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Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 22 June 2015

With friends we had a traditional High Tea on the verandah of the Victoria Falls Hotel, which whilst with modern facilities is a wonderful old hotel with a long history & offering fantastic views of the bridge. The service was excellent & well worth a visit. We did not stay here, but from past experience would expect the hotel to...

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Reviewed 21 June 2015

we visited the Victoria Falls Hotel on the last day of our journey through Southern Africa. We didn't stay there but rather enjoy the terrace dining in plain view of the Falls and bridge connecting Zambia and Zimbabwe. The only is absolutely magnificent and retained all the splendor of an Colonial era. The food, drinks and service were superb. This...

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El Paso County, Colorado
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

This hotel has historic British charm oozing from every corner with neatly manicured lawns complete with resident monkeys and warthog families, a clean large swimming pool with beautiful chairs and lounge area and sculpture gardens througout the property. Upon arrival we were greeted with cool hand towels and flutes of lemonade by the porters dressed in crisp uniforms who promptly...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2015

I would recommend staying at the Victoria Falls Hotel if only for the view and access to the Falls. The hotel grounds are amazing and you can sit on the Terrace watching the mist from the Falls. The breakfast area also has a good view of the mist from the Falls and is particularly spectacular at sunrise - as the...

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Aiken, South Carolina
Reviewed 17 June 2015

We enjoyed our overnight in transit between safari camps in Botswana and Zim. This was are second time here as we previously stayed at another lodge in Vic Falls in 2001 - it was lovely but not as upscale. We work to avoid this town as it is quite touristy. The Vic Falls Hotel : history, colonial feel, lovely rooms,...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

A wonderful place to stay. You are taken back in time once you enter the drive, you're then greeted by wonderful staff who look after you for the rest of your stay. Then when you make your way through to the terrace you are confronted by the view of lawns, trees, the bridge and the 'smoke' from the Falls.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 15 June 2015

I could not have wished for a better start to celebrating my 60th on June 9 2015 at the grand and gracious old Vic Falls Hotel that is 111 years old this month. I was overcome by emotion upon arrival at the hotel when I could see that it was going to be like stepping back in time for a...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Great hotel in fabulous location with a view of the Bridge I love that the wart hogs and baboons roam freely around the grounds. They don't bother the guests and are not bothered by the guests. Service is impeccable, But can say the food is overpriced for what it is. Breakfast is included. Yes, it is an English Breakfast. And...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 14 June 2015

This hotel is a century-old classic. It has been maintained and updated so it is a very comfortable place to stay. The staff are VERY service-oriented and friendly. Victoria Falls is a ten to fifteen minute walk down a well maintained private path where the only hazards we encountered were many curio sellers and a few monkeys. (There is a...

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2Thank Les W
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 14 June 2015

We stayed two nights here with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Both couples had comfortable rooms with a mosquito netted large bed, a large and well appointed bathroom, and plenty of storage for clothing and personal items in the room. There was free wifi in the rooms. The hotel has dining and drinking options to suit different requirements...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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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: $490 - $738 (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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“First floor room looking out to the Falls”
 of 5 bubbles joannaf272, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Dont go for the standard if you can afford to upgrade.”
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“Hotel is big. If walking a prob get close to main bldg. Rm 140-1st floor in back with lawn view. Inner rms view main bldg & gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles 105SharonR, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Standard quality rooms were delightful in their presentation and amenities.”
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