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Desert Sands Motel

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Front of property
Property grounds
Presidential Suite, Garden View | In-room safe, desk, free WiFi
2 restaurants, breakfast, lunch served; local and international cuisine
Standard Room, Garden View | Bathroom | Combined shower/bathtub, deep-soaking bathtub, free toiletries

Overview of Desert Sands Motel

Desert Sands Motel

2.0 star property
City centre hotel in Palapye with 2 restaurants
7.0 out of 10 Good
7.0/10 Good

2 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
Along A1 Highway, Palapye CBD, Palapye
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants
  • Breakfast available
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
For families
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Free airport shuttle


  • Cappello Palapye Grill - 13 min walk
  • Debonairs Pizza - 6 min walk
  • BPC Club - Palapye - 10 min walk
  • Nando's - 7 min walk
  • Pizza Place - Palapye - 3 min drive

About this property

Desert Sands Motel

A great choice for a stay in Palapye, Desert Sands Motel offers a free airport shuttle (available on request). Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. Other highlights include 2 restaurants, a terrace and a garden.



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

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 69 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 6 PM
  • 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; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 6 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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 on-site self-parking


  • Free airport shuttle from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Room service

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception


  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Laundry detergent

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Wimpy – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 13 per person

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Desert Sands Motel Palapye
Desert Sands Palapye
Desert Sands Motel Hotel
Desert Sands Motel Palapye
Desert Sands Motel Hotel Palapye

Frequently asked questions

Does Desert Sands Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Desert Sands Motel 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Desert Sands Motel?
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.
Are pets allowed at Desert Sands Motel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Desert Sands Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Desert Sands Motel?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on request.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Desert Sands Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Desert Sands Motel and nearby?
Desert Sands Motel has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Desert Sands Motel?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring local and international cuisine.
Does Desert Sands Motel have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
What's the area around Desert Sands Motel like?
Desert Sands Motel is in the heart of Palapye, a short 5-minute walk from Engen Mall and 6 minutes' walk from Palapye Junction.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


4/10 Fair

Jan, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I had a good time at this hotel. Everything is closer...restaurants, gas station, many other stores. The hotel is clean and it is of international standard. You will not regret staying at this place. Oh! And thanks for free early check-in.
Matshwene, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review