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Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls
Ranked #15 of 16 Hotels in Victoria Falls
Reviewed May 19, 2014

I stayed here for two nights after my capetown vicfalls overland. The second night i had to pay, they wanted to charge me 170 dollars i managed to get it down to 120 which was very nice of them but it is overpriced. Good breakfast, expensive laundry which btw they couldnt handle cause the machine was broken

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

Stayed 3 nights. This hotel has your standard hotel amenities . The room was comfortable and the bathroom was complete with tub. Safe was included.AC a bit noisy. There were power plugs to charge your cameras. Breakfast was good. There was internet. Pool area with bar was very nice.
It is a 5 min walk to the middle of Victoria Falls town, 15 min to the falls walking or for $5 you can take a cab. I can recommend this hotel if you are staying at Victoria Falls.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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rainbowhotelvicfalls, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2014

A refreshing day to you Vinotico 1

Thank you for your valued feedback we so much appreciate. We are so delighted that you liked all the amenities around the hotel including the one and only Swim and Sip Pool Bar in Victoria Falls. We rely on guest feedback to determine both the positive and negative aspects of our hotel and improve wherever possible.

Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we hope to see you soon.


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Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed at the Rainbow last week for 5 days and had a wonderful experience. The hotel is extremely well situated in Victoria Falls and we were able to walk to town, the rain forest and the Victoria Falls Hotel. If we did not want to walk there was a shuttle every hour.
We found the food and drink to be very reasonable (compared to other places in Victoria Falls) although pricey when converted back to ZAR!
We met wonderful people in the hotel - Too many to mention all by name, we saw Ben the manager on a daily basis, Kerry in the Swim and Sip bar was wonderful company and a real gem, Louisa in the restaurant was great and so helpful, Dube in reception all deserve special mention!
iain c says it perfectly - a 3 star hotel with 5 star service!
If we visit the area again, it will be our hotel of choice. Thanks to all there

Room Tip: The rooms are clean and although the air conditioners are old they are not overly loud.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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rainbowhotelvicfalls, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2014

A refreshing day to you Jenni P

Thank you for your words of appreciation regarding your recent stay at the Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel. We are delighted to receive your commendations about the excellent service, location and fresh food offered. Please be assured that we will congratulate our TEAM for doing a great job and we hope to see you soon.

Thank you once again for choosing to stay at the Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

My husband, adult daughter, and I had a lovely two-night stay at this hotel. The bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and well-appointed. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The grounds and decor are lovely, and from the roof one can see the "smoke" of Victoria Falls. The food was adequate, not outstanding, but we did not have high expectations. Our overall experience was very good, and as a whole the hotel exceeded our expectations. Didn't know there was a fitness center!! We would have used it.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Elinor A
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rainbowhotelvicfalls, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2014

A refreshing day to you Elinor

Hope you travelled well back home with family. Thank you for taking time to write down your comments regarding your recent stay at the Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we exceeded your expectations.

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel and we hope to see you soon.


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Reviewed March 29, 2014

This hotel bills itself as a 3 star property,and absolutely delivered on that in terms of facilities, but accompanied by charming, 5 star service. The situation is ideal, being about 10 mins walk from the centre of the small town of Vic Falls, and 20 mins from the National Park. I didn't bother with the transfer bus, as the walk was much more enjoyable.

So having read other reviews, yes the A/C is a wee bit noisy, but not extreme. If you've been travelling around Southern Africa, then this hotel would appear expensive, but the reality is that it is Vic Falls that is expensive. With this in mind, the hotel offers good value.

The pool is ideal; the rooms are fine (3 star), the food was good, and the roof terrace is a very pleasant spot.

Final point - all of the staff were uniformly delightful. i thoroughly recommend this hotel, and will certainly stay again on a future trip.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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2  Thank iain c
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rainbowhotelvicfalls, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2014

A refreshing day to you iain c

Thank you for your words of appreciation regarding your recent stay at the Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel. We are delighted to receive your commendations about the service, fine rooms and fresh food offered. Please be assured that we will congratulate our delightful TEAM for doing a great job. Also we have taken note of the comment regarding the aircon which is already work under progress in replacing them.

Thank you once again for choosing to stay at the Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel and we hope to see you soon.


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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Everything at the Rainbow was exceptionally good: location, room, amenities, landscaping, food and excellent service. We had a problem with the a/c. I explained it to the friendly host at the desk and it was taken care of as quickly as possible. Needed more towels - they were there in a few minutes. Breakfast was outstanding and dinner was fresh and good. Need help for touring? People in Lobby more than helpful. I took a day off from my touring friends and stayed at the hotel and found it restful, quiet and pleasant. Upon returning to Harare, I could not wait to commend out travel agent on her choice!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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rainbowhotelvicfalls, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2014

A refreshing day to you dceagle

Thank you for your words of appreciation regarding your recent stay at the Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel. We are delighted to receive your commendations about the excellent service and fresh food offered. Please be assured that we will congratulate our TEAM for doing a great job. Also we have taken note of the comment regarding the aircon which is already work under progress in replacing them.

Thank you once again for choosing to stay at the Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel and we hope to see you soon.


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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Zimbabwe... What can I say, its an amazing place and the people in the Victoria Falls area are amount the most humble and kind that I have ever met in all of my travels. Rainbow Hotel offered great service, nice rooms and convenient location without the high cost of the riverfront resorts in the area.
On my flight to and from the region I was asked multiple times "Why Zimbabwe?" Although the country is in financial duress and would benefit from outside industry moving there or further development of its agricultural efforts it was one of the highlights of my recent 5 country visit to the continent.
Dont listen to others or believe what negative information you may find online. The area is friendly and does need our support!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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rainbowhotelvicfalls, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

A refreshing day to you Pino C

We are delighted to receive your valued feedback on your recent stay at our Hotel. We also appreciate our service, rooms and location reached to your satisfaction.

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.


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Address: 278 Parkway Drive | Selous Crescent, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #15 of 16 Hotels in Victoria Falls
Price Range: $84 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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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