Rainbow Towers Hotel Harare

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Average rate: $173 - Hotel class: 5 stars
1 Pennefather Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe

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Rainbow Towers Hotel Harare Reviews

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14 reviews
Jun 05, 2006
This hotel has recently been renamed the RAINBOW TOWERS, and is no longer a Sheraton run property as they have pulled out of the country. I am not sure if this was their call or they were pushed out or just left as they made no money.If you are mad enough to visit Zimbabwe, which is spiraling into a complete mess and economically is now pretty much a wreck (inflation is over 1000% and prices go up every day!), then this is the only hotel to stay in Harare - as it is in the same area as the ruling party headquarters and a flagship where many ministers and government agencies hold their meetings then it does not suffer from the regular water and electricity cuts that the rest of the city has (where most days you have no water or electricity for many hours a day - and some people for days).The hotel was built just after independence when Mugabe came to power, and I think it opened in the early to mid 1980s and ahs not really been updated sinec then so the decor and rooms is very mid-80s and a bit like being stuck in a time capsule. The rooms are a good size and very clean but the beds are lumpy and pillows as well as they are probably still the originals.The staff at the hotel are all friendly and chatty and helpful (helped also by the fact that there are so few guests). The BA crew stay here (3 flights a week) and being white we kept being asked if we were part of the BA crew as there are not many visitors to harare anymore and even less people from Europe.There used to be quite a few restauarnts but now is a large buffet which is very good and I am sure they must lose a fortune on as it is a big spread for so few people and then a Japanese style restauarant. The prices in local currency for e ating in the hotel are very high but in forgeign (which you have to pay) are reasonable.They have a great pool area, and a small gym which is terrible as most equipment (again probably the original) does not work.

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Rainbow Towers Hotel Harare Overview

Rainbow Towers (formerly Sheraton Harare) Is Surrounded By Gardens, Next To Harare International Conference Centre, The Biggest In The Southern Part Of Africa. The Hotel Is A Famous Meeting Point Of The City And An Ideal Place To Hold Conferences And Banquets.

Rainbow Towers Hotel Amenities

  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Air Conditioned
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • TV
  • Laundry service

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