The name of this elegant four-star hotel in Harare accurately reflects not only its heritage but also its status as a modern, world-class facility aimed at the businessman as well as the leisure seeker.
Standing proudly against the Harare skyline, its unique concave shape reflects all the splendour of the ancient Royal Munhumutapa Kingdom, and draws on that legendary African civilisation for its name, Monomotapa. epitomises the hotel’s global links and standards as part of the Intercontinental Hotels stable.
As befits a major landmark in Zimbabwe’s capital city, the combination of the trademark and African Sun welcome with world-class standards of products and service, creates a haven for the business traveller or pleasure seeker right in the heart of the commercial and entertainment district.
Overlooking the city, its newly refurbished rooms is a mix of twin rooms, king leisure rooms and luxurious suites enjoy panoramic views of Harare, right on the doorstep of the city’s Central Park and Gardens. Zimbabwe’s National Gallery is a five-minute walk away and the renowned Botanical Gardens a short 10-minute drive.
The foyer with its rich African décor welcomes guests with the Gazebo Coffee Lounge adjacent to the reception area, and guest services staff ready to deal with all enquiries and requests. Appetites large and small are well catered for with the Parkview Brasserie’s light and airy ambience complementing its buffet-style breakfasts, lunches and dinners. A wide choice of traditional and Western dishes is guaranteed to satisfy guests whatever their tastes may be.
The Monos Restaurant, also on the ground floor, offers delectable cuisines in an intimate atmosphere. From the pre-lunch or dinner drink in the adjoining cocktail bar to a fine cognac to complete a memorable dining experience, The Monos Restaurant staff provide food and service more akin to a top Washington or London restaurant than a busy hotel in the heart of Africa.
Harare’s sunshine hours rival those of Los Angeles and Monomotapa guests can take full advantage of fine all-year-round weather on the Pool Deck.
A sparkling pool at this 4 star hotel in Harare provides the opportunity to exercise or just cool off. Attentive staff will serve poolside refreshments and the Aquarium Lounge Bar is right there for a quiet drink or something more adventurous.
Conference and banqueting facilities are a specialty of this exquisite hotel in Harare with its well-trained staff ready to arrange everything from a small business meeting to a conference or reception for 250 people in one of the seven suites dedicated to this service.
In keeping with African Sun’s tradition of welcoming people from all backgrounds and tastes, Monomotapa caters for smokers and non-smokers and guests with physical disabilities. Whether on business or pleasure, African Sun’s Harare flagship can tailor-make your stay to make it not only comfortable and relaxing, but unforgettable.
- Services & Facilities
The facilities at Monomotapa are specially designed for the convenience of the guest. The hotel provides a one-stop service where accommodation and other services are all available, from the wide selection of food and beverage outlets with the restaurants and bars to the full conference and banqueting facilities. The massage parlour and outdoor swimming pool allow the guest to take a rest and relax.
All the facilities and services at the Monomotapa Hotel are within easy reach of the guest and there is always a guest relations officer to assist should the guest require any facility or service outside the hotel premises.
The hotel offers the following facilities and services:
• Two restaurants
• A coffee lounge
• Two bars (Aquarium bar and Monos bar)
• Outdoor swimming pool
• A massage parlour
• A hair salon
• Full conference and banqueting facilities
• Same-day laundry service
• Safety deposit boxes
• On-site parking services
• Car hire
• Baby sitters
• DVD and satellite television
• Packed breakfast and lunch
• Porters’ lodge
• Business centre
• Audio visual equipment
• 24 hour room service.
• WIFI internet connectivity
Besides the fact that Monomotapa is situated in the heart of the city centre where guests can do their shopping, the following local attractions are available in the nearby areas:
• 18 Hole golf course
• Tennis and squash courts
• Botanical gardens
• Central Park
• Cinemas nearby
• Cultural gallery
• Snake park
• Lion and cheetah park
• Mukuvisi woodlands
• Domboshava rock paintings.
The newly refurbished rooms at Monomotapa, complimented with Wi-Fi are designed especially for the business traveler. The rooms can also accommodate families with an option of checking into interlinking rooms. All the rooms at the hotel are overlooking the Harare Gardens, providing that fresh air which is not characteristic of most city hotels.
The hotel has three types of rooms which are standard rooms, king leisure rooms and luxurious suites. It also has the Presidential suite which is located in a secluded area for maximum privacy. The rooms are located in such a way that the higher you go in terms of floors, the more luxurious the rooms with the standard rooms located from the 3rd to the 14th floor, the king leisure rooms on the 15th and 16th floors, luxurious suites on the 17th and 18th floors and the presidential suite located on the 19th floor.
There is a total of 228 rooms, comprising:
• 180 Standard Rooms (Twin, double beds)
• 39 King Leisure rooms
• 7 Luxury Suites
• 1 Presidential Suite
• 1 Paraplegic room
All rooms have the following facilities:
• Bathroom with shower over bath
• Single toilet
• Room safe
• Trousers presser
• Iron and ironing board
• Shaver socket outlet
• Individually controlled air conditioning
• Mineral Water
• Coffee making facilities
• Mini bar
• Smoke detectors & sprinkler system
• Self locking security doors
• Direct dial telephone
• Multi-plug points
• Satellite T.V. Channels
• Automatic wake-up call facility
- Meetings & Events
Monomotapa offers a number of conference packages designed to customer specifications. The packages can be designed to include lunch and dinner and/or morning and afternoon tea. There is also a dedicated registration and break-away area, private restrooms, message board and separate tea and coffee lounge available. The conference rooms are fully equipped with state of the art equipment and all stationery that will be used during the conferences including, note pads, pens and refreshments during the sessions. Standard equipment is available.
The Monos Restaurant and Cocktail BarThe elegant Monos Restuarant takes you on a culinary journey of discovery and enchantment in the flavours of menus ranging from prime Zimbabwean steak to scrumptious seafood and desserts. The menu is great for fine business luncheons, romantic candle lit dinners and private functions. The Monos has a maximum seating capacity of 60 pax.
The Parkview BrasserieThe Parkview Brasserie, with its huge windows overlooking the Harare Gardens, serves full English buffet breakfast, superb buffet lunches with a wide range of dishes, and buffet dinners which include the famous Mangolian Stir-Fry. The Parkview Brasserie also serves our magnificent African dishes on Friday evening in a munhumutapa dining set-up. The Parkview Brasserie has a maximum seating capacity of 140 pax.
Gazebo DeliFor all your light meals, confectionery, coffees, teas and soft drinks in a friendly, warm, family environment. Music lovers drop by to hear a few classical numbers being played by the pianist just beside the Deli. Enjoy your soothing refreshment with a beautiful view of the Park. The Gazebo Deli has a maximum seating capacity of 40 pax. Bars
The Aquarium BarThe Aquarium bar is located on our Pool Deck, on the 2nd floor. This is the ideal place to meet and enjoy a wide selection of cocktails and a light meal menu. Feel the serenity as the fish swim alongside you, as you get lost in the novelty of your surroundings. You can also enjoy sport on T.V. whilst you kick back and relax on the lovely leather sofas in the private section. It is the perfect place for the metropolitan business person