Prolonged power cuts this week forced Zimbabwe's premier five-star hotel to inform guests it could not provide hot water and air conditioning.
Meikles was voted the “Best Hotel in Africa” in 1998 by the International Executive Travel Awards and was recognised as a “Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award Winner 2021”. Earlier this week the hotel told guests it was operating on a generator and would not be able to provide air conditioning and hot water.
“Please be advised that the hotel has been operating on generator power since Saturday, June 11, due to a fault that developed within the CBD. The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority is working around the clock to try to fix the problem.
“The air conditioning in rooms and public areas is not working and there is no hot water. If you require hot water for bathing, please contact our housekeeping department and a bucket will be delivered to you,” the hotel said.
The problem was resolved by Tuesday afternoon.
“The blanket power cut experienced in the Harare CBD from June 11 to 14 has now been rectified and all services in the Meikles Hotel are back to normal. We would like to thank our valued guests and staff for their co-operation and understanding during this challenging period,” the hotel said.