I'm staying at this hotel currently. On the positive side, the location is very central and it's easy to get to most places in Harare from the hotel. The staff are very friendly (the maintenance guys even changed the fuse on my laptop charger for me). And the rooms are nice - the bathroom and air conditioner are dated, but the room itself appears to be relatively recently decorated, and to a high standard. Very importantly, the beds are comfortable! This definitely isn't a given - I've stayed in plenty of hotels where the mattresses were either hard as sleeping on a stone floor, or so soft you could only feel the bed slats below you.
On the negative side - the kitchen could use some more work. The food is ok - good portion sizes I think (unlike the attached steakhouse with it's tiny chicken breasts!) although choice is rather limited. My main issue was with the breakfast - no filter coffee for two days running. People - Nescafe isn't coffee, it's something else entirely! I asked for a coke to substitute yesterday but ended up having to pay for it - it really should have been complimentary. I didn't bother this morning. There's no excuse as you can buy filter coffee in local supermarkets, which are open every day. It also took 15 minutes to make a poached egg this morning, even though the restaurant wasn't busy at all. I had to leave it in the end as I had to be somewhere else.
Overall, I'd recommend the hotel, for the location, friendliness of staff and the comfortable rooms. But someone, please sort out the kitchen!
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Harare Hotel
- Holiday Inn Harare Hotel Harare
- Harare Holiday Inn
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Harare is ideally situated in the centre of Harare, making it the perfect place for your business or pleasure stay. It is minutes away from Harare's shopping and business district with beautiful parks, markets and curio shops also within easy reach.The hotel has 201 rooms and 4 suites. The hotel has conference facilities that cater for all business needs with facilities for up to 300 guests. The hotel has a relaxed atmosphere with two restaurants and a pool terrace. ... more less
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