Meikles Hotel, Zimbabwe

Meikles Hotel, Zimbabwe


For almost 100 years Meikles has been acclaimed as Zimbabwe’s premier luxury five-star hotel, its gracious charm and silver-service style reflected in our membership of Leading Hotels of the World. Situated in the heart of the capital city Harare, Meikles is a legendary meeting place for international business executives, dignitaries, leisure travellers and celebrities.

Since 1992 Meikles Hotel has won the prestigious Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents (AZTA) award for Best City Hotel in Zimbabwe – that’s an astonishing 20 years! There has been no other challenger as there were no awards in 2004 and 2005.

This benchmark of excellence over nearly a century is enshrined in being a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World, a prestigious organisation which represents the world’s blue-chip hotels. In 1995 Meikles was the first (and still only the second) to be honoured with an invitation that to this day acknowledges world-class stature.


Your Majestic Choices

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:

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)


Every North Wing room is unique and features superb hand-painted fabrics and African ceramic torso artifacts 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.



The Pool Deck


The alluring Meikles Pool Deck is located on the 14th floor of the South Wing and is reserved exclusively for hotel guests. The pool is a favourite spot for our guests to relax and enjoy one of the pool bar’s signature cocktails.

Hours:  06:30-21:00 daily

Offers:  Light meals, fresh pastries, specialty teas and coffee, range of beverages and signature cocktails.
Capacity: 40

Wi-Fi Service

Zimbabwe’s fastest fibre-optic wi-fi is complimentary to all our guests who stay in North Wing Club Rooms and in all Suites. For all other room types guests should contact the Guest Services desk in the lobby for activation of this facility and the charges.



Our outstanding gymnasium is on the second floor of the North Wing  and features a state-of-the-art range of Techno Gym equipment.

Guest Parking


Self-drive guests are cared for by Meikles with an under-cover three-storey parkade with 24-hour security. This facility adjoins the hotel, providing total security for our guests at any time of the day or night.

Meikles Shop


Located on the ground floor near the lobby and tea lounge the Meikles Shop offers a range of books, newspapers, magazines, toiletries and gifts, including fine silver pieces by Zimbabwe’s renowned Patrick Mavros.

Business Centre


Walk into the imposing Meikles Hotel front door and our excellent Business Centre is just 10 metres away nestled conveniently in a ground-floor corner and very close to both the lobby area and tea lounge.

No need to scurry if you are early or late as the Meikles Business Centre is open 24 hours a day 365 days of the year. Two state-of-the-art PC’s await as well as a fast broadband internet connection for your business emails and other internet requirements. Our famous Tanganda Tea Lounge is just across the passage. Easy to hail a waiter and perhaps enjoy tea/coffee or some of the delicacies on offer. Our sumptuous high tea is iconic. The Meikles Shop is also right next door.

Business Centre personnel also provide assistance with laptop, mobile phone and conference equipment rentals.

The Meikles Business Centre range of services includes:

  • Lamination
  • Printing
  • Photocopying
  • Comb Binding
  • Scanning
  • Fax
  • Secretarial Services
  • Courier Services
  • Sim Cards
  • Mobile Recharge cards

Tea Lounge


Elegant and traditional High Tea is a hallmark of the Meikles tradition. The Tanganda Tea Lounge, aptly named after Zimbabwe’s foremost tea estate, is located on the ground floor adjoining the lobby. This convivial and cosy spot  inspired the saying so familiar to locals – “Meet you at Meikles.” Here you may enjoy light meals, fresh pastries, bagels, scones, beverages and a selection of specialty teas and coffees. As part of the 2013 restyling this lounge has new carpeting and furniture.

Hours:  06:30 – 21:00 daily.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Capacity: 30



As befits Zimbabwe’s premier five-star hotel Meikles offers a gourmet’s delight of dining, lounge and bar options.

La Fontaine Grill Room – an icon restyled in 2013

La Fontaine Grill Room


The iconic flagship restaurant and adjoining Can-Can cocktail bar of Meikles, on the first floor, has been operational since 1958. In 2013 it was extensively refurbished and its kitchen transformed into one of the most modern in Africa. For lunch, dinner and table d’hôte it features an upmarket grill-house menu with the emphasis on wholesome food and quick service.  Our signature restaurant overlooks the gardens and trees of Africa Unity Square.

Breakfast  0630 – 1000 Monday – Sunday
Lunch   1230 – 1430 Monday – Friday
Dinner   1800 – 2230 Monday – Sunday
Dress Code  Smart Casual
Seating Capacity 100

The Explorer’s Club

A favourite meeting spot, especially for business people, for a light lunch or evening drinks just off the lobby.  It is a warm bar-lounge that features inviting Out of Africa style decor. On offer are pub lunches, daily specials and an array of light meals.

Lunch   10:30 – 22:00 Daily
Dress Code  Smart Casual
Capacity  60

Can-Can Cocktail Bar

Adjoining La Fontaine Restaurant on the first floor the classy Can-Can 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 can-Can features a superb array of specialty whiskies, such as 20-year-old Benriach and 18-year-old Jameson Special Reserve.

Lunch    12:30 – 14:30        Monday – Friday
Dinner  19:00 – 22:30          Every Night

The Tanganda Tea Lounge

Elegant and traditional High Tea is a hallmark of the Meikles tradition. The Tanganda Tea Lounge, aptly named after Zimbabwe’s foremost tea estate, is located on the ground floor adjoining the lobby. This convivial spot inspired the familiar saying – “Meet you at Meikles.” Here you may enjoy light meals, fresh pastries, bagels, scones and a selection of specialty teas and coffees.  No alcohol is served. As part of the 2013 restyling this lounge has new carpeting and furniture.

Hours:  06:30 – 22:00 daily.
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Capacity: 30



Tunde is a very versatile African traveler with visits to close to 20 countries on the continent and 10 others outside Africa. He enjoys photography and meeting people from different background.

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