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Cresta Thapama

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Cresta Thapama

Cresta Thapama

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Francistown with outdoor pool and restaurant

7.2/10 Good

16 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
A1 Highway, Francistown

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Francistown

Getting around

  • Free airport shuttle


  • KFC - 2 min walk
  • Tandurei - 4 min walk
  • Nando's - 4 min walk
  • Debonnairs Pizza - 4 min walk
  • PieTime - 6 min walk

About this property

Cresta Thapama

Cresta Thapama offers a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Ivory Grill, which serves lunch and dinner. Other highlights include a poolside bar, a fitness centre and a children's pool.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 65 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • 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 cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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


  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • Racquetball/squash
  • Golfing nearby
  • Wildlife drive nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

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 approximately BWP 165 per person

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • 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; 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 sanitiser.

Contactless check-in is available.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Cresta Thapama offer free cancellation for a full refund?
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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Cresta Thapama?
As of 5 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Cresta Thapama on 9 Feb 2023 start from $107, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Cresta Thapama?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, 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 Cresta Thapama?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Cresta Thapama?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Cresta Thapama?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Cresta Thapama?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Cresta Thapama?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing is available.
What is there to do at Cresta Thapama and nearby?
On-site 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 centre and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Cresta Thapama?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Ivory Grill. Nearby restaurants include Tandurei (4-min walk), Nando's (4-min walk) and Debonnairs Pizza (4-min walk).
Does Cresta Thapama have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
What's the area around Cresta Thapama like?
Cresta Thapama is in the heart of Francistown, a short 5-minute walk from University of Botswana and 14 minutes' walk from St Patrick's Church.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Riaan, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

A very good stay
Our stay was pleasant and the staff friendly
Joseph, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

We were told to pay again even though we had already paid online. Thats very bad
Joachim, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Food, the Chef needs to do a better job
The food, no variety and not appetizing
Kgosi and Kgalalelo, 4-night family trip
Verified guest review

4/10 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
Verified guest review

8/10 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
Verified guest review

8/10 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
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 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
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review