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“Beautiful hotel with great service”
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York Lodge
Ranked #2 of 59 Specialty Lodging in Harare
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful hotel with great service”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

Stayed here on a work trip for a week. The room I stayed in was first rate - spacious, clean and well equipped (hair dryer and plug converters). Bathroom was a very good size and included a rain shower and huge bath. Very happy with the accommodation.

Food was great - breakfast was perfect. Help yourself to the fruits and cereals plus waiters take orders for cooked items. Orange juice at breakfast is the best I've ever tasted and I'm assured they are grown locally - I wish I could have taken sme home!

I stayed for dinner most nights and that was good too. In most cases it was simple food, well prepared. There was no choice for dinner but a small buffet selection - I am vegan and the hotel went to extra lengths to prepare meals specifically for me so again I can only complement the service and the chef.

The hotel grounds are well maintained and perfectly manicured...There were two pools that I didn't get to experience but they looked lovely.

All the staff were friendly and when booking the hotel they were responsive.

Two minor downsides - taxi's arranged by the hotel were on the expensive side ($50 for an airport pick up) and one evening I was kept awake by dogs barking.

On the whole this is a lovely spot, I'll certainly come back and would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Paarl, South Africa
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

Enjoyed the peaceful quiet surroundings and lovely garden at York Lodge on a recent business trip to Harare. This will be my 1st choice from now on. Dinners very good and well stocked honesty bar. Close to city centre and very friendly service. Especially enjoyed the wake up coffee served in your room at a time you choose, no matter how early.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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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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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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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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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 59 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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