Harare Travel Guide


The city boasts an internationally recognized 5 star hotel (The Meikles Hotel), but also has a signficant number of three to four star hotels that offer affordable accommodation without compromising on quality. These include The Crowne Plaza Monomotapa, The Cresta Lodge and The Holiday Inn.

There are several cheap backpackers guesthouses, particularly in Selous Avenue (doubles with shared bathrooms in the $20 range). But be wary when walking alone at night in the Selous Avenue area.

Harare also has quite a number of bed and breakfast/guest houses, mostly set in former residential houses with extensive gardens.

Palm Villa Lodge39 Selous AvePrice: $9.00Dorms. Friendly and centrally located.
Mundawanga lodge94 Selous Ave
Hillside lodge71 Hillside Street
Small World LodgeAt the corner of Ridge and Argyle in Avondale. Still operating as of September 2010, it is a nice place. It costs $14/night per person in the 14-person dorm rooms, $7 per person camping and private rooms are available.
Bowood Lodgeest House, 8Gu Bowood Road, Mount Pleasant, North Harare +263 430 4613, info@bowoodlodge.net, has 4 double rooms. It is set in beautiful grounds and has internet and a pool. Very peaceful. Costs are around $75 per night for bed & breakfast. Evening meals are also available.
Cresta OasisNelson Mandela WayPhone: +263 1 790861Fax: +263 1 790865Price: Around $100Three-star hotel just to the east of the Central Business District (walkable during the day, not advisable at night).
Simba Harareest House, 522Gu Westgate, New Adyllin, North Harare +263 77 4647549, simbaharare@accomodation-harare.dk, has 8 double rooms, and a large swimming pool. Own water supply (borehole) and el (Solar energy). Internet. Safe. Costs are from $20 per night (cabin) to $ 50(Main House) for bed & breakfast.Larger groups have been accommodated. Airport pickup arranged per request.
Crowne Plaza Monomotapa54 Park LanePhone: 263-4-704512-30Fax: 263-4-791920Price: $120+Backing onto the Harare Gardens park, this moon-shaped hotel provides comfortable accommodation.
Holiday InnSamora Machel AvenuePhone: 263-4-795611Fax: 263-4-738956Price: $120+
Meikles HotelPhone: 251705Fax: 707753Price: Rack rate is $250 but you should be able to get a room for $150.Despite the problems experienced in Zimbabwe in recent years Meikles has managed to maintain its standards as one of Africa's best hotels. All the usual amenities and excellent service.

source: Wikivoyage

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