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Victoria Falls Hotel
The view from the balcony at Victoria Falls Hotel

The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, a world heritage site, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. It is one of only three IS0-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe.

The Edwardian-style five-star hotel, built in 1904, combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.

World-class service, and food and beverage choice and preparation second to none, make the hotel a magnet for international visitors and locals alike. The opulent Livingstone Room for fine dining and dancing, the Jungle Junction with its famous breakfast and dinner buffets and ethnic entertainment in the evenings, offer variety and wide choice. Stanley’s Terrace, with its clear view of the Victoria Falls Bridge, connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia, is renowned for its cocktails and afternoon teas. The Terrace has been a rendezvous for adventurers in Africa for over a century.

The ambience of the hotel is steeped in that history with all suites decorated in the gracious Edwardian style of Zimbabwe’s colonial era. Small executive meetings and private dining facilities are easily arranged for those who wish to combine a little business with a lot of pleasure, and all in a secluded and discreet environment.

The Victoria Falls Hotel Entrance
The Victoria Falls Hotel Dining Room
A Guest Suite at Victoria Falls Hotel

A large swimming pool, two tennis courts, a library, reading rooms and chapel are part of the complex. Golfers can enjoy 18 holes on the championship course of the nearby sister hotel, Elephant Hills Resort.

But it is the Victoria Falls Hotel that remains the major attraction for visitors. Waking up to the sound of “the smoke that thunders”, seeing the sun rise beneath the mist of one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the lunar rainbow at night, all the while soaking up the history and ambience of a bygone era, is more than unforgettable – it is unique.

Victoria Falls Hotel

Property Details

Location
Victoria Falls National Park, Zimbabwe (World Heritage Site)
Accommodation
Hotel Style Accommodation with Standard Rooms and Suites
Guest Room Facilities
Air Conditioning, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Available), Mini Bar, Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee
Hotel Facilities
24-hour Security, Activity Desk, Bar, Business Centre, Chapel, Conference Centre, Gym, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa
Activities
Onsite - Fine Dining, High Tea, Massages, Tennis Court. Nearby - Adrenaline Activities, Art Galleries, Big 5, Bird Watching, Boat Cruises, Canoeing, Elephant-back Safaris, Fine Dining, Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, General Sightseeing, Golf, Helicopter Rides, Helicopter Scenic Flights, Historical Tours, Horse Riding, Rhino Tracking, River Cruises Safaris, Scenic Flights, Squash Court, Tree-top Canopy Tours, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours
Available Services
Airport Shuttle (Available), Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Room Service (24 hours)
Included
Bed & Breakfast
Not Included
Meals Unless Stipulated, Activities, Treatments, Tours, Gratuities
Why Stay at The Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe
Considered "The Grand Old Lady of the Falls" this Edwardian-style five-star hotel is one of Zimbabwe's iconic establishments

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