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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

From check in through to check out, our stay was just awesome! Food was delicious, high tea was amazing, activity desk proactive and service was second ti none! Loved it so much that i aim to make this particular visit an annual affair!

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I expected to see Rod Serling around every corner. If you are traveling to this "out of the way" place don't miss this Hotel. The staff are terrific, the grounds are beautiful and the food is amazing. Hi Tea is especially nice when soaking up everything the turn of the century...1900'...I mean.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We booked via a travel agent for the Victoria Falls hotel for my parents, daughter and me for a 3 day getaway. The hotel is beautiful and historic. The location and views are fantastic. My only complaints: 1) the hot water tap in shower did not work. This was immediately attempted to be fixed but unsuccessful- I went to the...

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Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had two nights in this very beautiful "old world" hotel. Stunning setting, gorgeous room, delicious breakfast and dinners and wonderful afternoon tea on the patio. The views are lovely and the charm of the hotel lends itself to pure relaxation. Loved the pianist in the lounge. Superb! A real treat.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is like stepping back in time, the décor is Victorian/Edwardian and is full of quirky sitting rooms, both large and small. The pool is large and set within beautiful grounds, and the views of the bridge over the falls is wonderful. The staff are always on hand, extremely polite and knowledgable, and the waiters, especially Godwell, are tactful...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Victoria Falls Hotel is truly a unique institution. Whereas it has a clear British colonial heritage, this has been maintained and leveraged in the most astonishing and charming way. The rooms are lovely and the bedding, mattress, towels, etc are all of a great quality. The soft furnishings and decor is exceptional - thanks to Graham Viney. (The bathroom...

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Nottingham
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely old hotel with old charm. The staff and service were superb. Our room was very nice and clean. It was a lovely experience and probably the best hotel in the area. Breakfast and evening meal in the Livingstone restaurant was very good. Dont expect high end Four Seasons or Belmond style but certainly did not disappoint either! woulf...

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London UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 2 nights in early September and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We got upgraded to the Stables annex which are more modern and in a stunning setting in a flower-filled courtyard that hits your nose with amazing scents as soon as you close the door. We ate at the hotel once choosing to walk into town the other- the...

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Trafalgar, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This old colonial hotel lives up to its reputation and takes you back in time .The staff all greet you by name and are all friendly. The rooms are very comfortable and we had a front corner room with a view of the falls.The food was fantastic and there was such a big variety .For sa guests the drinks are...

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to dine for valentine dinner with my husband we were most welcomed with greetings at main entrance proceeded to Jungle Junction restaurant staff was very welcoming professional and classically smart The service was very efficient with our waiter really available the meal was excellent yummy worthy it very classic variety from starter to desserts liked the local music and...

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  • Pool
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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 - £400 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles vap88, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms come equipped with mosquito nets, so there is no need to bring your own”
 of 5 bubbles cbhoward, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are very in keeping with the hotel experience colonial”
 of 5 bubbles 257donna, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The newly converted Stable Rooms are beautifully appointed but not in the main hotel building.”
 of 5 bubbles Ligerstravel, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
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