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Reviewed 12 September 2015

We stayed here 3 nights after safaris to wind down...and we did by strolling around the gardens and eating and sipping drinks on Stanley terrace. Watching the warthogs of an afternoon just fun! The history and the furnishings was so wonderfully colonial, but every amenity is modernised. Our room on the top level of the main building had a fantastic...

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Enjoyed our stay there; food was great; fabulous ambience; staff friendly. Short walk to the Falls, escorted by a Hotel employee in case of wild animals. Rooms are comfortable and well appointed. Plenty of room. Not fitted out with the latest in decor or technology, but it's the old world charm one is after. Excellent in room free WiFi. Short...

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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We went for a day trip to the Vic Falls, after a lot of walking and a really hot day we stopped at the hotel for lunch, service was great, food amazing and the friendly faces always welcome.. Definitely a must when visiting the falls.. Views are just as stunning

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Reviewed 10 September 2015

To feel this hotel you should come here. I truely enjoyed every moment of my stay in The Victoria Falls. The interiors, the inner culture, the unique atmosphere, the amazing views and wonderful people who work in it! During my stay I had a very unpleasant accident (my fault): while checking-out I left my memory card with _all_ the pictures...

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Delray Beach, Florida
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The Victoria Falls Hotel is a beautiful throwback to the 1900s, with turning ceiling fans, windows open to the garden to smell the jasmine, even though there is air conditioning too. I kept expecting to see women walking around in long dresses due to the ambiance. Afternoon Tea was lovely, although there was an extra charge for water. The Livingstone...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Beautiful Colonial hotel in a location close to town and the fabulous Victoria Falls. Rooms are spacious and well appointed and the hotel is furnished to a very high standard. The breakfasts offer the best selection of food that I have ever seen.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Went with a bit of trepidation knowing that the hotel was over 100 years old. Surprise, surprise, the hotel is well maintained, beautiful old large hotel with space galore and plenty to do in and around the hotel. The service was outstanding and very friendly without being overdone. The food was excellent at all times, even the high tea was...

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Reviewed 10 September 2015

The hotel was in a perfect location to walk to the falls and the bridge. Greeat view of the bridge which had to be an engineering marvel in its day. The grounds were delightul and the interior quite picturesque- a reminder of colonial times (which coud be seen in two lights, I suppose). We were disappointed that the main restaurant...

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The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We spend our honeymoon at the Vic Falls Hotel. Room was fantastic. Polished and need with a great view on the sprays of the Falls. The Gardens, the armosphere take you back in time. Enjoy the wildlife grazing in front of your window :). Great breakfast.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

We loved our stay at this grand old hotel. Our room, a superior one, had a lovely view over the lawns and across to the river and bridge, and was small but very comfortable. The breakfasts were superlative, and in a lovely outdoor restaurant overlooking the gardens. The falls themselves were beautiful, but be aware that entry is US$30 and...

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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: $449 - $714 (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”
TripMember021020162, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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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