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The Bulawayo Club

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8th Avenue Cnr 8th Avenue / Fort Street, Bulawayo BULAWAYO Zimbabwe
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#7 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Bulawayo
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The Bulawayo Club is a distinguished gentlemen's club of stunning architecture, beautifully appointed, offering accommodation, dining, meetings, functions, snooker, historic library and bar. The Bulawayo Club was founded in 1895. The present Club House was built in 1934. The Club is situated close to Bulawayo's Central Business District and is conveniently located for site seeing, shopping, meals and entertainment. Situated in the centre of town having easy access to banks shops and other amenities and offering free secure parking The Club is the ideal place to stay in Bulawayo
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
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Desk
Housekeeping
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
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Centrally Located
Charming
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English

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64Somewhat walkable
Grade: 64 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Interesting though rather strange experience. Not a lot has changed inside which makes it a fascinating place to stay. But I saw very few guests and it was just me in the grand dining room! Breakfast was good but my dinner both nights was poor. Although the bed was comfortable, my room was very basic and in need of some TLC, especially the old bathroom with a shower attachment in the bath which only dribbled water. Location is fantastic in the heart of the city and the staff are lovely and friendly. So if you’re after an interesting experience and great location, this is a good option but don’t have high expectations on the standard as its best days are long gone.
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It being such an iconic and historic building I was keen to visit. After a very hot and stressful day it was such a welcome relief to sit in the courtyard and enjoy a couple of g&ts from the beautiful old bar. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, and drinks were surprisingly cheap. Don’t be put off if it appears closed from the outside; ring the bell at the gate and it will open.
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Never in my life have I experienced this level of racism and just blatant disregard of my rights as a paying customer. I was told to my face that I am no longer welcome here simply because I had a meeting with a work associate in their restaurant over tea ( which I paid for by the way.) So people looking to have meetings must book a board room. (Yes I was literally told this to my face.) Never mind the other party of 10 or so that had their "lunch meeting" in the same venue and at the same time as I did. This is unacceptable and honestly just rude. As a citizen of this country, I will never ever go back to this place again, let alone take a business associate. This is shameful, do better, please.
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Stay at the club on frequent visits to the city of kings. The club is soaked in history, going back to colonial era of Cecil John Rhodes. It is kept immaculate by a very helpful and friendly staff. The rooms are comfy and spotless. The food is great, and all reasonably priced. highly recommended.
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I fell in love with the vintage character, but it’s still a modern boutique hotel, with en-suite rooms, WiFi, and flat-screen TVs. The people are so charming and helpful - they know how to make your stay special! It’s right in downtown Bulawayo, which gives you the opportunity to see the city as well as taking whatever wildlife excursions you want. For anyone concerned about security, it is fully fenced and the front desk is staffed day and night. I found the biggest problem was leaving!
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$102 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ZimbabweBulawayo ProvinceBulawayo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bulawayo Club
Which popular attractions are close to The Bulawayo Club?
Nearby attractions include Matobo National Park (0.6 miles) and St Marys Cathedral (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bulawayo Club?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Bulawayo Club?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bulawayo Club?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bulawayo Club?
Conveniently located restaurants include Indaba Book Cafe, Middys Coffee Shop, and The Cattleman Steakhouse.
Does The Bulawayo Club have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Bulawayo Club offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Bulawayo Club located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Bulawayo.
Does The Bulawayo Club offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Is The Bulawayo Club accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.