We stayed at the Kingdom Hotel for one night in January 2013 to visit the falls.
Airport transfer was not included in the room rate so we had to arrange individually. The hotel directed us to "Falcon Safaris" offering a pricy (60 USD for 2 persons) but reliable pick-up service. Be prepared that Falcon staff goes on and on offering all kinds of activities on the 20 min drive to the hotel.
Check-in was efficient and reception staff friendly. The whole hotel complex is huge but everything feels kind of run-down. The artificial lake was a dump full of algae and therefore a mosquito hatchery. Minibar and mosquito-nets were missing in the room, the balcony was full of dead insects. However, the a/c and bathroom facilities were working fine and the bed was clean.
Of the hundreds of rooms only few were occupied what gave the hotel a creepy atmosphere. In the big breakfast room dozens of waiters were standing around a single occupied table.
The hotel's only big advantage justifying a 3 points rating is its location. Through the back gate it's only a short walk to the entrance of the Victoria Falls National Park. We could also go on a walk to some baobab trees from the hotel.
Altogether "The Kingdom" is definitely not the "luxury" property it's claiming to be, however for our one night stay and given the situation in Zimbabwe the place was quite alright.
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- Also Known As:
- The Kingdom At Victoria Falls Hotel Victoria Falls
- Kingdom Hotel Zimbabwe
- Kingdom Hotel Victoria Falls