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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a magnificent hotel in glorious grounds.We were greeted by the doorman who was in a white uniform and a white pith helmet.What a character ! The view from the garden looks over to the Falls bridge and the grass is immaculate.The public rooms are very grand and Colonial in style and the bedrooms are comfortable with full mosquito nets...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely colonial style hotel with lots of history. Beautiful gardens and patio and my busband took lots of pictures around the hotel. Service is good and a dip in the swimming pool is very enjoyable too.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really interesting, old colonial hotel built in the 1920s and still reflecting accurately that era, with much of historical interest to peruse. Whilst the service and food are both excellent one or two areas would benefit from some refurbishment (paint jobs). All staff were very friendly, professional and gave excellent service and advice on activities away from the hotel....

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1Thank Jack C
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at the Victoria Falls Hotel on the veranda overlooking the Zambezi River and the Victoria Falls Bridge in the distance! The food was amazing and the views even better. The hotel has historic charm and a lot of historical paintings throughout. Even if just for lunch or dinner it is worth the stop.

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columbus, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotels grounds makes you feel like you have stepped back into an old colonial era where ladies wore beautiful gowns with umbrellas in their hands and men were suited as gentlemen. The staff are welcome and friendly with wonderful attention to detail. James, Linda Mike, and Christian were very helpful to us during our stay. This place is romantic,...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for 3 nights in the VF Hotel and it was a great experience. It is like stepping back into another age and fits well with visiting the majesty of the Falls and the Bridge. Service is excellent and a meal in the grand Livingstone Room was first-rate. The staff are very helpful and know ones name almost immediately....

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Beijing, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this hotel is really big, majestic and full of history. the halls and corridors are very well decorated with taste of the previous century, english style the front desk and porters are very friendly, efficient, well trained and attentive to customers. you can really feel they all love their job!! the rooms are a bit small and not really convenient...

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Manassas, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a glass of Chenin Blanc and venison for lunch on the patio overlooking the grounds of this most lovely, old hotel. Unfortunately the meat was overdone so I sent it back but had finished all my vegetables before it arrived done medium rare this time. So it was taken back to my resort to be enjoyed the next day....

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Mission Viejo, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is great. Unlike others that might ultimately let you down, The Victoria Falls Hotel wants to please your every whim. We realized that if you flew in and stayed here, you might not notice the extremes of Zimbabwe or Zambia. You could actually enjoy the Falls and forget the hardships around you. Being a bleeding heart, I find...

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  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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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: ₹ 25,356 - ₹ 33,405 (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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“Honestly, I am not sure there is a bad room. But, given the choice pick a room that faces the direction of the Falls”
 of 5 bubbles hharris860, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“we had a standard room, it had its own sitting room, a large bedroom with tv, and mosquito net and we never heard another guest.”
 of 5 bubbles vap88, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms come equipped with mosquito nets, so there is no need to bring your own”
 of 5 bubbles cbhoward, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are very in keeping with the hotel experience colonial”
 of 5 bubbles 257donna, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The newly converted Stable Rooms are beautifully appointed but not in the main hotel building.”
 of 5 bubbles Ligerstravel, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
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