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Ancient City Lodge

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No 1 Shepherds Plot, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is like an ancient village with wonderful very spacious bungalows African village style but with all the comfort of modern hotels. Spacious bedroom with sitting area. Enormous bathroom with two sinks, bath and separate shower. Food is good though not excellent. Lovely place to relax for a weekend. Service is excellent and with a smile

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

In this area it is the only lodge that is still in good condition although there are a few things the lodge could do especially in the rooms. The rooms looked really tired and could do with changing the carpets and the curtains. The rooms were very dark and could do with newer and lighter curtains. Food was good but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Visited April 2013, had so much fun, i was back for more in May. The lodges are built incorporating the surrounding rocks, creating very intriguing designs. The rooms are clean and tidy and the African theme is potrayed throughout. The best part of the trip was the staff. Very accommodating and helpful. Did their best to make sure we were... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Lodge at the Ancient City is definitely one of the better hotels in the Masvingo area. I stayed here on business for two nights in May and had a pleasant stay. At the time, we were the only guests and this make our stay even more peaceful. The lodge is set deep within the countryside just outside of Masvingo.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The hotel is modelled around the great zimbabwe theme, and the execution is impressive. Rooms are spacious, well designed and appointed. The restaurant was however a major letdown., the menu is overpriced and food bland. The establishment needs to invest in a more capable chef. I would strongly recommend this to anyone seeking an authentic zimbabwean theme in a serene... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

The lodges are excellent with really comfy double beds and excellent bathrooms, the whole complex reflects the architecture of Great Zimbabwe across the valley. The pool was closed for maintenance on our visit. The catering was poor compared to other places in Zim we had eaten, a T-bone steak was served without a t-bone in it and turned out to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a lovely lodge. It has only 20 chalets so is perfect if you like a quieter place to stay. The chalets are beautifully decorated, spacious and comfortable. The mosaic on the floor is fantastic and the decorations superb - the stone work around the whole lodge is designed to look like a small-scale Great Zimbabwe. It is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Lodge at the Ancient City was undoubtedly designed and built with love and attention to detail. It is a very attractive venue, well situated and cleverly designed to mimic the nearby ruins. The rooms are massive and comfortable but do require a bit of TLC. The staff are very friendly and try hard. My only gripe is about the... More 

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Wylam, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Well well--seems my trip to Masvingo has unearthed a bonus, and what a bonus! This places rocks! Hidden away down a long dusty road behind the main road to the lake dam wall lies this gem. Id noticed it on here before, but the report really doesn't do it justice, neither do the photos. Its by far and away the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

we stayed here last week for 2 nights as part of our trip around zimbabwe. Its gorgeous. the lodges blend into the surrounding landscape and have lovely high thatched ceilings and baths as well as showers. Also there are proper double beds- the only ones we found in the whole of Zimbabwe, and there's a pool with a great view... More 

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