I stayed at the Bronte for 2 months in February and March this year. I travel extensively in Africa and can honestly say that no other hotel has made me feel more "at home". The genuine care of the front line staff was amazing. From people like Carlene, Arab, Norbert and their colleagues at reception to Cloud and his colleagues in the Palms Restaurant and to Tonderay and his colleagues who kept my room spotless, everyone at the Bronte was superb.
Internet access was at times better than here in the UK and there was never a problem getting it topped up at any time of the day or night.
I had a "superior" room which was large and spacious with a beautiful modern bathroom. Unlike many hotels in Africa catering for non-Africans, the Bronte's room rates were excellent value for money.
Of course, the gardens are the "jewel in the Crown" - beautifully maintained, carefully designed and an oasis within a very busy noisy city. The relaxed atmosphere is very conducive to meeting other guests and I was lucky to make some very good friends as a result.
A number of others have commented that the buildings are old and somewhat lacking in modern facilities. If you want to stay in a concrete, steel and glass box with plush plastic decoration then the Bronte is not for you - there are many international hotel chains which will satisfy your needs. During 2 months I watched the renovation programme which is in progress, yet not once was I distrubed by noise.
Palms restaurant does provide an excellent breakfast. There is a "daily special" which is usually excellent and makes a change when you have been through the standard menu several times. Of course there were the occasional "hiccups" but these were sorted fairly quickly.
I hope that when I return the Bronte will have a room for me. Thanks to the Bronte Team - your customer care focus really seems genuine and not just " going through the motions" Look after your staff - they are what makes the Bronte special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bronte Hotel is an oasis of tranquility, renowned for its beautiful gardens and collection of fine Shona Sculptures.Centrally located in the Avenues, within walking distance of downtown Harare, The Bronte offers well appointed rooms and executive suites in an idyllic garden setting.Designed for both the business and leisure traveler alike; our amenities include complimentary Wifi, two swimming pools, a fitness centre, a complimentary breakfast buffet, secure on-site parking, and fine dining at Emmanuel’s Restaurant. We are also the ideal Harare conference venue, with three function rooms and two boardrooms available.A leading Harare hotel for over 25 years, we're committed to making sure your stay is peaceful and pleasurable. ... more less
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