We stayed here for two nights. The hotel is a 15 minute walk from town centre but don't expect footpaths. There is a shuttle available but we didn't bother using it.
Our room was large with a balcony overlooking the garden. Have to keep the door closed when not there to keep out the baboons. The hotel is right on the edge of town so wildlife is around the grounds.
The swimming pool is lovely and the service at the bar pool is very good.
Every evening the staff knocked on the door and asked if we were happy with everything which is a nice touch. We also had a call when we first arrived to make we were comfortable and whether we had found any issues. The remote control wasn't working and we ended up with 3 staff arrive to make sure it was fixed. (It did make us smile!)
Our experience at dinner was less than ideal - although we had a really nice table to see the night time entertainment, the waiter needs training. 40 min wait for our meal - they did apologise for this. The maitre de' was very quick to make things right.
The breakfast was very expensive. We ate across the road at Inda Belly for most meals after our initial experiences. This cafe and bar is very friendly and has a great view of the Vic Falls spray. It is located in the camping ground - don't let that put you off it is worth a visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique property of Moorish architecture conveniently located near town and 2km from the Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel offers a spectacular view of the rumbling mist, mosi-oa-tunya, meaning "the smoke that thunders". Enjoy a cocktail at the only Swim and Sip bar in town and efficient and friendly service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Victoria Falls