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Cresta Lodge Gaborone

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Km from City Center | Samora Machel Dr, Gaborone 00000, Botswana
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Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Gaborone
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I personally enjoyed my experience of this lodge. We were in the country for a choir competition and resided here for the duration of the weekend and I must say,the treatment was exceptional (especially from a lady by the name of Gago). Facilities are on point,not to mention the cleanliness. The menu and the television channels could be improved upon... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Accommodation is good, nice standard rooms with adequate bathroom. Sleep was a bit of an issue with the Upstairs aircon unit right outside the wall of My room which droned on all night. After complaining about it, the situation was resolved. All was well till I enquired about whether the meat was Halaal/Kosher and I was told that ALL... More

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Lodge Gaborone, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for reviewing Cresta Lodge Gaborone on Tripadvisor. I am glad to hear that the issue of noise emanating from the aircon compressor was brought under control and resolved to your satisfaction. I also had a meeting with my Executive Chef and we will induct and take through some of the new Kitchen hands on the concepts... More

Windermere, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This place is overpriced and very impersonal. This is a travel lodge. The rooms are quite clean but very basic. The food is terrible and overpriced. The drinks are also overpriced. If you have a choice I am sure you will be able to find somewhere better to stay in Gaborone. Also this hotel is very noisy..

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CrestaManager, Manager at Cresta Lodge Gaborone, responded to this review

Dear Guest Greetings from Cresta Lodge Gaborone. Thank you for making the time to rate our service on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your feedback. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations on this visit. Yours sincerely Mr B. Dass, General Manager, Cresta Lodge Gaborone More

Benoni, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stayed at Cresta Lodge after being told Gabarone Sun want 1580 Phula (R1900) a night! Ideally situated not too far from city centre, but far enough away from the hussle & bussle as well as having safe secure parking facility within the property.Staff were very friendly & welcoming right through my 2 day stay. Another HUGE improvement was the wi-fi......way... More

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CrestaHotels, Manager at Cresta Lodge Gaborone, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for making the time to rate our service on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to have been of service to you whilst you were on business in Gaborone. Thank you for pointing out that our accommodation and dining experience met your needs and you found our staff friendly and helpful. We have been improving our wifi over... More

Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The bedroom was OK, although some noise - mine faced the main road. The bed comfortable and the bathroom quite OK. The breakfast is fine. The WiFi (as described by others) still needs to be addressed properly. The signal in my room was OK (there is what looks like a new wireless router mounted in the ceiling in the hallway).... More

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CrestaManager, Manager at Cresta Lodge Gaborone, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thanks you you for taking time to review Cresta Lodge Gaborone on Tripadvisor. Your concerns have been duly noted. We are currently exploring different options for improved wifi connectivity with our local service provider. This project has taken longer than we had initially planned. In the interim, we are using the voucher system for our free internet facility... More

Lagos, Nigeria
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I was accompanying my husband on a business trip, very busy because it was during africa games. We were lucky to find a room a corner with a view of the water tank. Clean small rooms, comfortable beds. They serve lovely breakfast buffet every morning, good food, well cooked but waiters lack attention to guest, the 4 days l stayed... More

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CrestaManager, Manager at Cresta Lodge Gaborone, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for making the time to rate our service on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your feedback regarding areas of improvement. Retraining of the service staff is currently in progress and I trust that on your next visit you will notice a marked improvement. Once again, thank you for reviewing our service on Tripadvisor. We look forward to welcoming... More

Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

A nice place – fairly modern, nice rooms, comfortable bed, nice 32’ LCD TV, good closet space, decent shower etc. Was booked here for a conference, not sure how this compares with other hotels in Gaborone for the $100/night price range. Internet was an issue though. The hotel seems to have a shared wifi connection, so the more people use... More

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CrestaHotels, Manager at Cresta Lodge Gaborone, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for making the time to rate our service on Tripadvisor. We are pleased that you found our rooms and amenities nice. We appreciate your feedback regarding areas of improvement. Once again, thank you for reviewing our service on Tripadvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Yours sincerely General Manager, Cresta Lodge... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We went to Botswana over the weekend for their annual toy run which was held in Gaborone. When we first got into Gaborone which was also my first visit to Botswana I didn't think a lot of the place, but was I wrong! We pulled into Cresta lodge....... Immediately staff were helping 30 Harley Davidsons to park by moving road... More

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CrestaHotels, Manager at Cresta Lodge Gaborone, responded to this review

Dear Guest Greetings from Cresta Lodge Gaborone. We are delighted that your first visit to Botswana and to our Lodge was an awesome experience. We are pleased that the accommodation and dining experience was to your satisfaction. The feedback relating to our staff being helpful and friendly is appreciated and very encouraging. We look forward to welcoming you back in... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

What a great weekend with the staff of the Cresta Lodge going out their way to entertain, service and pamper the entire group. The food was great, the beers cold and nothing was too much for the Hotel to look after a group of 27 demanding guests. Very friendly staff, well amintained rooms and sufficient ameneties. We really enjoyed our... More

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CrestaHotels, Manager at Cresta Lodge Gaborone, responded to this review

Dear Guest Greetings from Cresta Lodge Gaborone. Thank you for making the time to rate our service on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Cresta Lodge. Your positive feedback regarding our staff is appreciated and encouraging. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Kind regards General Manager, Cresta Lodge Gaborone More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Very friendly and helpful staff, ok food, good wine choice. But others have alluded to the bad wifi. It's a deal breaker these days if you're an international traveller and you need to work. The wi-fi connection is poor, to at times non-existent. This is not a Gaborone problem - I worked round the corner at the Sanitas Garden Centre... More

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CrestaHotels, Manager at Cresta Lodge Gaborone, responded to this review

Dear Guest Greetings from Cresta Lodge Gaborone Thank you for your recent post on Tripadvisor. We value your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards General Manager, Cresta Lodge Gaborone More

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Address: 2 Km from City Center | Samora Machel Dr, Gaborone 00000, Botswana
Location: Botswana > South-East District > Gaborone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cresta Lodge Gaborone 3*
Number of rooms: 160
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