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The Nesbitt Castle

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Seasonal outdoor pool
In-room safe, individually decorated, free cots/infant beds
In-room safe, individually decorated, free cots/infant beds
In-room safe, individually decorated, free cots/infant beds

Overview of The Nesbitt Castle

The Nesbitt Castle

4.5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
6 Percy Avenue, Hillside, Bulawayo, 0002

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThe Nesbitt Castle4 min drive
  • Popular LocationNational University of Science and Technology5 min drive
  • Popular LocationZimbabwe International Trade Fair7 min drive
  • AirportBulawayo (BUQ-Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Intl.)28 min drive

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About this area


Located in Bulawayo, The Nesbitt Castle is in the suburbs. Matobo National Park Main Entrance and Centenary Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Bulawayo Railway Museum and Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Queens Sports Club or Barbourfields Stadium.

What's nearby

  • The Nesbitt Castle - 4 min drive
  • National University of Science and Technology - 5 min drive
  • City Hall - 6 min drive
  • Centenary Park - 6 min drive
  • Zimbabwe International Trade Fair - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Bulawayo (BUQ-Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Intl.) - 28 min drive


  • The Coach House — 1 min walk
  • Shangrila Chinese Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Earth Cafe - 5 min drive
  • The Bon Hillside - 5 min drive
  • 26 on Park - 6 min drive

About this property

The Nesbitt Castle

Luxury hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness centre and a bar/lounge. Free English breakfast and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a sauna, WiFi in public areas and a seasonal outdoor pool. All rooms are individually decorated and offer room service and ceiling fans. TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities that guests will find include hairdryers and safes.
The Nesbitt Castle offers 10 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Satellite televisions are provided. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a sauna, a fitness centre and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Library

Guest services

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in reception

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cots/infant beds


  • Hairdryer


  • Satellite channels
  • TV


  • Individually decorated
  • Safe

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


Check-out before 10 AM

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or 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 Visa and Mastercard

Property is also known as

Nesbitt Castle
Nesbitt Castle Bulawayo
Nesbitt Castle Hotel
Nesbitt Castle Hotel Bulawayo
The Nesbitt Castle Hotel Bulawayo
The Nesbitt Castle Hotel
The Nesbitt Castle Bulawayo
The Nesbitt Castle Hotel Bulawayo

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 14 out of 19 reviews
5 - Excellent 74%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 19 reviews
4 - Good 26%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 19 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 19 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 19 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Above expectations!
We had such a nice stay at the Nesbitt Castle! We love it all! The great service, friendly staff, amazing decoration in all the rooms (our bedroom, the different lounges,..), good restaurant and a beautiful garden. This is a very unique place in Bulawayo, even in the whole of Zimbabwe! We will definitely go back and bring some family as well.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Classic elegance
This is a stunning hotel, originally a house, but designed like a castle, with terrific service. Hotel may not be for some, because it is not a modern hotel, but is an example of a bygone era with large opulent rooms. The design, comfort and service makes up for it feeling a little bit old-fashioned.

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Unique Experience!
We stayed here last week-end. We loved the grounds, old castle feel. The food was way above expectations, we had not planned on eating all our meals at the hotel but found the price and quality far above what we could have received elsewhere. The staff of wonderful! Our room was nice and clean but only had a tub, no shower. The mattress was old and we found it hard to sleep with two in the bed as we kept rolling into each other.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful experience
I would highly recommend this very quirky 5* boutique hotel Cannot fault a thing

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Downton Abbey experience in Bulawayo
Excellent experience in this century old castle, run by the Nesbitt family. Very friendly staff and service, great food and room amenities; attention to every detail provided. I had a great time albeit for a day only. (The only downside is its a bit hard to find if you're driving around as a foreigner, but most folks won't have that handicap)