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Great Zimbabwe Hotel

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Front of property
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Standard Room | Blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, bed sheets, alarm clocks

Overview of Great Zimbabwe Hotel

Great Zimbabwe Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel in Masvingo with outdoor pool and restaurant

7,4/10 Good

27 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
The price is R3 864
Price available on 2022/12/29
Great Zimbabwe Road, Masvingo
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Conference space
For families
  • Babysitting services
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area


  • Curios & Drinks - 8 min walk
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins Restaurant - 16 min walk

About this property

Great Zimbabwe Hotel

Enjoy your visit to Masvingo with a stay at Great Zimbabwe Hotel. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at The Great Enclosure, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge and an outdoor tennis court. Fellow travelers like the comfortable beds and breakfast.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 47 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 6 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting services

What to do

  • Tennis
  • Ecotours
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • An outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Alarm clock
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Great Enclosure - This buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.
Cocktail bar - This bar specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZWD 25 for adults and ZWD 12 for children (approximately)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from January 01 to December 31

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, mobile payments and cash.

Also known as

Great Zimbabwe Hotel
Great Zimbabwe Hotel Masvingo
Great Zimbabwe Masvingo
Great Zimbabwe Hotel Hotel
Great Zimbabwe Hotel Masvingo
Great Zimbabwe Hotel Hotel Masvingo

Frequently asked questions

Does Great Zimbabwe Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Great Zimbabwe Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Great Zimbabwe Hotel?
As of 29 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Great Zimbabwe Hotel on 29 December 2022 start from R3 864, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Great Zimbabwe Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Great Zimbabwe Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Great Zimbabwe Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Great Zimbabwe Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Great Zimbabwe Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Great Zimbabwe Hotel and nearby?
Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Great Zimbabwe Hotel?
Yes, The Great Enclosure offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Curios & Drinks (8-min walk).
What's the area around Great Zimbabwe Hotel like?
Great Zimbabwe Hotel is a short 6-minute walk from Great Zimbabwe National Monument and 7 minutes' walk from Great Zimbabwe Museum. Travelers recommend the hotel for its walkable location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Lovely location
Iain, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

The room was spacious and clean
Dr Mary, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Stayed here one night to not be in a rush while seeing the ruins. Delightful property that is clean, safe and surrounded by various animals at night (monkeys, baboons, etc). Food quality was good at the restaurant but buffet dinner starts too late - tourists don't care to wait until 19:00 to eat, they are up early to do tours and want to eat when they come back and move on with the evening.
Christopher, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Chris, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Loved the swimming pool. The food was okay but not great. Power outage was a disappointment but I realize there was nothing to be done.
1-night family trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

4/10 Fair

Very African Standard. Quite diffent between their broucher and the real guest room.
Misa, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Didn't like anything about this property. I was very badly treated, given an awful room which was no where near the standard i would have expected for the price I paid. I did eventually get another room, which was better but still not great, noisy, cold shower, very dated, broken chair and three bathroom wasn't that clean. Food was also of a poor quality
Rachel, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

8/10 Very good

Good position for viewing the Great Zimbabwe Ruins
We chose this hotel for its nearness to the great Zimbabwean Ruins. It is a pleasant 700 metres walk. Our room was large, room and bathroom in need of upgrading. The bed large and comfortable. The staff without exception were friendly, helpful and efficient. The buffet breakfast, which was included was great. There are no aircons only a fan. Feel that this Hotel is over priced.
Michael, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Hotel in desperate need of renovation
Though the setting is stunning and the staff is sweet the hotel is completely overpriced for the current state it is in. As with many of Zim hotels it has not had any renovations or upgrading done in decades. The bathroom was the worst, hardly a working shower and the tab of the basin did not give water. Loose tiles, dirty walls, chips and cracks everywhere. The setting is great, next to the stunning Great Zimbabwe monument.
Yvette, 1-night romance trip
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