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The Victoria Falls Hotel

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South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

The Victoria Falls Hotel is the perfect place to base yourself when visiting Victoria Falls. We stayed in the Stable wing and our room was superb and the hotel has been maintained to evoke the glory days of the Empire. The complimentary breakfast and massage were very good and the Stables Lounge where the girls gave 110% to ensure our... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I feel very let down by the standard of the rooms - when paying $400 for a standard room I would expect something quite luxurious - well this isn't the case. The rooms need to be updated if they are charging top $. The bath had been re enameled, the air con didn't work properly and the curtains - well... More 

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you want to feel like you have gone back in time surrounded by luxury, plan a vacation to Victoria Falls Zimbabwe and stay at Victoria Falls Hotel. The accomodations bring you back to the early 1900s but with the feel and luxury of today. We wished we would have had more days to spend at this grand location and... More 

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Ornex, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

The Grand Dame of Victoria Falls. This hotel is the ultimate experience for Mosi-oa-Tunya (smoke that thunders). We were meet at reception with a moist towel and a flute of home-made lemonade. Because we were staying at the recently refurbished Stables wing we were taken to a separate concierge in the wing where Samantha provided us with a complete induction... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Iconic hotel but not value for money. Rooms are dated and in need of general repair. Wake up calls consisted of a telephone call and 10 mins later an annoying knock on the door. Breakfast had a great selection of items and excellent service. All other services and interactions were fairly average. Lovely place to visit but not worth actually... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a hotel which we will never forget, for the right reasons. The decor is of the old colonial style with corridor walls adorned with old photos, maps, posters and cartoons, which will amuse for an hour or more if you like that sort of thing, but the facilities are modern and well maintained. We had a super deluxe... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is perfectly located to the Falls, with breathtaking views. The building and grounds are very well maintained, with a rich sense of history around you wherever you go. The service and friendliness of the staff is also fantastic. I will definitely be returning soon!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A charming colonial-style building, well maintained considering the building is old. The landscape are beautiful and very pleasing to the eyes. The view from the terrace overlooking the bridge and the falls from distance is just outstanding! Enjoyed walking along the corridor reading the historical photos on the wall. The room was okay, don't expect anything luxurious, but everything is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Really hard to review. I am glad we stayed, the position is stunning, the colonial history fabulous and food great. However, as a hotel the value for money just isn't worth it. Our room was small, curtains torn, ant nest in bathroom, towel rail off the wall, water spasmodic from the taps etc. I complained to the General Manager (only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

As a travel agent and tour guide I get to go to some wonderful places and the Victoria Fall Hotel was a place I had sent many a tourist there and want to be there also, with my group of 24 we had a lovely stay, breakfast was amazing along with the service. Quite a big property so there is... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Breakfast
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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
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range: $412 - $690 (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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