Types of accommodation in Pretoria
If you are considering a visit to the beautiful city of Pretoria it would be wise to know what types of accommodation is available. Of course different options are suited to different visitors depending on the reason for the visit and how much they are able to spend on accommodation.
Luckily for you there is accommodation to suit any pocket and any taste whether you are on a shoestring budget or if you are looking for a luxury experience. Depending on your reason for visiting the jacaranda city you will have to decide which accommodation will be best suited to you. As this city is the executive (administrative) and de facto national capital of South Africa many people flock here for business, tourism and diplomatic visits. The union buildings are situated in this city and act as the “head office” of the country housing the seat of government and headquarters of the main government departments and ministries. Due to this fact there are many diplomatic missions and foreign embassies which often have to find space for dignitaries and staff to live ensuring that there is a wide variety of guesthouses.
If you are here on business you might just want a functional guesthouse where you lodge and breakfast as most of your time will be taken up by meetings or projects. You will find a wide variety of three star guesthouses which offer you exactly what you are seeking – a nights rest and a full stomach to start off the day, without breaking the company expense account.
On the other hand if you are a more discerning businessman or traveller there is a four star guesthouse with a wonderful view in a fantastic leafy suburb just for you, in fact you will find quite a few which offer beautifully comfortable rooms with a lot more luxury than you will find at a three star guesthouse. With great service and a personal touch you will feel like you are right at home.
Lastly the city offers beautiful luxury five star guesthouses where you will feel like you have stepped into a wonderful dream experience. Situated in areas where noise is minimal and you are surrounded by tranquillity you will feel like royalty in one of these special guesthouses. If you want only the best linen and the most tasteful surroundings then you will have a vast choice of options. They will offer you meals that are prepared by the best chefs and you will never feel like you are anything but the most important guest.
For the traveller or tourist finding themselves in this beautiful city any of the options will suit you as there are many wonderful sights close to any of the guesthouses and staff will be most helpful in assisting you with arrangements to see these sights. Pretoria natives love their city and will always tell you where the best food is to be had or where you will be able to see something truly unique to South African culture and history.
Be careful however to do some research beforehand and to ensure that the guesthouse is rated by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, otherwise you might end up at a second rate guesthouse spoiling your trip and your experience of the wonderful jacaranda city.