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“Gaborone and the Sun”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gaborone Sun

Gaborone Sun
Ranked #3 of 24 things to do in Gaborone
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Owner description: Botswana is where the white-hot Kalahari Desert meets the wild Okavango River delta in an explosion of green that shelters and feeds some of the continent's most prolific wildlife. And hidden in the searing sand is one of the world's richest sources of diamonds.Sun International's luxury Hotel, Casino and Conference Centre in Botswana is another glittering diamond. The Gaborone Sun located in the capital City of Gaborone, offers world travellers and business people a sophisticated conference centre and meeting place with the added advantage of a premium casino.Travellers are drawn by the promise of high adventure; to a place that exposes all who visit the extremes of the African interior. Africa is the most alluring continent on earth and Botswana is the sorcerer.The Gaborone Sun's hotel rooms provide a home-from-home feel where you can relax or catch up quietly on some after hours work. The beautiful rooms in their soft African-hued furnishings offer a serene escape from the bustle of the boardroom or the excitement of the casino.The hotel dates back to the seventies and has been extensively refurbished and refined. Accommodation includes a total of 196 rooms including 1 Standard paraplegic room, 1 luxury paraplegic room, a palatial Presidential Suite, 3 suites, 38 luxury rooms and 152 Executive Rooms.Take a tour of our property and see what we can offer you. No matter if you visit us for business or pleasure, if you stay for a month or just stop over for a night on your way into Botswana, we would love to welcome you home. It will be our pleasure to have you as our guest.
New York City, New York
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“Gaborone and the Sun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

The Presidents Hotel near the Mall may be convenient for the short term traveler but the Gabs Sun is the place to be whether you've been to Gaborone once or stay there. Fantastic staff, breakfast and yes Milk Shakes - yes milk shakes!

Visited April 2013
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Pretoria, South Africa
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109 reviews
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“Hotel with everything”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

The Gabs Sun is a a large two story building. On arrival one seems to walk for miles to one's room but one soon works out the short cuts across the courtyard. It has almost everything that most guests would want. For the energetic there is a free gym and squash court, together with free golf and use of clubs for a game at the adjacent golf course. The pool is large and well maintained, but be warned, it is very heavily chlorinated, not really a problem unless like me you can't swim with your eyes shut.
For more static entertainment there is a Casino (not visited), WiFi and 15 channel TV.
Rooms are spacious and well laid out. There is a small fridge, ample coat-hangers and a very attractive reproduction of an old travelers folding desk. This has electrical sockets to take UK plugs, South African plugs and an Universal socket for US etc.
There are 3 choices for dinner, the pool bar, the buffet and the a la carte restaurant. We chose the pool bar and had large and tasty avocado and bacon salad while I had a perfectly cooked fillet.
If breakfast is not included in your booking and you do not want a large meal, consider room service as the buffet breakfast, while excellent is expensive.

Visited January 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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“A lovely Sunday lunch venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Gabs Sun is a perennial favourite as it's easily accessible and has good food, a lovely terrace, pool and playground, so there's something for pretty much everyone. Children's parties are usually well organized and out of the way of diners. Unfortunately, the prices are quite steep by local standards and the service can be slow. Beware of the ladies after dark, especially in the Casino!

Visited March 2013
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Pretoria, South Africa
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222 reviews
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“Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Nice as all Sun hotels. Location nice if you need to be at the university and also close to a smaal game reserve, but not an awesome place where the hotel is; you face either the swimming pool 9and some people did conplain about the noise made by the birds (really) or the car park - not very nice. Breakfast was nice and the staff really frinely. There is also a casino in the hotel, but it did not seem very busy (did not visit). The room was lovely and the service great. We really enjoyed our stay.

Visited September 2013
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St. Petersburg
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“excellent location and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Very Nice hotel in African style. Excellent food, good service and excellent location. Nice pool terrace and sparkling swimming pool. Kind and helpful staff. Good for families and friends visit. Highly recommended.

Visited July 2013
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