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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would love to recommend this hotel, but there are just too many issues for a hotel that charges $170 a night. Negatives: 1. Shabby rooms.. haven't been updated in years. 2. bathroom shower sprayed water everywhere 3. miserable small towels - barely enough to go around 4. mosquitoes in the room 5. Crazy expensive food - $25 USD pp... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pleasantly surprised, good hotel and location, accomodating staff. Reasonably priced high mid-range. Clean rooms, good breakfast with a range of choice. Recommended! Just a relatively short walk in the centre, taxi's readily available.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was recently in Victoria Falls and wanted to extend another 2 nights so I chose the Rainbow... What a nice surprise! The rooms were very nicely appointed and had charm. The front desk service was super and they couldn't have been more helpful. The grounds of the hotel are very nice and inviting and their dining room is quite good.... More 

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rainbowhotelvicfalls, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls, responded to this review

Refreshing day to you dagmarsabat Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls and we hope that you will be staying with us again the next time you are in Victoria Falls. Regards Guest Relations Manager More 

lancashire
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119 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is well situated for the falls and the town centre which is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and bars. It functions well as a tourist hotel with all reasonable facilities available including a decent swimming pool and free wi fi. Rooms were spacious and comfortable for our short two night stop over. Breakfast was perfectly adequate. It... More 

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Thank LancashireIan
rainbowhotelvicfalls, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls, responded to this review

Refreshing day to you LancashireIan Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking your time to give us feedback we so much appreciate as we await another chance to welcome you back again at the Rainbow Hotel. Regards Guest Relations Manager More 

Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed two nights at the hotel as the last stop of my tour... The hotel needs a little bit of love, fresh paint would't be to much to ask... the staff were great... i had a great dinner near the pool really enjoy it !!!

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Thank EyreIcome
rainbowhotelvicfalls, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls, responded to this review

A refreshing day to you EyreIcome Many thanks for your feedback as we await for another chance to welcome you back at the Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel. Regards Guest Relations Manager More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were moved to the new section which was so much better also well serviced.The ambiance, Poolside and garden were nice,relaxing. Hotel close to city. The staff are accommodating and friendly. Tourism desk in the foyer.

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rainbowhotelvicfalls, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls, responded to this review

Refreshing day to you renah3108 Thank you for choosing to stay at the Rainbow Hotel and taking your time to give us feedback we so much appreciate. Will congratulate our staff for being accommodative and friendly as we look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Victoria Falls. Regards Guest Relations Manager More 

Johannesburg
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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

I stayed at the Rainbow Hotel as part of the last stop of a tour through Botswana. Firstly the bad, the hotel is in dire need of an upgrade it is still stuck in the 60s/70s as a result the basin in the bathroom was blocked. No bath towels were available for some time. Cleanliness was good understanding the equipment... More 

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rainbowhotelvicfalls, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls, responded to this review

A refreshing day to you Vievoo1 We appreciate your valuable feedback regarding your stay at the Rainbow Hotel. We have taken note of all the issues highlighted as we rely on guest feedback to determine both the positive and negative aspects of our hotel and to improve wherever possible. Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and... More 

Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I stayed at the Rainbow as part of a Nomad's group. My first impression after check in was how wonderful and welcoming the staff were. After traveling through South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, I have to say the the friendliness of the Zimbabwean folks sets them apart from their neighbors. The hotel was definitely built back in the 1970's and... More 

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26 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

had a great one night stay here - the staff were very friendly and helpful. we checked out and left our bags in their storage and came back and we were still allowed to use the facilities etc. rooms were clean comfortable beds, only thing is i didn't enjoy the pillows they wet too big and hard for me! and... More 

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rainbowhotelvicfalls, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls, responded to this review

A refreshing day to you Robynjane123 Many thanks for your feedback as we await for another chance to welcome you back at the Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel. Regards Guest Relations Manager More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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88 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The hotel isn't 5 star but it has good facilities, nice grounds and a very good breakfast. The rooms are fine, but the bathroom was very tired. An easy walk to the town and handy to the falls. The staff were helpful.

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Thank GeeDizzle
rainbowhotelvicfalls, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls, responded to this review

A refreshing day to you GeeDizzle Many thanks for your feedback as we await for another chance to welcome you back at the Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel. Regards Guest Relations Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique property of Moorish architecture conveniently located near town and 2km from the Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel offers a spectacular view of the rumbling mist, mosi-oa-tunya, meaning "the smoke that thunders". Enjoy a cocktail at the only Swim and Sip bar in town and efficient and friendly service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls

Address: 278 Parkway Drive | Selous Crescent, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range: RM460 - RM1,014 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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Also Known As:
Mercure Victoria Falls
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“Try a newer hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles splitm, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Evening entertainment can be noisy for those earlier sleepers, if bedroom facing the patio & swimming pool.”
 of 5 bubbles H7163XHchrisl, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were away from the main pool area and that was quite nice”
 of 5 bubbles dagmarsabat, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't assume you will actually get a room.”
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“All rooms seemed equal as hotel surrounded by pleasant garden”
 of 5 bubbles mariakA1775EA, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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