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Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

I really wanted to give it a 3.5. Higher ratings for its charm, history and location relative to the falls. I guess if you're gong to the Zimbabwe side of the falls, this is "the" place to stay. Unfortunately, this old gal is showing its age. While we were there, they had a power outage and the wifi went down...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 September 2015

We stayed at the Victoria Falls Hotel for two days as part of an extensive tour. This historic hotel transports you back in time. The location is stunning with amazing views over the Zambezi gorge, the bridge, and mist from the falls. The a la carte terrace restaurant was good, but expensive for the standards of the town. The breakfast...

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Did not stay in resort but went thru all the public rooms and gardens...Beautiful property and historic building... This is a must stop over when in Victoria Falls.. Great view of the Bridge....Very capable staff..

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Reviewed 23 September 2015

This hotel has amazing character, views, food and especially staff. Yes the hotel is old, but it is well maintained and has incredible character. the rooms are neat and tidy, the ground beautifully maintained. We dined at the buffet restaurant for dinner and breakfast, both were tasty with plenty of choice. The staff are its greatest asset, they always great...

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2015

We stayed for 3 days and it was a wonderful experience. The hotel has an individual charm which makes the stay very special. The location is stunning with amazing views over the Zambezi gorge. You can see the spray from the falls and hear the falls from the terrace. We spent more time than we intended there because it was...

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1Thank Pauline S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 23 September 2015

From the first moment of stepping out of the car and being met by Duly, the personality plus concierge, to the spectacular grounds and the warm hospitality we loved our brief stay. The room was beautiful and Jungle Junction was good food and fun. Wish we had booked an extra night or two.

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Reviewed 20 September 2015

Lovely, historic hotel in a perfect location for visiting Victoria Falls. Understanding that it is a historic property, the style of the property was as anticipated. Wilford, a server at Jungle Junction provided EXCELLENT service. You are within walking distance of the Falls entrance, and the view, especially at night, is amazing.

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Lake Worth, Florida
Reviewed 20 September 2015

The Victoria Falls Hotel is over 100 years old. It is a lovely hotel and just what I expected for it's age. The rooms are clean and have all the amenities you need. We only stayed for 1 night. The price of the hotel is very high but you are paying to stay in an historic place. We found the...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 September 2015

We saw at least one more contemporary luxury hotel in the Vic Falls area, but nothing could beat the Victoria Falls Hotel for historical value among other things. The hotel is just stunning with fantastic service and food, and we even had a view of the Vic Falls Bridge from our room. Highly recommend that anyone going to Victoria Falls...

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Alpharetta, Georgia
Reviewed 19 September 2015

This magnificent sprawling edifice is really eye catching. The quadrangle between the entrance hall of the hotel and the main building was well maintained and cared for. The dual spiral stairs in the main building to the upstairs was a sight to behold. We had a great view from our room of the Rainbow Bridge over the Zambesi river. I...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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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: $495 - $651 (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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“Honestly, I am not sure there is a bad room. But, given the choice pick a room that faces the direction of the Falls”
 of 5 bubbles hharris860, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“we had a standard room, it had its own sitting room, a large bedroom with tv, and mosquito net and we never heard another guest.”
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“Rooms come equipped with mosquito nets, so there is no need to bring your own”
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“All the rooms are very in keeping with the hotel experience colonial”
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“The newly converted Stable Rooms are beautifully appointed but not in the main hotel building.”
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