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“An ideal comfortable place to stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Banff Lodge

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Banff Lodge
Ranked #2 of 25 Bulawayo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“An ideal comfortable place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

Bulawayo is relatively run down compared to former years so the choice of sojourn is important. Banff lodge is a clean bungalow residence in a quiet suburb within easy driving distance of town. The staff is friendly and helpful. I stayed in a twin bedded room with bath and was entirely at ease there. Food is available up to quite late, if one includes the Orleans restaurant which adjoins the Lodge. Food is not outstanding in my opinion but is perfectly adequate. The Lodge is set in well manicured gardens and there is an attractive pool. There is at least one good restaurant a block away.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank frank s
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2011

Beautiful historic Cape Dutch B&B set in wonderful grounds ideally located in top Bulawayo suburb. Comfortable rooms, traditionally styled (think wooden floors etc), excellent restaurant attached (New Orleans restaurant has been one of the top eateries in town for many years). Recently introduced free WiFi now makes this an excellent choice for both business and tourist travellers alike. Service is personal & high quality and the owner and staff will bend over backwards to make sure your stay is enjoyable.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ratz2011
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2010

Stayed 2 nights in this comfortable hotel/guest house in Hillside one of Bulawayo's nicest suburbs, 7 km (an $US 8 taxi ride) from the city centre. Its in a converted Cape Dutch style house which has been extended over the years in a large garden with a range of rooms including ensuites looking onto the garden, and a couple of thatched rondavels beside the pool. There's a security parking area. The management and staff (all locals) are welcoming and helpful. Only draw backs - no TV in some rooms (there's a TV in the common lounge area); also electricity power outages meant no toast for breakfast, but otherwise the breakfast (traditional English) was good ; finally no credit card facility so payment in cash only ($US or South African Rand). The very pleasant Hillside Dams Conservation Area which has a great cafe is a short walk away. The hotel has one of Bulawayo's better restaurants (the New Orleans) for evening meals with a reasonable wine list. This is much more pleasant than staying in one of larger monolithic chain hotels.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank SydneyPicko
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Additional Information about Banff Lodge

Property: Banff Lodge
Address: Cnr. Banff Road / Leander Ave | Hillside, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Bulawayo Province > Bulawayo
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Bulawayo
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Banff Hotel Bulawayo

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