Sedia Riverside Hotel

Sedia Riverside Hotel

Plot 305, Sir Seretse Khama Road Sedie Ward, Maun, Ngamiland East Botswana
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3.5
#1 of 9 small hotels in Maun
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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The Sedia Hotel is situated along the banks of the Thamalakane River, only 10 minutes from Maun Airport. From fully furnished, air-conditioned chalets and hotel rooms to the picturesque river-facing campsite with ablutions there is an extensive range of accommodation to suit any budget. With its African décor, welcoming staff and friendly atmosphere, The Sedia Hotel also boasts excellent amenities including a fully equipped function room, a large swimming pool with terrace bar, and expansive gardens with a jungle gym for the little ones. During the day, the shaded teak-decked poolside terrace provides a relaxed space where you can enjoy a drink or light refreshment. Once the sun goes down, ambient lighting and pleasant background music create an atmospheric and social setting while still allowing space for those wishing to enjoy more privacy.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Children's playground
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Zulu
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Paulmgood wrote a review May 2022
Luxor, Egypt36 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hotel is situated around 6km along the main road from the town and airport in beautiful grounds with a well maintained pool deck with a lovely poolside restaurant, which has a varied and very well executed menu.
One wing of the hotel contains newly renovated rooms which are furnished to a very high standards, overlooking the restaurant & pool.
I initially stayed in the other un renovated wing (which I believe is on the list to be renovated soon), on the opposite side of the property. These rooms are in need of a little attention but are none the less, spacious and well equipped with individual balconies. There are also several houses and chalets in the grounds if you want a more personal & luxurious experience.
Although they decor in my room was a little disappointing, I was perfectly content here until the evening when the bar next to the hotel, which unfortunately is situated adjacent to this accommodation wing, opened and played loud, thumping club music way into the night. It became impossible to attempt sleep and resulted in a very uncomfortable sleepless night. It felt like the speakers were directly outside my door at one point.
The following morning, the staff, especially Blessing, the customer service manager, were beyond helpful and moved me to the other side of hotel without question which meant I had 2 peaceful nights. I feel so sorry for the hotel and the staff who have to put up with this noise pollution, it’s totally unsociable.
I fully appreciate that this problem is beyond the hotel’s jurisdiction and it appears they have had problems with the bar before, however a true mark of an establishment’s level of professionalism can only be measured by the exemplary way their staff deal with problems and I have no complaints there.
So, if you manage to avoid the un renovated wing, or at least hope that the noise problems are resolved soon, this is a fabulous property and I’d return again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: It’s easy to get into town by shared or private taxi in 5-10 minutes.
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Response from blessing lechane, Marketing at Sedia Riverside Hotel
Responded 2 Jul 2022
Dear Paul, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience, we are happy to hear that the team was attentive and helpful and that you were pleased with our newly renovated rooms and general hotel environment, the service to our guests and by our Directors, management and staff is our top priority. We are very sorry the bar noise did not make the best of your stay on the other wings, the feedback does help us in dealing with this efficiently. We are constantly working to improve our hotel and your comments will help us improve. Regards, The team, at The Sedia Hotel
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Sb50 wrote a review Dec 2022
Exmouth, United Kingdom361 contributions120 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Ideal for a night or two before setting out on safari to the Delta. Refurbished bedrooms are very comfortable with both AC and a ceiling fan. The walk-in showers are good and the beds are comfortable. Unfortunately no room safes but there is a small fridge. The swimming pool is area is a pleasant place to relax with a drink from the well stocked poolside bar. Evening meals are eaten outside by the pool and are very good value. The hotel staff are very friendly and efficient.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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GrinchWA wrote a review Jan 2020
Bunbury, Australia18 contributions26 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in the camping grounds before and after a 3 day delta tour; plenty of shade, amenties are fine (hot water - what more do you want?) but the best is the pool and bar. Fantastic! Great to relax around the pool with cold sherbets after the tour. Also had a buffet dinner - it's not fantatstic but some of the dishes were really excellent.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Anell wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel staff is very friendly and will go above an beyond to make your stay as pleasant as possible, especially Connie at the front desk. The food is wonderful and more than enough. Be warned that the locals may pay to use the swimming pool, but are requured to leave at a certain time. We had a great stay and will recommend Sedia.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bruce J wrote a review Mar 2023
Pretoria, South Africa32 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the fifth hotel/B&B I have stayed in, in Maun. It’s now with out a doubt my preference going forward. The room had been redone and whilst simple was spotless, with everything I could have needed available.

The venue is quiet, no noisy conferences with load boisterous noises until the early hours of the morning and meals on the deck were really outstanding.

If I wanted to sat anything negative, food orders take time but in my case was irrelevant. The food itself (I had two dinners there) was superb although breakfast is typical hotel fare but adequate
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: The hotel is approximately 100 metres off the main road, may be difficult to find if it’s your...
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Response from Sedia Hotel, Marketing at Sedia Riverside Hotel
Responded 13 Sept 2023
Dear Bruce, Thank you for your kind and wonderful feedback. We are pleased that you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed every part of the hotel. Most important we are happy that you have found a home in Maun - Sedia Hotel. We look forward to welcome you back home soon. Kind Regards, The Sedia Hotel Team.
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Silviaf wrote a review Nov 2022
Newcastle, Australia168 contributions151 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We were returning from camping in the bush, after 400 km of dirt road and sand..needed a rest in Maun before driving to Palapye. We decided to give this place a try, as it looked good in terms of reviews.
The hotel is very old fashioned, and if one loves an ancient type of shower, cottage-like rooms, antiquate furniture...perfect. Dinner was good. But the big problem was breakfast. That was the epitome of disorganization. It appears that who comes first gets all and the others...almost nothing. We asked for juice, and they probably had to go to the nearest local market to buy some. There was nothing left after a group of people going to a safari got their meal before us...given that we were exceedingly tired after a long drive. So, I would not recommend this hotel if you love a good breakfast. I would recommend it if you love antiquate fixtures.
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Date of stay: September 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from , Owner at Sedia Riverside Hotel
Responded 15 Nov 2022
Thank you for your review. I'm sorry about your disappointing breakfast experience. The General Manager is investigating and will take measures to ensure that this does not happen again.
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Kelsey H wrote a review Apr 2023
13 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is beautiful. Staff are some of the friendliest we encountered on our trip. The pool area is very well maintained and dinner was served outside. We enjoyed our dinner, although the portions were a bit small. Overall the room was nice and clean, would recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sedia Hotel, Marketing at Sedia Riverside Hotel
Responded 13 Sept 2023
Dear Kelsey, Thank you for such a detailed and wonderful review from your stay at Sedia Hotel. You have highlighted your experience with us and shared this with us all. I will be sure to pass this onto the team on the ground. They always love to read such great reviews. Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your Botswana Safari. Kind regards The Sedia Hotel Team
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MiddleEnglandMan wrote a review Jan 2020
Harrogate, United Kingdom524 contributions156 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed on way out and way back from safari. Hotel rather over sells itself. It’s ok. Room large with good beds but dark and en suites need a lift. Ac ok and fridge in room. Bar area and pool both good. A couple of friendly cats. Like others have said big let down is food service. Often food is ok, pizza etc but time waiting is an issue. We felt buffet was forced on us but it was of poor quality and expensive.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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51MES wrote a review Mar 2020
Bordeaux, France122 contributions71 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
On our 3 week trip this was the worse place we stayed.

The rooms were dark. The aircon units were leaking so much they flooded the outside patio so you couldn’t sit out.
The patio doors also has gaps in so were no deterrent for wildlife.

Bathroom windows had holes in so let in the mosquitos.

Rooms were dank so towels didn’t dry out.

Power was unreliable.

The main hotel area, bar and pool were very pleasant and the staff helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2019
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Bronwenv64 wrote a review Jul 2021
Winchester, United Kingdom32 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the Mediterranean menu. With a mixed meze to start and then chicken and my husband had lamb kofta. Just delicious.
young lady chef knows her stuff 😋
When we visited for coffee another say, we were offered and enjoyed a very moist date cake too. Service was excellent
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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reyhana malek asked a question Nov 2017
Gaborone, Botswana1 contribution
please may i have your number..
Answer from Lechane B
00267 6860177
Wickyyguy asked a question Jul 2015
Milan, Lombardia, Italy7 contributions4 helpful votes
How secure are valuables when camping? Is there a secure area/safe to leave laptops etc?
Answer from ManagerSedia2014
Maun, Botswana
yes we do have 24 hour patrol security, as well as a place at the reception to keep some of your valuable stuff
Leslie S asked a question Jul 2014
New York City, New York4 contributions5 helpful votes
Hi - do you have wifi Leslie Scott
Answer from ManagerSedia2014
Maun, Botswana
Yes we do have wifi, in the rooms and restaurant, pool bar, pool areas
JustMeJT wrote a tip May 2023
Hamilton, New Zealand40 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check out the spa. Wonderful massage service. "
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Tom G wrote a tip May 2023
Woking, United Kingdom84 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is available. It’s about a 10-15 minute taxi ride into town, but there are some restaurants that are closer than this."
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Bruce J wrote a tip Mar 2023
Pretoria, South Africa32 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel is approximately 100 metres off the main road, may be difficult to find if it’s your first visit. Use the Shell garage as landmar"
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Paulmgood wrote a tip May 2022
Luxor, Egypt36 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"It’s easy to get into town by shared or private taxi in 5-10 minutes."
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Malcolm R wrote a tip Aug 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom255 contributions102 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to keep away from neighbouring external bar - can be very noisy"
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PRICE RANGE
HK$820 - HK$992 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BotswanaNorth-West DistrictNgamiland EastMaun
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sedia Riverside Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sedia Riverside Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Okavango River (5.4 km), Your Botswana Experience (7.2 km), and African Guide Academy (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sedia Riverside Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Sedia Riverside Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Sedia Riverside Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Sedia Riverside Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sedia Riverside Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Marc's Eatery, Dusty Donkey Café, and Tandurei Indian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sedia Riverside Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Sedia Riverside Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sedia Riverside Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Zulu.
Is Sedia Riverside Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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