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Caribbea Bay Hotel & Casino Resort

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   425 Impala Drive, Kariba, Zimbabwe
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

If you want to experience Zimbabwe, please visit this resort and you wont be disappointed, with lots of skepticism regarding Zimbabwe one would turn to wonder if the Hospitality is still the same but my visit to this town changed all the negativity into positive, woow the service the food, though it is a bit costly am sure due to... More

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must say I'll be the first to admit I was a bit sceptical of what this resort would have to offer, however after 3 nights and 2 days I am of a different opinion. To their credit the staff were very friendly and always helpful. Housekeeping was on point, fresh linen and towels everyday. The breakfast buffet was a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is overrated. No comfort at all. No decor to talk about. For the price I would have expected something nice but I was not impressed at all. The rooms we got were too far from reception and dining facilities. The receptionist was very slow at check in. The food was Okish. The view from the breakfast area was... More

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Bulawayo, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed a professional conference there. The environment is lovely, it was the thick of winter and yet it was quite warm. The views were also excellent. The staff are extremely friendly and eager to help, even when they are off shift. However, the hotel itself could use a facelift. The rustic look is all well and good, provided it... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We thankfully only stayed 1 night. Than you can laugh about the derelict design concept, the 6 pool chairs that survived the sinking of the titanic and the cushions that have been recovered after the baboons disposed of them. I actually went to ask the manager for another price list at dinner. The food is not very good as we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Its a pricy palace which mearnt for middle class travellers or business travellers. There is need for painting the buildings. theres also need for increasing room lighting. the food is excellect and so is the view of the lake at night.

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I am currently staying at this Hotel. I have checked three rooms - all three were poorly maintained and have large amounts of mould growing on the walls. The hotel is extremely over-priced and expensive. $US130 per night for a single room (mould provided free). Service is friendly however quality of service is poor. Waiters are poorly trained! Food is... More

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Harare
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I was slightly disappointed on arriving at this hotel despite the beautiful location it looked a little like Fred Flintstone's house (painted a sickly pink colour) and the girl who showed us to our room was less than helpful. However, on closer inspection the hotel grew on me. The room was clean, the airconditioner was wonderful and fully operational and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

the hotel looks good in the photos but in reality its pseudo-architectural design, small dark rooms and excessive prices - US$198 for one night bed and breakfast - for a 3 star standard, at best - typifies the worst of Zimbabwe accommodation,lack of investment and overcharging of foreign tourists. The advertised credit card facilities are spasmodic and I had to... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We were a group of thirty. The hotel is tired. The management are about as useless as a wet week. The restaurant was a disgrace as was the service. You cannot hire people off the street when you are busy. Cold wine means below 10degrees and so on. The rooms were just ok. The pool needs painting. Needs a serious... More

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Address: 425 Impala Drive, Kariba, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Mashonaland West Province > Kariba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Caribbea Bay Hotel & Casino Resort 3*
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Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Caribbea Bay is the ultimate one-stop entertainment and leisure hotel in Kariba. With a dedicated play area for children offering a range of activities including the popular Supatube Waterslide, Caribbea Bay is the perfect retreat for family vacations. Not only that, but a choice of 2 restaurants, 2 swimming pools and an array of conferencing facilities makes this hotel the perfect location for business and leisure. ... more   less 
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