Victoria Falls Hotel

Reviews of Victoria Falls Hotel

Excellent(94%) From 28 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 28 of our travellers who have visited Victoria Falls Hotel, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr J. from Guildford
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

Excellent location for town hotel and beautiful lawns/views. Plenty of interesting history on display. Very helpful and friendly staff.

Downsides? Personal view is that would prefer to feel a bit more "part of the hotel" and maybe due to size/layout etc it could be said to feel a bit "soulless" but, if so, much less so than other hotels in the town.

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Mr R. from Frome
Arrived on: 30-May-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

This is one of the best hotels I have stayed in colonial style service and surroundings.
Easy access to the Zim side of the falls and iconic view of the bridge from the centre of the hotel
Even the lawn mowers have four legs I must get my own Worthog!

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Mr & Mrs R - California
Arrived on: 25-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoraa Falls Hotel

Best hotel I've ever stayed at, ever. Ever. Service was impeccable, hotel is wonderful, food was great. Loved every minute.

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Mr and Mrs B from Buckinghamshire
Arrived on: 1-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Edwardian elegance in an exceptional location

We found our stay absolutely delightful and enjoyed all aspects of the hotel.

If you are particular about comfort, the fact that the bath has a shower above the bath could be a problem as could the noisy air conditioning. The staff were very helpful and polite and the opportunity to view warthogs (plus young), banded mongoose and baboons in the hotel grounds was a real bonus, particularly whilst having breakfast!

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Mrs. B - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Colonial hotel stay

Hotel and staff very friendly and helpful, food excellent and service first class. I felt the room was rather tired looking.
Access to Victoria Falls wonderful!

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Mr & Mrs S - Ontario
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel- Fitting Ending

Again, a not to be forgotten experience.

We made an effort to explore the various common rooms and stairwells just to glean some of thei history. We spent time on the terrace taking in the view.

The breakfasts were great and we had a couple of yummy dinners. We spent a late afternoon by the pool. Obviously we made the best of our stay. Thank you so much for arranging that Maruska.

The short walk from the Hotel to the Falls deserves mention.

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Mr. E - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

We didn't receive any details from Machenji Lodge on pick up details for our departure from Victoria Falls. The evening before I asked the hotel if a message had been received. None had been received. Wilderness Safari's agent had left for the day and were not contactable. The hotel advised that I would need to go to the desk in the morning at 7.30. I was there but no one else arrived and it was gone 8 before I was given any information. This uncertainty was unsettling as our itinerary noted that the pick up was to be from the airport!.Better liaison between the Muchenji / Wilderness Safaris and the hotel should be improved.

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Mr. P - Bucks
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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excellent base for the falls

Modern services provided by warm and friendly staff in old world luxury hotel

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Mr & Mrs M from Manchester
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

A wonderful hotel that suffers a bit from faded glory but still manages to be a great experience.

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Mr and Mrs L from Paris
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

An attraction in itself
This vintage hotel is part of a true Vic Falls experience (if you can afford it). We stayed 3 nights and savored every moment: the convenient location, the view over the bridge, the spray clouds from the falls in the distance, the colonial feel, the service, the food, the pool, and the drinks! It was a perfect place to relax after 3 weeks in the bush ;-) We were in Room 69

The peddlers are harmless. All their uncles carved the big 5 figurines. They are all hungry and feeding a wife and children. Talk to them long enough and you can get a feel for their work ethic. Tourist police escorted us several times between the hotel and the Falls, which was a nice change for a regular chat.

We used Wildlife Safaris (Ilala Lodge and the Rest Camp) for our sundowner cruise. Recommend the long helicopter ride (expensive but it was our only time).

We visited the falls our first afternoon just by accident - so many activities to choose from, we made a simple choice and asked ourselves: "what are we here for?" $US30 each person, each entry - plan on dropping a lot of cash in Vic Falls - We were able to return the morning of our departure because it is so spectacular. No rainbow this time (afternoon has rainbow)

Souvenir tee shirts of your trip at Rest Camp. Ask for Oscar who will come to the camp, take your order preferences, and deliver it to your hotel. Saw a couple at a Botswana border post with their version.

You can walk easily to town from the hotel (especially nice through the rail station and along the rails).
The bar does not sell cigars, so bring your own.
Too bad they haven't designed the bar as a gathering place for travelers.

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