Ematjeni Guesthouse is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Mbabane, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.
Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Ematjeni Guesthouse offer a refrigerator.
During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including express check-in and check-out and baggage storage. Guests of Ematjeni Guesthouse are also welcome to enjoy a pool and free breakfast, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.
If you like ribs, Ematjeni Guesthouse is conveniently located near Ramblas Restaurant, which is known for serving up this local favourite.
Enjoy your stay in Mbabane!
I have been to Swaziland (now Eswatini) a number of times in recent years and really prefer the Ematjeni over the other places that I have stayed. I come for work, and my stays have ranged from 5 nights to several weeks. As others have pointed out - the views are exceptional, and the rooms are beautiful, with every need anticipated. The staff are lovely - they are friendly (although sometimes shy), attentive, and willing to help when you need something. As someone who tends to work in the evenings and sometimes weekends, I cannot say enough about this place. If you are someone who needs quiet, and /or wants to take inspiration from your surroundings, it's pretty special here. I have been able to get a TON of work done, thanks to the staff rearranging the furniture to set up a large work surface in front of the picture window (!). My experience with the internet is that it is mostly reliable, and just like everywhere else in Eswatini - has moments when the signal drops. However with patience - I always manage to send, receive and use the internet. There are several modems around which helps. Noting what others are saying about the food - I completely agree about breakfast -- it is fabulous! With dinner, when you are here for more than a night or two, the staff make other meals on request. The food is simple but delicious. I'm also certain that they can accommodate other meal preferences -- but my advice would be to communicate in advance about it. They take a lot of care with the food they prepare but do not operate as a restaurant; thus it would not be fair to expect them to throw something together on demand or offer a large menu as you can expect in town. Will also share this is one of the few places in this part of the world where I feel this safe as a woman walking alone (which I try to do daily). Unless exploring their gardens, I tend to stay on the roads because - well, this is southern Africa and there are snakes in the bush. This trip it was cold and rainy when I arrived, and I managed to get sick soon after arrival. I snuggled into the heated bed with the view and a book....it really doesn't get more pampered than this (at least not in my line of work!). And btw - they made me soup x2 just when I needed it. Judging by the reviews, some people might have expectations that can't be met in this type of a guest house. But if you value scenery, comfort, caring staff, and some nice homey touches, this place is awesome.…
Ematjeni is a beautiful lodge in an amazing landscape and the staff starting with Denise was very nice, but our experience has been negatively impacted by the following point related to cost. We had booked a diner for the first evening and we decided to take a main course and a dessert. Our surprise was to learn about the cost of the dessert as it was charged to us 75ZAR which is very high compared to the general prices in the region and the quality of the dessert was not good, so we paid in total about 300ZAR per person for the main course and dessert while a full set diner with starter, main course and dessert in a close-by guesthouse was charged to us 140ZAR fully inclusive of all food and the quality was very nice. So by considering the relatively high cost of this lodge compared to other lodges in the area, we got concerned by this situation which gave us the bad perception that the owner of the lodge was primarily looking to get extra money, so we regret this situation and we will not go back there which is a pity by considering that we are frequent travelers to South Africa and Swaziland (Eswatini).…
Very nice hotel with a huge suit and wonderful view on the mountains, unfortunately arrived too late to enjoy the pool. Staff is very nice and friendly, helpful. The breakfast is just to please Gargantua! Diner could benefit of a few more choices.
We stayed for three nights and found the guesthouse to be fantastic! Very comfortable beds (with heaters), large room with great views. The internet wasn't the greatest but that may be because of the country's internet infrastructure. Everything and everyone else was awesome.
We stayed here in 2016, and again in 2019, and were/are blown away by the polished and attentive etiquette of the staff from the moment we arrive: like they know how stressful it is to drive in Eswatini, they seat you in the parlor overlooking a most stunning view of the valley and mountains, and offer coffee/tea and a slice of chocolate cake--when you're ready, then you check in. The rooms are perfectly appointed. The breakfast is fantastic. We've stayed at several places in Swaziland at this point, and this one is, by any measure, the best/classiest.