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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

The hotel is perfectly located to the Falls, with breathtaking views. The building and grounds are very well maintained, with a rich sense of history around you wherever you go. The service and friendliness of the staff is also fantastic. I will definitely be returning soon!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 16 May 2015

A charming colonial-style building, well maintained considering the building is old. The landscape are beautiful and very pleasing to the eyes. The view from the terrace overlooking the bridge and the falls from distance is just outstanding! Enjoyed walking along the corridor reading the historical photos on the wall. The room was okay, don't expect anything luxurious, but everything is... More 

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Reviewed 15 May 2015

Really hard to review. I am glad we stayed, the position is stunning, the colonial history fabulous and food great. However, as a hotel the value for money just isn't worth it. Our room was small, curtains torn, ant nest in bathroom, towel rail off the wall, water spasmodic from the taps etc. I complained to the General Manager (only... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

As a travel agent and tour guide I get to go to some wonderful places and the Victoria Fall Hotel was a place I had sent many a tourist there and want to be there also, with my group of 24 we had a lovely stay, breakfast was amazing along with the service. Quite a big property so there is... More 

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Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

We were on holiday in Victoria Falls and decided to go to the hotel for afternoon tea. It was amazing! The beautiful stunning scenery seen from the verandas is truly lovely. The staff are trained very well they are friendly and helpful. We ordered the tea. It was beautiful! The care and finesse that went into making such delicate pastries... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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Reviewed 10 May 2015

My husband and I traveled to Victoria Falls in May 2014 (a year ago, shame on us for waiting so long to post this review!). We loved our 3 days/2 nights there. The Victoria Falls Hotel was beautiful and wonderful. It was the most elegant hotel I've ever been to. We had a "deluxe" room with a living room and... More 

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Reviewed 9 May 2015

We spent just a few nights here after a long safari. The luxury was well deserved after surviving in a tent for weeks. The hotel is beautiful, and the location is great. We were able to walk to the falls from the hotel. We enjoyed the for several meals, the food and service was great. You will not be disappointed... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

Great hotel! I recommend room 142, as it has an amazing view straight up the gorge to the bridge. Luxurious and great service! Sindi the concierge couldn't be better!!! I didn't love the breakfast buffet, but dinner on the terrace was fabulous! I recommend the specialty cocktails and fillet!

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Reviewed 5 May 2015

We have just returned from 5 amazing days at the Victoria Falls Hotel. It was our first visit to Zimbabwe and we could not have chosen a more exceptional place to stay. This must be one of the world’s unique hotels. The historical significance, of Britain’s colonial past. Along with Edwardian elegance of the décor all within site of the... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 May 2015

The best views in the world. Fantastic service and good food. a modern interpretation of a very historic place. well preserved and very recently restored. Great rooms ( if a renovated one!) Gin and Tonic on the terrace. what could be better.

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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: $567 - $774 (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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