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Situated on the outskirts of Mbabane, with an unrivalled view of the Ezulwini Valley, The Mountain Inn Hotel is one of Swaziland's best known independent hotels with a reputation for high standards and personal service. Owned and managed by the Ward family, with 40 years experience in hotel management, the Mountain Inn is a reliable and friendly accommodation venue that has grown rapidly in stature both with international corporate and leisure travellers.

Occupying a position of grandeur and eminence at the head of the Kingdom's Ezulwini Valley, this 52-room hotel is ideally located within minutes of Mbabane, the Swaziland capital, as well as many of the country's tourism attractions.

Friar Tuck's - the hotel's in-house restaurant is renowned for its quality cuisine with buffet as well as a la carte options. Dine al fresca on the pool terrace or enjoy the ambience of the cosy restaurant.

Various size meeting and conference rooms, a business centre and wireless internet access make this a popular venue for diplomatic, non-governmental (NGO) and business functions.

The hotel's location and the friendly interest of the owners ensures that leisure travellers are given the best opportunity to explore Swaziland's local attractions. Game and nature reserves are within easy driving distance for wildlife experiences, whilst the art and craft markets of Ezulwini and Malkerns are just a short trip away.

Being situated almost 500m higher in altitude than the valley below, the Mountain Inn is a pleasant escape from the heat of summer and its extensive views and cool breeze, add to the pleasure of its facilities.


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The Mountain Inn is run by owners Marc and Patrick Ward. Having been involved in hotel management for 40 years in Swaziland, the family has succeeded in establishing a reputation for reliability and quality, which is unequalled in the local Swaziland travel industry. This business success is mirrored by their involvement in a myriad of local community structures, social welfare and business development programmes. As a former Senator in the Swazi Parliament, Marc (snr) is a knowledgeable host, who, with his family, exude a passion and enthusiasm for the Kingdom, which is characteristic of all Swazi's.

Patrick Ward after working onboard charter boats in the Caribbean for eight years returned to Swaziland and has brought a wealth of experience and passion for the leisure industry to the Mountain Inn. Patrick is married to Katheryn and they have a vivacious daughter Ella.

Caring for Destination

This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination and hence their site displays a Caring for the destination rating.

Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:

Mountain Inn is proactive in social welfare initiatives and is widely respected for their commitment in this sphere. Wherever possible local suppliers are used for hotel inputs.

Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:

At Mountain Inn Hotel you'll have a rewarding experience interacting with Swaziland locals. We firmly support empowering locals to benefit from tourism, and as such work to provide them with training and employment. You'll benefit from the positive relationships we have with the nearby community, so you can enjoy a fun and safe holiday experience.

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