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Great Zimbabwe Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Masvingo B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 29, 2011

The hotel is clean in the vicinity of a great location. I stayed there for a night. A short drive from here takes you to the ruins. The staff were quite helpful and friendly. The food served was Ok, but not excellent. The best thing in this hotel is their pool area. From this place, you can get a nice view of the landscape nearby. The clean pool which was large and deep enough made our swimming experience a memorable one. It was refreshing too! The cozy room though a little conventional, was comfortable to sleep in for the night. Altogether, my stay at the Great Zimbabwe Hotel was a pleasant one.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2010

this is a charming hotel,in a fantatstic setting,i liked the openess of the setting ,there is no central building as such you walk in the open to your room and the amenities.the rooms were clean but a bit basic,with great views.the staff were friendly and helpful.what lets it down is the food,i sent back a steak as i could not cut it,the staff to their commendation replaced it and the new steak was excellent.the evening meal was not enjoyable,we were the only guests,however the restaurant was packed with teachers from a football tournament,it was not exactly fine dining!great african setting,with a better restaurant an excellent hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 10, 2010

We stayed at the Great Zimbabwe Hotel for one night. The location is superbe: The ruins are about 700 m away, so you can either walk or drive there. The Hotel has a cosy and quiet atmosphere, but everything looks a little old fashioned and needs touch-up. The best is the pool area/garden where you have a good view over the surrounding landscape. The pool is very deep and big, so swimming is very nice. Dinner was nothing special. The "Soup of the Day" which was mushroom soup was not eatable. It was definitely a powder from a Maggi or Knorr package which they mixed with water, but unfortunately not well enough so that there were still clots in the soup. Breakfast was ok.
We felt comfortable in the hotel, but what really made me angry was that I found it very expensive in relation to what they offer. We paid the Zimbabwean rate which - compared to the superbe Leopard Rock Hotel in Mutare where we stayed the nights before - was too high. We ordered 2 Fanta, 2 Coffees and four pieces of normal marble cake (which was dry) and paid about 24 USD (one piece of cake was 4 USD). That was really far too much and not justified. I know that things got expensive in Zim now with Rand and Dollar. But still it must be in relation to the quality. If this hotel (or the chain it belongs to) would reduce the prices it would be a good option for a one night stop to visit the ruins.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 6, 2015
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  • Stayed: August 2015, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 8, 2014
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Monuments Grounds, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
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Location: Zimbabwe > Masvingo Province > Masvingo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Masvingo
Price Range: $119 - $281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Great Zimbabwe Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Great Zimbabwe Hotel has a range of activities and facilities to cater for the whole family. From the modest restaurant to the comfortable bar this hotel carries the affectionate atmosphere of the countryside. For entertainment the hotel has a range of outdoor activities such as swimming and volleyball. The premises is also located only 700 meters from the Great Zimbabwe Monuments where guests can take part in informative guided tours. ... more   less 
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