Selborne Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel in Bulawayo with outdoor pool and pool bar

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Selborne Hotel

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Premium bedding, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace
Outdoor pool, open 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Premium bedding, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace
2 restaurants, breakfast, lunch served; local and international cuisine

Overview of Selborne Hotel

7,2 out of 10 Good
7,2/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
Leopold Takawira Ave & George Silundika, Bulawayo
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Executive Double Room, Balcony, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds, Ensuite, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Bulawayo

Getting around

  • Bulawayo (BUQ-Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Intl.) - 23 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Haefeli's - 10 min walk
  • Cresta Churchill Hotel Bulawayo - 7 min drive
  • Earth Cafe - 2 min drive
  • Arizona Grill House - 3 min drive
  • Nando's - 4 min walk

About this property

Selborne Hotel

Selborne Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 20 per person one-way. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Selborne Cafe, one of 2 restaurants, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this Colonial hotel include a poolside bar, a bar/lounge, and a garden.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 35 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 10:00 AM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Wildlife drive nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Romance packages


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1930
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Banquet hall


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Doorbell and phone notification

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LED television
  • Digital TV channels
  • First-run movies

Home comfort

  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features


Selborne Cafe - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Illegal Takeaway - Onsite theme restaurant. Open daily.
Kings Head - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 15 for adults and USD 7 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 per person (one-way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 4 costs USD 0 (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Selborne Hotel Bulawayo
Selborne Bulawayo
Selborne Hotel Hotel
Selborne Hotel Bulawayo
Selborne Hotel Hotel Bulawayo

Frequently asked questions

Does Selborne Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Selborne Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Selborne Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Selborne Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Selborne Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Selborne Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Selborne Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 20 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Selborne Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 AM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Selborne Hotel and nearby?
Selborne Hotel has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Selborne Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring local and international cuisine.
Does Selborne Hotel have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
What's the area around Selborne Hotel like?
Selborne Hotel is in the heart of Bulawayo, a short 1-minute walk from City Hall and 5 minutes' walk from National Art Gallery Bulawayo.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Selborne Hotel Experience
The hotel rooms are ok, but the problem is unreliable internet connection and no choice TV channels. The Staff are very friendly...
Phillimon, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Washington, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

General comment
Selborne Hotel is home away from home. Christine and team give the place a warm touch. The rooms are top notch and the Wi-Fi is excellent. However, the outside and furniture reception area look ‘tired’ and outdated. It hardly reflects the high standard of decor and modern upgrades characteristic of the rooms.
Zine, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very convenient location. Great homeliness atmosphere and nice vintage vibe
Simba, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place, great staff
Amazing colonial style hotel with very helpful staff, great restaurant, beautiful garden and convenient parking. Large balcony facing the street but not noisy. Special thanks to MacDonald who helped me find fuel. He was very helpful and humble. Overall great stay.
Marcel, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

V kind and helpful staff. However rooms v v noisy due to it being above the Kings Inn that was pumping out beats until 0300!
1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Good room, helpful staff and good internet. This property works best as a business hotel. However many parts of the property are in disrepair and a refurbishment program is underway (not complete). This means dust and noise. Guests who are not from Southern Africa may find some aspects of this property challenging.
3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Hotel was under construction. No hot water. Dust everywhere.
Knitwit, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

It was to noisy, the restaurant was under renovation, wifi worked very poorly and only in the reception area.
2-night business trip
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