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The Victoria Falls Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in the stables block which has its own reception and afternoon tea and evening drinks. The rooms are excellent well furnished and lovely comfortable beds. The food is excellent and you can have a special Castro meal in specialty restaurant. The staff were excellent and very helpful. This is an excellent Victorian hotel and worth a stay. Excellent...

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

If you are visiting Victoria Falls, this hotel is Fantastic. Has charm and art, the grounds are pristine Our room was fantastic, large with a beautiful view. They have a pianoist playing in the main area, he is wonderful. I would recommend this hotel to everyone.

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Thank you for mentioning the pianist who does add to the ambiance of the hotel. We are pleased that you had a good experience.

Kingston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are many good things about TVFH but modern is not one of them so if you want all the conveniences, this might not be the place for you. Having said that, the hotel is beautifully situated and the grounds lovely. The view of Victoria Falls mist and the bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia is sublime. The hotel definitely retains...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a weekend at the Victoria Falls Hotel. We had a deluxe room, which overlooked the bridge and the sweeping grounds. This hotel has the yesterday year of old school charm , with excellent service from all of the staff, together with exceptionally wide smiles. The hotel is well located to the Victoria Falls and the Look Out Restaurant,...

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cwhite365, Director of Sales at The Victoria Falls Hotel, responded to this review

We do like your comment that the hotel has "old school charm ". Thank you for a glowing review

Durban
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Proper old world victorian charm in the heart of Africa. Christmas Lunch on the terrace was memorable. Views of the Gorge were spectacular. All round friendly staff and excellent ambiance. Convenient to access the Falls and a few steps from the border into Zambia.

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Thank you for sharing your positive experiences

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

TVFH is a great option when visiting the falls. It is close to the park and it has amazing views of the bridge and spray from the falls. Old world elegance and comfort. Breakfast area is under a thatched roof with great views as well. Staff are arranged transport for us to go to Zambia for dinner. Get the Kasi...

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Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at the Victoria Falls Hotel for 2 nights. We loved it. A graceful old worlde hotel with everything you need. Absolutely wonderful staff - management should be very pleased with all of them. We enjoyed terrific breakfasts, a buffet dinner one night and dinner on the terrace another. We are unlikely to visit Victoria Falls again, but if...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Awesome hotel with friendly staff... great view of the falls mist and the bridge over the Batoka gorge... 10 minutes walk to the falls but it's better to have a guide...well maintained compound... delectable breakfast and high tea with piano playing in the Stanley's room ...lovely feeling of wild boars and monkeys playing in the hotel lawns...overall a truly victorian...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 3 nights here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel has a unique old world charm which sets it apart from other 5star hotels. Food very affordable and breakfast amazing. Hotel staff went above and beyond to ensure we were completely looked after. Sinini from guest services was outstanding.

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We thank you for saying that the unique old world charm is what sets the hotel apart from other 5 star hotels.

Cusco
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though we didnt stay in this wonderful historical hotel we thoroughly enjoyed a great luncheon, on the terrace with a spectacular view. Highly recommend a visit, afternoon high tea is another option.

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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
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range: ₹ 22,799 - ₹ 36,233 (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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“Rooms which face the bridge”
BevIonsraeburn, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms have great views.”
557janets, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“When booking, state your needs. Check out your room before moving your luggage. If not happy, change it immediately.”
Dave-Trudie, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Must experience the high tea at Stanley Lounge”
  • View of the Victoria Falls Bridge and the thundering clouds of water mists from the Falls
Gingermint, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“Suite with a view to the gorge was agreeable to us.”
  • Large bathroom. Tub was lovely filled with perfectly hot water.
  • Comfortable to have a large room. We had a lot of baggage & we enjoy comfort.
  • a huge shower, with spigots on either end
  • view was from the left of our suite
  • Our suite. The fart left corner, en face window, and bathroom window had a view of the gorge.
LindaA742, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
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