Hobbit Boutique Hotel Bloemfontein
Hobbit Boutique Hotel Information: Hobbit House was built in 1921 by the City Council for sub-economical housing. The Then City Clerk of Bloemfontein brought the original floor plan back from Holland to South Africa. Twenty-two of these houses were built in President Steyn Avenue. The original house consisted only of two bedrooms, one bathroom, a lounge, pantry and kitchen. Just after World War Two, the houses were sold to private owners.
Hobbit House was a small, dark & musty home when establishment saw it for the first time in 1988. Establishment immediately fell in love with it and started to renovate it to its full glory. Establishment extended the house a lot but never changed the character of the house and furnished with original antique pieces from the period. Hobbit House was opened as a guesthouse in 1993. The name is derived from JRR Tolkien's fantasy fiction novel "The Hobbit". JRR Tolkien writer of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" was born in Bloemfontein on the 2 January 1892. Although he only spend the first three years of his life in Bloemfontein, his legacy lives on through Hobbit House and the Tolkien Trail consists of different stops in the City of Bloemfontein. The trail starts at Hobbit House and then goes to Tolkien's birthplace, the church where he was baptized and the cemetery where his father is buried. Mr. Jake Uys the proprietor of Hobbit House and chairman of the Tolkien society in Bloemfontein is the guide on these trails. To take the Tolkien theme further all the rooms have been named after characters in Tolkien's works namely, Elrond, Galadriel, Frodo, Bilbo, Eowyn, Strider, Arwen. After six years of negotiation establishment bought the house next door, which was a replica of Hobbit House before renovations, and finally expand Hobbit to twelve rooms, which include Legolas, Gimli, Pippin, Merry and Samwise.
Secretarial services Shuttle service-private car
Laundry/ironing Secure parking
Rates per person per night, bed and breakfast: on request
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
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