Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls Hotel: Information from the owner

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Type Hotel
No. of rooms 161
Last updated 26-Feb-2014

Main description of 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.

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: Facilities

Property facilities Business Centre
Room facilities Air Conditioning, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Internet, Safe, Satellite Television, Shower, Mini Bar, Tea / Coffee, Television
Available services Credit Card, Laundry Service, Room Service, Airport Shuttles, Room Service (24 hours)
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Tennis Court, Walks, Big 5, Bird Watching, Boat Cruises, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Golf, Historical Tours, General Sightseeing, Horse Riding, Fishing

Room types at Victoria Falls Hotel

Deluxe Central Rooms

Deluxe Central Rooms

Deluixe guest rooms are spacious, well appointed, furnished in traditional Edwardian style with an out of Africa feel. All rooms are air-conditioned with every modern amenity including digital satallite television and a personal safe.

Deluxe Room Stables

Deluxe Room Stables

All rooms are air conditioned with every modern amenity including digital satellite television and a personal safe. The old fashioned bath tubs of the stable wing turn the bathroom into a haven of relaxation.

Executive Suite

Executive Suite

All rooms are air conditioned with every modern amenity including digital satellite television and a personal safe. The old fashioned bath tubs of the stable wing turn the bathroom into a haven of relaxation.

Honeymoon Suite

Honeymoon Suite

All rooms are air conditioned with every modern amenity including digital satellite television and a personal safe. The old fashioned bath tubs of the stable wing turn the bathroom into a haven of relaxation.

Presidential Suite

Presidential Suite

All rooms are air conditioned with every modern amenity including digital satellite television and a personal safe. The old fashioned bath tubs of the stable wing turn the bathroom into a haven of relaxation.

Standard Room

Standard Room

The standard room services include same day laundry and 24 hour room service. Inter-leading rooms are also available for families where parents can occupy a room that links the neighbouring children’s room through a private doorway.