We arrived in Victoria falls over the bridge from Zambia . We picked a taxi up at the border ( and got ripped off- the fare shouldn't be the $15 we paid) and drive through the small town centre to where Lorries b&b is situated in a residential area about 20 minutes walk from the centre.
We were met at the gates by two barking dogs who we soon got to know as Bandit and Jo-Jo. Lorrie and her right hand man George weren't far behind.
We were shown to our room which was the one with A/C but Lorrie explained that bed doesn't have a mosquito net so we opted for a non A/C room with net and natural A/C via the windows!
The b&b is two buildings in quite substantial gardens with a small pool. We were in the bungalow which had a central communal area with two bedrooms but as there were no other guests we had the whole thing to ourselves . The room was a decent size as was the bathroom and the shower worked well with plenty of hot water .
Lorries isn't a slick, modern boutique b&b. it's a little worn in places ( they are planning some refurbishment) and quirky ( I liked the South African home and garden magazines from 1990!) but its clean and homely .
The real plus point is the people. Lorrie has a great network of contacts and will go out of her way to help you. We had a last minute change of plans on how to get to Hwange National Park and Lorrie stepped in and organised a lodge and transport with a few phone calls. The hub of the B&B is the bar area, manned by George. It's like a neighbourhood bar with assorted locals , friends and hotel guests popping by for a beer and a chat or to ask for Lorries help on any random subject ( Halloween fancy dress outfit for a party tonight please, was one!). We generally headed back to George's bar at the end of the night in preference to the rather quiet nightlife in town.
Breakfast was served in an adjoining room and was cold buffet followed by home cooked breakfast which was nice.
People had expressed concern when we said we were visiting Zimbabwe but we needn't have worried. There are a few boys selling old bank notes and trinkets in town but the main night time danger seems to be bumping into an elephant . We therefore generally used taxis to get to and from town ($4 - Lorrie can call a reliable driver)
The price of the room was $100 which I felt was a little expensive but hotels do seem expensive in Zimbabwe , Zambia and Botswana.
In summary, if you're looking for a slick , sterile hotel experience, Lorries probably isn't for you. If you enjoy feeling like you're staying with friends in a pleasant location, then you'll love it.