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Great Zimbabwe Hotel

3.5 of 5 Inn   |   Monuments Grounds, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Everyone of the hotel staff was nice, polite and friendly. No exceptions. Every request was welcomed with a smile and a positive attitude. Unfortunately, just like all of Zimbabwe, the facility is on a slow slope to decline. Things are old (the last refurbishment must have taken place when Elvis Presley was still alive), and the areas that are not... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have stayed at this Hotel a few times over the years and everytime was great. I loved the way they ring the Xylophone, (well they used to) to announce Dinner was being served! Which was always very good and substantial. Service was excellent aswell. The Rooms were always clean and inviting, even though a bit 70's in decor..lol. All... More

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England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed for a night and arrived very late. The staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel has a rich history of guests including Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana and many more. Breakfast was good. Again, the staff were very friendly and accommodating as we had 2 restless children. Rooms are spacious with large grounds for the kids to run around.... More

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Gweru, Zimbabwe
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16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went to this place as part of our fourth tour of Great Zimbabwe. Each time we try to visit a different place just to see whats on offer. The Hotel is located right by the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, within walking distance of the same. It is not a top notch hotel, nor does it purport to be. The garden is... More

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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43 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This must have been by far the worst hotel I have stayed in, especially if one considers the price we paid for a 1 night stay. ZAR 1728, or 157 US dollar. Admitting that for that price breakfast was included. When we checked in at 14.30 h , we were told that the room was not ready yet, so we... More

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Dowagiac, Michigan
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13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

When our group drove up to the resort, we were greeted by a very friendly staff and cold fruit juice, very welcome after a long drive to Masvingo. The grounds are lovely and appeared to be well cared for. Our room was small, although spacious enough for the double bed and we were only staying there for one night. After... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Having come back here ( I stayed in 2007) for lunch, the buildings are refurbished, pool open but as before it is an NGO conference location , we had lunch, service lovely , wifi good but nothing special, we decided not to stay but a welcome refreshment stop and the security gaurd gives a marvellous welocme ' Michael Jackson' march... More

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Rugby, UK
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105 reviews 105 reviews
38 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The Great Zimbabwe Hotel is situated within the ancient Great Zimbabwe site and is a really great place to stay. I love the location and and the friendly staff and the little bar is great. We really enjoyed the food especially the evening meal. I've seen some comments about price and it's not cheap but travellers should remember that this... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We went to see great zim and ended up at this hotel as the ones in town looked very grotty and town did not feel too inviting. Also when we drove up to check it out the security man did a dance for us which was very welcoming! We got a family room for $210. Really over priced but the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We stayed here 24, 25 & 26 Dec 12 in a double room. It is indeed very convenient for the ruins (only a 15 min walk down a private driveway). The room itself was clean and more than adequate although there was no mosquito net or nets at the windows, however we did have a working fan which was very... More

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Address: Monuments Grounds, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Masvingo Province > Masvingo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Great Zimbabwe Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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