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“Good location but rundown”

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Inisfree Apartments
Ranked #13 of 16 Hotels in Gaborone
Darmstadt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good location but rundown”
Reviewed 7 November 2011

I stayed for 2 months in Innisfree and I have mixed feelings at the end.

Pro: The location is perfect (close to Riverwalk mall), the beds and shower are okay. The environment is safe.

Contra:
1) The maintenance of the hotel is a problem. Pots and pans were disappearing from my kitchen. Probably my neighbors complained the day before, and they would take pots and pans from the neighbors. Doors and the interior was not or hardly repaired.
2) Not all staff was friendly. There is a shortage of accommodation in Gaborone, so not all staff felt the need to be friendly to its customers.

So, overall I cannot recommend.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

Inisfree is conveniently located near Riverwalk Mall, I had a huge room that was very comfortable. The internet worked well and the staff was friendly.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Bangkok
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Reviewed 27 March 2010

Innisfree is a small hotel, without restaurant, the reception and bar closes at 21hh. The breakfast comprises of muesli, yoghurt, eggs of any kind, bacon and tomato. I felt very well taken care at Innisfree, the staff is very friendly and helpful, as guest one feels welcome, almost like member of the "family". There are 3 room categories according to size of the room. Each room got a small kitchen which compensates for the non existance of a restaurant. The location is great, Riverwalk is in walking distance. Book well in advance as the hotel is always full.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 October 2008

I have had to stay at the Innisfree Apartments as a last resort as accommodation in Gaborone is so scarce. The first time, my room had a shower door hanging off it and I luckily took my own pillow. The neighbours were so noisy I had to ask them to be quiet and the smell of curry from the neighbouring room was overpowering.
Breakfast was simple and passable if you could stand listening to the staff talking at the top of their voices.
The next time I found myself stuck for accommodation, I was given a room in the Inisfree Guest house. Shower was great although the panel for the alarm system was just above the shower head and the door of the panel was gaping open for water to splash in so I was terrified of being electrocuted.
The walls are a bright pink and the doors a bright orange. The curtains dont shut (only one net curtain for a double window and some tatty cream curtains. The door to the toilet / shower cant open as the bed is so close.
At least it was newly renovated so fairly clean.
The staff was very friendly but everyday either towels or pillow cases were missing and had to be asked for. The living room is very old and tatty and the maid does the ironing in there so one is not encouraged to use it!!
Cheap and nasty....... back packer level.

  • Liked — only room available in town
  • Disliked — tatty with bad service
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled on business
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Property: Inisfree Apartments
Address: | The Village, Gaborone, Botswana
Region: Botswana > South-East District > Gaborone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette
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Ranked #13 of 16 Hotels in Gaborone
Number of rooms: 10
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Inisfree Apartments Hotel Gaborone

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