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York Lodge
Ranked #2 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Harare
Seattle, Washington, United States
1 review
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“Worth coming back and looking forward to Our Next Trip”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

My wife and I stayed for a second time at the York lodge this October. We love the staff, the property owners and the property. It is located in a beautiful part of Harare and the grounds are tended with attention. The food is excellent as well - both dinner and breakfast.
It is the staff and owners, however, that really make the lodge. They made us feel like family. We will be back.

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent. The more newly aded rooms have a modern feel and look.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

The Lodge and rooms are set in beautiful grounds with a mature and vibrant garden. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed. Margo and Les are wonderful and considerate hosts and looked after us with warmth and friendliness. I would not stay anywhere else in Harare.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

A haven from the chaos that is the traffic in Harare. The management and staff are very friendly and helpful, rooms and food excellent and great location for the city and airport. I will certainly be back at York on my next visit to Harare.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Washington DC
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

I greatly enjoyed my stay at York Lodge. The room was just right -- beautifully set up, very comfortable but not fussy -- and with tea and cookies waiting for me when I arrived. The food was delicious. I had dinner there several nights and each time was very pleased with the quality, selection and service. There are lovely verandas around each of the rooms -- inviting places to relax, read, and/or socialize. The owners couldn't have been more helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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England
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Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Tonight is my last night staying at the York Lodge, and I am sad to be leaving. It is a wonderful, peaceful place, but close enough to the town.
The rooms have everything you need, mine has two single beds, tv, ceiling fan, aircon, and is more than big enough. The bathroom has a freestanding shower, along with bath, and shower.
Meals here are fantastic, and I especially love the morning wake up call, which involves a knock on the door, with a tray of tea or coffee which can be enjoyed on your veranda, mine looks onto the beautiful gardens.
Staff here are all brilliant, all smiling and happy to help, with a special mention to Leonard.
All in all a great stay, and I hope to be back.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Lagos, Nigeria
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

What a delight to book into York Lodge - friendly management and staff and very personable. We loved the deep verandas where we dined and chilled. Our room was very comfortable - big bed, easy chairs and a "stoep" to relax on. The bathroom was spacious with separate bath and shower and two sets of coloured towels - his and hers!

They have their own borehole and generator so there was none of the typical Harare troubles here. This also meant that the grounds were lush and green despite our stay being in the hot and dry season. One of our colleagues stayed at the Meikles Hotel and did not have water for the whole stay. We were warned not to stay in hotels in Harare so I pass this warning on and recommend the likes of York Lodge.

The breakfasts were individually prepared and served by charming staff that were so friendly and obliging.
We felt so much at home for our 4 day stay and could easily have stayed longer. We believed that if we could escape to the comfort of the Lodge then Zimbabwe cannot be all bad.

Room Tip: Stay in the chalet type rooms if you can (2 to a block).
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

located in the quiet Eastern suburbs of Harare. The house has classic colonial style, rooms beautiful and, dinner & breakfast was very good as well. Staff friendly. Highly recommended. Travelled in 2012 (I have requested to remove previous review due to mistake in rating, i.e. 1 star instead of the 5 stars, in order to not dilute the average. .

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: York Lodge
Address: 1 York Avenue | Highlands, Harare, Zimbabwe
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Location: Zimbabwe > Harare Province > Harare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Harare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — York Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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