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Hopland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2 nights at this lovely old hotel, only 5 minutes walk to the fabulous Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. This hotel has been well cared for in the last 100 years, after the railroad came to the Falls. Service was impeccable as were the accommodations and food. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to experience the...

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Norfolk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in November in a standard room, and even though the hotel was almost full, you wouldn't know it, there was so much space to lounge. The ambience and decor and size of the hotel is palatial, and you feel like you are living like royalty. Some reviews said this hotel looked tired,...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't take any notice of the bad press Zimbabwe gets in our papers. Get yourselves to Victoria Town via a beautiful new airport. It's a lovely safe town with the awe inspiring Victoria Falls next to it. We stayed in the Victoria Falls Hotel which overlooks the Zambezi river& you can walk through the gardens to view the worlds biggest...

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Thank you for the great review. We absolutely agree that we need to focus on selling the good points about Zimbabwe and certainly Victoria Falls is awe inspiring to quote you. The architecture is Edwardian and we are so pleased that you enjoyed the history and pageantry of the olden days. We would love to see the photograph of your...

Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The perfect hotel for visiting Victoria Falls, taking you back in time for a historical experience. Comfortable rooms, wonderful service, beautiful grounds, terrific breakfast in an open pavilion and conveniently located for access to the Zimbabwe side of the Falls. Their lawns spread out for a nice view of the old bridge over the falls and the mist. Near the...

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Thank you for your review and for mentioning that the banking and shopping facilities are near by. It certainly sounds that you had a good experience.

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice old fashioned hotel with an excellent service. We had a wonderful experience in front of the bridge linking Zimbabwe et Zambia. Good food also. and above all a very nice ambiance with very friendly employees

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Thank you for your positive review and we are delighted that the ambiance and experience was excellent.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed in this beautiful property for two nights in September. It is an amazingly beautiful property reminiscent of the colonial era. The high points are 1. Great location - overlooking the Victoria falls. Although one cannot see the actual falls, you can view the bridge over the falls and a quick 10 minute walk gets you...

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We thank you for the detailed and interesting feedback. The terrace is just the best place to be with the view of the bridge and the distant Falls and we are delighted that you took full advantage of it as well as the easy accessibility to the Falls. It really is an advantage to have the path way from the...

Klerksdorp, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting the Victoria Falls and staying at the Victoria Falls Hotel was the fulfillment of a long held ambition. Sipping gin & tonics on the verandah overlooking the magnificent gardens, enjoying the lavish breakfast spread at the Jungle Junction or dressing up for an elegant dinner in the Livingstone Room, made our 25th anniversary weekend memorable and a once in...

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We are delighted that you spent your 25th anniversary weekend with us. You said that this was a long held ambition and we are honoured to have hosted you.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at this hotel was like being transported back to the early 1900s, the decor was of luxurious and tasteful Victorian style and the service was excellent. Our room was spacious and comfortable, the bathroom dreamy. There were many rooms for guests to entertain in, but my favorite was the piano room which led to a terrace overlooking a vast...

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Thank you for your very positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the lounge and the pianist. It really is ideal for reading, catching up on social media and watching the world go by! So pleased you enjoyed the massage and food after all what are vacations about !

Singer Island, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Victoria Falls Hotel is a grand Edwardian-era hotel built in 1904 during the period that Cecil Rhodes attempted to link Cape Town to Cairo by rail. The hotel is surrounded by lush tropical gardens, lily ponds, and ancient shade trees. The traditional decor throughout the hotel is full of colonial grandeur and old world charm. The corridors of the...

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' Whispers of A Bygone Era," we love this description of the hotel. We would like to use that in our new brochure as it encapsulates the hotel perfectly. Thank you! The review is charming and describes your experience expressively.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we followed a visit to the Victoria Falls with dinner on Stanley's Terrace restaurant, at the grand Victoria Falls Hotel. It was an easy walk from the Falls to the hotel, and a romantic dinner over-looking the bridge with very good food and service. The prices were very reasonable for this 5 star treasure, and we recommend everyone who visits...

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We are delighted that your romantic dinner on Stanley's Terrace met your expectations and the price too. Thank you for the review.

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $585 - $819 (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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