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Petersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the best located hotel in the area for the Victoria Falls,there is a gate from the garden leading directly to the Falls. The hotel is old colonial style and beautifully fitted out in the period.However guests should be aware there are no lifts. Service is excellent and the food was good but food at the breakfast buffet needs...

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London UK
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to go back 100 years, this hotel will take you there. From the moment you walk through the doors you enter a different age. OK, some of it is tired looking but thats a small price to pay for some genuine nostalgia. We had a basic standard room and it was just that. The air on was...

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dropped by here for nostalgia purposes as one of our party had stayed there 20 years earlier. We were cordially welcomed and offered lunch and drinks. Prices were very reasonable for such an establishment. Dinner was US$25 and a good room certainly affordable enough to entice us to return for a proper stay. This is a beautiful place that...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel has a great vista overlooking the mist plume and downstream bridge/gorge of Victoria Falls. It's a short walk to the falls entrance (30$ entrance) if you can deal with the continual barrage of hawkers. If not, take a cab or the $20 tour from the hotel. The staff and service at this hotel are wonderful and so accommodating....

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Monroe, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Oh My! I stayed at the same hotel where King George once stayed! And was it marvelous. The hotel looks just like the pictures on the website with all the colonial charm you could want. My room, #140, was in the back with twin beds pushed together, fridge, safe, tv, and tub/shower combo. Turn down service incuded pulling the netting...

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Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

TVFH is a tradition. Enter and step back in time with all its history and charm. Overall we loved it and the location was perfect, but (here it comes) certain things need addressing. We did have some disappointments. Monkeys can be a problem but the "table thieves" are comical and under control by a ranger walking the grounds with a...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We all felt pampered and taken care of from the minute we walked in. As a larger group of 17, it can be quite tricky to make everybody happy but the staff of the hotel truly made us feel at home. Situated in the middle of the national park, animals like monkeys and wild boars roam around the premises giving...

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived off Rovos Rail and walked directly into the hotel to be greeted with great enthusiasm and a quality of service that remained constant throughout our 4 day stay. The hotel was gracious and charming - entertaining in itself if you walk the hallways and study the art which shares the interesting history of the hotel. The location is...

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Izmir, Turkey
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of the best hotels I've ever stayed (I stayed in hundreds). It is unique and charming. You will live in the past and be part of the history. Rooms are very nice and cute. Meals and the service is exceptional. We stayed 3 nights, I could stay weeks. It has marvelous garden and view. Close to downtown...

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Gaborone, Botswana
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A must for the VF visitor. The food and service is if very high class and the Margarita cocktails delicious. The view of the VF bridge is stunning and I will alway come to this hotel when visiting VF.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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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: £304 - £457 (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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“First floor room looking out to the Falls”
 of 5 bubbles joannaf272, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Dont go for the standard if you can afford to upgrade.”
 of 5 bubbles soonix, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Hotel is big. If walking a prob get close to main bldg. Rm 140-1st floor in back with lawn view. Inner rms view main bldg & gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles 105SharonR, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Standard quality rooms were delightful in their presentation and amenities.”
 of 5 bubbles MargotM990, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book a superior room (giving view to the front garden and slightly larger than the normal rooms)”
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