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Diggers Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Francistown
Reviewed 24 July 2014

This is the bast place to stay in Francis town. Remembering that you are in Botswana. The place is centrally located, very clean, don't know about the food because we went out for dinner and breakfast. They do have a bar and a grill at this place so you can just stay local if you please to.
We had a room on the first floor at the same end as the reception desk, the problem is that the staff and clients at the desk are very loud and one can not get any peace... The reception staff start at about 7am and the girls are so very loud .... We also found the staff extremely ignorant and rude. If we where having to stay in francistown town again, yes we would stay over because like I said it's the best of a bad bunch.... But it is very clean so don't be put off too much...

Room Tip: Don't get a room anywhere near the reception desk not even upstairs. Make double sure that you a...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank angiep389
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Having only booked for an overnight stay, I was not expecting much, but was really impressed by the quality and cleanliness of the hotel! Digger's Grill meals were fabulous too! The rooms left off the passage (inside of L-shaped layout...) overlook a parking lot and shopping/dining area which was a little noisy until late at night and from early in the morning... try and get a room on the right (outside views if that makes sense?)

Room Tip: Request a room on the right of the passage - others overlook a noisy parking lot and the restaurant...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank MichelleGoosen
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We stayed here 4 nights and it was always nice to come back to the comfortable rooms. Nothing fancy but they're spacious, clean and comfortable. Pity breakfast isn't included.
Why does this review have to be at least 200 characters?? I rather read short, concise reviews!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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1  Thank Irishboy73
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Stopped over en route to Chobe, very clean hotel very roomy, good facilities with pub restaurant on site, good wi fi, staff were friendly and helpful in ideal central location
would recommend to anyone.

Room Tip: We were on 1st floor in rooms 1 & 2
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank sonyaclairelewis
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

My husband and I stopped over for one night during Noverber 2013. We were very pleasantly surprised at the size of the rooms and the facilities provided. Having stayed at many of the other establishments in Francistown over a number of years I would say that this one is among the best. The beds and bedding were comfortable (even the pillows!) and everything was clean. The welcome was good at reception although the ladies could perhaps do with a little training as it all seemed a little 'casual'!
Housekeeping could be upgraded as the room only had one bath towel and one glass when we got to the room but we managed to get another towel and glass without difficulty. We were able to take advantage of a special weekend rate.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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2  Thank Joy B
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

We arrived late afternoon after our booking was confirmed the previous week. The first room we were put in unfortunately already had guests but we were quickly put in another room which was spacious and clean. Food is not available at the hotel but guests can enjoy something to eat at a bar & restaurant walking distance from the hotel. The service at the hotel is nothing to get excited about but things get done at the end. Recommended if en route or when in town for business.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Johan M
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Stayed here totally by chance en route north and was surprised and delighted! Was a wonderful fine - the room was wonderful, spacious, clean, lovely balcony - just perfect. There is also a really nice pub just opposite which is perfect to spend an evening having some food and a few drinks. Also special weekend offer happened to be on, so got a really really good price as well.
Great, so we called them later that day and booked a night on the way back down - wonderful. After a horrible 6hr drive back, we arrived around 4pm, really looking forward to checking in and having a well earned rest. Only to be told "no, sorry, we don't have a booking and we are full"
Gutted and annoyed is not the word.....the manager drive with us to some out the way place, but we decided not to stay there - we wanted a hotel, not some random person's spare room.
Finally got lucky and got in somewhere else, and just about recovered a crap situation. Such a shame - this is a great little spot, but they will not be getting our business again.
"See you next time" said the manager "No you will not" was our response....

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank T419KG0
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Address: Plot 322 313 St Patrick Street, Francistown, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-East District > Francistown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Francistown
Price Range: £69 - £77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Diggers Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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