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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stylish classic hotel close to the falls. Excellence in service with friendly staff taking care of all potential needs. Nice walk through the premises with a stunning view to the falls. Train ride rounds all up into a travel back in time.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this hotel--it's full of character and was a high point of our trip to Africa. Our first-floor room was huge, light and airy with a view of the green (gorgeous ) landscaped lawn and the falls. As part of the turn down service, our four poster bed was covered with a romantic guaze mosquito net--like a safari camp....

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Thank Christine F
Vermont
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place, the hotel,the town and the activities. We were there around Christmas and it was very festive! So much to do,Loved the country,the people are so hospitable and sincere. The activities are so diverse,you can do anything. Although Victoria Falls is a prosperous area, you can certainly see the effect that Mugabe has had on his people....

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Thank basinharborbob
Sussex, England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stunning colonial building set in beautiful gardens. The staff are wonderfully attentive. The only tiny criticism I have is that the old world charm is also found in the bathrooms which could do with a little updating but overall our stay was a fabulous experience. I would have been disappointed if we had stayed anywhere else but here.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful historic property with good proximity to the Falls, the town and various game preserves. We had a lovely standard room. Had breakfast, drinks and dinner in the bar and restaurants. Excellent service, wonderful food with lots of variety. And did I mention the pool area? One of the nicest that I've ever seen. Lots of lounges...

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Thank Janet_D752
New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property simply takes your breath away. With a warm welcome from Duly upon arrival, we knew our stay was going to be quite memorable. Lots of history to explore as you stroll through the halls & grounds of this lovely hotel. We loved dining on The Terrace – Delicious cuisine accompanied by a great view of the Vic Falls...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot of class, everywhere you go at the Victoria Falls Hotel. It's beautiful, inside and out. I especially loved the history of the hotel and the grounds were beautiful. We loved dining on the Terrace with a view of the spray from the Falls. Everyone there was extremely, helpful as well as friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed two nights in the Victoria Falls Hotel It is simply magical Fantastic service it's like stepping back in time The 7 course taster menu in the Livingsone restaurant is an amazing event make sure you book this meal We walked to the Falls 10 minutes very safe We also River rafted the Zambezi river this is a great trip...

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Has it's own entrance to Victoria Falls and is situated within walking distance of the town. There are stunning views of the Falls from the extensive lawns of the hotel. Swimming pool and outdoor eating area was great too! Will definitely return to this great hotel.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent an amazing weekend here two weeks ago. The hotel service is second to none. Food was amazing. Stayed in the stables wing and the rooms are beautifully appointed. This hotel has by far the best location in the Falls, you have a short 10 minute walk to get to the actual falls themselves and you can sit on the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
For more than a century, The Victoria Falls Hotel has been the address of choice for Royal Families, statesmen, celebrities and discerning travellers as it occupies a fine location from which to explore the magical wonders of untamed Africa. From the thundering Victoria Falls at its threshold, to the big 5 that roam freely less than 5kms away, the “Grande Dame” provides an experience like no other. Less than a ten minute walk away from the Victoria Falls Rainforest, this is one hotel that can truly claim to be unique.The Victoria Falls Hotel’s grand Edwardian architecture evokes the spirit of a bygone era. The courtyard and entrance completed in 1915, with flowering shrubs, palms and stately mango trees picturesquely reflected in the water lily ponds. The chic elegance of the marble floored reception area sets the tone for the style and sophistication synonymous with The Victoria Falls Hotel. Many a guest has marveled at the magnificent views seen from The Victoria Falls Hotel and the experience begins with the sun rising beneath the mist of one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Combining old-fashioned, traditional elegance with warm and welcoming decor, the main lounge provides a perfect backdrop for relaxing with friends, whilst the Bulawayo Room offers serenity and seclusion in surroundings of exceptional comfort and luxury. There’s a well-appointed curio shop specializing in colonial memorabilia. The Palm Lounge, bright and cool, is a quiet and secluded corner in which to relax, read or write. Throughout its many corridors and alcoves, the hotel’s long and fascinating history is depicted through photographs, posters and artistic impressions, reflecting the past glories of the empire. The quaint Chapel, built in 1929, has been the venue of many weddings and The Victoria Falls Hotel remains a favourite destination for honeymooners from around the world. Echoing its glorious past, The Victoria Falls Hotel’s traditional rooms and suites are truly a 5 star experience. Style and sophistication are trademarks of the hotel’s executive suites, which are luxuriously appointed with decor being warm, inviting and rich with tradition. Deluxe guest rooms are spacious, well-appointed and furnished in traditional Edwardian style with an "out of Africa" feel. All rooms are air-conditioned with every modern amenity including digital satellite television, direct dial telephone and a personal safe. Cast-iron, roll-top bath tubs in the stables wing rooms and suites turn the bathroom into a haven of sumptuous relaxation. All three restaurants have ideal locations, making dining around the hotel a memorable experience. Lavish buffets at the casual Jungle Junction restaurant are but one of the many choices for breakfast and dinner. Stanley’s Terrace is an excellent option for light meals throughout the day and is an absolute must for the infamous High Tea served every afternoon, with spectacular views of The Victoria Falls Bridge and the Falls themselves. Later, enjoy the hotel’s legendary cocktails or a gin and tonic in Stanley’s Bar while listening to the roar of the mighty Falls. Evening dining at the open-air jungle Junction restaurant offers an unforgettable experience with a fusion of flavours of Africa. Entertainment from ethnic groups epitomises the spirit of Africa; Jungle Junction is the ideal venue for incentive groups. Enjoy dinner and dancing in the elegant, Edwardian Livingstone Room, with classic a la carte and table d’hote menus. Whilst the Livingstone Room reflects the century old hotel’s style of grandeur and opulence, the dress code has been slightly relaxed for the convenience of the guest and it is no longer essential for gentlemen to wear jacket and tie for dinner. A fine selection of wines and liqueurs are available to complement the chef’s wonderfully innovative creations. Cool off and enjoy the splendour of the glorious colonial swimming pool set amongst the beautiful landscaped gardens, overlooking the famous Victoria Falls Bridge with the Batoka Gorge below. Massage treatments are available in the airy gazebos located around the poolside or in the tranquility of the hotel’s gardens. The Pullman Suite and the Centenary Room are well-appointed with exquisite antique furnishing, adding a new dimension of sophistication to conferencing. Suitable for meetings of between 8 and 40 people, conference packages (including spouses’ programs) are available. The Victoria Falls are approximately 1,690 metres wide with an estimated 550 million litres of water per minute cascading over a 111 metre chasm. It must be highlighted that Zimbabwe has 16 out of the 19 prime viewing spots and is where you will find the "untamed" Victoria Falls Rainforest with its many winding pathways and trails. In 1855 David Livingstone, arguably the first European to see the awesome Falls, remarked "scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight." The Victoria Falls have been declared a World Heritage Site and enjoy special conservation status. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Victoria Falls Hotel

Address: 1 Mallet Drive, Victoria Falls PO Box 10, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range: $504 - $652 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Victoria Falls Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 161
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“We had basic rooms which were fine. The 'Stable' block with its own courtyard looked nice.”
 of 5 bubbles WinstonSophie, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed on the bottom floor with a great view of Falls smoke and bridge to Zambia”
 of 5 bubbles nancyjdupree2, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid room 75!”
 of 5 bubbles david12342, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“A courtyard room is nice [our last visit] This time we had a corridor room on the side without the view”
 of 5 bubbles rogerrobert98, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You want to be on the side facing the falls. The food was very good. The hotel is very historic!”
 of 5 bubbles basinharborbob, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
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