Lodge at The Ancient City

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Free WiFi

Overview of Lodge at The Ancient City

Lodge at The Ancient City

2.5 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
1 Shepherd's Plot, Great Zimbabwe, Masvingo

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGreat Zimbabwe National Monument7 min drive
  • Popular LocationGreat Zimbabwe Museum8 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Mutirikwi9 min drive
  • AirportMasvingo (MVZ)36 min drive

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About this area


Lodge at The Ancient City is located in Masvingo. Local points of interest include Lake Mutirikwi, Great Zimbabwe Museum, and Great Zimbabwe National Monument.

What's nearby

  • Great Zimbabwe National Monument - 7 min drive
  • Great Zimbabwe Museum - 8 min drive
  • Lake Mutirikwi - 9 min drive


  • Summershed — 1 min walk
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins Restaurant - 8 min drive
  • Curios & Drinks - 8 min drive

About this property

Lodge at The Ancient City

Lodge in Masvingo with 2 restaurants and outdoor pool
2 restaurants, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free lodge. Self parking is free. Additionally, WiFi in public areas and dry cleaning are on-site. All 19 rooms offer free WiFi and coffee/tea makers.
Lodge at The Ancient City offers 19 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers. This Masvingo lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include baths or showers. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

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 or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • English breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: USD 20.00 per person
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bathtub or shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

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Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: USD 20.00 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Property is also known as

Ancient City Lodge Zimbabwe/Masvingo
Lodge At Ancient City Hotel Masvingo
Lodge At The Ancient City Zimbabwe/Masvingo
At The Ancient City Masvingo
Lodge at The Ancient City Lodge
Lodge at The Ancient City Masvingo
Lodge at The Ancient City Lodge Masvingo

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 34 out of 57 reviews
5 - Excellent 60%
Rating 4 - Good. 16 out of 57 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 57 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 57 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 57 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
This was my second stay at The Lodge at The Ancient City - I returned because I found the location and facilities spectacular. Service was friendly and food was also tremendous this time - as a vegetarian, my preferences were taken care of. I will return again and highly recommend this wonderful lodge!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The lodges are unique with a great potential to recover when Covid 19 goes down. I didn't like the fact that paying residents were kicked out because there was an outside Birthday on Saturday and the noise was terrible. The amenities paying residents were supposed to stay by the pool side was reserved for a noisy outside Birthday Party. The meals could have been better especially for vegans when the lodge were informed about the person. Best not to go for full-board because the meals didn't match the price being paid
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved everything about the property especially when it rained
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
What an amazing place!!! Food is really good, rooms and beds are very comfortable and set in a beautiful location with some stunning architecture. Two problems though, their location on google maps is incorrect and it was a struggle to find the property. They need to update the property address. Also, I had no hot water!! Not good.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
What a great experience! Staff accommodated our late check in and early check out. Warm reception and an amazing room!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020