The Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Neighborhood: The Victoria Falls

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2018:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two, served in restaurant
  • Complimentary one-way private airport transfer
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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PROPERTY SIZE: 161 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Classic
VIBE: Casual
Adventure Ecotourism Landmarks

The Victoria Falls Hotel

Neighborhood: The Victoria Falls
Address:
1 Mallet Drive
P O Box 10,
Victoria Falls,
Zimbabwe
Nearest Airport:
Victoria Falls (VFA)
11 mi / 17 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • Business Center
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Salon


Recreation
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Tennis Courts


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar

About Us

Overlooking one of the world’s seven natural wonders – the incomparable Victoria Falls – The Victoria Falls Hotel is a man-made wonder with its own legendary past.
Guests at this landmark hotel can take in the same breathtaking views that captivated intrepid explorer David Livingstone when he discovered the falls in 1855.Against the tremendous thundering background of the waterfall with its rolling spray and roaring water, a much civilized vision of a luxury hotel has evolved over the last century. This year we welcome our Centenary Celebration!
Steeped in history…. The first steam train arrived in Victoria Falls in 1904 and the influx of workers and travelers led to the construction of The Victoria Falls Hotel soon after.Originally a temporary wooden structure with corrugated iron roof, the hotel underwent several major re-constructions, being rebuilt in brick in 1917 and closing in 1996 for a major modernization of the exterior and interior.Today, The Victoria Falls Hotel combines the charm of its original era with the comforts and conveniences of today.
Stately charm… The courtyard entrance to the hotel overlooks tranquil lily ponds, lush flowering shrubs, bright flowers and swaying palms.Stately mango trees provide shady and serene places to relax.Colonial elegance permeates the marble-floored entrance, main lounge and Palm Lounge as well as the Bulawayo Room, which offers calm and seclusion.A stately Edwardian charm from a bygone age is recaptured in the rooms and suites with colonial prints, four-poster and canopied beds, antique furniture and well chosen artifacts.
Modern amenities mingle well with the traditional feeling ~ these include personal safes, bathrobes, satellite television and thoughtfully, umbrellas for the convenience of guests.Overlooking a delightful courtyard the new Stables Wing mirrors the colonial décor with luxurious bathrooms highlighted by free-standing ball and claw tubs and walk-in showers.
Set among the landscaped gardens is the glorious swimming pool with inlaid stonework and a cascading fountain.After a day of sightseeing or relaxing, guests can enjoy a gourmet dinner and dancing in the elegant Edwardian Livingstone Room.The Victoria Falls Hotel’s long and colourful history is depicted in various corridors and public spaces by pictures and posters that offer insight into the past glories of the Empire.A chapel, built in 1929 and consecrated by the Bishop of Southern Rhodesia, provides the perfect setting for weddings and weekly Anglican services.
Each afternoon on Stanley’s Terrace a very British high tea service is offered ~ this gives guests a unique opportunity to relax and enjoy the spectacular view.For an even closer look guests can meander down a private path from the hotel to the falls.
As a world-renowned property set in a place of such breathtaking natural beauty, The Victoria Falls Hotel has, over the century, hosted heads of state as well as international celebrities drawn to its site, charm and service.
Location • Situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, in Zimbabwe • Breathtaking direct view of the Victoria Falls Bridge spanning the Batoka Gorge • Courtyard entrance overlooks lily ponds, lush flowering shrubs and slender palm trees
Airport • 22 km (20 minutes drive) from Victoria Falls International Airport • Airport transfers available by prior arrangement
Area Attractions • Victoria Falls Steam Safari Express historical tours over the famous Victoria Falls Bridge • Zambezi river boarding and sunset cruises • Helicopter flights over the falls • Bungee jumping and gorge swings • Elephant back safaris • Guided traditional village tours • Lion cub encounters and "walk with the lions" • Game drives • White-water rafting • Game viewing • Canoeing • Horse rides • Casino
Dining • The Livingstone Room - elegant fine dining with an a la carte menu and resident band • Jungle Junction - breakfast and dinner buffets with Shangaan dancers and an indigenous choir and marimba band nightly • Stanley's Terrace - light, a la carte al fresco lunch and dinner overlooking the Gorge • Traditional English High Tea served every afternoon in view of the mist rising from the Falls • Stanley's Bar open every evening exclusively for residents and diners • Bulawayo Room - champagne and after dinner ports and cigars served daily
Accommodation • Total number of guest rooms - 161 • Standard Single rooms - 9 • Standard Twin rooms - 47 • Standard Double rooms - 8 • King sized Double rooms - 11 • Deluxe Twin rooms (Stables wing) - 42 • Deluxe Twin rooms (Old wing) - 6 • Deluxe King rooms - 20 • Standard Suites - 7 • Honeymoon Suites - 4 • Executive Suites - 6 • Royal Suite - 1
• The Stables wing, with 42 deluxe twin rooms and two honeymoon suites, emanates old world charm and elegance and rooms overlook the lush hotel gardens and two cascading fountains.
Room Amenities/Attributes • 24 hour Room Service • Personal room safe • Bathrobes • Complimentary early morning tea/coffee • Satellite TV including BBC World and CNN • Mini-bars in suites • Stately Edwardian charm is recaptured in the rooms and suites with colonial prints, four poster beds, antique furniture, historical photographs and stylishly chosen artifacts. • Superb views overlooking the Batoka Gorge and Victoria Falls Bridge and the landscaped gardens with gian mango trees. • Edwardian swimming pool with cascading fountain • Stone sculpture garden
Special Services & Amenities • Traditional English High Tea with home-made cakes and pastries is served on Stanley's Terrace every afternoon • Same day laundry service • Disabled accommodation • Car hire and touring desks • Baby-sitting services • Packed breakfasts and lunches for guests taking day excursions • Doctor on call • Hair salon • Beauty Therapist offering massage, aromatherapy and a variety of other pampering beauty treatments • Library and reading lounges • Chapel, built in 1929 available for Sunday services and private ceremonies • Business centre for photocopying and facsimile • E-lounge offers internet access • Curio shop
Weddings • Chapel available for small ceremonies and weddings • Outdoor receptions can be organized in the hotel gardens overlooking the Victoria Falls Bridge
Conferences • The Centenary Room is available for meetings with a maximum of 20 people. • Pullman Suite fully equipped private conferencing venue for up to 40 people.
Sports and Recreation Facilities • Elegant Edwardian style outdoor swimming pool with cascading fountain • Two all weather tennis courts with free use of hotel racquet and tennis balls • 18 hole champion golf course at Elephant Hills Inter-Continental (5 minute drive from Victoria Falls Hotel) • Casino at the Kingdom Hotel (5 minutes walk from the Victoria Falls Hotel)
The Victoria Falls Hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

Best of the Best

Visiting royalty, statesmen and celebrities have long chosen The Victoria Falls Hotel as their accommodation of choice when visiting this dramatic site. With a charming blend of tradition and modern amenities, the hotel offers mesmerizing views of the Falls. An exclusive path brings you to the Falls in less than a ten-minute walk. Be sure to enjoy high tea on the terrace, gazing down at the Batoka Gorge, the roar of the falls in the background. Should the urge arise, golf, white-water rafting, helicopter sightseeing, elephant-back safaris and more are just a simple request away.

Hotel Tip

High tea on the terrace offers the absolutely best views of the Victoria Falls Bridge and its daredevil bungee jumpers.

Location

Address
1 Mallet Drive
P O Box 10,
Victoria Falls,
Zimbabwe
Neighborhood
The Victoria Falls
Nearest Airport
Victoria Falls (VFA), 11 Miles / 17 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Standard

Standard

  • Non-Smoking

Deluxe

Deluxe

Upgrade: Standard Suite or Honeymoon Suite

  • Non-Smoking

Honeymoon Suite

Honeymoon Suite

  • Non-Smoking

Executive Suite

Executive Suite

  • Non-Smoking

Presidential (Royal) Suite

Presidential (Royal) Suite

  • Non-Smoking
Total 5 Records

Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Adventure, Ecotourism, Landmarks
Vibe Casual
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 161
Check-In Time 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time 10:00 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Please inquire.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

* * Major Credit card companies have currently terminated credit card payments in Zimbabwe. As a result, all bookings will now require a Visa or Euro Card guarantee Only. * *

Cancellation Policy

Please inquire.

Accepted Forms of Payment

* * Major Credit card companies have currently terminated credit card payments in Zimbabwe. As a result, all bookings will now require a Visa or Euro Card guarantee Only. * *

Terms & Conditions

Please inquire..



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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2018:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two, served in restaurant
  • Complimentary one-way private airport transfer
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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Reviews and Recommendations for The Victoria Falls Hotel

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Not Recommended

Poor value for the price

By: COR1


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2014

Eventhough this hotel is very historic with a good name, I did not like the old fashioned rooms which needs lots of improvements.

Victoria Falls Hotel

By: Stephanie


Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2017

This elegant hotel lived up to all the excellent reviews I read. The hotel staff were the friendly, polite and professional. I loved all the smiling faces and outstanding service we received. The views of the falls were amazing from the grounds of the hotel. Truly an experience we will never forget.
Travel Advisor:  Patricia Dowling
Not Recommended

Worst hotel ever

By: Sharon


Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Victoria Falls Hotel relies on its majestic nature and location, but is otherwise a very tired, old hotel in need of upgrade. Rooms are subpar, linens are sandpaper, washrooms are dated. The food in the terrace restaurant is awful. The hotel is an awful tourist trap, charging inflated rates for low quality accommodation.