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Montgomery, Texas
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

While this hotel may need a bit of updating, I find it more than sufficient to meet my business travel needs. Pleasant staff, decent food and drinks. Plus they have a casino attached for a bit of fun. I will certainly stay here again when I visit Gabarone, Botswana!

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

Dear KevinF Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Your positive comments are appreciated and will be shared accordingly. Sincerely Derick van der Nest

Botswana
Reviewed 2 December 2015

This is a well run hotel and slick service throughout. I stayed during a head blinding heatwave and the huge pool and the aircon were just what I needed! Lovely meal in Mahoganys, Ice cold beer in the bar and very good breakfast spread in the morning. The rooms are a little on the small size but well kitted out....

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

Dear Liquidgiraffe Your time taken to review our property is sincerely appreciated. Sharing your comments this morning in my meeting brought a big smile to all the faces around the room. Hoping to welcome you back soon to our property. Sincerely Derick van der Nest

Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Four star rated business hotel & Casino situated in the Capital of Botswana, Gaborone. If you doing business in Gaborone this is the hotel to retreat to. They have spacious bedrooms with a little work place should you want to prepare or recap for your meeting. Hotel amenities are of five star. Bathrooms are well kept with fluffy white towels...

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

Dear Dan N Your positive review of our property is sincerely appreciated and a pleasure to share with all the staff. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and hoping to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely Derick van der Nest

Welverdiend, North-West, South Africa
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

I stayed there fot 1 night......must say it was not very impressing. The room was great however could not shower to to no water. Overall not impressed noise and people not caring. Was woken up at 01:00 with a horror movie scream from somebody running and screaming

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

Dear ManieK_12 Taking the time to review our property is sincerely appreciated. The fact that expectations were not met is unfortunate and we will continue to address issues raised in order to meet all guest expectations. We are currently experiencing severe water interruptions in Gaborone and although we do have back-up supply, our provision to rooms are compromised at times...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

I've stayed in a few Avani Hotels now and this is to date the best one. It's really nice and well placed for business trips. The rooms are large with a dresser and a work desk, the TV is large (40" Samsung). The bathroom is the common AVANI style, we'll sized but very well laid out. Aircon works like a...

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

Dear Maldwyn G Receiving a positive comment amidst a serious water crisis in our country is welcomed and uplifting - thank you for the time you took out of your schedule to share. Your positive comments regarding your stay have been shared with the relevant staff members and it is always fun to see the smile on their faces when...

Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

I stayed 2 nights on a business trip. The room was up to standard. I ordered macaroni and cheese from the room service kiddies menu. I don't think the chef turned the page to read the entire recipe. It was macaroni with cheese sauce. Not backed with tomato and grated cheese as the menu said. Horrible.

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

Dear Lynn 0416 Thank you for your very objective review regarding your stay at our property. Accept our apologies for not delivering on the Macoroni & Cheese. Hoping to welcome you back soon in order to rectify this experience. Sincerely Derick van der Nest

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 29 October 2015

stayed four nights, rooms were clean, staff were pleasant, but the bar waiters were a bit slow. The buffet breakfast was amazing, the buffet dinner was as well in the main restaurant. The Mahogony Restaurant, you need to reserve, we didn't and they took us right away, the meal was fantastic. The pool is refreshing and kept very tidy.

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

Dear PM Thank you for your positive review on our property. Receiving comments like this lights up the faces of the staff when shared. Hoping to welcome you back in Botswana soon and wishing you a pleasant Canadian winter. Regards Derick van der Nest

Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 24 October 2015

On a trip to Botswana I thought I had a reservation to the Avani Hotel, which at the time was transitioning from the Gaborone Sun. As it turns out, my office had placed me in a hotel that I had been in on an earlier trip. My wife and I had been on a weekend safari and we came in...

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

Dear Dr. Stockton Thank you for the very kind words regarding your stay with us. This was shared with our Front Office Manager and she was smiling from ear to ear. Wishing you only the best and we look forward to your next visit with us. Sincerely Derick van der Nest

Parys
Reviewed 7 October 2015

What an absolutely splendid surprise to find this jewel in the summer heat. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make me feel welcome and at home. I had the best ever service in the Mahogany restaurant - thank you OD. I will definitely visit again...and again...!

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

Dear Hanroux Your positive comments on our property is sincerely appreciated and it is always wonderful to receive positive comments from our guests after their visit. i will definitely share your wonderful comments with the staff in our Mahogany's restaurant and we look forward to your next visit. Let me know when you plan your next visit on dnest@avanihotels.com. (Please...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Still a huge complex of large tatty rooms surrounding a large garden and pool. The bathrooms are old and showers awful, and not just because of the drought-induced low water pressure. Apparently some rooms have been renovated but in 6 stays I have yet to encounter one. There is at least reasonably good Wifi and decent in-room coffee these days....

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

Dear BadgerCT Taking time to review is appreciated as it gives us the opportunity to address areas of concerns experienced by our guests. I am very happy to inform that with the change of name there will be a major refurbishment of our property as well. This will commence early 2016 and once completed it will compare to the best...

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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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: $214 - $283 (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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