Pretoria, lovingly known by the locals as the ‘Jacaranda City’, is one of the three capitals of South Africa. Despite its role as the administrative centre of South Africa, Pretoria is also a popular tourist attraction. From the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, to Pretoria National Botanical Gardens, the city is famous for its parks. The city is also home to numerous museums and landmarks that are at the forefront of South African history with its eclectic mix of cultures and customs. Colbyn, which is the oldest district of Pretoria, houses the most recognisable historical landmark of South Africa, the Union Buildings. The Union Buildings are the official seat of the South African government and also house the offices of the president of South Africa.
Ideally located within an easy reach of main highways, 3@Marion Guesthouse is perfect for business or pleasure. The airport’s proximity make 3@Marion Guesthouse a perfect destination, too. Set in a lush garden, lit by enchanting lanterns at night, the guesthouse is a serene oasis. The guesthouse prides itself on the bespoke, highly personalised and attentive service. Its 8 well-appointed rooms await the busy entrepreneur, the adventurous wonderer or a couple on their honeymoon. Every type of traveller can appreciate the ‘home-away-from-home’ atmosphere that the guesthouse channels.
Take your pick from the 8 rooms available at the property, which all include breakfast and have Wi-Fi access. Room 1 is the most popular option that boasts a private entrance and a fireplace, in addition to the usual en-suite bathroom and a large double bed. Room 2 accommodates two people in its twin beds. In addition, this room with a private entrance and en-suite shower and bathtub facilities connects to another room, to make up a large family room. The twin room 3 is located within the main property, benefitting access to the common areas and the lounge. Room 4 is also within the main house and is fitted with a double bed, as well as a bathtub and shower of its own. Room 5 is yet another twin room with a double bed, a private entrance and a view of the garden. Room 6 is a larger and more luxurious double room, hailed as the ‘honeymoon suite’ of 3@Marion Guesthouse. Room 7 is ideal for a self-catered stay, as the twin room is fitted with a fully equipped kitchenette. Room 8 is more of an apartment, with a kitchenette, lounge area an extra bed option.
All guests are greeted with refreshing drinks upon arrival. All room rates include South African breakfast, which is delicious and a firm favourite of travellers from all over. You can opt for a takeaway, if you wish to get started on your day early. Packed lunches and picnic baskets are also available on request. In addition, the property even has a brai area, where local variations of a barbeque can be enjoyed. If you prefer a more traditional dinner, 3@Marion Guesthouse can arrange this, too. Moreover, Colbyn is only a 10-minute drive away from the shops and restaurants from Pretoria, should you wish to venture out.
The accommodating staff can arrange airport and train station transfers; assist with car hire and day-trip bookings. Laundry service is available, upon request, as well as ironing facilities. Spa treatments are also available for pampering. The property provides complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as business centre facilities. The nearby centre of Pretoria is home to some of the most distinct historical landmarks of South Africa and the location of the guesthouse makes for easy access to Kruger Park. You will definitely get to experience the authentic South African charm, if you chose 3@Marion Guesthouse for your stay in Pretoria.
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