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“Excellent,warm and friendly service” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Nesbitt Castle
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Bulawayo
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent,warm and friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

An unusual and quite unique setting in a safe and friendly envioronment. Excellent service from the most friendly and welcoming staff.Many modern amenities in what seems and feels like an authentic old English castle.I have been there many times and will return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 88address
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

If ever you travel to Bulawayo in Zimbabwe Nesbitt Castle is a must stay. The excellent staff just compliment thee most beautiful setting of a real castle in Africa. I would love to use Nesbitt Castle as the setting when I get married to my fiance. The facilities is out of this world.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Danie V
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Prince George, Canada
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

We stayed one night at the Nesbitt Castle and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There is so much to look at it is like staying in a museum!
We ate dinner in the sumptuous dining room. The food and service was top notch and the dinner was very inexpensive.
All in all, a memorable experience.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alandjane1953
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Northants
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

The Nesbitt Castle Hotel in Bulawayo is a must for visitors to the city. The style of the building is very quirky giving the feeling of staying in a folly with a difference! The rooms are excellent and the bathroom very luxurious. The staff were most helpful and the receptionist booked us a car and driver for our nostalgic drive to familiar places from many years ago. The bar was very good and the hostess was a mine of information as well as being most pleasant. The restaurant and food gave us an excellent opening to a holiday of a lifetime. A walk around the grounds was relaxing and tea in the garden was most pleasant. Thank you for a wonderful 2 days.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TeresaNorthants
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Bulawayo
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

We are Bulawayo residents and my friend and I decided to take advantage of the Castle's Valentines Special and treat our Husbands' to a romantic night away from home for Valentines Day. They were delighted. They were were wined and dined in the fabulous restaurant and the Suites where we stayed were fantastic. One of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. The breakfast the next morning was awesome. We found all the staff very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend a night away at The Nesbitt Castle to all couples.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LinBulawayo
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

We travelled as two couples and booked this to surprise our ladies. Who would expect a medieval castle in the middle of Zimbabwe? And how many castles are there in the world where you can stay at such a good price? As we were the only two couples who stayed that night we basically had the whole castle for our selves. It was really impressive and we would recommend anyone who comes along this route to stay at least a day and a night (or better two) there. The service was also outstanding and we wish we would have had more time to enjoy and relax there.
I'm sure we will come along again one day.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alfred12345
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Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

We had Nesbitt Castle recommended by friends who live in Zimbabwe and it was really only a one night stay on the way through town but it turned into a wonderful an memorable experience
Not only the authentic interiors and beautifully detailed rooms that took you back a couple of hundred years but the gardens that set the scene and the food!!
Excellent food and service amazing breakfast experience in the formal dining room and wonderful staff.
Our car was washed everything was organised and we were constantly escorted through the cattle ,mainly because we kept getting lost exploring it
I would go back tomorrow I highly recommend it thank you for our wonderful stay bobby

Room Tip: Ask for the turret room up in the castle parapets very romantic
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bobbytony
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Additional Information about The Nesbitt Castle

Property: The Nesbitt Castle
Address: 6 Percy Avenue | Hillside, Bulawayo 00002, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Bulawayo Province > Bulawayo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Bulawayo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Nesbitt Castle 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bulawayo's most sought after destination. Ten gloriously individual suites lie behind these castle walls, stone-chilled in the heat of summer, cozy and welcoming for those cooler days. Be enchanted by the carved four poster beds, enviable antique collection and Gothic curiosities that await you along every twisting passageway and behind every Gothic oak door. Nesbitt Castle is everything a modern luxurious boutique hotel should be whilst retaining all the mystery & chivalry of a golden age. ... more   less 
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