Where to stay in Petroria

Which is the best area to stay in Pretoria?

It is fairly easy to simply live in a city and never take the time to actually explore it. Pretoria is one of the capital cities of South Africa and begs to be explored. There is much to keep visitors entertained, and its shopping malls and flea markets with live music are a delight for visitors. Visitors who wish to enjoy an African safari experience will enjoy the Dinokeng Game Reserve, a large wildlife sanctuary just 40 minutes from Pretoria. Known as the Jacaranda City because of its exquisite purple-flowering Jacaranda trees in October, visitors stream to the city at this time for splendid photographic experiences.


An area that comes as recommended to stay in Pretoria is Arcadia. The suburb is next door to the city center. Pretoria Central may have some great accommodation options, but the area doesn’t come as recommended. Poverty is rife in the inner city and so is crime. However, even though the distance between Pretoria Central and Arcadia is 2 to 3 miles, the suburb of Arcadia is regarded as a safe place to stay for tourists and gives way to many beautiful hotels, embassies, and historical buildings. Try and avoid looking like a tourist as you photograph these historic buildings and avoid flashing cameras and other valuables around.

Hotel   Avg price
The Pillows Suite
240 Wessels St
41€ - 43$
Courtyard Hotel Arcadia
Corner Park and Hill St
60€ - 62$
Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria
416 Kirkness St
66€ - 69$
Premier Hotel Pretoria
573 Stanza Bopape St
67€ - 70$
Southern Sun Pretoria
Cnr. Steve Biko and Pretorius St
85€ - 88$
Hotel   Avg price
Sheraton Pretoria Hotel
643 Corner Stanza Bopape
59€ - 61$


On the map, which shows the best area to stay in Pretoria, you can see a selection of some of the best located hotels.



If you are interested in where to stay in Pretoria, you may also be interested in where to stay in Johannesburg and where to stay in Durban.

Arcadia, the best area to stay in Pretoria


ArcadiaGet your trip off to a great start with splendid accommodation options in Arcadia. Take your pick from cozy bed and breakfasts to stylish guesthouses, and an awesome mix of 3, 4, and 5-star hotels. The Sheraton Pretoria Hotel is a 5-star accommodation establishment right opposite the Union Buildings. Other fabulous hotels in Pretoria which are close to the University of Pretoria, superb shopping malls, hospitals, and Loftus Versfeld are the 4-star Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Loftus Park and the stylish Court Classique Suite Hotel.


Between these hotels, you can make yourself right at home and put your feet up at shimmering swimming pools to relax. Rooms are air-conditioned, they feature flat-screen TV sets, and they offer free wifi and beautiful décor. Everything is guaranteed to be perfectly people-pleasing. There is sophisticated nightly entertainment right on your doorstep - classy clubs, pubs, and bars with great drinks and live performances for your pleasure.



Hotels in Arcadia





Other areas to stay in Pretoria


Waterkloof Glen


Waterkloof GlenWaterkloof Glen, an upmarket suburb in Pretoria, has fabulous accommodation options that cater to budget- and luxury travelers. You’ll find affordable, clean, self-catering options, serene guest houses in leafy streets, bed and breakfast accommodation as well as magnificent 5-star hotels. The well-established Pretoria suburb is close to the N1 highway which takes you to the O.R. Tambo International Airport. Waterkloof Glen holiday accommodation is close to the huge, fabulous Menlyn Park Shopping Mall which offers a massive variety of shops and restaurants.


Waterkloof Glen is perfect for discovering the wonders of Pretoria. The touristy area offers holidaymakers a range of accommodation types, from the exceptional 5-star Waterfalls Boutique Hotel to economy accommodation places that still come with good ratings. A typical example is Viva-Africa, a peaceful guest house with beautiful gardens, en-suite rooms with their own entrances, 30 minutes from O.R. International Airport in Johannesburg, and other amenities for a comfortable stay.



Hotels in Waterkloof Glen






HatfieldThe lovely, old neighborhood of Hatfield is known for its many embassies and large elegant homes. Hatfield is a fabulous place to stay when exploring Pretoria or using it as a stop-over destination en route to the Kruger National Park. It is close to Loftus Versfeld stadium and is a business and entertainment hub with lots of restaurants, shops, and clubs.


Hilda Street in Hatfield is particularly known for its pulsating nightlife. When the fun’s over you can just flop into a comfortable room. It’s why a place such as Birdwood Guest House, is such a super place to stay. The old manor home is equipped with all modern amenities to ensure a wonderful stay in peace and quiet. For those who look for their relaxation in a hotel, the stylish 3-star Garden Court Hatfield with gym, fitness center, swimming pool, and restaurant is just a hop away from the sizzle that the city offers.



Hotels in Hatfield






BrooklynThe exclusive suburb of Brooklyn lies east of the city center and close to the suburb of Waterkloof. It offers fabulous accommodation. There are no hotels but rather stylish guest houses to bed and breakfasts to self-catering establishments to apartments. You can be sure to find value-for-money accommodation options in Brooklyn. The place you choose is guaranteed to be close to sports and leisure facilities such as Brooklyn Mall, the Gautrain, and Loftus Versfeld Sports Stadium.


You can expect a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere in Brooklyn accommodation too. Between the various Brooklyn accommodation options, you will get the opportunity to choose from different elegantly appointed rooms and enjoy full English breakfasts, laundry services, wifi hotspots and much more. Some of the beautiful guest houses and bed and breakfasts offer accommodation for just 1 or two people in a cozy unit while others accommodate up to 30 people in various rooms.



Accommodation in Brooklyn