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Great Zimbabwe Hotel

14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Probably one of the best locations close to the Ancient City (20 minutes walk) The thatched roofs and manicured gardens are real pleasure. The rooms are spacious and colonial decorated. The staff are friendly and pleasant but don't see enough traffic. If you are going to order food, do so when you're not hungry as the service can be rather...

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Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reception was so superb and i really enjoyed my stay, though it was short but i look foward to come and stay for a longer period, your food was such a good menu. Your structures are so nice and a very good resemblence of the Great Zimbabwe menuments which always reminds us of ruins bringing the memory of sleeping...

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Thank ithelm2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A pleasant hotel with good food. Cooled by the occasional shower. Staff were very helpful. A good place for lunch after a visit to the Great Zimbabwe ruins. A good craft market at the hotel gates. Something for everyone?

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 28 February 2017

My recent visit to Great Zimbabwe hotel on 26th to 28 February 2017 was a pleasure. The place was cool with rains daily. The surroundings were very green and refreshing to all guests. The taste of food was delicious.

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Mutare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had a good experience at the hotel, amazing staff who are very helpful. The food was good and I loved the traditional dishes. The condition of the rooms is deteriorating and they now require upgrading.

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Thank vmudanwa
Harare Province, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Went there for business conference, Great place ,great staff who respond so well to guests requests.Had little trouble with the monkeys though it was fun trying to chase them away.The food is good but they cook little food when I went for dinner few minutes late and most of the trays were empty.

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Thank ChristyNhete
Harare
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Lighting needs urgent attention. The hotel need to seriously! look at implementing a solar energy system. There was more darkness than there was electricity. Room gardgets like TV remote and fridges need replacement!

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Thank 860et
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great Zimbabwe Hotel is one of the best hotels in Masvingo Province and I look forward to staying here , whenever I am in Masvingo . Whereas I highly rate the hotel , I feel it is slowly losing its competitiveness in the market with dropping standards and services that may result in clientele opting for other nearby options. In...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The layout and size of this hotel shows that it must have been a great place in its heyday but starting to look a little tired now. Certainly a great location if you are visiting the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. Rooms are clean and a good size but could do with a face lift. The grounds are well looked after and...

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Thank MIKEndSUE
St. Georgen im Attergau, Austria
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Unfortunatelly the room and the bath was not clean at all. After cleaning 2sqm of bathroom floor with a towel it was completely black. The site is great and the restaurant served good food but for high prices. If you pay 28US$ for breakfast you could expect more. The sundowner-view is great!

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Getrude Sally M, Front Office Manager at Great Zimbabwe Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Thomas Thank you for staying at Great Zimbabwe hotel during your recent visit to Zimbabwe. We thank you most sincerely for the honest feedback concerning cleanliness of rooms .The management team is addressing the issue as a matter of urgency. Kindly accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused. We are happy you enjoyed the meal experience in our restaurant...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
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  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Great Zimbabwe Hotel has a range of activities and facilities to cater for the whole family. From the modest restaurant to the comfortable bar this hotel carries the affectionate atmosphere of the countryside. For entertainment the hotel has a range of outdoor activities such as swimming and volleyball. The premises is also located only 700 meters from the Great Zimbabwe Monuments where guests can take part in informative guided tours. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Zimbabwe Hotel

Address: Monuments Grounds, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Masvingo Province > Masvingo
Price Range: $67 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Great Zimbabwe Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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Great Zimbabwe Hotel Masvingo
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“The floor mantainance must be improved and always be freshened to improve the scent”
ithelm2017, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the central points ensure monkeys are not a nuisance to you.”
ericmA7556MI, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pool side or facing west for sundowner”
Thomas1968_o, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I would have loved to give tips but I failed due to financial constraints, maybe nextime”
lawrencej693, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are fine. However, rooms away from the dining room are quieter for nice sleep.”
ericmA7556MI, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
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