Botswana is part of the Central Southern African region. It is known for its overwhelming beauty and closeness to nature. This is the region in South Africa where the rivers traversing through the entire region slowly end in the wilderness of Kalahari Desert. With its land constellations, natural wildlife and traditions, Botswana attracts hundreds of tourists towards itself.
The innate endowments of nature facilitate diverse products to attract tourism. This includes wild safaris, boat cruises, canoeing, fishing, camping and hunting adventures. To accommodate the tourists both government and private sectors have set up a wide range of Botswana hotels. Depending upon your budget you can make your bookings in cheap, medium–budget or luxurious hotels. Here is a list of some of the best options available in Botswana for accommodation.
The Cape Diamond Botswana Hotel
The Cape Diamond is a budget hotel positioned at the center of Cape Town. You will be astonished by the contemporary styles that have been adapted to decorate the sixty suite budget hotel. The Hotel offers luxury at affordable prices that will surely sooth your senses.
Hotel facilities include Laundry, Parking, Reception desk and Safety Deposit Boxes. Some of the facilities might incur an extra charge in addition to the one percent tax levied as tourist taxes. Cancellations done before 24 hrs of check-in are not charged. In other cases a day’s booking amount is charged as cancellation fees. Cancellation is free of charge up to 24 hrs before check-in, else first night rate is charged.
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Room facilities include a private bathroom, television, telephone and hairdryer. Some of the high end rooms have a personal Jacuzzi. The hotel restaurant, Patat, offers some traditional meals as well as contemporary food. The food has been influenced by the various cultures residing in the region.
Travel and tour facilities can be availed on prior notification at an extra cost. The V and A Waterfront, Table Mountain are some of the local tourist attractions. The hotel accepts all sorts of credit cards from American Express, Diners Club International, Visa and Master Card.
Lady Hamilton Hotel
The Lady Hamilton hotel has a discrete facade and boasts of a colonial structure that dates back to the 1950’s. It is surrounded by some historically important buildings. Guests are welcomed with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. On entering the hotel premises, you get awed by the centrally located pool that is sheltered from the wind. The room facilities include air Conditioning, complimentary toiletries, climate control, daily house-keeping and a private bathroom. Telephone, TV, Wake-up calls on request, safe, Work Desk, a bathroom with bathtub and shower, heating, hairdryer and Iron on request.
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The hotel has a beautiful eighty-seater eatery called the Garden room. You also have the option to enjoy your meals on the terrace, overlooking the swimming pool. Bar facilities are also available.
The location of the hotel makes it an ideal station to visit the South African Parliament, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Company Botanical Garden, Lions Head, Table Mountain and the Vibrant Kloof Street. All these places of attraction lie within 1-5 Km from the hotel.
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Visa Cards are accepted by the hotel for payment of hotel and restaurant bills.
Mid Budget Hotels in Botswana
The Fountains Hotel
The Fountains Hotel is located at the Center of Cape Town. Other than the basic room amenities, you can access wireless high speed internet facility in all the rooms as well as public areas. The open-air area has a beautiful water body with a sun deck and a lovely terrace.
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The hotel boasts of a terrace restaurant. Bar facilities are also available along with 24*7 room services.
The location of the hotel makes it easy to access from the airport and train station. Tour and travel facilities are available on prior notice and will cost extra charges.
Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort
This resort hotel is located at the center of the city’s leading Golf Estate.
Yu will be surprised by the accommodation facilities and the rates charged. The Hotel Management has been able to manage such gracious and lovely facilities at cheaper prices by cutting down on the frills.
All rooms contain a bath only with a separate toilet facility, King size bed, patio or a balcony, Wi-Fi Internet connection, Air conditioning, Hair dryer, safe, no smoking rooms, television, M Net. The luxury rooms are provided with additional 42” HD LCD televisions, telephone connections in rooms as well as bathrooms and a minibar fridge.
Other than the above facilities the hotel has all the essential services like Fax, Xerox machine, airport shuttle service, Internet access, wheelchairs, baby sitting facilities etc.
The restaurant serves some of the best and authentic cuisines of the region. You can enjoy nearby activities like bird watching, golf, walking and a gym.
Located within the African wilderness settings, the Walmont Ambassador is considered as one of the premium luxury Botswana hotels in Gaborone. The Walmont Ambassador offers some very high standards of accommodation that match with International standards. A dedicated staff works round the clock to make you feel at home. With some exquisite dining facilities and recreational programs offered within the hotel premises, your stay at the resort becomes a memorable event.
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Other than the basic amenities of air conditioning, bath tub etc. the hotel offers wheel chair access, lift, safe deposit, business centers, Wi-Fi Internet connection, parking and shuttle services.
The Sun International
Sun International is located in the capital city of Gaborone. The hotel offers world class facilities to travelers as well as business personals with well equipped conference centre along with a premium casino. Botswana boasts of some of the most alluring features of Africa and The Sun International will help you to have a first-hand experience of the antiquities bestowed by nature to the region.
Your encounter with African culture starts with the beautiful traditional decors used to furnish the rooms. There are a wide range of rooms available from the budget rooms to the palatial suits that can meet all your requirements. The other facilities included are a photocopy machine, Wi-Fi connection, parking, Babysitting Services, Crèche, laundry, barbecue and bar, swimming facilities etc. You can hire guided tours with groups or individually.
The very amicable environment along with a dedicated and friendly staff will make you enjoy the luxuries of life away from the hum-drum of city life.
These are just a few of the important Botswana hotels. The official website of Botswana tourism has a list of some other premium as well as budget hotels. Plan your trip time and send an online query for reservation and charges. You will get an immediate reply from the concerned people.