The Best Boutique Hotels to Book in Pretoria

Discover the luxury of Pretorias best boutique hotels such as the Nobleman Boutique
Discover the luxury of Pretoria's best boutique hotels such as the Nobleman Boutique | Courtesy of the Nobleman Boutique Hotel / Expedia
Sara Essop

Pretoria may not be as trendy as its sister city, Johannesburg, but the jacaranda city has a lot to offer – from historic memorials, like the Voortrekker monument, as well as natural beauty at the National Botanical Gardens and Zoological Gardens. Stay in one of these top boutique hotels in Pretoria – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Menlyn Boutique Hotel, for contemporary comfort in Menlyn

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The outdoor area of the Menlyn Boutique Hotel with a fire lit
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Luxury, art and relaxation meet at the Menlyn Boutique Hotel in Pretoria, ideally situated opposite the Menlyn Shopping Centre. The hotel features a presidential suite and 26 tastefully decorated rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the leafy surrounds. B-Hero Sandwich Lab will also deliver meaty sub sandwiches to your room – while Holy Dough provides Neapolitan-style, wood-fired pizzas to order. Hit the state-of-the-art gym afterwards to burn off the extra treats.

2. Blue Diamond Boutique Hotel, for a tranquil stay in Moreleta Park

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The entrance of the Blue Diamond Hotel
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This home-away-from-home boutique hotel in Pretoria features 18 comfortable and spacious rooms, decked out with plush beds and large windows allowing in plenty of natural light. Flavoursome meals based on seasonal ingredients are served at the Gemstone Restaurant – and you’ll also have access to the hotel fitness centre and the outdoor swimming pool. For a revitalising walk, the Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve is just two minutes away by car.

3. Duke and Duchess Boutique Hotel, for exclusive luxury in Waterkloof Park

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The interior of the Buckingham Lounge in the Duke & Duchess Boutique Hotel
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Step through the doors of this Pretoria hotel and you’ll be transported to the European countryside – with its antique furniture, plush fabrics and grand fireplace. Expect an intimate stay here – there are only eight bedrooms, some of which are self-catering and have patios opening onto the landscaped gardens. Cool off with a dip in the outdoor pool after breakfast before paying a visit to the Pretoria Country Club nearby.

5. Waterfalls Boutique Hotel, for a romantic getaway at Waterkloof Park

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One of the rooms available at the Waterfalls Boutique Hotel
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With an enviable position high up on a hill, the art deco-inspired Waterfalls Boutique Hotel in Pretoria offers far-reaching across the shimmering city lights at night. The eight uniquely designed rooms overlook the leafy garden, complete with koi ponds, waterfalls and an inviting secluded hot tub. It’s a great spot for couples where you can order champagne and chocolate to the room on arrival, before dinner at the on-site restaurant – the South African braai here is top-notch.

6. Villa Africa Hotel, for family-friendly accommodation in Equestria

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The outside area and pool of the Villa Africa Hotel
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East of Pretoria, in the peaceful tree-lined suburb of Equestria, you’ll find Villa Africa – an upmarket family-friendly boutique hotel. The 45 rooms range from family pads to self-catering units, as well as a honeymoon suite with a jacuzzi bath, walk-in closet and private garden. Crisp white linen top the king-size beds and some rooms have balconies. Tuck into comfort food – like honey-glazed pork belly and cider-battered fish and chips – at the on-site restaurant. Beyond, the kids’ playground will keep the little ones entertained.

7. The Angel’s Place Boutique Hotel, for a charming night in Pretoria East

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The interior of the Angel’s Place Boutique Hotel
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The Angel’s Place – a quaint guesthouse in Pretoria East – oozes old-world charm with its marble floors, drapes and tassels. The 12 exclusive en-suite rooms are designed with comfort in mind – expect bathtubs and satin robes in each one, plus a nightly turndown service. Dine in the breakfast room near a blazing fireplace in winter or on the outdoor terrace overlooking the swimming pool in warmer weather.

8. The Nobleman Boutique Hotel, for a stylish suite in Erasmuskloof

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The entrance to the Nobleman Boutique Hotel
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With sweeping views of the eastern suburbs, the Nobleman Boutique Hotel in Pretoria occupies a plum position on the hillside of Erasmuskloof. Abstract art, panelled walls and simple chandeliers hint at the unique character of the hotel. Choose from 10 individually designed suites – the superior room with an extra-large four-poster bed and courtyard views is the pick of the bunch. Finish the day with a sundowner in the outdoor gazebo under the African night sky.

Looking for more accommodation in Pretoria? Discover our guide to the best Pretoria hotels for every traveller and book your stay with Culture Trip.

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