Bulawayo Central Lodge

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Overview of Bulawayo Central Lodge

Bulawayo Central Lodge

2.5 star property
Guesthouse with restaurant, near Zimbabwe International Trade Fair

7.4/10 Good

14 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
  • Laundry facilities
14th Avenue/Fife Street, Bulawayo
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Bulawayo

Getting around

  • Bulawayo (BUQ-Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Bulawayo Central Lodge

Guesthouse in the business district
A roundtrip airport shuttle, laundry facilities, and a bar are just a few of the amenities provided at Bulawayo Central Lodge. In addition to a restaurant, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free self parking
  • English breakfast (surcharge), tour/ticket assistance, and a front desk safe
  • A 24-hour front desk, smoke-free premises, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and walkable location
Room features
All guestrooms at Bulawayo Central Lodge offer thoughtful touches such as laptop-friendly workspaces and separate dining areas, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guest reviews say good things about the comfortable, spacious rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee and electric kettles
  • Wardrobes/closets and separate dining areas
  • LCD TVs with premium channels
  • Kitchenettes, ceiling fans, and daily housekeeping



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 9:30 AM

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

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms


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


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) on weekday mornings 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1922
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Premium TV channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Kitchenette
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 3 and USD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 per person (one-way)


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property accepts cash.

Also known as

Bulawayo City Lodge
Bulawayo Central Bulawayo
Bulawayo Central Lodge Bulawayo
Bulawayo Central Lodge Guesthouse
Bulawayo Central Lodge Guesthouse Bulawayo

Frequently asked questions

Does Bulawayo Central Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Bulawayo Central Lodge 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Bulawayo Central Lodge?
As of 28 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Bulawayo Central Lodge on 1 Oct 2022 start from AU$92, including 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.
Are pets allowed at Bulawayo Central Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Bulawayo Central Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Bulawayo Central Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bulawayo Central Lodge?
You can check in starting at noon. Check-out time is 9:30 AM.
What is there to do at Bulawayo Central Lodge and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (12-min walk) and Bulawayo Railway Museum (14-min walk), along with City Hall (0.8 mi) and Queens Sports Club (1.4 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near Bulawayo Central Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Red Cafe (8-min walk), Haefeli's Restaurant (8-min walk), and Chicken Inn (13-min walk).
Does Bulawayo Central Lodge have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room.
What's the area around Bulawayo Central Lodge like?
Bulawayo Central Lodge is in the heart of Bulawayo, a short 12-minute walk from Zimbabwe International Trade Fair and 14 minutes' walk from Bulawayo Railway Museum. Travelers recommend the guesthouse for its walkable location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/10 Fair

6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Central location and friendly staff
The owner went out of his way to ensure our comfort, offeriing to supply local cash for dinner (there is a cash crisis here) and drove us to the bus depot at no charge when our taxi didn't arrive. CouldnT have asked for a nicer host.
P&D, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Central friendly accommodation in Bulawayo
We enjoyed our stay! The owner/manager was very friendly and helpful, going out of his way to send us transportation info in advance, and offering useful info about the city once we got there. The other staff members were likewise nice. The room was a bit worn, but large, clean and very comfortable. No AC, but plenty of cross-ventilation with a good fan, and lots of light. Walking distance to the town center and various dining options.
Judy, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Comfortable, basic hotel with helpful owner
The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean, even if somewhat basic. There was a problem with the water pressure, and the owner allowed us to use the shower in another room (only slightly better). Despite this we enjoyed our stay and benefitted from the help of the owner. He was Extremely helpful and nice, and is more than willing to go the extra mile. Given the difficulties of traveling in Zimbabwe, I would recommend the hotel mainly because of his help!
AF, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Hotel tired, no breakfast, but owner exceptional.
Clean, large room, in need of refurbishment, but really enjoyed stay due to owner. Took us in his car for breakfast and picked us up afterwards. Hotel, like Bulawayo itself, was in need of some love and attention. Also opened up much earlier for us as we arrived by train.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Spacious rooms that need an upgrade
The owner of the establishment is very helpful and goes out of his way to assist his guests.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

friendly host
friendly host, mom and pop style, the owners themself takes pains to satisfy guest's needs such as loaning charger, taking around for sightseeing, guiding for the attractions around
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

For a great experience in Bulawayo!!
Due to some confusion on my part I arrived a day early. The host was very accommodating and juggled rooms so I could stay in one room for the duration of my visit. I had not booked tours with local tour guys since many them required a minimum of 4 people.. Again the proprietor took it upon himself to solve my problems and I was able to visit evert site I wanted - Matopos and Khami as well as take in some other sites I had not planned.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Deepak the owner very helpful Great central location, close to transport links.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

部屋は、多少古い感じはするが、広くて快適。 スタッフも近くのレストラン、両替や買い物の相談に新設に対応してくれました。 ここは一泊で、後日ブラワヨでは別ホテルで3泊したのですが、 全部ここにしとけばよかったと後悔するほど良かったです。
just, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review