About

Meikles Hotel is situated in the heart of Harare and overlooks the historic landmark and colourful flower gardens of Africa Unity Square.

The gracious charm, vibrant culture and silver service showcased at this legendary establishment have earned its reputation as Zimbabwe's premier hotel.

Browse our photographic gallery for a view on why Meikles Hotel is a favourite amongst locals, international business and leisure travellers, dignitaries and celebrities from across the globe. The hotel is currently undergoing a refashioning, subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know when this transformation is complete.

What Makes Our Hotel Special?

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. As befits our status as an international hotel, security is a priority, with the hotel and its guests protected around the clock by electronic surveillance systems in all public areas, in room corridors, at exits and entrances and by uniformed and plainclothes security personnel in and around the 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.

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.

Our History

In 1915, a 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.

Our Awards

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.

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.

Responsible Tourism

Responsible Tourism means doing everything possible to ensure that tourism adds value to the natural environment and takes as little from it as possible. Over the years, Meikles Hotel has supported a great many green initiatives and community projects in and around Harare as well as further afield in Zimbabwe's game reserves and protected areas. On our doorstep is Africa Unity Square, a colourful and historic part of the city. A few years ago this area started looking a bit dilapidated so we assembled a taskforce, headed by a member of our team and inclusive of representatives from organisations based around the Square. This group oversees a range of activities designed to ensure that the Square is something of which the people of Harare can be proud and which holds attractions for visitors to the city.

They look after the lawns and flowers, care for the trees, maintain the fountains in the centre of the Square and keep the area clean and devoid of litter.