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Surrey,UK
Reviewed 16 August 2015

I have visited Vic Falls on a number of occasions and this hotel never ceases to amaze me. It is the best location full stop. The views from the terrace cannot be beaten. The service is exceptional and on top of that you have a wonderful colonial experience. I have read that some reviewers have been nervous about walking to...

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Accra, Ghana
Reviewed 16 August 2015

A fantastic hotel that excludes history and charm. I don't often give an excellent rating, but everything about this hotel makes it deserve this and more. Stayed in the new wing - dedicated check in room with a lovely welcome. Wonderful room - so comfortable. Food and drinks on the terrace (overlooking the bridge/gorge and in sight of the vapours...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 August 2015

It is difficult to overstate the old world luxury of this hotel built originally for royal visits to Africa. Truly an experience! Literally minutes walk from Victoria Fall. One of the seven wonders of the world. Throw in great food, spectacular views from every angle, and service like it used to be and this becomes a visit to remember.

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Maine or Africa
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This past week myself and a group of clients finished up a trip along the Zambezi and into Hwange National Park. We decided to spend our last night prior to departure from the Victoria Falls airport at the Victoria Falls Hotel. I my twenty years of traveling into and out of Victoria Falls I have stayed at many of the...

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Hoedspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This hotel is out of this world! We spent 4 nights in one of the deluxe Stable Rooms and received world class service. The hotel has been beautifully refurbished in colonial style with every modern luxury The staff are fantastic and very happy to go the extra mile. The food is great - breakfast at the Jungle Junction is outstanding...

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london,england
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Seemingly untouched by events in Zimbabwe, this beautiful hotel is in a time warp of colonial elegance. The service is first class and dining in the grand dining room was memorable. We voted the crepes Suzette best ever. Longing to return for a longer stay.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I had stayed here in 2011, and returned in summer 2015. I was pleased to observe that some of the front desk staff were smiling this time (that aspect had definitely improved), but for the high price charged I feel some of the rooms could do with a refurbishment. The room I was allocated was very small so I requested...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This hotel is really fantastic for everyone that would like the colonial experience. The staff is very friendly and extremely helpful. The food is very good. This is really somewhere to just rest. Rest assured your every need will be catered for.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Victoria Falls Hotel for 2 nights as part of our Ruby Wedding Anniversary Celebration. My wife and I agreed that it was probably the best hotel in which we have ever stayed. Absolutely EVERYTHING was superb - room, food, views of the Falls and service - most of all service. NOTHING was too much trouble for...

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Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 9 August 2015

In addition to visiting Victoria Falls, I also wanted a quiet place where I could recover from jet lag. From your first introduction to the hotel, complete with fresh juice, a moist towel, and name recognition, this hotel is all about the experience! In addition to serving as a living musuem for the Fall's past visitors, the hotel is just...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
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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: ₹ 25,189 - ₹ 38,160 (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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“Hotel is big. If walking a prob get close to main bldg. Rm 140-1st floor in back with lawn view. Inner rms view main bldg & gardens.”
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