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Los Altos, CA (USA)
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We spent a couple of nice days at this hotel at the end of our Zimbabwe safaris. It was a welcome respite after a week in the bush in 104+ degree weather! We had a room in one of the annexes (The "Stable" area) and the room was quite comfortable. The bathroom was large, with a claw-footed tub and a...

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Stayed here a fortnight ago. Not a great deal of water in the falls at the moment but that's not the hotel's fault. Accommodation, food, setting, service all absolutely first class, from the Livingstone Room down. I'm already plotting a return in the next year or two.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 1 December 2015

We had a couple of nights to stay in the Victoria Falls Hotel - specifically chosen for its historic links to the iconic falls. The rooms were very comfortable - perhaps smaller than some more modern hotels, but quite perfectly appointed. Air conditioned, en suite and full of character. The hotel's public areas are a delight, beautifully decorated with walls...

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Jacksonville, FL
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

After spending 8 days in the bush, this is a fantastic way to return to our reality. The hotel is majestic and historic, and made me feel like something out of the movie Casablanca. The Terrace restaurant is very good. The location is perfect to be able to walk to the falls. Hospitality is regal. Wish we had more time...

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Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Built for a Queen and still fit for the Queen !!! High tea served in the most amazing atmosphere and surroundings with true quality and attention to detail Beauty spar and Salon offering world class service Friendly staff who go over and beyond to ensure your stay is a perfect memory!!!

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Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

The hotel seemed to be from a time long passed. The room was small and a bit out dated so if you're all about modern amenities this may not be for you. But the location can't be beat and the feel of the place is rich with history. It is a hotel worth experiencing on its own not just a...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2015

This is the kind of hotel where the stay itself is an experience. I suspect I spent our three days in The Victoria Falls Hotel mostly immersed in sepia tinted colonial daydreams and completely unaware of the rather disappointing breakfast buffet and unexciting lunch menu on the terrace (until I reflected back on the stay, that is). The Livingstone Room...

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Sabadell, Spain
Reviewed 26 November 2015

It's not about staying in a nice hotel: it's about staying in a "living museum" of colonial history: the place it was built and why, the building itself, the rooms, the decoration hanging from the walls, the many posters of colonial propaganda along the corridors... and of course, nice rooms, nice beds and an amazing breakfast.

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Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 26 November 2015

We had High Tea for two on the condo of the Vic Falls Hotel. The elegance and history of the Hotel is tangible. It is in pristine stylish condition. It is professionally run and is world class. The piano playing in the background with high tea delights and eats were to die for. At $30.00 per couple for high tea...

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Buckinghamshire
Reviewed 24 November 2015

This hotel has a faded colonial feel, with many original features which make it very interesting. This means that some of the rooms are a little tired and in need of refurbishment. They have everything you need but are rather 'quaint'. There is no air conditioning and that in the rooms is supplied by very old-fashioned units and ours kept...

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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: RM1,700 - RM2,201 (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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