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Hertfordshire
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We spent two nights here before a 12 night safari & 3 after to rest. It's an ideal hotel in which to do very little. The view over the Falls is splendid & it is very comfortable. The walls are covered with photos, political & comic cartoons, drawings of Africa. Travel & propaganda posters from the 1930setc - nothing later...

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

If you are visiting Victoria Falls, this hotel is Fantastic. Has charm and art, the grounds are pristine Our room was fantastic, large with a beautiful view. They have a pianoist playing in the main area, he is wonderful. I would recommend this hotel to everyone.

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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A typical old colonial hotel with olde world charm and service. A wonderful place to base whilst in the Falls, stunning views from the verandah down the gorge of the bridge. The service is great with the staff being most polite and efficient.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot begin to describe how wonderful our stay at this hotel was. The staff is friendly and helpful and the service the best I have ever experienced. Everywhere we went in the hotel we were treated like royalty and greeted on our names. The food at the Jungle Junction is fantastic (try the game!) and the character of the...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is a grand old Victorian style hotel. Service was impeccable. Room was clean and quiet. Excellent food venues. Took helicopter ride over Falls for perspective then took a walk around the fall rim. Be prepared to get wet!

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Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this beautiful hotel. From the moment we arrived, we were treated as if we were the same as the royal guests who have stayed here in the past. Our room was in the stables wing and looked out into a beautiful courtyard with fountains. The room was spacious and very comfortable. The necessary mosquito netting (mosquitoes were not...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here as part of a tour. The service here was very special. Nothing was too much trouble. It was like something from Colonial times. Just how one would have been treated then . There was plenty of choice for meals. When I returned to my room the bed was turned down, there was netting round my bed. The...

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arriving at the Victoria Falls Hotel takes your breath away when you walk onto the terrace overlooking the exquisite lawns and in the distance you see the clouds of spray above the Falls - locally known as The Smoke That Thunders. The terrace restaurant is a very good place to eat and offers a wide selection of dishes served by...

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed a two night stay here. Arrived on the Rovos Rail train at the gates of the hotel. All the staff were delightful and helpful Comfortable room. Large bed. Ate on the terrace and the less formal restaurant. Food was fine not exceptional. Breakfast buffet had plenty of choice. Views from the hotel are stunning You can see the...

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Nampa, Idaho
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Visiting the Falls is a must. Even though I went at the low water for the season they were still very impressive. The Victoria Falls Hotel is so historic I just had to stay there. It is expensive but in my mind a must. It is at the center of activities for the area. Easy walk into town, a half...

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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: $509 - $661 (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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