Recognised by Eswatini Service Excellence as “Hotel of the Year 2023”, Hilton Garden Inn‘s service and hospitality is definitely worth this positive nod. With its distinctive eye-catching architectural “ship out of the ocean” design in the heart of Mbabane city, the hotel boasts of seven accommodation floors with a pool, fitness centre and terrace that overlooks Mbabane. This establishment offers a fee-based area and airport shuttle. Enjoy the outdoor pool, restaurant, room service and free WiFi. In this Summer heat, come enjoy a cool dip in the pool, comfortable accommodation, warm hospitality, guaranteed relaxation, delicious food and bask in the luxury of the Hilton experience.
Nestled amidst the rolling hills of Eswatini, the Hilton Garden Inn Mbabane invites you to experience the best of both worlds – modern comfort and cultural immersion. Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or a first-time visitor, this hotel provides the perfect base for exploring the Kingdom’s rich tapestry of landscapes, traditions, and adventures.
A Striking Landmark in the heart of Mbabane
The Hilton Garden Inn Eswatini is a newly opened hotel, 2019, in the heart of the Mbabane Central Business District and the first Hilton property in Eswatini. The hotel itself is a sight to behold. Its unique, undulating facade mimics the surrounding mountains, standing out as a beacon of contemporary architecture in the capital city. Inside, the spacious lobby exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere, adorned with local artwork that hints at the cultural treasures waiting to be discovered.
Your Home Away from Home
Step into your room and be greeted by a haven of comfort and convenience. Modern furnishings, plush bedding and ample workspace ensure a relaxing stay. Large windows bathe the room in natural light and offer stunning views of the city or the lush greenery beyond. For extended stays or families, spacious self-catering apartments are also available.
A Culinary Journey
Embark on a culinary adventure at the Garden Grille & Bar. Savour delicious international dishes alongside local Swazi specialties, prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients. The vibrant atmosphere and friendly service make it the perfect spot to unwind after a day of exploring.
Unwind and Recharge
Take a dip in the sparkling outdoor pool, surrounded by sun loungers and la view of the capital city. The 24-hour fitness center is ideal for maintaining your workout routine, while the Pavilion Pantry offers a convenient grab-and-go option for those on the move.
Explore the Kingdom’s Wonders
From the hotel’s doorstep, you can easily access the vibrant heart of Mbabane, bustling with markets, museums, and traditional craft shops. Venture further and discover the breathtaking beauty of Eswatini’s landscape. Hike the majestic Sibebe Rock, go on a wildlife safari at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, or immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage at the National Museum.
ETA recently hosted members of the media and influencers as part of Familiarisation Tours. ETA hosted these members of the media and influencers with the aim of educating, informing and showcasing what Destination Eswatini has to offer for the domestic, regional and international market. This was an opportune time to host the media as, with the Festive Season approaching and with new tourist leisure establishments looming in the Kingdom, the media would be able to witness this and report on their own experiences. The Hilton Garden Inn tour was no different. Here is how our members of the media and ETA staff reviewed the hotel:
Jackson Dlamini (ETA)- The reception into the venue was lovely and welcoming, we were made to feel at ease and at home. The waitress was engaging and consistently checked on the team. The ambiance was homely, the food was delicious and well-prepared. I would definitely recommend the place.
Phephile Motau (Eswatini Observer)- A world class hotel serving a scrumptious all you can eat buffet for breakfast. You’re even likely to meet some of your favourite celebrities. The facilities are also top class including the gym and swimming pool. The rooms are inviting and cosy, a place where you can just curl up and forget the troubles of the world.
Nondumiso Mkhwanazi (ETA)- It was my first time inside Hilton Garden Inn. The aesthetics are nothing short of breath-taking, especially looking down the restaurant area from the higher floors. Hilton Garden Inn has beautiful, detailed finishings in terms of artwork, furniture, rooms, conferences and even the exterior. I enjoyed the breakfast and warm service by Gcinile Ngcamphalala, the Manager on Duty and the highly detailed, informative but pleasant tour on the establishment by Phiksile Nhlabatsi.
Zandisile Howe (Miss Eco-Tourism)- The Hilton Garden Inn had great professional service, a very clean environment with beautiful Instagram worthy aesthetics. The breakfast had a variety of delicious foods to choose from, a plus for me! I loved the artwork placed around the hotel (I wonder if it’s all local art?) The Hilton Garden Inn is conveniently located in the heart of the heart of Mbabane.
The Hilton Garden Inn Mbabane is more than just a hotel; it’s a gateway to an unforgettable experience in Eswatini. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation or cultural immersion, this welcoming haven promises a stay that will leave you enchanted and wanting more.
So, why wait? Pack your bags and embark on your own Swazi adventure with the Hilton Garden Inn Mbabane as your compass!
Eswatini Tourism Authority continues to drive its mandate to encourage responsible travel in the Kingdom of Eswatini and promotes Eswatini as a preferred destination.