To be fair, I have no experience of other hotels in Harare, but then that applies elsewhere too, but because Meikles is promoted as a five star hotel I guess it would benefit from comparison..
Meikles nearly makes it, but not quite. For me, the essence of five star quality is service. This is generally good, but there were too many occasions waiting on the pool deck for someone to appear so that I could order a drink... 15 minutes on one occasion... Breakfast service is a bit chaotic and sometimes surly.... It seems that they get a bit overwhelmed by a bunch of guests turning up for breakfast...
Otherwise all good.. staff are generally friendly and efficient (notwithstanding the above) food is good, hotel very clean, rooms and beds comfortable...
Maybe 4.25 stars?
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Meikles Hotel Harare