Bakkies Guesthouse is named after Bakkies Smit, long time host of what was without doubt Wellington's most popular out-of-town restaurant, "Bakkies se Padstal" as it was known in the Afrikaans language - English translation: Bakkie's Farmstall.
After retiring from managing the restaurant in 1997, Bakkies sold the business, whereafter he entered the accommodation service. Bakkies aimed to offer a uniquely hospitable, effortless stay for guests.
The facility, currently under interim management guarantees personal service and warm hospitality.
"Comfort means not only a place to put up your feet; it also means rooms that are a reflection of intimacy and warmth— which is what the visitor finds at Bakkies — and much more."