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Lodge At Ancient City

51 Enterprise Road, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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37 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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Essex
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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
1 review
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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4 hotel reviews
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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37 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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Christchurch
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5 hotel reviews
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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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Harare, Zimbabwe
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

What a wonderful lodge with huge rooms in a stunning location. It has such potential to be fantastic! The staff were attentive and lovely. And then the bill came. We were charged for evening meals we did not have and then again for an extra breakfast - that of a business colleague... (he was charged for the same breakfast too).... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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60 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I arrived here with our group of 30 people and they were not expecting us. This despite many emails back and forth. There was no evening meal planned for us. They asked if we intended dining there despite the many emails above outlining our requirements. As they are about 50km from the nearest alternate for a meal on a Sunday... More

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Good value for money, exceptionally attentive staff, tidy grounds and great management. Need one say more? If I went traveling to Zimbabwe overland again, the Lodge would be my first stop! The smallest detail is focused on by all the staff and the manager is the most hands-on I have seen - he spotted us unpacking bags from our vehicle... More

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Also Known As:
Lodge At Ancient City Hotel
Lodge At Ancient City Hotel Masvingo
Lodge At Ancient City Zimbabwe/Masvingo
Address: 51 Enterprise Road, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Masvingo Province > Masvingo
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Specialty lodging in Masvingo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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