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Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10th Avenue Josiah Tongogara | Box 1876, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe   |  
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Bulawayo
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“Good hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2009

I spent two nights at Rainbow Hotel with a business colleague.
In general it was a good hotel with big and clean rooms. Bathroom did not look too 'modern' but it was tidy and clean. Staff was extremely friendly and competent.
Good restaurant offering a good buffet. Though, because the restaurant was nearby the bar, it was noisy because of the bar crowd and the drunk customers passing by.
Although internet connection was supposed to be provided through (ridiculously expensive) vouchers exclusively in an area close to the reception (no wireless or other connections in the rooms), for two days it was impossible for us to get connected.
Furthermore, it was impossible for us to make phone calls abroad.

In general, it is in line with all the other hotel of the same category that a traveller might visit in many African countries. Like most of the commodities in Zimbabwe, the hotel was overpriced and in another neighbouring country, we would have easily paid half of what we paid in Zim for that type of accommodation.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2007

I really liked my stay in this hotel, especially because of the very good service.
E.g.: I'd to travel from Bulawayo to Masvingo and that was a huge problem, because there's almost no tranport due to the fuel-shortage. The hotelstaff did everything to arrange a lift for me.

Mark, Netherlands

Stayed November 2007
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Additional Information about Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel

Address: 10th Avenue Josiah Tongogara | Box 1876, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Bulawayo Province > Bulawayo
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Bulawayo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 172
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