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About Nick's Place - Guest House and Restaurant

Halfway between Johannesburg and East London, you'll find the historic hamlet of Smithfield. It is a well-known stopover for travellers commuting on the N6 and the proud home of Nick's Place. A charming guest house and restaurant, Nick's Place boasts all the comforts that will have you feeling right at home.

Nick’s Place offers accommodation in three luxuriously appointed double en-suite bedrooms, all containing a TV, electric blankets and heaters for those chilly Free State nights. Our guests enjoy the Victorian charm and comfort of three uniquely decorated cosy rooms. Brass, iron, oak, maple or pine furniture, wooden floors and high ceilings recall a turn-of-the-century look and feel, and each room is separate and private.

Nick's Place also offers a self-catering, pet-friendly cottage, set apart in a fully-fenced, private garden. It has its own fully equipped kitchen, with outside braai facilities, and comfortably sleeps two adults and two children. The cottage is ideal for travellers with dogs.

We also offer laundry services, a Wi-Fi hotspot area and our staff are happy to take messages. With a large selection of reasonably priced home-cooked meals, Nick's Place is Smithfield's one-stop home from home. Put your feet up, and relax at Nick's Place.

  • Response Rate: 96%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 8 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 32 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Afrikaans
  • French
* Please enquire for further details.

Nick's Place - Guest House and Restaurant Rooms

Reviews for Nick's Place - Guest House and Restaurant

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Raquel Bonegio
10 April 2018

What a super guest house! Fabrice was a friendly host and we just loved the dogs (three big ones, so be prepared), who were well mannered. Our room was very comfortable and clean and the electric blankets were a great bonus, as it was quite chilly in the evening. Frabrice made a superb breakfast in the morning, and a large selection of cereal, yogurt, muesli and the like was available as well. He also had good historical knowledge of the town when we asked questions. A super location for stop-overs on road trips. I would 100% recommend Nick's Place.

Jackie Booth
08 January 2018

Loved the gardens and outdoor spaces

Eric Vemer
06 June 2017

Welcoming hosts, comfortable well-sized room and great bed, relaxed atmosphere with good conversation amongst like-minded minded guests, excellent dinner with warm log - fires lit in bar/lounge and restaurant. 10 out of 10 overnight stay!

Andrea Millar, South Africa
23 December 2016

Very comfortable, family friendly and great food.

David Hancock, South Africa
30 October 2016

Really something special.The hospitality and the food is really worth it.Best regards Nick.David & Beate Hancock

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Nick's Place - Guest House and Restaurant Map

Nick's Place - Guest House and Restaurant is 0.3km from the centre of Smithfield , the nearest airport 127.1km (Bloemfontein Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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