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Meikles Hotel
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Harare
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Beautiful "old world" hotel. Much of the colonial past is still evident
Such nice staff. From reception to the restaurants. Obliging, smiling and nothing was too much.
However the furnishings in the hotel and in the rooms need upgrading. Very dated!
Nice visit.
Was upgraded to a suite, when there were problems with the key to my original room on the 11th floor.. Suite was huge. Very nice upgrade and appreciated.

Room Tip: Rooms as high as possible, facing the park.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

It is always nice to revisit Meikles and get recognised by some of the staff, who have been there for many years. Unfortunately it is ready for a refurb. The rooms and corridors and restaurants are all looking, feeling and in some cases, smelling rather tired.
The staff still try very hard, location is great, most things work and in general you don't feel as though you are in Zim dealing with the daily issues.
Check in was painless, the room was adequate (TV reception was terrible), bathroom was a bit grimy, hot water was OK, bed was OK, aircon was OK, etc, etc.
Breakfast was good but the bar lunch was overpriced, overcooked and overtime.
Check out was a mission - nearly 30 minutes.

I will start looking for an alternative until they spend some more money.

Room Tip: Old block away from the elevators are quietest.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

The hotel is situated very conveniently in the centre of Harare and has a standard somewhat below other major business hotels in southern Africa. The style is "British Empire", but stuffed into a concrete structure and in badly need of attention. Don't come for the pool, its very small and stuffed behind walls on the roof. Breakfast and service was ok, but the convenient position for business in the centre of the city is really the only attraction.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view of the Africa Union Park, makes for a nice view over the city skyline.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Neros1970
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Great location, right in the heart of Harare. But, but, but… a really dated and stuffy hotel. It’s your basic and standard business hotel but it’s in desperate need of a facelift and airing out. Halls are smelly and stuffy, rooms are ok. If you’re on a business trip, on a budget and need to be in the heart of Harare, it’s your place. If you’re with family don’t go.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

At 5 star rates it is not value for money.

The "gym" does not justify the name with antiquated equipment most of which was not working. No sweat towels provided. The steam room was piping hot but again no towels!

At prime time there was only one staff member on duty and if took forever to check out.

Rooms were clean and the staff still as friendly as ever but clearly a lack of management

Regret I will, not be returning but rather stay a good B&B like York

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

The service received and value for money is outstanding! The hotel booking was effortless, and everything was as requested upon my arrival. The room was beautiful, comfortable, and the food was excellent! I can not say enough good about this hotel! It is simply outstanding!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

I stayed here for a business visit for a month, Being Indian, I like asian food, which was rare in this country. Although about the facilities, hospitability, it was way better in compare to the condition of country's economic. Staff was very friendly. Rooms are always clean. The best thing about the hotel was the pool on the 14th floor. The gym was beside it and the pool was always clean.
I stayed @ 9th floor and enjoed the view a lot.

Room Tip: Take a room with garden view...
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Meikles Hotel

Address: Corner Third Street & J Moyo Ave | P O Box 594, Harare, Zimbabwe
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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Harare
Price Range: $127 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Meikles Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 361
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 1915 Meikles Hotel has been regarded as Zimbabwe's premier 5-star luxury hotel. It is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and in 2013 was voted Best City Hotel for the 19th successive year by the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents (AZTA). Gracious charm is the hallmark of this legendary hotel. Meikles is situated in Harare's Central Business District overlooking Africa Unity Square gardens. A majestic US$9m revitalization was completed in October 2013. ... more   less 
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