The Peech Hotel is an eco-friendly member of the Mr. and Mrs. Smith collection. It has among the highest rates in Johannesburg and a number one rating on Tripadvisor in the city. Named after it’s owner James Peech and with only 16 rooms I expected a very personalized experience. I arrived in the afternoon after 5 hour flight from Tanzania.
The check in went very quick, but the front desk staff wasn’t very welcoming and didn’t even smile before I had the key and was on the way to my room. I stayed in a beautiful designed Garden Room. It had a comfortable bed, flatscreen Tv, working desk and a separate raining shower from the bathtub. It was quite small in size, but definitely a very comfortable room that fully met the standards for my project.
As said in the beginning I expected a very personalized experience. It was, but the quality of the staff varied greatly. Some were fantastic, but others didn’t have a service minded attitude like the one checking me in. The internet is complimentary and was very fast. The Peech Hotel meets all the requirement for a good hotel experience, but nothing is unique or special from other hotels I’ve stayed in the past. It’s a very safe choice though and everything works. They have a gym next door which charges 90 rands a day, but I strongly believe gym facilities should be available free of charge for hotel guests. The breakfast was very good and a good last impression of the hotel before leaving for Swaziland in the morning. Overall a very good experience and surely worth it’s great reviews on Tripadvisor. It works as a lovely secured little boutique in a quiet area of busy Johannesburg.
My opinion: Good+ experience.