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Cresta Marang Gardens

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Old Gaborone Road, Francistown Botswana
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 12 hotels in Francistown
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A mere five minutes outside of Francistown, located on the banks of the Tati River, is the charming Cresta Marang Gardens. This 105 roomed facility is the ideal setting for relaxation, but also ensures a professional business feel with more than adequate conference facilities. Cresta Marang Gardens offers beautiful chalets for an utterly relaxing stay as well as a campsite, for those who would prefer to be close to nature. An always friendly staff, comfortable air conditioned bedrooms and sumptuous à la carte and buffet menu, Marang Gardens answers every businessman’s needs. Enjoy an evening with light snacks and drinks at the cocktail lounge and pool-side bar; and feel the excitement at the nearby casino.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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godfreysog wrote a review Yesterday
Selebi Phikwe, Botswana1 contribution
Always the best aiming for the best. High quality service throughout and the stay was so elegant. The only thing is the TV sets in the rooms, the channel availability and view is so poor, there is need for an upgrade.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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gatangveronica wrote a review 16 Nov
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The staff is friendly and welcoming, can also go an extra mile to assist. The food was excellent and abundant. The rooms are of a high standard. The atmosphere in general is relaxing especially with the green gardens.
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Brian N wrote a review 13 Nov
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This hotel is really two places in one. There is the gardens side then there is the residency side. Whilst the residency side is decent enough, its rather plain and does not exude any special character. Where you want to be is the gardens side, with its lush greenery and magnificent large trees. I can think of few places that are as inviting as this to stay, dine and lounge. Needless to say, if you are slotted to the residency side of things, you can still enjoy the gardens side with its terraced restaurant and poolside bar. The food is good (my medium beef fillet was actually medium) and there was a good quality bottle of red to pair that with. The rooms are clean and well furnished though you do get hints of a large hotel chain, i.e. clinical and lacking that personal touch and quirky character you'd find in a boutique hotel. Overall, I think the place is good but isn't a show stopper and I don't think it sets out to be one either, so it delivers very nicely in that middle of the park, three star region. So if you are looking for a decent place with hints of character then I highly recommend it.
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Response from Julius Keepilwe, General Manager at Cresta Marang Gardens
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Brian Greetings from Cresta Marang Gardens Hotel. Thank you for your recent post on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay at Cresta Marang Gardens Hotel. We would like to thank you for choosing us and hope that we will see you again. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our gardens setting and the tranquility when you had meal by the terrace. Thank you again for taking the time to write about Cresta Marang Gardens Hotel, we hope you will visit us again in the near future Julius Keepilwe General Manager
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leehY9777JX wrote a review 10 Nov
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I love how Cresta Hotels are generally implementing cost cutting measures without compromising on service delivery. Their taps deliver less water but with more pressure, so in the end you use less water. Keep it up. The grounds at Cresta Marang are so tranquil, you really feel at home away from home.
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Dear LeehY9777JX Greetings from Cresta Marang Gardens Hotel. Thank you for your recent post on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay at Cresta Marang Gardens Hotel. We would like to thank you for choosing us and hope that we will see you again. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you felt welcomed and at home with us. Thank you for your very kind comments we appreciate that you noticed our cost cutting measures and that we are not compromising guest experience. Positive feedback from customers like yourself is encouraging and inspiring to our staff. Thank you again for taking the time to write about Cresta Marang Gardens Hotel, we look forward to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards Julius Keepilwe General Manager
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pilloryknitted0o wrote a review 9 Nov
Gaborone, Botswana1 contribution
Best place to reside at either for business or leisure! Enjoy service from the best staff & be served with the best food you can ever think of. You are always assured of the best treatment & excellent value for money
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Response from Julius Keepilwe, General Manager at Cresta Marang Gardens
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Dear PillroryKnitted Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you found Cresta Marang to have best staff & best food.. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest We look forward to welcoming you back to Cresta Marang Gardens Hotel in the not too distant future. Julius Keepilwe Cresta Marang Gardens
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PRICE RANGE
US$142 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cresta marang and residency hotel francistown
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Cresta Marang And Residency
LOCATION
BotswanaNorth-East DistrictFrancistown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
105
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cresta Marang Gardens
What are some of the property amenities at Cresta Marang Gardens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Cresta Marang Gardens?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cresta Marang Gardens?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Cresta Marang Gardens?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cresta Marang Gardens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Barbara's Bistro, Thorn Tree, and Nando's Francistown Galo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cresta Marang Gardens?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Cresta Marang Gardens have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Cresta Marang Gardens offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Cresta Marang Gardens have airport transportation?
Yes, Cresta Marang Gardens offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cresta Marang Gardens?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Cresta Marang Gardens offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Cresta Marang Gardens accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.