Cresta Lodge Gaborone
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Cresta Lodge Gaborone

From City Center 2 Km 2 Km from City Center, Gaborone 00000 Botswana
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4.0
#2 of 22 hotels in Gaborone
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
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This majestic lodge surrounded by luscious gardens offers stylish accommodation, decadent cuisine and, as always, the extra mile from our Cresta staff. Cresta Lodge Gaborone is conveniently located 2km from the city centre and just 10km from the Mokolodi Game Reserve. Take time to breathe in the fresh air from the magnificent gardens while generating innovative ideas – the perfect accommodation setting for some time off while on business. All 154 modern bedrooms are equipped with satellite television, tea / coffee making facilities, air conditioning, mini-bar fridges and digital safes. A wide variety of local and imported wines and a welldeserved gourmet dish are available at the Chatters Restaurant.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English
245Reviews0Q+A49Room tips

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18mikeandkate wrote a review Nov 2020
Windsor, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hello Greg and all your staff who did your best to look after us. We got there just in time in March before the world went into lockdown. We contacted the housekeeping staff in advance to ask for freshly washed pillows (due covid) and they did exactly that along with crisp white sheets. We were often given lifts about and help with the local way of ATMs etc. Always in Gaborone we were treated with courtesy and had amazing conversations with lots of people in and near the hotel and shopping mall (very close to hotel) and of course at Babusi 14.
The food was tasty, but the service rather slow (but I am sure you have had time to fix that!). Room furniture a little jaded as were some of the sunbeds around your lovely pool. Visits by monkeys were great but they didn't bother anyone - it is Africa after all! This was a very special visit for us and we thank you all for your kindness. We do hope that you and your families will fare well at this time.
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: First floor facing pool area - quiet and easier to leave window open at night.
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Response from Soutter Greg, General Manager at Cresta Lodge Gaborone
Responded 14 Dec 2020
Dear Mike Thank you so for the comprehensive review. This will certainly assist us in ensuring we are Ready to open for guests post COVID 19. Stay safe and Happy Holidays.
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Catherine K wrote a review Feb 2020
Gaborone, Botswana
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed overnight for a business trip. This small hotel is situated near a mini shopping mall in Gaborone.

I must applaud all staff I interacted with, from Front desk to Room service to Maintenance to Housekeeping for their cheerful service. Staff at this hotel provide ‘ effective service with a smile’. Very impressive!!! Take it from someone who’s received sullen service at a holiday resort!

The room, though well furnished had a few concerns; shower fault, old wing chair (exhausted arm rest requires upholstery), tv malfunction (the maintenance guy was prompt to correct and provided an alternative had the tv problem persisted), and the bed had clean crisp white linen but left me missing my very firrrm bed. Cresta Lodge, I suspect you have renovated rooms and if you did next time let me in. The one I was in was a little worn. The wall to wall rug in the hallway had the smell of damp. For this reasons, I conclude that the 3 star hotel is rather over-priced.

The food was great: I had spare ribs and a salad. Here again I can talk of the splendid and quick service. Kudos to the restaurant, to the Maintenance department and to the Front desk.

Still, have stayed at a similar hotel for half the price, guys.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Soutter Greg, General Manager at Cresta Lodge Gaborone
Responded 14 Dec 2020
Dear Kathy. Thank you for your review of Cresta Lodge. your comments on the property and especially room furniture being dated is noted. We shall certainly keep you updated on developments at the Look and look forward to welcoming you back .
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gmolemi wrote a review Jun 2023
Mochudi, Botswana
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The ambiance, great staff - friendly!!! The bar isn't great for a vacation traveler but cool for a business sleepover. Great gardens, well-groomed with occasional monkey visits, do not leave windows open. The rooms are not big enough, like everything is crammed in a closet. TV is misplaced. Do not use the shower, otherwise you will flood the bathroom. Not too shabby though.
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Date of stay: June 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Soutter Greg, General Manager at Cresta Lodge Gaborone
Responded 21 Jun 2023
Dear gmolemi. Thank you so much for the review of Cresta Lodge, and for the suggestions and comments. We have noted your concerns raised regarding the showers. Please rest assured that we have our team already attending the shower roses and other possible causes. Grateful for your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back!
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doreenasaba wrote a review Apr 2023
Kampala, Uganda
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved my stay at Cresta Lodge, the serene environment and the green. It was so refreshing. The very fast internet. Very clean rooms. I was very much impressed that they kept the cushions well organised in the lounge and would straighten them up whenever guests left. I found that being extra careful to keep the guests as comfortable as possible.It's a breath of fresh air and a place you would love to stay. Cresta Lodge is also a place you are likely to meet the who is who in Gaborone just like that. I bumped into Miss Botswana Lesego Chombo
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Date of stay: March 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Soutter Greg, General Manager at Cresta Lodge Gaborone
Responded 8 May 2023
Thank you for the positive review of the Cresta Lodge Dorenasaba. We apreciate the comments. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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ssmuts73 wrote a review Feb 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked the place for a weekend with my wife. Had the best experience ever. We really enjoyed our stay. The 1st day the reception was top class, the room was so clean and with a note that the room has been disinfected. The whole stay was superb
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Soutter Greg, General Manager at Cresta Lodge Gaborone
Responded 17 Feb 2021
Dear Ssmuts73. Thank you for the 5 star rating of the Cresta Lodge in Gaborone. We are delighted that we delivered beyond your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back. Stay safe!
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Voldadbird wrote a review Feb 2023
London, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The meeting rooms are decent - but please don’t stay here. The food is very poor, the rooms are not great and the service is almost as bad as the food. If you do end up having to stay here, avoid the pizza at all costs - it will haunt you in your dreams for a long time otherwise.
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Date of stay: February 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Don’t stay here.
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Response from Soutter Greg, General Manager at Cresta Lodge Gaborone
Responded 13 Feb 2023
Thank you Voldabird for your review! We are disappointed that the food, and especially the Pizza offering was not at all to your liking. For this we sincerely apologize. Chef has revisited our Pizza preparation and presentation and we can assure you that our Pizzas will not disappoint in future. Thank you for this feedback. There is always opportunity to improve, and your feedback has certainly gone a long way to ensure improvement is top mind. We do look forward to welcoming you back.
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F325CBinfo wrote a review Aug 2023
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Bathrooms and toilets blocked and water takes long to go out. Room 431 was a mess water always stays in the bath tub and sink. The shower handle for opening g water is also loose and comes out. Maintenance team is not doing their job properly
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Date of stay: August 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Soutter Greg, General Manager at Cresta Lodge Gaborone
Responded 7 Aug 2023
Dear F325CBinfo. Thank you ever so much for this review and for highlighting the Room maintenance issues. We have managed to trace the source of the blockage and resolved the poor drainage in Room 431. Shower handles all repaired as well. Please accept our most sincere apology for not identifying the problem and resolving it prior to your arrival. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Gladys M wrote a review Jun 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cresta Gaborone is a great hotel, great service though wifi access is not available when you are at the restaurant side. The Hotel is clean and the staff are helpful and friendly. I was happy to receive free complimentary hotel pick up and drop off!
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Soutter Greg, General Manager at Cresta Lodge Gaborone
Responded 30 Jun 2022
Thank you Gladys M for your review of the lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The Wi-Fi will certainly be looked into and rectified. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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stdie2024 wrote a review Mar 2024
Palapye, Botswana
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is located in a strategic location where you can access most of the places easily. Friendly staff amd amazing rooms. Wouldn't sleep anywhere else and oh the swimming pool is very clean with an amazing surroundings
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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MrMapleh wrote a review May 2022
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff were all excellent. Close proximity to major centers. I enjoyed my stay and the staff made sure to find a way to please guest. For example, waffles were not on the original menu but when asked, the kitchen staff helped make it possible. Friendly and great value.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Soutter Greg, General Manager at Cresta Lodge Gaborone
Responded 15 May 2022
Thank you MrMapleh for your review of Cresta Lodge. We are delighted that we met your expectations and we do look forward to welcoming you back.
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RMC Marketing B wrote a tip Apr 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Always check at reception what events are happening at the venue for the dates you are booked. "
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Voldadbird wrote a tip Feb 2023
London, United Kingdom28 contributions21 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t stay here. "
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18mikeandkate wrote a tip Nov 2020
Windsor, United Kingdom5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"First floor facing pool area - quiet and easier to leave window open at night."
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Sibusisiwe M wrote a tip Nov 2019
28 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room with a view of the pool!"
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durbanornec wrote a tip Oct 2019
Jwaneng, Botswana1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Clean, cool and smart"
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PRICE RANGE
£42 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cresta lodge gaborone hotel gaborone
LOCATION
BotswanaSouth-East DistrictGaborone
NUMBER OF ROOMS
160
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cresta Lodge Gaborone
Which popular attractions are close to Cresta Lodge Gaborone?
Nearby attractions include Three Chiefs' Statues (2.6 miles), Botswanacraft (4.5 miles), and Gaborone Sun (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cresta Lodge Gaborone?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Cresta Lodge Gaborone?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cresta Lodge Gaborone?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cresta Lodge Gaborone?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cresta Lodge Gaborone?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sanitas Restaurant, The Daily Grind, and Bull & Bush Pub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cresta Lodge Gaborone?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Cresta Lodge Gaborone have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Cresta Lodge Gaborone offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Cresta Lodge Gaborone have airport transportation?
Yes, Cresta Lodge Gaborone offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cresta Lodge Gaborone?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Cresta Lodge Gaborone offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
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