Excerpts from "A Traveller's Guide to Swaziland" by Bob Forrester.
The Mountain Inn, just outside Mbabane, offers good quality rooms and service with sweeping panoramic views over the Ezulwini Valley. The family run management has a strong Christian ethic and say "we play a small part in a small country with a big heart". This is a clean, comfortable, well-run hotel that offers a personal service. The best hotel in the capital. Mountain Inn, P.O. Box 223, Mbabane. Medium rates. Telephone 404 2781 /404 2773. email@example.com
The City Inn is on the main street of Mbabane with secure parking. A place to meet and be met, particularly at night. The only hotel in town. Low rates. Clean and respectable, run by Christians. The City Inn, P.O. Box 15, Mbabane. Telephone: 404 2034 / 2406. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brackenhill Lodge in the posh suburbs of Mbabane has eight rooms with bath, set in very pleasant grounds, bounding on wilderness, they have horses and a set of quite extensive mountain trails in beautiful scenery that start from the lodge. Swimming pool, satellite television, tennis, beautiful views. Phone 404 2887. Highly recommended.
Cathmar Cottages have a variety of pleasant chalets with a good view, in the Mbabane suburbs. Self catering, nice garden. Good value for money. Satellite TV, swimming pool. Phone 602 1364. email@example.com
Eden Guesthouse on the Malagwane Hill, the epitome of plush, deeply upholstered South African taste. The entrance gate has pillars with Adam and Eve, lifesize, rendered in concrete. Adam has a fig leaf, Eve’s hand is conveniently placed. Upmarket, with attractive gardens. Phone 404 6317.
Kapola Guest House, Malagwane Hill, six rooms with bath. Slight traffic noise from the steep Malagwane Hill, a well run establishment. Satellite television. Phone 404 0906.
Kent Rock guesthouse is easy to find and ten minutes walk from the town center, it offers good quality accommodation. Swimming pool, good security. Phone 404 4826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunset Backpackers are the only backpackers in Mbabane, less than a kilometer from the center in a quiet old suburb. The rambling colonial house has a garden, DSTV, singles and dorms etc. email@example.com Phone 675 2828
Veki's Guesthouse has well equipped private rooms with DSTV. Internet, self catering facilities. Meals on request, internet, clean and well run. Tel: 404 8485 or 603 6396. firstname.lastname@example.org Recommended.