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Sondela Guest House

234 Leopold Takawira Ave | Suburbs, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Sondela Guest House
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time in Zimbabwe on a work trip and from the moment I arrived at Sondela it felt like home! Rod and Prudence were the perfect hosts. My luggage hadn't arrived with me but I was offered t-shirts and help before my luggage finally showed up! We travelled away for a few nights and came back to Sondela, again, it... More 

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Warwickshire
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133 reviews 133 reviews
36 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights and peoples helpfulness went way beyond what is normal. They were great. Rooms are huge, clean and comfortable. Mine had an integral bathroom divided off by Rush screens. Shower needed to run a while before there was hot water but then great. Lovely big bed. WiFi was fine. Evening meals home cooking at its best. Beautiful... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 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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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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geneva
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15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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