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Address: Plot 4727 | Chuma Drive, Gaborone 016, Botswana
Phone Number:
+267 361 6000

Botswana is where the white-hot Kalahari Desert meets the wild Okavango...

Botswana is where the white-hot Kalahari Desert meets the wild Okavango River delta in an explosion of green that shelters and feeds some of the continent's most prolific wildlife. And hidden in the searing sand is one of the world's richest sources of diamonds.Sun International's luxury Hotel, Casino and Conference Centre in Botswana is another glittering diamond. The Gaborone Sun located in the capital City of Gaborone, offers world travellers and business people a sophisticated conference centre and meeting place with the added advantage of a premium casino.Travellers are drawn by the promise of high adventure; to a place that exposes all who visit the extremes of the African interior. Africa is the most alluring continent on earth and Botswana is the sorcerer.The Gaborone Sun's hotel rooms provide a home-from-home feel where you can relax or catch up quietly on some after hours work. The beautiful rooms in their soft African-hued furnishings offer a serene escape from the bustle of the boardroom or the excitement of the casino.The hotel dates back to the seventies and has been extensively refurbished and refined. Accommodation includes a total of 196 rooms including 1 Standard paraplegic room, 1 luxury paraplegic room, a palatial Presidential Suite, 3 suites, 38 luxury rooms and 152 Executive Rooms.Take a tour of our property and see what we can offer you. No matter if you visit us for business or pleasure, if you stay for a month or just stop over for a night on your way into Botswana, we would love to welcome you home. It will be our pleasure to have you as our guest.

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Mrs Lizah Gondwe

Gaborone Sun is a very popular hotel and a meeting place in Gaborone City , Botswana which has maintained very high standards over the years We had a social meeting with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Gaborone, Botswana
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Gaborone, Botswana
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

spacious rooms, fantastic breakfast spread, lovely cocktails/mocktails at the pool, very clean and friendly staff

Thank Hoosains
Gaborone, Botswana
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gaborone Sun is a very popular hotel and a meeting place in Gaborone City , Botswana which has maintained very high standards over the years We had a social meeting with friends and the service at the terrace was quite good and to our expectations The waiter kept a close watch to our needs and we were spoiled with free... More 

Thank lizahgondwe
Selebi Phikwe, Botswana
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The hotel though previously dated has undergone new changes under the AVANI flagship and is now boasting great service and a friendly staff. the rooms are upgraded comfortable with amenities and the room service is splendid the casino and bars are modern with great cocktails.

Thank mothibitsheps
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I had a friend staying there from Cape town, I visited them there, had some cocktails by the pool, the staff were so helpful, the atmosphere so warm

Thank Lesego S
Esher, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

But for there being no lift I would have given it 5 stars. This is now in a different group and you can see that it is no longer like a standard Sun hotel. It is now the Avani. You get the impression from the staff and the write ups that they are in the business to help you and... More 

Thank watchman2015
Gaborone, Botswana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The food and accommodation at Gaborone sun covers all kinds of people and events.Its restaurant,Oh taste and see that its one of the best restaurant you may want to your buffet at.

Thank keletsob
Maseru, Lesotho
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Currently busy with renovations to some rooms. Not a hindrance though. Peaceful and happy place to stay over. Lovely pool, bar and buffet area/restaurant. Spacious rooms, pool nice and warm this time of year, staff friendly and happy

Thank famvanrooyen
Gaborone, Botswana
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

a good place after all. I can recommend others to come for a visit or come and have their meetings here service is wow.

Thank 387shireeng
Port Louis
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I attended a conference in Gaborone. Since this took place in the hotel conference centre, I booked a room in the hotel itself. For those on business/conference, it is very suitable- no stress to rush to take shuttle or car to go to your destination but convenient walking distance. The room is okay for short stay and you can take... More 

Thank 803Mimi
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Yet again had problems on boarding: Remote for AC doesn't work. No telephone directory. No room service menu. I wanted to order food so I can sleep an work later. This is a great hotel but they always disappoint upon arrival. Also the reception didn't appear helpful or interested in my problems. Maybe time to look for another hotel while... More 

Thank Delton S

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