0 mi) from Free State National Botanical Garden
106 reviews  
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed is fantastic and the wifi a bonus
most outstanding in every aspect beautiful and stylish apartment with private deck in a peaceful and quiet area
excellent simple fixings (yoghurt muesli and fresh fruit) and equally good 'capsule' espresso coffee for breakfast
kitchen fully stocked incl a cappuccino machine :)
good apartment in really nice contest
always clean and modern
so clean and comfy great layout and style very clean
great place to stay very clean and quiet
the place is clean and functional and comes with everything you might need
andre's place is exactly as advertised a modern clean space that has everything you need
andre was a wonderful host
andre was a great host
andre was a great host
andre was the perfect host
andre is a great host
the property is located in a quite upmarket neighbourhood with easy access to the airport
a perfect location and a charming space
very nice safe and central location
wonderful stay in quiet area close to everything you need
we can totally recommend a stay at this location as you will not be disappointed
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11. Dersley Manor (from USD 56)

Your inner royal is going to love this boutique accommodation as it has grandiose sort of nobly themed rooms with lavish drapery and upholstery decorations. The 5-star boutique rooms all have the necessary modern amenities such as a television, a small fridge, an air conditioning unit and a safe. Relax in their carefully manicured garden or dip into their outdoor swimming pool for a cool down after a day out exploring the city. If you would prefer a spa treatment in your room, that can be arranged. Before you start your day, you can have a big breakfast befitting a royal guest and in the evening, you can sample the scrumptious food served in their restaurant.

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12. Reinheim River Chalets & Caravan Park (from USD 48)

A city that values activities more than the usual going out to clubs (do not get us wrong though, they do have clubs if that is your thing) Reinheim River Chalets Caravan Park is the best place for you to book your stay especially if you are planning to spend a lot of your time quietly fishing for your dinner, which you could later barbecue in their barbecue spots. If not, get a little competitive at their mini-golf and later have a swim in their outdoor pool. Have the pleasure of using their modern facilities which include a satellite television, a bathroom and shower, kitchenette that is fitted out with a stove top, microwave, a kettle and a fridge.

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Luxury and comfort in Bloemfontein

For a town that is known for its rather quiet and sleepy nature, Bloemfontein is a lot of fun, especially for those who value quiet time to themselves and love getting involved in activities like fishing. If you don’t where to stay in Bloemfontein yet, make sure you book yourself in one of the abovementioned options to make your visit a comfortable one as you explore the town.

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Frequently asked questions about the best places to stay in Bloemfontein, South Africa

1. Which places to stay in Bloemfontein have a pool?

If you’re keen to enjoy refreshing dips and a splashing time, make sure to book a holiday at President Hotel or Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake. These properties both feature inviting outdoor pools.

2. Which places to stay in Bloemfontein have parking?

To help you get easily settled upon arrival, you can check out these properties with car parking facilities: i) Loch Logan Hotel, ii) Premier Splendid Inn Bloemfontein, iii) spacious and flexible apartment, and iv) lovely studio rental with affordable rates.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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