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Meikles Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner Third Street & J Moyo Ave | P O Box 594, Harare, Zimbabwe
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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Harare
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel and tried to live it up a bit by imagining the past splendour in this century old hotel. My two nights stay from Monday 21st July to wed 23rd was extended to the 24th because I had a late night flight to catch and the hotel Manager refused to give me a late check out.... More

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Claremont, California
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39 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had reserved four nights hoping for some vintage charm but checked out after one night, for several reasons. First, we arrived late bone tired after an 8+ hour drive from Bulawayo with many delays due to road work. No welcome, just an officious front desk and bellmen with hands outstretched. Barclay's MasterCharge reader did not accept my card (an alternate... More

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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63 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A strange oasis in what remains a deeply troubled country but everything works and the team do sell that they possibly can for you. If you have decided to visit Harare and want comfort and the best experience in town this is it, although what happens outside remains troubling.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

WARNING - LONG REVIEW Spent over 70 days at the Meikles over the last 12 months, until my client decided to let me try another hotel recently. We were always given to believe that this is the best and only really good hotel in Harare when we started off. Most people here have mentioned all the good points - the... More

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Swakopmund, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed only one night, but spend a full day in and around the hotel non the less. On arrival all staff, from the doorman to the reception clerks were very friendly and booking in happened swiftly and without any hassles. During my entire stay I can testify to only friendly and very helpful staff in all departments. The spacious... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is located in central business district, so if you are in Harare on business it will most probably be within walking distance to your workplace. Pros: Nice staff, clean, comfortable rooms, park view, room service menu is good and reasonable. Cons: Small pool, gym equipment needs to be tougher, restaurants in the hotel are overpriced...It is cheaper to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Front desk is good and efficient. Room is old and not maintained. Breakfast is poor with little varieties. Too expensive. Location is convenient in downtown and not far from the airport. For a lower price it may be ok.

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OurMarketingTeam, General Manager at Meikles Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mahomed, I am sorry that Meikles did not meet your expectations. Your short review is rather vague in most respects and I would therefore value some more detailed information from you so that we may properly evaluate. Can you recall the room number you were in or what specifically you did not like at breakfast. I hope you will... More

Nairobi, Kenya
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having last visited the Meikles a couple of years ago one would have expected many changes. The hotel is very much what it was then but that has not led to any fall in standards! The high speed internet is a welcome change from the last visit! Meals at the la Fontaine are classy on the al a carte menu,... More

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OurMarketingTeam, General Manager at Meikles Hotel, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your 4-star review John and headline that stamps Meikles Hotel as a Classic and catches the eye. Indeed, next year we reach our Centenary and we are planning several celebratory events. Hopefully you will visit us again during this milestone year. La Fontaine Grill Room is attracting much favourable comment and we have taken careful note of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It has greatly improved since i was last there i must say, however there are a few points tht still remain to be mentioned. There are generally two sides to the hotel,one being mo expensive and nicer(although u wont find this out til u hit the front desk) than the other. when u purchase a room via the internet you... More

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OurMarketingTeam, General Manager at Meikles Hotel, responded to this review

Hello to you in London! We highly value your four-star review (5 for our location!) especially as you seemed to hit breakfast at the last moment after an obviously busy period. However, I'm pleased our staff willingly obliged and saved the day. Tinashe Munjoma (General Manager). More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was last at Meikles sometime last year and I must stay they have definitely improved the quality of the rooms. I had issues previously with the quality of the rooms but not this time around. Rooms were clean and everything was functioning properly (and yes this is a big deal these days in Zim unfortunately). Service was excellent as... More

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OurMarketingTeam, General Manager at Meikles Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Sam for your excellent review of your stay at Meikles Hotel and for your five-star rating of our service. Yes, the entire park-facing north wing room block was given a major refurbishment late last year, along with many public areas too. Meikles is looking shiny as we move towards our centenary in 2015, when we hope you will... More

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Address: Corner Third Street & J Moyo Ave | P O Box 594, Harare, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Harare Province > Harare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Meikles Hotel 5*
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Since 1915 Meikles Hotel has been regarded as Zimbabwe's premier 5-star luxury hotel. It is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and in 2013 was voted Best City Hotel for the 19th successive year by the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents (AZTA). Gracious charm is the hallmark of this legendary hotel. Meikles is situated in Harare's Central Business District overlooking Africa Unity Square gardens. A majestic US$9m revitalization was completed in October 2013. ... more   less 
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