Meikles Hotel

Hotel in Harare

Opened in 1915, this sister of the Victoria Falls Hotel is still the fanciest lodging in downtown Harare; its chaotic city location, however, won't be to everyone's liking. There's a choice of modern rooms in the North Wing, but for something with more character go for an older room in the South Wing overlooking the park.

The hotel has fine dining, a smart bar, gym and rooftop pool.