Aquarian Tide Hotel
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Aquarian Tide Hotel

Plot 32085 Block 10 Sebele Mall, Gaborone Botswana
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3.5
#15 of 22 hotels in Gaborone
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Gaborone, Aquarian Tide Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants, Aquarian Tide Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Gaborone.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to room service while staying at Aquarian Tide Hotel. In addition, Aquarian Tide Hotel offers a pool and an on-site restaurant, which will help make your Gaborone trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Given the close proximity to Three Chiefs' Statues (3.0 mi), guests of Aquarian Tide Hotel can easily experience one of Gaborone's most popular landmarks.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Gaborone barbeque restaurants such as Bull & Bush Pub, which is a short distance from Aquarian Tide Hotel.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular park like Somarelang Tikologo (Environment Watch Botswana), which is a short distance from the hotel.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Aquarian Tide Hotel is sure to make your visit to Gaborone one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Family

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Plot 32085 Block 10 Sebele Mall, Gaborone Botswana
58Reviews1Q+A23Room tips

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Lindsay Y wrote a review Mar 2022
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed overnight as we had an early flight the next day. The elevator was not working, neither was the aircon in the rather small double room.
Pillows were like bags of rocks and the room could have done with a good scrub.
On a positive note, it is close to shops, restaurants and airport.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sana M wrote a review Feb 2020
Mafikeng, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a lovely experience with a spacious room that occupied a huge bed and clean toilet. The room service was also up to standards. The reception staff were very friendly( have met really rude and arrogant staff before) and the parking was just next to the hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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holigass wrote a review Jun 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are very quite, clean, bathroom not so big but with a bit of classy taste. There is a nice and clean swimming pool with a bar. Breakfast with many options and good food. The restaurant is good with a very friendly staff.
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Date of stay: April 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Rooms on higher floor are cleaner and quieter.
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Pieter S wrote a review Feb 2022
Boksburg, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrival Sunday at reception 21:00. Staff could have been much more friendly and enthusiastic. Checin went ok. Asked what time dinner service stop. Was advised 21:30. Waited for service at pool till 21:15. Got 1st drink and meal 22:00. The rest of my week I dined outside the hotel. Friday I decided to give it another go and went to the pool side to dine. Sorry to say it was worse. I was ignored by the staff for 30 min to the point that I decided to get my own menu. Waited another 15 min to place order but had to go and complain to get helped.

Sadly it does not seem to bother the staff that you complain about bad service. Look after your customers and they will return
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Pray for better service.
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Banyana M wrote a review Oct 2017
Pretoria, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
the room was very small,you could hear our neighbours talking in their room.I had requested a quite room but was very disappointed at the level of noise at this hotel.the wifi was also poor.Breakfast way too over priced as there is little variety to select from.
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Date of stay: October 2017
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Noisy stay
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Noedine I wrote a review Oct 2016
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The front desk staff were not particularly friendly or welcoming. However the hotel was fresh and pleasant. Rooms were beautifully appointed although small. Hotel restaurant food was very good, although the service was quite slow.
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Lion Paw wrote a review Aug 2022
Maun, Botswana
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel was an amazing place to sleep
rooms were clean and always in a good condition
great view in front windows are noise resistant
little corner bar for refreshments
clean swimming pool
great housekeeping
security was nice and polite at the entrance
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Bonolo-Brockman wrote a review Dec 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aquarian tide is an underrated hotel.To start with,it has the friendliest staff.The rooms are quite spacious&super lush in terms of design.It has a cosy outdoor bar&pool area.With that said,the place is affordable too!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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PilotInPink wrote a review Aug 2019
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stay here several times a year for business- the hotel is the company's choice, definitely not mine.

Positives:
Front desk staff are very friendly and remember repeat customers. Great proximity to the airport and shopping mall.

Everything else:
The airport shuttle has never been on time to collect me. On my most recent visit, the hotel shuttle was not at the airport when I arrived. The driver from a competing hotel saw me searching for my driver, asked where I was staying, and straight away phoned Aquarian Tide on my behalf (now that's good customer service initiative!). When the shuttle/driver eventually did arrive, she greeted me, then proceeded further into the terminal to greet all of the other shuttle drivers while I went to the shuttle, unaccompanied, and carrying all of my luggage. When she eventually caught up, she asked if I had been waiting long (yes, 25 minutes) and claimed my "flight must have arrived early", when I know it had arrived 15 minutes late. The driver was on the phone most of the way to the hotel and had several near misses with other traffic. Other excuses I've had from the shuttle drivers in the past were "your company never requested the shuttle when they booked" (I made the booking myself) and "traffic" (which magically clears up by the time we are heading back).

The check-in staff are always very friendly and greet me by name. But check-in is a slow process. The only thing that happens quickly at this hotel is the excuses.

Rooms are adequately equipped but poorly maintained. Showers that don't drain, writing desks collapsing, stained furniture, tv signal so poor that the picture is blurry or distorted. The rooms have modern air-conditioning units in each room, but the light from the unit when it is running lights up th whole room which I find makes it difficult to sleep.

The target market of the hotel seems to be conference attendees who are there for a good time at their company's expense. I realise that it's not necessarily the hotel's fault, but at all hours of day and night the hotel guests have loud conversations in the corridors- not good if you are there on business and want to rest. Housekeeping staff do the same.

The housekeeping staff have seemingly little regard for security. While I was out during the day, my ground floor room was cleaned and the window left wide open!

Breakfast is adequate if you don't mind highly processed or fried food, dreadful coffee and sharing a table with a stranger because the breakfast room is too small for the hotel size. Rather spend your money at a restaurant nearby.

On my most recent planned stay, I had checked out in the morning, but my flight was cancelled, so I was rebooked and returned to the hotel to check in again at 5pm. I was unable to check in because "there is no linen in the hotel". It had all been sent out for cleaning and not yet returned. Keep in mind that this hotel allows check-in from 2pm. The only suggestion was that I sit and wait (along with the other guests). There was no estimate given for when rooms would be available. Based on my calculations, if the linen was not even in the building yet, the housekeeping team would still have to make up all the of the rooms for the waiting guests when it did arrive, and it could take hours for a room to become available. I asked for my booking to cancelled and walked across the road to Town Lodge instead where I had a very pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: August 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Mr Dodd wrote a review Aug 2019
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are neat and tidy and cater for catching up on emails etc. The shower/toilet area is a bit small but clean.
A bar fridge is standard in the room (not stocked) and you will find 2 bottles of water.

At the time of my vist the lift was not operational.
Also in the morning when I wanted to shower I was surprised to see that there were only a footmat without towels. When I phoned to enquire they brought me 1 face towel and a foot towel only..!!

Needless to say from the following day I had enough towels.........not too sure why only then.
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Date of stay: August 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the pool area
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Pieter S wrote a tip Feb 2022
Boksburg, South Africa2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pray for better service."
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Mr Dodd wrote a tip Aug 2019
12 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms overlooking the pool area"
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Sion_SDM wrote a tip Dec 2018
Swakopmund, Namibia12 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"A room with the pool view will do good."
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Christopher Samkange wrote a tip Nov 2018
Harare, Zimbabwe33 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Top floor (second) quietest"
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holigass wrote a tip Jun 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates35 contributions42 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on higher floor are cleaner and quieter."
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PRICE RANGE
£30 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BotswanaSouth-East DistrictGaborone
NUMBER OF ROOMS
110
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aquarian Tide Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Aquarian Tide Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sebele Centre (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Aquarian Tide Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Aquarian Tide Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Aquarian Tide Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aquarian Tide Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rhapsody's Gaborone, Saffron, and Cappuccino's Pizzeria Grill Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aquarian Tide Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Aquarian Tide Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Aquarian Tide Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aquarian Tide Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Is Aquarian Tide Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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