Victoria Falls Hotel

Reviews of Victoria Falls Hotel

Excellent(95%) From 31 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 31 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. & Mrs. C - Middlesex
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel

A true five star hotel very much in the colonial style. Our room was extremely comfortable and relaxing, which was just what was required after eight days on safari, being bounced around in a Land Rover.

Three restaurants provide differing dining experiences, although we were unable to sample all as our stay was limited. The evening entertainment at the Jungle Junction restaurant was excellent and slightly hypnotic.

The location of the hotel for visiting the Falls is excellent. Just a short, albeit hot, walk to the Park entrance.

This hotel provided an excellent conclusion to out outstanding Botswana Safaris.

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Ms K - California
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

A beautiful stay - we were treated like royalty. Breakfast was lovely as was the dinner in the outdoor restaurant; also tea, sitting on the veranda. Would have liked more feedback on best time of day to visit the Falls (ended up going when was much too hot). Also would help to have guidelines on tipping

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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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The M & N party - Bradford
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A Classic

We were lucky to be upgraded to a suite. Not sure why as our travelling companions weren't, however their room had a lovely view over the gardens to the river and bridge, so no complaints there.

This lovely classic colonial style hotel has retained its atmosphere and excellent standards. With great views of the bridge and river it has a wonderful location and old world charm and the falls are an easy walk from the hotel.

Breakfasts and terraced lunches were excellent. The famous Livingston Room dinner was set in an elegant dining room but the food was a little lacklustre.

We did not feel unsafe, but as anywhere where there is hardship in the local community, you do need to be careful about valuables.

We took a tour with Wild Horizons which we booked at the hotel, and which was extremely disappointing. It was supposed to be a sundowner cruise, not a booze cruise, but having spent nearly an hour in the coach collecting other people from different hotels, we arrived to find that we could not choose where to sit, or with whom, and as soon as we sat down alcohol was being handed out very liberally. We spent some time moored up before a pretty short trip on the river, took a few photos as the sun was beginning to go down, and were back on the bus heading home long before sunset.

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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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