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Spofforth, North Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not old-fashioned - it is fashionably old. This hotel has preserved all the aspects of an olde colonial hotel and added great service, imaginative cuisine and fantastic people to make staying here an absolute pleasure. Thanks to Priscilla on t6he Terrace, Bushi in reception and Lilli in the restaurant - it is wrong to pick out names as everyone... More 

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An absolutely magnificent establishment. It is much bigger than it looks from the outside!!! One has a variety of eating places to choose from. Enjoyed the High Tea on Stanley's Terrace, and the breakfast and dinner at Jungle Junction. The buffet is the best I have had in a long time! Stanley's Bar was great to have a drink and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot go wrong with this classic. That said, be careful booking suites. They vary wildly in charm and value. Regular rooms are pretty linear in the trade off with cost. There are trinket salesmen just outside the compound. You don't need to worry about crime with these guys, but they are persistent and clever. They'll talk you out of... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, the facility and grounds felt like a step back in time to the elegance and grandeur of colonial days. The wall artwork in the long, period-furnished hallways, including mounted horns from a variety of species, was very interesting. Courtyards, pools, landscaping, were all lovely. The restaurants and food were good and the breakfast buffet was lavish. The stone art... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A truely lovely place. You get the feeling that it has been the same for the past 100 years. Our room was lovely and spacious. We had a room in the Stables, there was a lovely courtyard. An easy walk to the falls. Breakfast every morning was overlooking the falls. The food at breakfast was fine, but the dinner buffett... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Victoria Falls hotel was like stepping back in time to an era of colonial grandeur and elegance. The hotel itself is steeped in history and this is clearly reflected in the fixtures/fittings and furnishings adorning the walls and communal lounges/areas of the hotel.. Following a friendly introduction to the hotel alongside a welcome drink and cool towel, we were... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The high tea was something special. We felt like we were in 1940, it took us 4 hours in total with high tea and walking through the many rooms with such historical pictures of interest. The food was delicious and the gardens wonderful. The view is amazing and the smell of the tobacco on the grass will remain with us... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We last visited the hotel 17 years ago. Its just the same as before in a time warp, which makes this hotel a little bit special. The service was, as always, excellent and the rooms clean and cool even thought it was 40 degrees C outside. The breakfast bar is excellent with a good choice of hot and cold food.... More 

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It didn't seem to have changed in the 24 yrs., since I visited it the last time. Build with a grand view into the gorge of the Sambesi in completely different times, it has still kept some of the colonial nimbus through its grandiose architecture, well kept rooms, halls, royal pictures on the walls, restaurants, gardens, outdoor pool and excellent... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is beautiful - with colonial style luxury and opulence which brings you back into the Victorian era. It has lovely courtyards and corridors, gorgeous sitting/living areas together with sprawling and lavish gardens (with views of part of Victoria Falls and the famous bridge). The service standards are good and the staffs friendly. Victoria Falls park is within minutes... More 

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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: £333 - £455 (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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“Try the Stable rooms, relatively newly renovated.”
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“Stable room are lovely and spacious.”
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“We were in the 'stable' area, the rooms there are larger than others.”
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“all rooms have air conditioning,but they are noisy. have to turn them on and off manually”
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