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1 York Avenue Newlands, Harare Zimbabwe
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 86 Specialty lodging in Harare
York Lodge offers 18 elegant, spacious rooms with large verandas overlooking a lush garden oasis to guests all year round. All the rooms and communal areas offer the amenities typical of a large hotel; with the service, personalization and privacy you’d expect from a family-run bed and breakfast. Consistently rated as the number#1 speciality lodging in Harare on TripAdvisor we strive to provide you with a world-class stay, every time.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Curiosity782027 wrote a review Aug 2020
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe8 contributions
Thanks very much to Margot, Tina, Sue and all the staff at York Lodge during my quarantine stay. So comfortable, excellent food and amazing service. Recommend York to anyone, be it quarantine or normal running.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Christina Rolfe, General Manager at York Lodge
Responded Sep 29, 2020
Thank you very much! We hope you will come stay with us again soon.
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s c wrote a review Jun 2020
Goromonzi, Zimbabwe1 contribution
Probably one of the best locations in Harare. Top end quality establishment with all the modern comforts. Great attention to detail in the gardens but especially in the rooms. Very pleasant staff, highly professional and very happy to help with any requests. Excellent spread at all meals. High standards of cleanliness evident everywhere. Would not hesitate to recommend this venue to all kinds of travelers. Margot and her team are wonderful people.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Zurufa wrote a review Feb 2020
Oslo, Norway3 contributions
I have never been to Harare before, and cannot compare to other similar places there, but has to say the York Lodge was a fantastic place to stay - much due to the extremely good service. I was not well during my stay, and everyone was so concerned, doing everything they could to make me feel all right. That combined with a fantastic cozy atmosphere means I will definately stay there again next time I go to Harare.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
Kenwyoung wrote a review Jan 2020
Springfield, Virginia312 contributions160 helpful votes
We travel to Harare on business every 6 to 8 weeks and decided to try another lodge because the previous place we stayed was continually disrespectful to one of our team. York Lodge were welcoming and really took care of all our team. Communication in booking the rooms by email was great and simple. Upon arrival we were met at the door and showed in to registration and taken to our rooms quickly and without hassle. The rooms are pretty nice. Looked as though they had recently been renovated and to a high standard. Very clean and spacious. Well appointed and equipped, there is everything you need in it to make you comfortable. Bedding was quality and the bed itself was nice and comfy. Wireless internet in the room was super fast and had no problems streaming anywhere in the compound. The breakfast was more than sufficient with plenty of choices on offer from fruit, cold meats and cheeses to fully cooked meals. Enough to start your day right. They even deliver coffee to your room at your designated time so you can sit on the porch and enjoy it before starting your day. They do offer a 3 course buffet dinner every night. We ate there only once, but enjoyed it. Everything is home made with care and all dietary needs are catered for. The staff are wonderful and really do take care of you. The owners are there at all times and always ensure all your needs are taken care off. Not all rooms have AC, but to be honest with the climate in Harare, it was really not needed. I slept with the windows open every night to get a cross breeze and it was cool enough to sleep. Not sure AC would work anyway because of the lack of electricity and the generator does not run at all times and the solar power system is not powerful enough to run them. Luckily the bed had netting as a couple of nights it rained and the flying ants were a problem, but with the bed net, it was fine. My only gripe about the place was the bar of hand soap. It made your hands sticky after using it. I had to use the bottle of body wash from the shower to wash my hands as I could not live with sticky hands from the bar of soap. We will definitely be staying here again. It’s a great place with great staff and owners and lovely rooms in a lovely locale. Many thanks York Lodge.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Christina Rolfe, General Manager at York Lodge
Responded Oct 19, 2020
Thank you for the fabulous review and taking the time to share it! Now that travel restrictions are lifting in our part of the world, I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you and your team back to York Lodge.
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Nico558 wrote a review Jan 2020
Pretoria, South Africa747 contributions225 helpful votes
On my many travels I discover from time to time a jewel. York Lodge is such a place. From the moment we were welcomed, the coffee and home made bisquits, to the lovely rooms and central honesty bar with ice cold beer we felt more than welcome. Margo and her team do an excellent job in difficult circumstances. My room was large with everything you would need, including a plug at the mirror for the hairdyer! Security is excellent and the gardens absolutely magnificent. Sitting outside enjoying breakfast in this lovely place makes you want to stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
3 Helpful votes
Response from Christina Rolfe, General Manager at York Lodge
Responded Oct 19, 2020
Thank your for your warm review of York Lodge. We are open again should your travels bring you in our direction and we look forward to welcoming you back!
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$166 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about York Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to York Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Thetford Game Reserve (3.3 miles), Mukuvisi Woodlands (1.9 miles), and The Shona Sculpture Gallery (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at York Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at York Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at York Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at York Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to York Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Victoria 22, Organikks, and Amanzi Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at York Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does York Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, York Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at York Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.