Since 1915, our famous five star hotel has been renowned for providing a very special brand of service. When you step into the elegant foyer at Meikles, you will know you have made the right choice. The smartly-turned out, professional and welcoming staff, meticulous attention to detail, the grand piano being quietly played to guests relaxing over coffee and cakes, indulgent spa treatments and world class facilities are all hallmarks of our hotel.
The natural warmth of the Zimbabwean people is reflected in the welcome given to our guests by our trained and experienced staff, many of whom have served Meikles Hotel and its guests for long periods of time – in some cases for 40 years! They understand that the service standards expected by guests at Zimbabwe’s premier hotel should be second to none and this is a key message that is also passed on to our young and enthusiastic trainees, of whom there are a sizeable number in the various departments at any given time.
In 1915, our charming hotel opened its doors in an elegant colonial building at the centre of the thriving city that is now Harare. Meikles has changed dramatically over the years, with the ‘new’ Meikles regularly rising like a Phoenix as the hotel adapted to meet the ever-changing needs of a growing country.
Consistently voted as one of the best hotels in Zimbabwe, Meikles Hotel is a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World, a prestigious hospitality organisation which represents some of the world’s most acclaimed hotels, spas and resorts. Established in 1928, the organisation exists to meet the needs of discerning travellers and for a hotel to be recognised by this body, it needs to exceed every expectation and achieve exacting standards of excellence.
Meikles Hotel has won the prestigious Association of Zimbabwean Travel Agents (AZTA) award for Best City Hotel in Zimbabwe for an astonishing 15 consecutive years. This award is voted on by AZTA members and is based on feedback given to travel agents by their many clients across the world.
With two luxurious multi-storey wings, offset to give the north-facing rooms of both wings breath-taking panoramic views of Africa Unity Square, Meikles is a favourite amongst business and leisure travellers to Harare. Interconnecting rooms are available in the South Wing with inter-leading doors to create family suites. There are twelve floors of non-smoking rooms as well as rooms for guests with special physical needs.
Meikles Hotel features 312 rooms in two luxurious multi-storey wings (North & South), offset to afford the north-facing rooms of both wings superb views of the gardens and trees of Africa Unity Square. A member of the prestigious, invitation-only Leading Hotels of the World, Meikles Hotel is renowned for impeccable service, luxurious accommodation and exceptional facilities.
The specific room categories for your selection are:
• Standard (88)
• Standard Park View (81)
• Honeymoon Suites (2)
• Park Suites (7)
• Royal Suite (2)
• Deluxe (42)
• Deluxe Park View (42)
• Club (13)
• Club Park View (19)
• Park Suites (14)
• Imperial Suite (1)
• Presidential Suite (1)
Following a major, almost two-year-long, US$9m revitalisation of the hotel, the entire signature North Wing was refurbished and modernised, opening in September 2013 to grand acclaim. This wing now includes a new, exclusive Club Lounge, private kitchen and chef, sumptuous boardroom for 12, conference room and state-of-the-art gymnasium.
For this impressive restyling Meikles entrusted the vaunted Cape Town-based interior design company Weixelbaumer Design, who in 2008 refurbished The Cape Grace, one of South Africa’s most prestigious hotels. That superior artistry, and that of the Meikles uniqueness, are showcased on their website www.weixelbaumerdesign.co.za.
In preparation for our Centenary in 2015 Meikles has proudly emerged as one of the most distinctive hotels one could stay in. The North Wing rooms maintain the traditional charm and elegance of “classic” Meikles while moving the hotel into the modern, stylish era and showcasing bold, colourful African glamour.
Every North Wing room is unique and features superb hand-painted fabrics and African ceramic torso artefacts using the colours of the Zimbabwe flag. They are indeed Modern Masterpieces! The piece de resistance is the incredible Presidential Suite.
South Wing Rooms feature new beds and flat-screen televisions. They are more traditional and were not part of the major 2013 refurbishment. They have an “Out of Africa” ambiance complemented by rich mahogany furnishings.
Inter-connecting rooms are available in the South Wing to create family suites. There are 12 floors of non-smoking rooms as well as rooms for guests with disabilities.
Since 1915, our famous five star hotel has been renowned for providing a very special brand of service. When you step into the elegant foyer at Meikles, you will know you have made the right choice.