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Bulawayo Central Lodge

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Laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Electric kettle

Overview of Bulawayo Central Lodge

Bulawayo Central Lodge

2.5 out of 5

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry
14th Avenue/Fife Street, Bulawayo

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationZimbabwe International Trade Fair12 min walk
  • AirportBulawayo (BUQ-Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Intl.)24 min drive
  • Popular LocationChipangali Wildlife Orphanage28 min drive
  • Popular LocationMatobo National Park93 min drive

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About this area


Located in Bulawayo, Bulawayo Central Lodge is in the city centre and near a train station. Looking to enjoy an event or a match while in town? See what's going on at Queens Sports Club.

What's nearby

  • Matobo National Park - 11 min walk
  • Zimbabwe International Trade Fair - 12 min walk
  • Bulawayo Railway Museum - 14 min walk
  • Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage - 28 min drive
  • Matobo National Park - 93 min drive

Getting around

  • Bulawayo (BUQ-Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Intl.) - 24 min drive


  • Red Cafe - 8 min walk
  • Haefeli's Restaurant - 8 min walk
  • Waverley - 10 min walk
  • Chicken Inn - 13 min walk
  • Chicken Slice - 14 min walk

About this property

Bulawayo Central Lodge

Guesthouse with free parking, near Zimbabwe International Trade Fair
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and laundry facilities are available at this smoke-free guesthouse. Self parking is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance and a front desk safe are on-site. All 16 rooms provide conveniences such as dining areas and kitchenettes, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs. Electric kettles, free tea bags/instant coffee and ceiling fans are among the other amenities available to guests.
Bulawayo Central Lodge offers 16 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature a ceiling fan. This accommodation has kitchenettes with separate dining areas.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • English breakfast available for a fee weekdays 7:00 AM–9:00 AM: USD 3-10 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan


  • Towels


  • LCD TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Dining room
  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Kitchenette


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone

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Check-in time starts at noon
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 9:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 3 and USD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 15 per person (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Bulawayo City Lodge
Bulawayo Central Bulawayo
Bulawayo Central Lodge Bulawayo
Bulawayo Central Lodge Guesthouse
Bulawayo Central Lodge Guesthouse Bulawayo

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 14 reviews
5 - Excellent 21%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 14 reviews
4 - Good 50%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 14 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 14 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 14 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Stayed 6 nights in Jan 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service
Central location and friendly staff
The owner went out of his way to ensure our comfort, offeriing to supply local cash for dinner (there is a cash crisis here) and drove us to the bus depot at no charge when our taxi didn't arrive. CouldnT have asked for a nicer host.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Central friendly accommodation in Bulawayo
We enjoyed our stay! The owner/manager was very friendly and helpful, going out of his way to send us transportation info in advance, and offering useful info about the city once we got there. The other staff members were likewise nice. The room was a bit worn, but large, clean and very comfortable. No AC, but plenty of cross-ventilation with a good fan, and lots of light. Walking distance to the town center and various dining options.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Comfortable, basic hotel with helpful owner
The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean, even if somewhat basic. There was a problem with the water pressure, and the owner allowed us to use the shower in another room (only slightly better). Despite this we enjoyed our stay and benefitted from the help of the owner. He was Extremely helpful and nice, and is more than willing to go the extra mile. Given the difficulties of traveling in Zimbabwe, I would recommend the hotel mainly because of his help!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Hotel tired, no breakfast, but owner exceptional.
Clean, large room, in need of refurbishment, but really enjoyed stay due to owner. Took us in his car for breakfast and picked us up afterwards. Hotel, like Bulawayo itself, was in need of some love and attention. Also opened up much earlier for us as we arrived by train.