We give you the lowdown on all the new hotels you’ll want to check in to from an unparalleled wildlife experience and an inner-city gem to a revamped business hotel.
With neighbours as fascinating as these – some of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas – you will be forgiven for not paying too much attention to your lodgings.
But this eco-sensitive establishment, which perches lightly on the border of the Volcanoes National Park, gives new meaning to the term creature comforts.
At its heart is a central hub, complete with indoor and outdoor lounges, dining areas, a firepit, interactive kitchen, bar, deli, and a wine cellar. From there, a web of volcanic rock pathways leads off to private bedroom suites.
The buildings, crafted from volcanic rock, river stone, handmade ceramic tiles and oven-red clay bricks manufactured by surrounding communities, blend in seamlessly with the landscape, while the carefully curated interiors celebrate all things artisanal. The four-bedroomed Kataza House is an exclusive-use bush villa.
Experience the inner workings of the Mother City’s picturesque CBD when you check-in at this exciting new addition to the city’s hotel offerings.
Slap-bang in the middle of the cobbled Church Square and housed in a restored 17th-century national monument, Labotessa is a flawless example of history combined with elegant sophistication.
While the ginormous three-bedroomed penthouse Governor Suite (named in honour of Simon van der Stel) is in a class of its own, each of the hotel’s seven Signature suites afford a luxurious experience of residential living.
Featuring private lift access, a concierge service, valet parking, and a beautiful view of Lion’s Head, this will be a hit with discerning business and leisure travellers who value tailor-made hospitality.
One of the most popular hotels in Harare has reopened following an extensive overhaul.
Bedrooms, bathrooms, public areas, and conference rooms have been meticulously renovated, while new carports, a conference room, and a generous bar-and-entertainment centre have been added.
To cement this hotel’s position as a contemporary business option, and for those who really value privacy, there are five high-end digital smart rooms with no human interface from check-in to check-out.
Well-appointed refurbed apartments offer all the amenities of the adjacent hotel with the convenience of self-catering.
Words by Biddi Rorke