Meikles Hotel

Situated in the heart of Harare

For over 100 years the five-star Meikles Hotel has been acclaimed as Zimbabwe’s premier luxury five-star city hotel.

Situated in the heart of the capital city Harare, Meikles has for decades been a very popular venue and meeting place for leisure travellers, dignitaries, celebrities, local and  international business executives. It’s beautifully appointed function rooms have hosted many a special function including weddings and conferences.

Characterised by it’s two famous lions which grace the entrance of the hotel, Meikles is conveniently situated in the central business and shopping district of Harare and overlooks the colourful and attractive gardens of the Africa Unity Square (formerly Cecil Square).

Many of Zimbabwe’s attractions are easily accessed from the hotel and the sights of Harare are either a short walk or easy drive from the hotel.

The world-class facilities of the hotel ensure that guests have everything they need for a pleasant and relaxing stay including relaxing lounges, well appointed bars and restaurants and the rooftop swimming pool which overlooks the city.

Meikles has two luxurious, multi-storey wings offering a total of three hundred and six rooms which cater for the many differing needs of guests.

The recently refurbished North Wing offers panoramic views over Africa Unity Square whilst the South Wing offers some interconnecting rooms which enable the creation of family suites. Meikles also caters for guests with special physical needs.

Meikle’s graciousness, charm and silver-service offering is reflected in their membership of Leading Hotels of the World. In 2015 Meikles Hotel celebrated its centenary, having opened on the 15th November 1915. 

The hotel was the brainchild of Thomas Meikles who envisioned a commitment to the “highest possible standard of service and product” – something that has become enshrined in the Meikles culture.  It has always been an iconic landmark of Zimbabwe’s capital city Harare and has gracefully evolved through the colonial era of Rhodesia into modern- day Zimbabwe.

Meikles position in the heart of the city has allowed its walls to bear witness to many events that have shaped the nation’s past.

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Meikles Hotel features 312 rooms in two luxurious multi-storey wings  (North & South), The north-facing rooms of both wings have superb views of the gardens and trees of Africa Unity Square. 

Meikles is a member of the prestigious, invitation-only Leading Hotels of the World. It is renowned for its impeccable service, luxurious accommodation and exceptional facilities.

The specific room categories available are:

South Wing

  • Standard (88)
  • Standard Park View (81)
  • Honeymoon Suites (2)
  • Park Suites (7)
  • Royal Suite (2)

North Wing

  • 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.

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.




Harare International Airport is located seven miles (12 kms) from the city.

Car hire is available as well as taxis.

VIP Mercedes Airport transfers available (maximum 3 people). A charge will apply.

Harare is Zimbabwe’s main terminal and the hub for Air Zimbabwe. 

A number of international airlines fly into Harare including Emirates, South African Airways, Kenyan Airways, Comair and Ethiopian Airlines. A number of airlines fly into Johannesburg and connecting flights to Harare are available.

Air Zimbabwe also flies to Johannesburg but due to the airlines erratic history you will need to check with your travel agent.

Air Zimbabwe flies to Bulawayo from Harare twice daily and to Kariba and Victoria Falls three times a week. Once again you will need to check with your travel agent.





Car hire is available as well as taxis from Harare International Airport.

VIP Mercedes Airport transfers available (maximum 3 people). A charge will apply.

The airport is only seven miles (12 kms) from the hotel. 

Meikles may well be the starting point for many guests holidays in Zimbabwe and tour operators will happily pick you up or drop you off at the hotel.






Meikles Hotel offers a variety of facilities.

  • Gymnasium
  • Swimming pool
  • Business centre
  • Tea lounge
  • Bars
  • La Fontaine Grill Room – Tis iconic restaurant has been operational since 1958.  For lunch, dinner and table d’hôte it features an upmarket grill-house menu 
  • Pavilion Bistro -This stylish Bistro is located on the First Floor and has an indoor area complemented by an al-fresco dinning terrace. It serves a casual smorgasbord breakfast and dinner buffet. 
  • Tanganda Tea Lounge – Elegant and traditional High Tea is a hallmark of the Meikles tradition. Here you may enjoy light meals, fresh pastries, bagels, scones and a selection of specialty teas and coffees.
  • Can-Can Cocktail Bar – This is a secluded bar/lounge with delightful ambiance to enjoy a cocktail before dining. It is accessible to hotel residents and La Fontaine diners only.
  • The Explorer’s Club – A favourite meeting spot, this bar-lounge offers pub lunches, daily specials and an array of light meals.
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Meikles Hotel is very centrally located in the city of Harare on the corner of 3rd Street and Jason Moyo Avenue.

The hotel is a short walk into town or you are in easy reach of  a number of outlying attractions or places to visit.


There are a number of interesting things to do in and around Harare. 

These include:

  • City tours
  • Swimming
  • Visit city Gardens
  • Visit Harare Sports Club (international cricket venue)
  • Game reserves
  • Visit curio centres
  • Lion and Cheetah Park
  • Visit the art Gallery 
  • Visit the Botanical Gardens
  • Sculpture Gallery
  • Animal and bird sanctuaries
  • Picnic or braai (BBQ) at Lake Chivero
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Nearby Attractions

There are a number of interesting things to do in and around Harare. 

These include:

  • Ewanrigg Botanical Gardens
  • Harare Sports Club
  • Balancing Rocks (Epworth)
  • Harare City tours
  • Shona carvings (Newlands Shopping Centre)
  • Lion and Cheetah Park
  • National Gallery of Zimbabwe
  • National Botanical Gardens
  • The Shona Sculpture Gallery
  • Thetford Game Reserve
  • Wild is Life Trust
  • Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary
  • Lake Chivero (formerly McIlwaine)
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