This small hotel is much like other lodges I've stayed at previously while passing through Bulawayo - which is to say, staffed by helpful and courteous people at every level. In terms of the building itself and amenities, it is similarly typical of lodges throughout the city, being not a little run down and dilapidated, with decades old glazing, curtain fabrics and plumbing. It's easy to read all this as slightly seedy - and yet the time-warp character is almost cool, and staying here will certainly transport you back in time to the 1960s. As for the television, there is only one (South African) channel on offer, so be sure to take a book if you don't intend to spend the evening working.
If you are planning to try and work, be warned that there is some kind of charismatic establishment across the road that has music pounding out an astonishing volume until about 10 pm, interspersed with equally loud shouting and sermonising (or possibly political rallying - it was difficult to tell). As it happens, though, it is not easy to escape this kind of thing in Bulawayo, and I had the same experience at a different lodge on a previous occasion.
The hotel is only one minute's walk away from a truly wonderful place known as the Jairos Jiri Craft shop, which sells a wide range of craft items made by disabled people in the rural areas. (The pricing is sensible and - unusually for Zimbabwe - linked to the actual value of the US dollar.) Another five minute walk will take you to the popular street market outside the City Hall, where you can find a wider range of craft items, but will have to contend with fairly intrusive and persistent sellers. (Don't miss the beautiful little birds made by Badzirai.)
Unless there is some major event going on in the city, it is usually possible to get a room as a walk-in, typically for around USD32.