Banff Lodge is an age-old established bed and breakfast whose title deeds date back as early as 1896. Although its origins are unclear, this landmark property still welcomes guests through its doors of the hotel and restaurant and has a client base that stretches back fifteen years.
Run by a Mrs Burgess through the late sixties and seventies as a full-time residence to some 9 individuals. The lodge had communal bathrooms and residence dining areas, while it leased out its main restaurant side to an American couple who established the New Orleans Restaurant.
The Fairbairn’s took over the lodge and restaurant in the mid-eighties and renovated the 10 rooms making them all en-suite.
Since then the business has gone from strength to strength winning Zimbabwe’s Restaurant of the year and being a finalist on three other occasions. The lodge is not without accolade. Winning the title of Zimbabwe’s Best City Lodge, and being runner-up on another two occasions.