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Gaborone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was overall a pleasing stay but I somehow wasn't pleased with the overall cleanliness of the place, especially the passage way with its capert. This is a world class facility and it should live to that standard. Also, on the day of the booking, there was a lady on the phone who was really impatient and somewhat rude. I...

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Lobatse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a good weekend, i enjoyed the room except the air conditioner. the breakfast was really not good. the laundry service was excellent. The quality of internet is very good. The check out should be at 12h00.

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Nairobi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

AC's are not working in some rooms, had to get this changed. Further, the room seemed not well taken care of, though I was moved to another room where the AC was making noise. THis hotel has deteriorated badly. They need some serious makeover

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Nairobi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was great especially the breakfast. The room was awesome. The location made it easy to navigate the city without too much hustle. The staff were very friendly but some went overboard and made us a little uncomfortable.

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

Dear 85553WA Thank you or the great review of our property! We sincerely hope that you will consider us for all future visits to Gaborone. Sincerely Derick van der Nest

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went out for a few days on business. Looking at the few hotels in Gaborone this one stood out from the website as no international brands there. Rooms very much in need of updating. Walkway not clean at all as the carpet was not looking to have been hovered in weeks. Even saw packaging and towels on the floor from...

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

Dear Nazparmar Although never pleasant reading comments where guests experienced a less than pleasurable stay at our property, it is needed to rectify and address matters. We thank you for taking the time to highlight these matters. Sincerely Derick van der Nest

Gaborone
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I made a very nice stay! The shuttle to airport was good ! I appreciated the variety in restaurant! If needed the taxi was available! TV and DSTV were interesting! Maybe to add beer, soft drink and snak in fridge?

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

Dear abdonm863 Taking the time to review our property is sincerely appreciated. Upon check-in our Reception desk should offer our mini bar offerings and it will be provided should our guests choose to utilize this offering. the matter will be addressed immediately. We look forward to welcoming you back to our property soon. Regards Derick van der Nest

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Travelled to Gaborone for a few days business trip. Pretty slim pickings in Gaborone (at least I couldn't recognise any well know brands) so I settled for the Avani, which used to be the Gaborone Sun. It's an okay hotel that's badly in need of an upgrade. It was modern in the 80s or 90s, but world has moved on....

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

Dear Michael S Thank you for the review of our property. You are correct, our refurbishment have started and the first 40 refurbished room will be available to our guests in the first quarter of 2017. Towels not being available in the gym will be addressed immediately - please accept my apologies for the inconvenience caused. Sincerely Derick van der...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Good enough to very pleasant in all aspects..... some refurbishment of bedrooms appears to be in progress as well (does desperately need a better gym provision). Lovely staff, good air[port links through their shuttle.

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

Dear F1068VVrichardh Yes, we have officially started the long awaited refurbishment of our property and I hope that on your next visit it will be coming to an end. Your comments regarding our gym is noted and is being addressed. Sincerely Derick van der Nest

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Close to the city center and golf course. Fantastic breakfast and good food. To sit out in the morning eating breakfast when it is cold in Europe was wonderful. The rooms are quite, clean and comfortable. The people working there offered good service and where very friendly.

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

Dear Nenne63 Thank you for the positive review of our property. As we prepare for summer this side we will think of you in Sweden during winter! Hope to welcome you back to Botswana in the very near future. Regards Derick van der Nest

Mbabane
Reviewed 24 October 2016

the location of the hotel is good. Having other sister hotels like Lugogo sun in Swaziland helps to market this hotel beyond the borders of Botswana. It would be nicer to have a corridor connecting the reception area to the rooms with proper signage.

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

Dear Siyabonga M Taking time to review our property is sincerely appreciated. Your comments regarding better signage is well noted and will be addressed in our property refurbishment, which has actually commenced. Sincerely Derick van der Nest

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre 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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Find that just right blend of hospitality, business, and leisure at AVANI Gaborone Resort & 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 Resort & Casino

Address: Chuma Drive 4727, Gaborone, Botswana (Formerly Gaborone Sun Hotel)
Region: Botswana > South-East District > Gaborone
Price Range: $212 - $281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — AVANI Gaborone Resort & Casino 4*
Number of rooms: 196
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Also Known As:
Gaborone Sun Hotel
Sun Gaborone
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Gaborone, Botswana
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