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Sydney
Reviewed 8 September 2015

From the outside the Vic Falls Hotels screams colonial opulence...and from the inside it just drips with it! That said, if you don't want to share a Pims or Sherry with hunting trophys and skins...well this may not be the place for you. Perfectly positioned over the 'smoke that thunders' the Vic Falls Hotel is perfect for exploring, wining and...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Everything was perfect. The staff and mangers were amazing. My girlfriend and I loved every momment in this hotel. If you are staying in this area this is the hotel. I went to to the safari lodge for the waterhole, I was happy we stayed here.

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Muscat, Oman
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Tropical greenery and a gentle spray rising over the horizon form the view from this grand Edwardian-era property that was built in the early 1900’s and was our home for our brief visit of the Victoria Falls. The rooms were lovely and had large windows, in addition to very attentive staff and fantastic in-room dining menu (must try the ravioli!)...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Third visit. Excellent room, largely excellent and friendly staff and an unrivalled colonial atmosphere. The location is spectacular. The rooms are well furnished. The terrace is a super place for tea, cocktails and even dinner. The Livingstone Room is not be to missed. Thank you again!

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Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Landing at Livingstone airport was mistake one... But was a interesting ride, with not to much hold ups at boards. Mistake 2 (not sure if it was hotels mistake or travel agencies) we were a group of 8 (3kids) and they split us up.... Had to wait 2 hours to get rooms closer together. But it was worth it. Day...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Called in for cocktails, 35yrs after my first visit. It was amazing. Even better than I remembered. It's old colonial style just seems to be part of the local scene now. The man in tails playing the grand piano in the lounge just topped it. Fabulous. I'd love to have been able to stay, but was just on a day...

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Whitianga, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

We were lucky enough to stay here for two nights .absolute luxury !!! Dinner in the terrace was amazing with a long Buffett with everything imaginable .Entertainment every night . Rooms very comfortable with the nice touch of having a turn down service !! Complete with chocolate in the pillow :) Staff paid a lot of attention to detail and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Nothing to fault, it was worth every penny to have one night here in this beautiful colonial hotel. The staff, cocktails, restaurant, facilities , swimming pool, rooms, view, gardens, Beauty salon all excellent. You are welcomed to the hotel by friendly staff offering to take your bags inside. Welcome drinks while you check in and absorb the surrounding of the...

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Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

This is our first visit, so I can't make any comparisons to how this hotel used to be. I'll be honest, I was reluctant to spend this amount on the room, it is not an inexpensive place to stay for four nights. However, having stayed two nights already, I am feeling very good about this accommodation. This is understated elegance,...

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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The Victoria Falls Hotel is a unique property in that it dates back over a hundred years to colonial times and still retains a lot of those touches while it has been updated for modern comforts. The rooms are a little quirky - older style plumbing in the bathroom, funky layouts, etc. but everything is comfortable and workable. The bed...

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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: €300 - €477 (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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“have a room in the stables they have the best air conditioning.”
kennethsimmons139, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Large room”
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“Ask for a room with a view of the falls”
geraldlee2016, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A room overlooking the gardens facing the bridge would be best”
  • Our bedroom in the Stables Block
MandD93, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We did not stay here. Had lunch”
AbleM, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
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