The setting of this hotel is great, totally surrounded by a verdant green golf course in an otherwise arid, brown setting. The golf course pathways (12km of trails) are a great place for running and walking in the cool early morning hours. The hotel itself is located about 10km NE of Gaborone in a quiet suburb, however there are a few supermarkets and cafes within about 20min walk from the hotel.
The rooms either front the golf course or the parking lot, so make sure to ask for a golf course view. Ground level rooms have sliding doors at back which give direct access to the golf course. The room was fairly large, nicely furnished, clean, and well-maintained. The bathroom was nice as well, however the shower was set up poorly such that water constantly shoots out the shower door, flooding the bathroom floor. One night there was no hot water but for the most part the shower was quite good. There was slow Wifi internet connection (free) in the rooms, but no minibar.
The service was pretty mediocre, not the friendliest nor the most helpful. They had no maps of the golf course trails or the local area. There is no gym of fitness center on the premises. The restaurant wasn’t too bad for evening meals but the breakfast was disappointing and overpriced.
Overall I had a great stay at the Phakalane and found it to be reasonable value. I would definitely recommend it to other travelers and wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again on future trips to Gaborone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort is a 4 star resort located in the heart of Gaborone's premier Golf Estate, which encompasses spacious accommodation of a Hotel as well as luxurious self serviced apartments with extraordinary panoramic views of its international 18 hole championship golf course. ... more less
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