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Banff Lodge

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cnr. Banff Road / Leander Ave | Hillside, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Banff Lodge
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

No frills but clean and comfortable. Our only objection was having to carry our suitcases down to the very end of a long corridor - presumably to locate us as far away from the renovations as possible. Ok for an overnight stay. Dinner at the New Orleans restaurant was a definite highlight.

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Picturesque garden setting by sparkling blue pool. Al fresco dining around the pool with umbrellas for shade. Open plan under thatch seating on the wooden deck with well stocked bar. Very good waiter service and management hospitality from Manageress Skye. Food very good and my plough man's platter was exceptionally good. Great family atmosphere with two flat screens to watch... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our visit to this boutique hotel was such a pleasant surprise! Beautiful, graphic and romantic. The room was clean and beautiful, but unfortunately we didn't manage to sleep the entire night because we could hear the TV and conversations from the next room! Breakfast was wonderful and the staff very helpful.

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hong kong
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

The pool bar area is now well frequented in the evening so on the night I stayed was rather noisy. When i recently visited the place was undergoing renovation and it would have been appropriate to be told about this when booking. The place is well located and the renovations under way will make it a fine place to stay... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Banff Lodge! Rooms are very neat and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful and I would easily recommend it to anyone travelling through Bulawayo. They now have wi-fi in the rooms, which is great. With their new renovations, Banff is definitely the place to stay in Bulawayo

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Stayed for one night and it was one night too long. Nothing worked, loo ran all night, shower was broken, hairdryer had loose wire so also did not work. Our key broke off in the door but our main complaint was it was dirty and a complete lack of care or concern by the management. It is certainly not worthy... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Situated in the Hillside suburb of Bulawayo, Banff Lodge offers comfortable, mid-range accomodation and facilities. Set in lovely gardens, the lodge has a pool, undercover bar and deck where you can have meals. Banff is currently undergoing an upgrade but the rooms are clean, the beds comfortable and bathrooms are spacious. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful.... More 

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limassol
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This gem is located in Bulawayo and was a half way stop for us on the way to Victoria Falls and recommended by friends living in Bulawayo. It is surrounded by lovely gardens and has a small pool next to the bar and a traditional hut.The rooms are spotless and spacious. Wi-fi is available but not in the rooms, which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Great hotel with beautiful garden and main building. Nice pool and bar/restaurant as well. Hotel was good at recommending trips as well. Hotel was a bit pricey for what it offered (no Wifi room) but overall a very nice experience.

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Hoedspruit, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

How great to go back to Bulawayo after so many years and find Banff Lodge still flourishing. It still offers great accommodation and service and the New Orleans Restaurant, a great favourite from days past, is as good as ever.

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