Located at the crossroads of South Africa, Bloemfontein — or Bloem as the locals it — is a city that serves double duty as the country’s judicial capital, and Free State’s provincial capital. Also home to a university, it sees a mix of business and leisure travelers, although the latter usually just pass through for a night on their way to somewhere else.
But unlike many business-oriented cities, Bloem has more than just the standard chain hotels when it comes to wired-in lodging options. The city also has a refreshing number of upmarket guesthouses perfect for business travelers who prefer to sleep boutique-style.
Here are five of the best hotels in Bloemfontein: