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Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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Victoria Falls Hotel

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Excellent family hotel. Great pool. Awesome vibe.

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 1S0-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe.

The Edwardian-style five-star hotel, built in 1904, was recently redecorated and refurbished and now 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. It has 161 rooms comprising 37 standard rooms, 58 traditional rooms, 48 deluxe rooms, 7 junior suites, 4 honeymoon suites, 6 executive suites and the Royal Suite. The latter, as the name suggests, has seen reigning monarchs, presidents and, more recently, many famous Hollywood stars among its privileged occupants. The corridors reflect and tell the history of this unique part of Africa, with particular reference to the building of the railway from Cape Town to what is now Zambia. It is very much part of the unrealised “Cape to Cairo” dream of Cecil John Rhodes.

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.
Hotel Address:
  • Victoria Falls Hotel
  • Mallett Drive
  • Victoria Falls,
  • Zimbabwe

Location Summary
- Hotel Is Situated Centrally- Only A 2 Minute Walk From Town. - 10 Minute Walk On Our Private Path To The Victoria Falls. - Railway Station Is Directly Opposite The Hotel. Local Attractions- The Victoria Falls -one Half Mile Helicopter Flights Over Falls -5km To Helipad Steam Train Safari -departs Opposite Hotel River Cruises On Zambezi -5km To Jetty Canoeing On Zambezi -5km To Departure Point Elephant Back Safaris -27km To Camp White Water Rafting -between 10-15km Jet Boat Safaris -5km To Jetty Gamewalks And Drives -6km To National Parks Bungee Jumping -1km Vic Falls Bridge Nature Sanctuary -6km Tribal Dance Shows -1km -evenings Only- Golf -18 Holes 5km Microlighting -2km Casino -200 Meters

Directions to Hotel
Turn Left From Airport Exit And Stay On The Victoria Falls Road. When You Reach The Town Which Is 22km From The Airport- Turn Right At The Kingdom Hotel. Victoria Falls Is About 500 Meters Down Mallett Drive On The Left.
Note Bene
The hotel has its own private path to the Victoria Falls, which is less than a ten minute walk away and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
High Speed Internet
Internet lounge
Tennis Courts On Site
Two all weather courts
Casino Gambling
A five minute walk from the hotel
Ecological Tourism
River rafting, bungee jumping over Livingstone, and elephant safaris available
Elephant Hills Intercontinental is located five minutes away by car, including an 18-hole championship course
Victoria Falls National Park, called Game walks and drives
Recommended Rooms
Rooms with views towards Victoria Falls are recommended.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Business Center
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Casino Gambling
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Tennis Courts Nearby

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