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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed my stay, staff were very friendly and helpful and food was wonderful. The beds were comfy and rooms were smart. The waiters were always there to take your order and they made me feel at home. I will return anytime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hello travelers and world wanderers, Let me start of by saying that this was a trip that was beyond all my expectations, that i actually don't know where to start or to explain the exceptional experience I endured. We came on a Dreamtrip and arrived quite late in the afternoon due to the traffic on a Friday, to be greeted... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights on business en route to Kasane. Hotel is very similar to so many across the world but appears older and much more tired. Breakfast buffet was good, reception was medium with most enquiries being met with a shrug or indifference. The room was insecure in that the window/door to the outside had a broken lock... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice stay, found staff to be friendly and helpful. Loved the bird song in the courtyard! Appreciated the personal nature of packing breakfast for us since we had an early start. The hairdryer was hard to fine (in the desk!) but it worked fine once we found it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great hotel. I recommend getting a rate that includes their excellent breakfast. I appreciated the gym with its ample strength building and cardio equipment. I arrive late in the evening and was happy that room service was still available. The fish and chips was excellent as was the house dry white wine.

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Thank johnbj2016
Derick v, General Manager at AVANI Gaborone Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

Dear johnbj2016 Taking the time to review our property is sincerely appreciated. Your positive comments regarding your stay will be shared with staff and next time you visit, the bottle of wine is on us! Sincerely Derick van der Nest More 

Centurion
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor experience and very bad customer service. Baffles me how a reception operator who is meant to be excellent with customer service can be so rude. Furthermore sending a driver who is not accredited with an unroadworthy car to be a driver is not only unprofessional but endangers our lives!

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Thank kumedzanil
Derick v, General Manager at AVANI Gaborone Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

Dear Kumedzanil Your concerns raised in reviewing our property is important to us and will be addressed immediately. We have one driver in-house who uses a company vehicle and should guest require public transportation a taxi service is contacted. We will address the matter accordingly regarding the condition of vehicles. Sincerely Derick van der Nest More 

Johannesburg
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not sure what reviews I should capture here but anyways, I assume that it is expected to give an overall comment about my stay. My stay at Avani was not that bed at all but the only problem I had since I have been staying at the hotel was 2014 and I have been having the same problem... More 

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Thank jacobmU7899UR
Derick v, General Manager at AVANI Gaborone Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

Dear jacobmU7899UR Thank you very much for the review of our property. Your comments regarding staff in our breakfast restaurant is a concern and we thank you for bringing it to our attention. Our F&B Manager will be in contact with you soon to discuss this matter. Thank you Derick van der Nest More 

Kanye
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room service was prompt and up to standard, Internet fast and reliable. All enabled me to do work in the room. Housekeeping was also excellent and employees always friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was also tip top!

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Derick v, General Manager at AVANI Gaborone Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

Dear tttshipinare Receiving comments like yours is wonderful and a great inspiration to all staff members. Your wonderful comments will be shared and we look forward to welcoming you back to our property. Sincerely Derick More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I stay on business quite often. I find everything to my satisfaction bar two issues that can be improved. One being the ageing bathrooms and the other being the poor wi-fi coverage. Especially when one gets a room at the back section.

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Thank Kriben M
Derick v, General Manager at AVANI Gaborone Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

Dear Kriben M Thank you for taking time to review our property. Wi-Fi connection will be addressed immediately and I am happy to inform that a major refurbishment of all public areas is imminent. Sincerely Derick More 

Lobatse
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Food was perfect except that the menu is for the whole day, that is the same thing is served during lunch and dinner.The location of the place is good for convenience as well. The rooms are amazing, very clean and everything is provided in the rooms.The security is ok as well and the employees are friendly especially Benjamin Moilwe.

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Derick v, General Manager at AVANI Gaborone Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

Dear gtshutlhedi Your positive review of our property is sincerely appreciated. Mentioning a staff member by name is also a highlight and this will be shared with Benjamin. Thank you for acknowledging is efforts. Sincerely Derick More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Find that just right blend of hospitality, business, and leisure at AVANI Gaborone Hotel & Casino. Set in the vibrant city centre of Botswana's capital, Gaborone, it's never been easier work, rest, and play in style in the heart of Africa. Have the perfect start or finish to a great African Adventure with all the details that matter, done well. ... more   less 

Additional Information about AVANI Gaborone Hotel & Casino

Address: Chuma Drive 4727, Gaborone, Botswana (Formerly Gaborone Sun Hotel)
Location: Botswana > South-East District > Gaborone
Price Range: $139 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — AVANI Gaborone Hotel & Casino 4*
Number of rooms: 196
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Also Known As:
Gaborone Sun Hotel
Sun Gaborone
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