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Lodge At Ancient City

No 1 Shepherds Plot, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gweru, Zimbabwe
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best places to stay close to Great Zimbabwe Ruins. The Lodge is built into the surroundings such that minimal disturbance was made of the surroundings. The first thing that hits you as you walk about is the peace and tranquility. There is no hustle and bustle, no loud obstrusive music, just some peace and quiet.... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Built in amongst Masvingo's famed granite boulders this Alan Elliott designed lodge is outstanding. Fitting unobtrusively into the environment, each room is individual in design and takes on the 'Great Zimbabwe' theme. The attention to detail is clearly evident and every room is spacious and has such a wonderful Zimbabwean theme to it. The main Lodge building has a large... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This place is excellent. I will recommend this to everyone who goes to view the great Zimbabwe ruins. The lodges are excellent, nice spacious rooms designed in an artistic fashion. The food is very good. The scenery and the stone walls resemble the actual ruins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed at the lodge for one night while visiting Great Zimbabwe. I stayed in one of the lodges which had soaring ceilings under a thatched roof. The room was clean and could easily accommodate a family of four. I agree with the other review that it could be a bit hazardous if you get up in the middle of... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The hotel is situated on a hill over looking a plain with the great Zimbabwean ruins in the distance. The rooms are pretty impressive, very spacious with a ceiling fan as well. Only negative with the room is that the bed area is about 4" above the rest of the floor. If one gets up and doesn't remember or doesn't... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Stayed at the lodge in August for 3 nights for a family wedding. The lodge was empty when we arrived, we were shown 3 lodges and asked to choose. Decided on room 6 because of location and full length mirror. The room was just amazing. Cleaned to a very high standard you would think you are the first guests to... More

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

it was so peaceful n ud think u sleeping at the ruins...the rooms are nicely designd and very spacious.i loved the shower and the sunset view by the pool n eating place...it was built around stones...beautiful face

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We have stayed at this lodge three times prior to this last visit which was on 21st Dec 2013. We were a group of 11, and arrived without a reservation, and fortunately there were rooms available. However the disappointment came with dinner. Firstly, we were quite prepared to do our own BBQ, when we mentioned this to the reception clerk,... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

If you’ve come to see the Great Zimbabwe (and of course you should) you can’t do better than staying at the Lodge at the Ancient City. I first visited in 2011 and I was happy to return in 2013. Just a short drive from Great Zimbabwe, you’ll recognize the entrance with the expertly crafted chevron pattern of thrush weaving on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We enjoyed our stay. Found the staff sensitive to our requirements. Food was good, not fantastic but good enough. Phillip is a great guide for the ruins. There were a couple of minor billing errors which were corrected quickly.

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Address: No 1 Shepherds Plot, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Masvingo Province > Masvingo
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