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Sondela Guest House

234 Leopold Takawira Ave, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Owner and manager of Sondela made us feel very much at home on our stopover going from East to West Zim. The building itself is a private one, with quite some years since last refurbishment and low water pressure on the shower... but all in all it is ok. It really feels like you are staying at a friends' home.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely grand old house which felt like a home away from home. The garden was an oasis with green lawns and shady trees. Also head down to the central gardens on the weekend for the colourful wedding parties having their photos taken!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My colleagues and I recently spent a night at Sondela Guest House. We had a great time there, listening to old Beatles albums at the bar, and playing Pool on the immaculate full-sized (!!!) table. The owner is a great guy and we really enjoyed his company and hospitality. I highly recommend staying here, and will definitely be staying here... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The staff are incredibly nice, the food is excellent, and we felt right at home when we arrived. The garden was beautiful and had wonderful paths. Our children loved feeding the tortoises and swimming in the pool. Also there is a great museum near by. I highly recommend it!!!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We came to stay at the Sondela Guest House after an awful experience at the Nesbitt Castle, which resulted in us vacating 3 nights early. We were welcomed in with open arms by Rod and his staff. The grounds are beautiful. Everything is lush and green and he has 22 tortoises. Whenever he sees them being sold at the side... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying with Rod at Sondela for a few nights last week and we loved every minute of it. We particularly enjoyed the beautiful grounds, the lush garden, the stately home, the extraordinarily warm welcome of Prudence and Rod who went out of his way to make us feel at home, the comfort of the bedroom... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I spent a week in Bulawayo for work. Walking into Sondela Guest House after working all day felt like coming home, not coming back to some sterile/cold hotel. The owner, Rodney, makes you feel right at home and the staff is warm and welcoming. I have been traveling for work for 10 weeks and my week at Sondela Guest House... More

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Al Khor, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We booked the Sondela for two nights in advance, even that was easy. My email request was answered with a phone call within an hour and the statement soon emailed to me. Rod the owner is a top man a real gentleman. His staff are wonderful and you are made to feel at home. Beds and showers the best since... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been staying at Sondela for the past three years, each time I leave Harare for either work or pleasure I look forward to my stay there. Sondela is a home, and the staff there have always welcomed me into it. Apart from the comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, and consistent wi-fi, the staff and owners have always been friendly and... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I am Roberta,I was traveling alone in many place inAfrica and in Bulawayo I stayed in Sondela. The place is amazing. A big and comfortable house, with good bedrooms. I feel like in my home. But the best thing about this place is the people, Rodney and Prudence help me with all things in Bulawayo. The food was very good... More

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Address: 234 Leopold Takawira Ave, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Bulawayo Province > Bulawayo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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