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“The Old House, Kasane” 5 of 5 stars
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The Old House
President Avenue | Between Hunters Mall and the Golf course, Kasane, Botswana   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Kasane B&B and Inns
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“The Old House, Kasane”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

A really delightful small hotel with a fantastic lively bar. The Old House fronts Kasane's main road just outside Chobe National Park and backs onto the Chobe River. The staff were very welcoming and our room just along from the reception was lovely, just what we needed after two weeks in the Delta and Chobe. The bar has a real buzz, was clearly popular and you can wander down through the garden to the river to have a beer, catch the sun going down and watch the crocodiles drift past, something probably best avoided if you've had more than a few beers! The food was good, reasonably priced and the service cheery. Our bush flight was delayed and the reception staff contacted the airline, kept us informed and resheduled our transfer to the airport. Excellent service. Highly recommended. Thanks to everyone at the Old House.

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Luke R, General Manager at The Old House, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Many thanks for the review, we will keep it up and hope to see you back again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Our son booked a stay for the 3 of us here as a side trip to our visit in Gabarone. Can't say enough about how delighted we were with our adventure-packed stay at Old House! We did 2 morning game drives and 2 river cruises and both of the guides were phenomenal; thank you Shadrach and Tracy! Our Family Room was cozy, the food at the restaurant was splendid, the grounds were landscaped beautifully, and Luke and his staff were all so very welcoming. We all agreed that Old House afforded us the IDEAL opportunity to experience the best of Africa!!! You really must go visit!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Luke R, General Manager at The Old House, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Thank you for your great review and glad we all made it a wonderful experience for your first time and hope to see you here again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Stopped at The Old House Kasane for 2 nights beginning July.
Our stay there was once again excellant.
Arrived quite early in the morning and advised us as soon as room was made up which was about 10:30am. Great start.
We had a family room and a double room. Clean and comfortable. We always ask for those on riverfront side as I have heard the other side can be noisy.
Food great. Atmosphere great. Tilly, Phendo, Isaac, Jeramiah and the rest of the bar and restaurant staff are fantastic!
Must also mention that the week before, o7ur vehilce broke down in Chobe National Park. Luckily still within cell phone reception. Had no telephone numbers for people in Kasane so called The Old House. They kindly arranged a mechanic to come out to us. No hassles.
We always enjoy our visits here and would highly recommend to anybody.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Luke R, General Manager at The Old House, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
We glad to hear that we have made you stay at the old house a great stay again. Many thanks for the wonderful review and glad to hear we could help where we can.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

After a less than impressive stay at Chobe Safari Lodge the year before we stayed here on our next visit. Close to the river, the Old House has a nice vibe and good restaurant. Tiny pool was good enough for our kids to splash in after very long journey from Tuli. Room was quite small but perfectly adequate, fab shower!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Luke R, General Manager at The Old House, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and have all the facilities that are needed. Many thanks and hope to have you back here again one day.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Visited the Old House in April. Our accommodation, food, tours and service were incredible. We did a morning game drive, an evening boat cruise, A day trip to Vic Falls and the canoeing trip on the Chobe. All of our guides were extremely knowledgeable, provided excellent customer service and were very responsibly safe with all of our adventures. We saw tons and tons of animals. Forget about all the high end reserves as The Old House will provides you with everything you need at half the cost. Thank you to everyone for such a memorable experience in Kasane!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Luke R, General Manager at The Old House, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Many thanks for your review, we hope that your enjoyment of the wildlife and all will see you back here again one day.
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Stuart, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We spent two nights at The Old House on the way to and back from Livingstone, Zambia and found the guesthouse a welcome respite from our travels. The rooms were sparkling, the management and staff friendly and welcoming, the food certainly "hit the spot" and there is nothing like sipping a cold drink as the sun sets over the Zambezi River to the rising chorus of the nocturnal African wild life :)

We'll be back next year!

Room Tip: Try and get the Loft, as we did on our second night. It is spacious and quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Luke R, General Manager at The Old House, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Many thanks for the review, we hope that the slice of African hospitality was a fantastic one.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Due to a slight hiccup in travel plans, we were directed to "The Old House" not knowing what to expect, we were very happy once we finally checked into our very spacious, spotless room. I was a bit concerned about noise as we were at the front, I believe it was #2, the one with the little bridge in front of it, but once that door was shut.......zzzzzzzz, no worries. There was a bit of noise, but that was "fun noise" as there was some kind of party going on down the way abit, but in no way did it hinder sleep. The lounge/bar? WOW, very very cool. This seems to be "THE SPOT" for ex-pats and visitors alike. There was an "Another one bites the dust" party for someone getting married the one night we were there, and the other night the bar was busy with a lot of expats and other lodge owners. The food ( and the coffee!!! ) are excellent! If I said I had the best pizza I've ever had, you'd roll your eyes and say, sure. BUT! If you do stay here, try the pizza, it's out of this world - and BIG! we took ours to go for the next day on the road. The service in the restaurant was great, lots of good humour, and our server wouldn't take no for an answer for dessert. He said I'd be sad and regret not having some, lol,I'm glad I listened to him, it WAS! delicious.
The Old House was recommended by the owner of Pangolin Photo Safaris and I ( we ) are very grateful. The management and staff are really switched on and are doing a great job, I'd go back in a heartbeat! ( especially for the Pizza and dessert!)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Luke R, General Manager at The Old House, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
We look forward to having you around next time for a pizza, safe travels and many thanks for the review.The Old House Team
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Address: President Avenue | Between Hunters Mall and the Golf course, Kasane, Botswana
Location: Botswana > North-West District > Kasane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Kasane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE OLD HOUSE is a small family owned and run Bed and Breakfast situated in Kasane, overlooking the Chobe River. Conviniently located within walking distance to all shops and a 10 minute boat ride to the entrance of the Chobe National Park. We offer accommodation, boat cruises, game drives, fishing and canoe trips. ... more   less 
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