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“Beautiful, peaceful, wonderful staff and food!”
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York Lodge
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
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“Beautiful, peaceful, wonderful staff and food!”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

I cannot recommend York Lodge highly enough! The rooms are beautiful and it is truly an oasis. The staff is lovely and the food is excellent (especially for accommodating various dietary restrictions like vegetarians!). For business travelers the internet connection is great and there is access to printers/computers. My only hesitation in giving such a stellar recommendation is that I want them to have rooms available the next time I am in Harare and need a place to stay!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Truly excellent choice for Harare. Large clean room and bathroom. Food prepared to suit dietary issues; just let the cook know what you can / cannot eat. Stayed for 6 nights. Would highly recommend to all.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

This is a beautiful place to spend your time while in Harare. Margo and Les have put together one of the best Lodges I have ever been to. Their attention to detail, beautiful landscaping, delicious food comes with a home away from home feel. I definitely recommend a stay at York Lodge. I have stayed there for the past few years on many occasions.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

The entire staff at York are friendly and approachable. The breakfasts and meals are a home-cooked treat that our whole team enjoys. Vegetarian options and dietary concerns are not a problem. The hosts are the best in the business and provide a family like atmosphere.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

I enjoyed a brief but memorable visit to York Lodge. Set in a lovely garden, in a quiet street, the residence has great charm and as the occupant of one of the 'contemporary' rooms, I was very happy. The bedroom and bathroom were spacious, and a great shower, comfy bed, lovely linen and a spacious, shared verandah all contributed to the experience.

My colleague and I ate in, and dinner was homestyle and tasty. We also met the other guests at the dinner table, and had some interesting conversation.

Breakfast was also yummy and I also enjoyed having morning coffee delivered to my room with delicious biscuits.

I was sorry to leave after just one night, but hope one day to be back again. If you are visiting Harare, and want a quiet and enjoyable resting place, this is it. B&Bs beat hotels, in my view.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 December 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, travelled on business
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Paarl, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 November 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, travelled on business
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Property: York Lodge
Address: 1 York Avenue | Highlands, Harare, Zimbabwe
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Region: Zimbabwe > Harare Province > Harare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 62 Speciality 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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