On Zimbabwe’s border with Mozambique lies a verdant valley with what many say is the country’s most picturesque city – Mutare. It is Zimbabwe’s gateway to the east and the Indian Ocean and home to African Sun’s Amber Hotel Mutare. Its clientele is a mix of the business traveller and the adventurous leisure seeker. Only a short distance from the border post with Mozambique, it is a favourite stopover and meeting place for Zimbabweans & Mozambicans
Within an easy drive of the city is the added bonus of some of the most spectacular tourist attractions Zimbabwe has to offer. The country’s highest peak, Mount Inyangani is a half-hour away; the Hot Springs Resort, with its fascinating natural and, some say, health-restoring hot springs is also within easy reach. The magnificent Bvumba Mountains and the Botanical Gardens, luxuriant with remarkable plants, are half-an-hour in another direction.
Surrounded by spectacular scenery, in many parts reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands, Mutare is at the centre of a collection of myths and legends of tribal origin as well as the history of the early European settlers.
Business and leisure travellers are well catered for by African Sun Amber Hotel Mutare’s 20 twin rooms, 49 deluxe rooms, 1 paraplegic room, 4 suites and 23 executive rooms, all superbly appointed and maintained. The Forester Arms Bar, paying tribute to the surrounding forest areas, is a favourite watering hole for locals as well as guests, who can also enjoy refreshments by the swimming pool and on the Sun Deck.
For guests not content with the exertions of hill-climbing and mountaineering, the hotel has a special arrangement for them to use the nearby tennis courts, gymnasium, bowling green and 18-hole golf course.
Efficient and qualified staff are adept at arranging all aspects of conferences or other functions with the Odzani and Murahwa rooms holding up to 35 people each, and the splendid Vumba Room able to accommodate 100 people.
The city of Mutare, in its spectacular surroundings, is well worth a visit in its own right. When the visit is combined with being hosted by the staff of African Sun Amber Hotel Mutare, it is not only memorable, but unforgettable.
African Sun Amber Hotel Mutare has a total of 96 rooms all overlooking the city centre. The rooms are of different types depending on the facilities and services available in the room. The rooms therefore range from twin rooms, deluxe rooms, executive rooms, suites and one paraplegic room.
The twin rooms and deluxe rooms are suitable for people staying over for a conference because they have two separate beds and families can request for interlinking rooms which have a door that leads to the next room without having to go outside.
The rooms at the hotel are spacious and have facilities designed especially for the convenience of the guests like the coffee and tea making facilities, working desk and lamp and the satellite television.
African Sun Amber Hotel Mutare also considers the physically challenged in the sense that there are elevators and ramps to provide easy access to the rooms. Also porters and wheelchairs are assigned to assist physically challenged guests.