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Cresta Thapama

3-star hotel in Francistown with outdoor pool and restaurant

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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  • Outdoor Pool
  • Standard Double Room - Living Room
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A1 Highway, Francistown, Botswana
  • We were told to pay again even though we had already paid online. Thats very bad

    Sep 14, 2021

  • The food, no variety and not appetizing

    Jul 13, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 65 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free airport shuttle

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • Heart of Francistown
  • University of Botswana - 5 min walk
  • St Patrick's Church - 14 min walk
  • Supa Ngwao Museum - 20 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View
  • Suite, 1 Double Bed, Garden View
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Garden View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Garden View
  • Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Garden View

What’s around


  • Heart of Francistown
  • University of Botswana - 5 min walk
  • St Patrick's Church - 14 min walk
  • Supa Ngwao Museum - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Free airport shuttle
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A1 Highway, Francistown, Botswana

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 65 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Turndown service

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Ivory Grill - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of BWP 165 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in is available.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Cresta Hotel Jwaneng
  • Cresta Jwaneng
  • Cresta Thapama Hotel Francistown
  • Cresta Thapama Hotel
  • Cresta Thapama Francistown
  • Cresta Thapama
  • Cresta Thapama Hotel
  • Cresta Thapama Francistown
  • Cresta Thapama Hotel Francistown

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Cresta Thapama 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.
  • 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.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Ivory Grill. Nearby restaurants include Tandurei (4-min walk), Nando's (4-min walk), and Debonnairs Pizza (4-min walk).
  • Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
  • Onsite recreation at Cresta Thapama includes racquetball/squash. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a fitness center and a garden.
  • 4.0.Fair

    Power starved in Francistown!

    The hotel had a power power problem which left the rooms and restaurant in the dark for a few hours. Power did not come on until after I went to sleep and then BANG lights came on aircon on and I was now awake. When asked, the front desk gave a basic brush off saying a few minutes which turned into hours. This was a issue for the Cresta hotel as the hotel and casino across the street had power. A flashlight would have been useful.

    Timothy, 1 night business trip, Jun 5, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Cresta Thapama Garden

    If you appreciate flowers, trees, and ambiance you will love this hotel. We came in at night and were surprised just how gorgeous the grounds were in daylight. We had a delicious breakfast, and then couldn't wait to get outside, sit by the pool, and get some work done on our computers.

    Pamela, 1 night family trip, Dec 12, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Okay stay

    The hotel rooms are very nice, however the food options are quite limited. In addition, it would be great if the hotel gets more staff to address the slow services provided when you check in and ordering food from the restaurant

    1 night business trip, Sep 12, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Loved the cleanliness and the front office efficiency. Did not like room service staff knocking out door at 10:30 pm to bring us a fruit basket and opening our door before we answered her knock. However the restaurant manager Ludp was very apologetic about it & said she rallied to the staff member who had done so.

    1 night business trip, Mar 31, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    1 night trip, Jul 6, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    1 night trip, Dec 29, 2018

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