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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The friendliness of the reception here is unmatched. Botswana is just magnificent. The lodge is conveniently situated and offers excursions during the day. The pool bar is great. Rooms are clean and adequate. However a TBone steak with the fillet cut off simply cannot be sold at a premium as TBone. Send it back. Highly recommended lodging.

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Riley's, responded to this review

Dear Cjbekker Greetings from Maun. Thank you for staying at Cresta Riley's Hotel. We were honoured to have you as our guests. We are sorry that our T-Bone steak did not live up to expectations. We are addressing this glitch to avoid recurrence. We hope to see you again. Kind regards Ferdinand Sebinyane | General Manager, Cresta Riley's | Maun More 

Sedona, AZ
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232 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We stayed for one night in one of the rooms in the updated section in late July and found the room dirty beyond belief. The floor looked like it hadn't been swept in weeks with crumbs and just plain dirt all over the place. There was a huge t.v. on the wall and the speaker was crackling so badly we... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Riley's, responded to this review

Dear Vikitorisedona Greetings from Cresta Riley's. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused as a result of you being checked into a room that was not ready. This was due to a breakdown of our internal processes. We appreciate the time you took to share your feedback. Areas of concern have now been addressed. The training of staff... More 

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Switzerland
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140 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

After not being able to accommodate us in another establishment in town, we ended up in this hotel. Room very nice and spotless clean with good working heating system. The food at the restaurant, dedpite the long wait, was also really good, so all in all a positive experience.

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CrestaHotels, Manager at Cresta Riley's, responded to this review

Dear Inner-beauty Warm greetings from Cresta Riley's. We were honoured to have you staying with us. Thank you for letting the Tripadvisor travel community know that Cresta Riley's is best in town. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Ferdinand Sebinyane | General Manager, Cresta Riley's | Maun More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The hotel is in the main street, but set back from the road, and backing onto the Thamalakane river, so is peaceful for a town hotel. The staff are friendly and helpful, the welcome drink was a nice touch. Our rooms were comfortable and in good condition, and the breakfast absolutely fine.

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Riley's, responded to this review

Dear Rveeaytch Greetings from Cresta Riley's in Maun. Thank you for sharing your feedback with the Tripadvisor travel community. We were honoured to have you as our guest. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Kind regards Ferdinand Sebinyane | Cresta Riley's | Maun More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

We were greeted with welcome drinks before being shown to our room. The helpful staff had also assisted by going to the airport twice before we arrived to fetch the other people who were joining our group. We only spent one night as we were on our way to the Okavango Delta. Our rooms were comfortable and the grounds of... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Riley's, responded to this review

Dear Karenvanh Greetings from Cresta Riley's in Maun. Thank you for staying with us. We are pleased that you found our guest rooms comfortable and the hotel grounds pleasant. We appreciate your feedback on areas where you believe we can do better. We look forward to welcoming you back in future. Kind regards Ferdinand Sebinyane | Cresta Riley's | Maun More 

South Australia
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169 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We had read that this Hotel was rated 2.5 stars and had had some mixed reviews. We were pleasantly surprised as it was better than we expected. After all what do you expect when a place is rated 2.5 stars/ There is not a wide range of choices in Maun, altho the Crest Group is building a major new hotel... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Riley's, responded to this review

Dear Wangary Thank you for reviewing Cresta Riley's on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that we exceeded your expectations. We are especially pleased to note that you would return to stay with us again. We look forward to seeing you too. Kind regards Ferdinand Sebinyane | General Manager, Cresta Riley's | Maun More 

UK
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We stayed here for 1 night before flying north to game lodges. The hotel staff, dinner that evening and our room were all excellent. The grounds of the hotel are particularly attractive; a very pleasant and relaxing stay.

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Riley's, responded to this review

Dear Elsiedee Greetings from Cresta Riley's in Maun. We are delighted that you had a very pleasant and relaxing stay. We hope to see you again. Kind regards Ferdinand Sebinyane | General Manager, Cresta Riley's | Maun More 

Gaborone
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

I conducted a workshop in Maun and stayed at the Cresta for two nights. My son traveled with me. Our room was very clean, quiet, and comfortable. It was a good place to relax and prepare for the next day. Check-in was easy as was check-out. Our beds were comfortable and we rested well. The hotel is situated closer to... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Riley's, responded to this review

Dear Robert E. Van W. Greetings from Cresta Riley's. Thank you for awarding us full marks on Tripadvisor. It was our pleasure to be of service to you. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Ferdinand Sebinyane | General Manager, Cresta Riley's | Maun More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

I recently stayed at Cresta Riley's for a couple nights between traveling to different locations in the area. It was a clean and pleasant place to stay. The rooms were fairly spare, but comfortable and had everything I needed. I believe the wing I stayed in is still fairly recent, because the bathrooms and such were updated, so I can... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Riley's, responded to this review

Dear Amy B. Thank you for awarding us full marks on Tripadvisor. We were honoured to have you as our guest. We are delighted to note that you would definitely stay with us again. We are looking into the wifi connectivity glitches with the help of our service provider. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Ferdinand Sebinyane... More 

Kasane
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a business meeting in this town and spent 2nights here. The staff at reception was extremely helpful and talked me in into subscribing for a cresta card. The rooms were cozy and clean, only thing is that our room was in the far end of the hotel so getting to our car was quite a... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Riley's, responded to this review

Dear Kkautlwetse Greetings from Cresta Riley's. Thank you for staying with us. We were honoured to have you as our guests. We appreciate your feedback. Please be advised that the pricing at Cresta Riley's is in line with similar establishments in the area. We hope to see you again. Kind regards Ferdinand Sebinyane | Cresta Riley's | Maun More 

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  • Restaurant
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the banks of the Thamakalane River, Cresta Riley’s offers any visitor to Maun a warm welcome in true African style. Facilities include modern conference rooms, comfortably stylish accommodation and a feast of fine dining. Situated at the gateway to the Okavango Delta, there are also several tours and safaris available to Savuti, Moremi or the Chobe National Park. Made for the traveller who loves nature and adventure as much as unparalleled comfort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cresta Riley's

Address: Tsheko Tsheko Road (Riverside Road) | P.O. Box 1, Maun, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Maun
Price Range: $157 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cresta Riley's 2*
Number of rooms: 51
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“Superior rooms are worth the upgrade if wanting more space and a view”
 of 5 bubbles PadawanTraveller, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I think most of the rooms were pretty much the same, this is an older hotel in a Maun, Good access to the river.”
 of 5 bubbles Deb05452, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The updated rooms are supposed to be nicer than the original part of the property. Our room, #40 was not clean.”
 of 5 bubbles vikitorisedona, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“A room away from the pool and bar area could be useful at busy times”
 of 5 bubbles Wangary, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I was in the way back of the property, which I believe is the most updated.”
 of 5 bubbles C4905VIamyb, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
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