The Victoria Falls Hotel

2 Mallet Drive, Victoria Falls, PO Box 10, Zimbabwe | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Victoria Falls

Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat...

A travel blog entry by blueskyunltd on Aug 15, 2014

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Last night was our final in Victoria Falls. After an adrenalin fuelled, high octane morning, we dropped down a few gears, dressed in our 'Sunday Best' and stepped back in time...high tea on the terrace of the Victoria Falls Hotel... Sipping Earl Grey tea with our little fingers cocked, tiny cucumber sarnies, slithers of smoked salmon, miniature …

Finale Celebrations at the Falls

A travel blog entry by terrykelly on Jul 13, 2014

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Was this destination on the Itinerary - No - but of course I was smiling, who wouldn't when told you were about to experience 'A Natural Wonder of the World' which also happens to be on the bucket list of thousands of tourists from all parts of the globe. We were both soon to be another year wiser, definitely fatter and needing serious …

Depart for Livingstone, Zambia and Victoria Falls

A travel blog entry by janehudon on May 10, 2014

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This morning we had our last breakfast at Lion Sands. Since it is such a small lodge you get to know the staff very well so it was sad to leave. It is truly a beautiful place to stay. We sad goodbye and met out driver Sam who was going to take us to the airport for our flight to Livingstone and Victoria Falls. Driving through the park we saw more …

Wet Walk at Victoria Falls

A travel blog entry by janehudon on May 11, 2014

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After breakfast at the Victoria Falls Hotel we met our guide Becky and drove to the entrance to the Victoria Falls parks. As the water levels are very high right now we were given rain jackets. David Livingstone was the first European to see the falls. Inside the gate of the parks there is a map listing the viewing points for the falls such as; …

Lions

A travel blog entry by marklind on Mar 09, 2014

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Marklind stayed here on Mar 9, 2014 during their trip titled: Mark and Bonnie,s Africa Trip.

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This 3 star hotel, located on 2 Mallet Drive, Victoria Falls, is near Victoria Falls (Mosi-Oa-Tunya), Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, Flight of Angels Over Victoria falls, and Abseil Zambia.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Victoria Falls Hotel

    Reviewed by blueskyunltd

    High Tea & Cocktails...

    Reviewed Aug 15, 2014
    by (1 review) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Served on the terrace from about 3.30pm, high tea overlooking the bridge was a highlight...the cocktails as the sunset were very nice too!

    Open to non residents.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by terrykelly

    High Tea and a Weekend of fun at Victoria Falls Hotel

    Reviewed Jul 13, 2014
    by (1 review) Knysna , South Africa Flag of South Africa

    A fantastic Colonial Hotel with Warm welcoming staff and great food with wonderful adventures on offer from extreme sports to River cruises and game drives.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by janehudon

    Elegant Old World Charm

    Reviewed May 10, 2014
    by (10 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

    Elegant old world hotel with very polite and gracious staff.
    Nice breakfast buffet accompanied by warthogs and monkeys

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by momentsintime

    One of a kind!

    Reviewed Apr 3, 2013
    by (24 reviews) Ottawa , Canada Flag of Canada

    My husband and I stayed here at the end of our overland safari tour for five additional days. I couldn't have chosen any better! The hotel fully exceeded my expectations with its amazing views and décor. The staff was quite friendly and attentive to our needs. Definitely a place to come back to!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by julestravel

    Great Food and Service,

    Reviewed Apr 19, 2012
    by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

    I often visited Victoria Falls hotel several times and my stay was always wonderful
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    Known as "the grand old lady of the Falls", The hotel is situated on a World Heritage site surrounded by lush gardens and rolling lawns and is just a ten minute walk from the Victoria Falls. This is the one hotel that can truly claim to be unique.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by bumihills

    British Colonial Charm

    Reviewed Mar 29, 2010
    by (32 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    This is a wonderful hotel with a great restaurant and grounds and only a short walk from town and the falls. The rooms were a bit small but nicely appointed with a very comfortable bed. If you want colonial charm and comfort, the Victoria Falls Hotel is the place to go. We would definitely recommend it.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by ivanmerilyn

    An historic hotel struggling to maintain its past standards

    Reviewed Jun 28, 2007
    by (7 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    This grand old Hotel has seen better days. We stayed here because we wanted to see the views from the hotel, and these were spectacular. So too were the sounds of the Falls. And we found the statue of Dr Livingstone, not far from the Hotel.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews The Victoria Falls Hotel

    Romantic Getaway

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    We have just returned from a five day stay at the Victoria Falls hotel celebrating our 25 year wedding anniversary.

    The hotel is magnificent and the people working there are very friendly and helpful. The hotel reminds one of the Victorian era with wide passages and big verandas where one can sip cocktails while looking at the magnificent views. The room where very comfortable with the biggest bed we ever saw with the Victorian theme very evident complete with mosquito net. Breakfast is a feast so we seldom had lunch and rather waited for dinner. The pool area is lovely, with waiters catering for all needs. You even could have lunch there at tables around the pool. The pool was also nice and roomy if you want to do laps working of the breakfast. The hotel has a spa. My wife had a massage which she said was very good.

    A very nice place to go and relax. Beware of money changers on the street where they offer you a better rate than the official bank rate. It is against the law a can land you in jail. The Victoria Falls is magnificent and we took some nice photographs.

    The restaurants at the casino next to the hotel are very expensive and we would recommend a local restaurant called Mamma Africa just next to the railway station where real Africa food is offered at very good prices with very good live music. We also tried the Boma restaurant. Nice but expensive.

    We also went on a sunset cruise and night drive which the hotel organized.

    At the market be prepared to bargain hard and start at half the price first offered.

    Overall I would say the hotel offers good value for money. We will definitely return.

    Best access to the falls

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    The Victoria Falls Hotel is an old Victorian style hotel which has very well-appointed public spaces. Its rooms are also very comfortable and stylish. On the grounds are wart hogs, monkeys, and baboons. This hotel has the best access to the falls. Given the fact that the falls were completely dry on the Zambia side because this was the dry season, this was pretty important. A security guard is on the path leading the falls, which makes the environment safe. This is the only place to stay when visiting Victoria Falls.

    Vom Hotel begeistert

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    Außer dem historischen Kontext des Hotels, hat uns auch das Personal sehr gut gefallen. Nicht einmal bin ich jemanden dort begegnet, der mir kein freundliches Lächeln entgegengebracht und mich gefragt hat, wie es mir geht. Die Lage des Hotels war exzellent. Wir saßen auf dem wunderbaren Rasen und haben den Bungeespringern zugesehen, wie sie in der Ferne von der Victoria Falls Bridge gesprungen sind (der höchste kommerzielle Bungeesprung der Welt). Der einzige Minuspunkt des Hotels war, dass die meisten Speisen dort sehr teuer waren (man konnte aber zu Fuß schnell zum Kingdom nebenan gehen, wo es preisgünstigere Gerichte gab). Wenn man den Pfad zu den Wasserfällen entlang gelaufen ist, dann traf man dort auf viele Händler, die Touristen regelrecht nötigen, deren Sachen zu kaufen. Das Hotel hat einen Sicherheitsdienst und auch die Regierung schützt die Touristen auf dem Pfad mit Sicherheitsbeamten vor Übergriffen. Wenn Sie also nichts mit den Händlern zu tun haben wollen, dann bitten Sie einfach einen Sicherheitsmann, Sie zum Eingang der Wasserfälle zu begleiten. Wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit und haben die warmherzige Gastfreundschaft der Simbabwer genossen. Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder.

    Tolle Gastfreundschaft

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    Wir kommen gerade von einer einwöchigen Reise aus Simbabwe wieder. Dabei haben wir 3 Nächte im Victoria Falls Hotel und 3 Nächte im Matetsi Game Lodge verbracht. Das Hotel ist ein beeindruckendes prachtvolles altes Gebäude der Kolonialzeit, voller antiker Möbel und Gegenstände. Die Lage ist einmalig an den Fällen, da es auf die Brücke darunter schaut und man die Gicht der Fälle auch sehen kann. Unser Zimmer war mit Blick auf die Brücke und die wunderschönen Gärten. Es war purer Luxus, wenn morgens der Kellner einem den Kaffee auf einem Silbertablett im Zimmer serviert hat und man dabei die Aussicht genießen konnte. Der Standard des Services war exzellent, es gab immer ausreichend Personal, das sich um einen gekümmert hat. Wir haben viele der Angestellten dort näher kennen gelernt, die alle unglaublich freundlich waren. Wir hatten Bedenken wegen der Reise nach Simbabwe, wegen des Zusammenbruchs der Wirtschaft, sind aber froh, dass wir uns davon nicht haben abschrecken lassen. Trotz der Probleme war die Qualität des Essens und der Getränke exzellent. Gefallen hat uns nur nicht, das diejenigen von uns, die mit südafrikanischen Rand bezahlt haben, für die Abendessen und Getränke relativ viel ausgeben mussten, aber dann wiederum übernachtete man im Tophotel der Gegend. Es war schon herzerweichend vom Manager zu hören, dass dieses Jahr das Beste für das Hotel war seit 1999. Sie sollten sich nicht abschrecken lassen, das Land und dessen wunderbare Einwohner zu besuchen und ich kann Ihnen dabei das Vic Falls Hotel sehr, sehr empfehlen.

    Great hospitality

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    We have just returned from a week in Zimbabwe spending 3 nights at the Victoria Falls Hotel and 3 nights at Matetsi Game Lodge.The hotel is an impressive grand old building of a byegone colonial era full of antique furniture and memoribilia.The setting is unsurpassed at the Falls as it overlooks the gorge below them and one can see the spray of the Falls themselves.Our room overlooked the gorge and the beautiful gardens.It was pure luxury to have morning coffee brought to the room by a smiling waiter on a silver tray and to contemplate the view.The standard of the service is excellant with a large number of staff to cater to your every need.We got ot know a number of the staff who were incredibly friendly and hospitable.We did have misgivings about travelling to zimbabwe because of the virtual collapse of the economy, but are so glad that we were not deterred.Despite these problems the standard of food and beverages was excellant.The only reservation we had was that for those of us paying in South African rands the dinners and drinks were relatively pricey, but then you staying at the top hotel in the area.It was heartening to hear from the manager that this year has been the best for the hotel since 1999.People should not be deterred from visiting this country and its beautiful people and we would strongly recommend that they stay at The Vic Falls Hotel.

    We loved this hotel

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    Aside from the historical context of this hotel, resident staff are what made our stay so pleasant. Not once did someone cross my path without giving me a friendly smile and asking me how I was. The location of the hotel is excellent. We sat on the lovely lawn and watched bungee jumpers from a distance jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge (the highest commercial bungee jump in the world). The one downfall of the hotel is that most meals are quite expensive. (Once can take a short walk to Kingdom next door for more reasonably priced meals). When taking the path to the falls, there are quite a few vendors which tend to hassle tourists to purchase their curios. The hotel hires security and the government's tourist security also patrol the path. So if you don't want to deal with vendors, ask the guard to accompany you on your walk from the hotel to the entrance of the falls.

    I would suggest going to the post on 'what do you suggest for money'

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    to help make your trip as pleasant as ours was. We had a great time and enjoyed the warm hospitality of Zimbabweans. We will definitely go back.

    Lovely hotel

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    We are from South Africa and we had a excellent stay,one of the best hotels

    Beautiful

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    We stayed in this hotel this summer and also last summer.

    Beautiful hotel, celebrating it's 101 year anniversary.

    Directly looks out to the bridge and the falls.

    Close to walk to shops and around the corner from it's sister hotel/casino .

    Victoria Falls is between the two countries of ZIMBABWE and ZAMBIA. We stayed in nice hotels on both sides. This is a beauiful hotel . There are most tourists on the ZAMBIA side right now, but the ZIMBABWE side is very friendly and needs the business. The meals were lovely, fine dining supurb.

    This is definitely one of the top three hotels to stay in in Victoria Falls in our opinion. All are very very nice and beautiful. The currency in ZIMBABWE is not doing well, so credit cards and American Dollars or Euros are accepted and welcomed more than the Zim dollar.

    Loved this hotel

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    The location and design of this hotel is just superb. The hotel is straight from Edwardian times with fantastic public rooms and a wonderfull terrace. Our bedroom was in the original part of the hotel and although small the room was superbly equipped with edwardian style tester bed. The key asset the hotel has are its staff - each of whom goes out of their way to make your stay special...in a country whre service is not great they go the extra mile. The food was fantastic and the outdoor restaurant really pleasant. Highly recommend this hotel

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Victoria Falls Hotel

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Traveler Photos The Victoria Falls Hotel

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