Wednesday, June 17, 2009

South Africa- Hotels and Hostels

Where you lay your head at night after a long and exciting day of sightseeing is going to be very important during your trip to South Africa. Some of the hotels in South Africa are regulars among the best known “World’s Best” choice survey and Travel & Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Award. There are several five and four star hotels in multiple locations around the country. To help you out, here are a few ideas of great places to stay on any budget!

Cape Town:
One & Only Resort: The name says it all for this five star, island resort. The resort includes views of the waterfront, Table Mountain and is home to tropical gardens and spas. Nightlife and entertainment can be found right on your doorstep while uniquely South African adventures such as wildlife safaris and wine country excursions are just next door. The resort is also home to two world renowned chefs, so you know the restaurants within the hotel are good! There are rooms to fit everyone’s needs including island lodges. All rooms are equipped with multimedia entertainment systems including a Bose sound system, flat screen TVs and a DVD player. This resort is expensive, but for some, it is within budget.

Ashanti Lodge Green Point Hostel: This brand new hostel would seem more like a hotel. It is affordable and offers rooms for quads, triples, doubles and singles. Private bathrooms are available for some rooms and those rooms also include a television and electronic safe! Breakfast is available, and if you enjoy cooking, a self catered kitchen is available for all guests, including a BBQ. A clean pool for swimming or tanning is available. This hostel will feel like a hotel and give you the amenities of home!


Johannesburg:
Melrose Arch Hotel: This five star accommodation will probably be at the top of your budget for hotel stay. It offers great restaurants and has night clubs right next door. It is located in the newest neighborhood. The thrill of this hotel would definitely be its legendary pool which features tables in the water and massive potted plants on Pedi stools situated in the pool. The hotel includes flat screen TVs in every room, a DVD player and 6 complimentary DVDs for your viewing pleasure! There is free internet and a computer room for guests. The hotel even claims they have the most comfortable mattresses in all of South Africa! The hotel praises its excellent services. This hotel is the total package!

Hakunamatata Hotel: “No worries”, is literally what this hotel means and what the staffers want you to feel. In between a luxury hotel and a hostel, this worry free accommodation is just the right price. It has a truly authentic South African theme. It is a country lodge located just outside the hustle and bustle of the busy city life. If you are looking for a quiet retreat at night with easy access to entertainment, this is the place for you! The service is excellent as this lodge offers a homey and smaller feel. The hotel is easily a place to rekindle a romance or spice things up.

Diamond Diggers Backpackers
: This hostel is WELL within your budget! It offers great room accommodations and has sunset views! It also offers a Jacuzzi bar! Stone’s throw away from many restaurants, this hotel offers a shuttle service to activity destinations and the airport! Let’s not forget that the great shopping at East gate Centre is also right near by. A comfortable hostel, great amenities, transportation and a Jacuzzi bar, what more could you ask for from a hostel?


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