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Rainbow Towers

Pennefather Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe (Formerly Sheraton Harare)
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Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Harare
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is undergoing renovations....so some of the rooms were not quite up to par....the elevators....had issues. but the staff are truly excellent from the reception, housekeeping, made my stay memorable.... The coffee/cake restaurant station .....got addicted to the lattes and the service!!!!,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was recently here with a conference logistics team. The hotel is under renovation and the older rooms are clean, but dated. Conference staff are outstanding. Everyone else is friendly and professional. The nightly buffet is tasty, but there is not a lot of variety from one evening to the next. Still, if you go there one night and then go... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for business and whilst the service and the food was good,the hotel had a feeling of 'former glory' about it. It is a large hotel that I'm sure was once more grand than it is just now, I have no real complaints, but it could just do with cheering up a bit. The staff were very friendly,... More 

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Chinhoyi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the rooms were very comfortable. The conference rooms was warm enough for learning this winter. There was limited variety of food during meal times though the food was plenty. The biggest challenge was that of their elevators, only 2 out of 4 were working whilst the place was full so had to wait longer. The elevators do not indicate which... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here in April 2013, and enjoyed the service, breakfast and general hotel atmosphere. However it is clear that this once glamorous hotel is being let down by the lack of local patronage and the challenges of the local economy.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service is bad. Checked into this hotel ordered some food and the food only came after 1 hour & 30 minutes of waiting, The meat I had ordered was beef but it didn't taste like it so requested to speak to the chef only for the chef to tell me that the meat was off. Totally unacceptable for a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meeting facilities and rooms outstanding for this part of the world. All indications are that in its day this was quite an amazing place. Still not bad, but it hasn't been kept up. Good breakfast but overall the food was disappointing. Not quite western but not quite African either. If food were better this would be a very good place.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there for a business trip. Professional staff Clean rooms Not far from city center Reliable wifi Would recommend the hotel for business travellers You should book with hotel.com, very good rates

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Sandton, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was the former Sheraton, but now I think it keeps on running because of its political affiliations. The surrounds and hotel requires a serious upkeep (ok the grass was green and lush but I think that has to do with the Zimbabwean climate more than anything) The coffee shop is of a seriouly low standard - the coffee was... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First thing I had to do was to go and ask for new bedding as my room was not cleaned before I was checked in - and reception seemed to accept this fact resignedly and without the smallest of apologies! The rooms are definitely from a bygone area, but (after the initial scare) fairly tidy. Definitely the slowest lifts I've... More 

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