Enjoy absolute relaxation at Nick’s Place in Smithfield

Nick's Place Smithfield

Nick’s Place Smithfield is a well-known stop-over for travellers on the N6 in the Eastern Free State – between Johannesburg and East London.

Take time to relax at this country establishment and enjoy its Victorian charm and period furniture and artefacts.

Your hosts have also put in place various health protocols to protect you and your loved ones from COVID-19 during your stay.

Accommodation at Nick’s Place Smithfield

Enjoy Victorian charm and the comfort of their uniquely-decorated comfortable and private accommodation. In all the rooms expect, brass, iron, oak, maple, or pine furniture, wooden floors and high ceilings that project a turn-of-the-century look and feel. Click here to read more…

With a four poster King-size bed, the Executive Suite epitomises luxury, privacy and comfort. Guest amenities in this room include air-conditioning, a fireplace, TV, en-suite bathroom, lounge as well as luxuries such as electric blankets.

Offering similar amenities, the Brown Room features earthy overtones and radiates warmth as well as luxury. Furnished with comfy twin beds, it is designed for travelling companions.

The White Room is designed to allow constant light into the room through its large bay windows. It features Persian carpets and rustic furniture solidifies its lived-in feel.

For those travelling as a family, there is a self-catering Cottage that can sleep two adults and two children. Set apart in a fully-fenced, private garden, the Cottage has its own fully-equipped kitchen and a dining room table. Guest amenities include a dining room table; TV; bathroom; coal stove and electric blankets as well as outside braai facilities. The cottage is also pet friendly.

Facilities at Nick’s Place Smithfield

Guest facilities include ample, safe parking for your vehicles.

They also offer laundry services, a Wi-Fi hotspot area while their staff is happy to take messages.

Activities in Smithfield

You will find a lot of things to do in Smithfield. The area includes various walking and MTB trails, museums and fine, country restaurants.

Reviews from previous Nick’s Place Smithfield guests

“Very comfortable king size bed with beautiful furnishings throughout the house. A delicious dinner and breakfast served on the veranda overlooking the garden. Hosts were very friendly and easy interesting company,” wrote Jenny T on their TripAdvisor page.

Anna Strydom added; “What a lovely place. It has so much charm and the furniture is exquisite. Fabulous hosts with so many different talents. The food was amazing!!! Best fish and chips and omelettes ever!!!!! The affogato to die for. The owners have 2 beautiful dogs. What an enjoyable stay we had. Luxurious rooms filled with antiques and things from times long gone. Beautiful crisp white linen and homemade blankets. Will definitely be back. Ian and Fabrice you have a gem here. Best of luck for 2021.”

Nick’s Place Smithfield is located at C/O Brandt & General Hertzog Street, Smithfield. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 51 683 0974 | +27 (0) 84 600 0321 ; email ian@nicksplace.co.za or visit them online at www.nicksplace.co.za today. Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

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Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

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No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

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However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

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A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


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