Bulawayo, the City of Kings, is Zimbabwe’s second largest city and is steeped in the colonial history of the country, particularly that of the Ndebele people. Founded in 1872 by King Mzilikazi, the first leader of the Ndebele nation, as Kwa Bulawayo, the city is within easy reach of Matopos National Park, the burial place of Mzilikazi and Cecil John Rhodes.
A World Heritage Site, unusually qualifying in all four categories – cultural, historical, archaeological, and environmental – the Park is home to a broad variety of wild game and boasts unique rock formations. It is a must for visitors to the city, whether they are on business or enjoying a holiday.
Holiday Inn Bulawayo is located a short drive from the city centre, close to Ascot Race Course and an excellent 18-hole golf course.
Squash and tennis courts, which are built to international standards, are located on site as is a swimming pool set in well-kept gardens and overlooked by a large veranda.
In keeping with the city’s wide roads and expansive feel, Holiday Inn Bulawayo is spacious and comfortable with conference and functions rooms catering for groups of up to 300 people. A well-equipped Business Centre is available for business guests.
Its 91 standard rooms, 31 business plus rooms, 31 executive rooms and 4 suites all have modern amenities including air conditioning, ensuring that a “great sleep”, one of the four hallmarks of the Holiday Inn brand.
Of all the exquisite Bulawayo hotels, Holiday Inn Bulawayo offers, “a great breakfast”, “a rewarding stay”, and a “can-do friendly staff. The warm welcome that guests receive is extended throughout their stay, as if they really were in someone’s home.
The Phumulani Restaurant provides that “great breakfast” as well as lunch and dinner in a relaxed but warm atmosphere. The buffet-style service, incorporating a wide range of local and western dishes, is complemented by the friendly and attentive restaurant staff.
The well-appointed and well-stocked KoBulawayo cocktail bar is situated near the reception area and restaurants and will provide everything guests need from that cold, refreshing lager after a long drive, to superlative late-night cocktails.
But it is The King Bean Coffee overlooking the pool that is a favourite spot for many guests. Used for informal business meetings or relaxing after a swim, attentive staff who provide a first-rate food and drink service to this popular area.
Holiday Inn Bulawayo gives its guests not only a great welcome and world-class service but, due to its popularity with local residents, an opportunity to meet, mingle and enjoy the cultural heritage and fascinating history of the City of Kings.
Services and Facilities at Holiday Inn Bulawayo:
The facilities and hotel services at Holiday Inn Bulawayo are designed for both business and leisure. The hotel offers full banqueting and conference facilities and a business centre for the business travelers who would like to hold workshops or conferences at the hotel. The outdoor swimming pools, children’s playground and tennis and squash courts provide the leisure side of the hotel making the hotel suitable for all types of travelers.
The facilities and services offered by Holiday Inn Bulawayo are as follows:
• Two restaurants
• One coffee bar
• One bar
• Outdoor swimming pool
• Complimentary on-site parking
• Room service
• Business centre
• Audio visual equipment
• Full conference and banqueting facilities
• WIFI internet connectivity
• Laundry service
• Taxi hire
• Packed breakfast and lunch
• Squash and tennis courts
• Children’s playground
• Safety deposit boxes
• Foreign exchange facilities
• Baby sitters
• Porters’ lodge
Holiday Inn Bulawayo is located in the suburb of Ascot adjacent to the Ascot Shopping Centre and has numerous attractions, including:
• Tennis and squash courts
• 18-hole golf course
• Ascot Race Course
• Hockey stadium
• Local tours available
• Matopo Game Reserves
• Chipangall Wild Life Orphanage
• National Museum
• Kharni Ruins
• National Art Gallery
Accommodation at Holiday Inn Bulawayo:
Holiday Inn Bulawayo has a total of 157 rooms all superbly decorated with an elegant style. Some of the rooms overlook the parking lot and the Ascot suburb and the others overlook the beautifully manicured gardens and pool area. The twin standard rooms offer the basic accommodation experience with no extras. The suites, which are located on the 4th floor, are decorated with different colour schemes from which the guest can choose according to their preferences.
The rooms at Holiday Inn Bulawayo are designed for the business traveller but can also accommodate families because they have inter-leading rooms which can be used to access the next room without having to go outside. The hotel also has 84 non-smoking rooms for the convenience of non-smoking guests.
There are a total of 157 rooms comprising:
• 90 Standard Rooms
• 31 Business Plus Rooms
• 31 Executive Rooms
• 4 Suites
• 1 Paraplegic Room
• (84 non-smoking rooms are available)
All rooms have the following facilities:
• Shower and bath
• Iron and ironing board
• Single toilet
• Shaver socket outlet
• Individually controlled air conditioning
• Mineral water
• Smoke detectors & sprinkler system
• Self locking security doors
• Automatic wake-up call facility
• Satellite television
• Trouser presser
• Coffee making facilities
Holiday Inn Bulawayo has a total of 4 conference rooms which offer full conference packages including audio-visual equipment, meals and stationary. The conference packages can be tailor made according to the client’s specification and can include all meals and accommodation.
Holiday Inn Bulawayo hosts very good weddings and cocktail parties with full catering services and this is all done by the conferencing department. The conference rooms at Holiday Inn Bulawayo are located in a private section with a dedicated registration and breakout area with restroom.
The equipment available in the conference rooms is listed below:
• 35mm Slide Projector
• Flip Chart and Markers
• LCD Projector
Restaurants and Bars:
Holiday Inn Bulawayo has 3 restaurants and 1 bar. Combined, they offer a wide variety of delicious meals and soothing cocktails. The main restaurant, Phumulani, offers buffet meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner and a snack menu is offered at the King Bean Coffee Bar. The Phumulani restaurant offers traditional Zimbabwean meals every Thursday for lunch and dinner.
The Phumulani Restaurant at Holiday Inn Bulawayo serves delicious full English buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is conveniently located close to the reception area and the elevators so it is easy to locate. The Phumulani Restaurant has a maximum seating capacity of 89 pax.
King Bean Coffee Bar
A snack menu is served from the King Bean Coffee bar at Holiday Inn Bulawayo where guests can enjoy the famous coffees while enjoying the beautifully manicured gardens and the outside pool. The King Bean Coffee Bar area has a maximum seating capacity of 60 pax.
Pub & Grill
The pub and grill at Holiday Inn Bulawayo is a specialised steakhouse which serves prime Zimbabwean steak. The restaurant has a maximum seating capacity of 160 guests.
The KoBulawayo Bar is a full cocktail bar with the original English feel evident in its furnishings and design. The bar is very popular for its alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails and the warm atmosphere which makes one feel at home.
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Closest Airport: Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (BUQ)
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