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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We stayed here for the first two nights of our southern African safari - in mid August. It was a perfect place to start our trip and see Victoria Falls for the first time. We were in the Stable wing which gave us private check-in, as well as afternoon tea and cake, and pre-dinner champagne and canapes, taken sitting out...

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Catalunya
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Perfect location. Just 10-15 minutes walk to the falls. Great with views over the foggy falls during breakfast and quiet evening dinners at the hotel's terrace. Beautiful gardens and a peaceful swimmingpool area. "Out of Africa" style in decoration, from the beginning of the XX century. The only negative comment would be the need of new bathrooms in the rooms....

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Htown
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Beautiful hotel - great open air feel and stunning view of the Victoria Falls Bridge and the mist from Victoria Falls. Old British Empire look & feel. Service was excellent. Outstanding buffet breakfast. Soooo glad we stayed here!!!!!

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Imagine a trip to Rhodesia back in the 40's. Afternoon tea looking over the mist of Victoria Falls, evening cocktailing in a bar covered in trophy kills, stately pool & grounds. Crisply Uniformed attendants everywhere. Well, this is the place. Killer location too. A very short walk to the falls, where you'll see elephants sometimes too close for comfort. A...

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Singapore
Reviewed 15 October 2015

No doubt about it, this is a beautiful old style charming hotel from the bygone era when the British empire was at its zenith. Despite it age, it is well maintained. Especially so the spacious beautifully manicured lawn. I think of all hotels in Zimbabwe and Zambia side, this one has undeniable the best location. Only 15mins walking distance to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We stayed here for one night on the way to our safari lodges. It's a lovely property with a real old colonial feel. The location is amazing- views out to the Zambezi and about a 10 minute walk to the falls themselves. The staff are very helpful and friendly - we were served by Precious at dinner and she could...

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Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 13 October 2015

I've written a long review here so I'll I'll start with a summary and lead on to the details. Summary: The Grand Old Lady of Africa, as they call her, offers a truly unique experience. You have probably read reviews about the unprecedented level of service at the hotel and how it will take you back to a bygone era....

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

A wonderful hotel, walking distance from the Victoria falls and town. It is like staying in a colonial museum. Good service, with large luxury lounges and bigger than normal rooms. The views from the hotel are magnificent. Victoria falls are not the value for money destination that we were used to and it seems like they are catering for the...

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Beautiful hotel with a genteel but friendly 1920s feel. Food wonderful - try the High Tea - entertainment at dinner (African dancing) great and the staff all know our name even when we haven't met them before! Hotel looks out at Victoria Bridge and is a great base for sightseeing.

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Kirkland, Washington
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

We had a great time at this hotel. Nathan taught us a few phrases to practice during our stay and made us feel at home. Bruce was also friendly and always helpful. The food in Jungle Junction was always fabulous and the dinner show is wonderful. Lather on the bug spray and wear long socks and long sleeves!

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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: $494 - $641 (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 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!”
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“All rooms seemed to be of the same high standard!”
 of 5 bubbles 158David1607, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
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