Victoria Falls Hotel

Reviews of Victoria Falls Hotel

Excellent(95%) From 30 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 30 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.
Mrs & Mr M - Florida
Arrived on: 20-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A Return to the Colonial Era

We enjoyed the old world colonial atmosphere and the beautiful lawn and views of the mist from the falls. It was also nice to be able to walk to different viewing locations from the hotel. A few more tourist police might be helpful as they are very effective in discouraging panhandlers.

The banquet/food manager was very helpful in setting us up for breakfast when we arrived later than regular serving hours one morning. Also the bartenders were most accommodating in preparing an "American" martini to suit our taste.

It is very helpful to be able to arrange side trips through the two tourist companies on site.

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Mr & Mrs B from Hampton
Arrived on: 12-Apr-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A fabulous surprise at Vic Falls Hotel

We have a lovely welcome and fabulous room here.

We were disappointed with the food-a bbq by the pool with live music and dancing. The dancing etc was good but a little tired and the food was definitely below what could be expected in a hotel of that standing.

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Ms O from Vancouver
Arrived on: 25-Mar-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

Loved the Vic Falls Hotel. Classic colonial grandeur next door to one of the wonders of the world. The breakfast buffet was excellent and drinks on the terrace looking over the bridge and the falls mist cant be beat. We did the formal dinner on our last night and it was excellent, but it was a little sad to see how few patrons they had.

The town of Vic Falls was an interesting place to spend a couple of days, but it's clear the locals are in tough economic times. Whenever we left the grounds people tried, persistently but politely, to sell us curios and even wanted to trade for articles of clothing and shoes. That said there was an active tourist policy force in evidence who helped to keep the hawkers manageable.

Also had a nice dinner at a restaurant in town (near the hotel, just across the tracks) called Mama Africa's. It was the one time we were able to try local cuisine on our trip.

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Mr & Mrs C - Northamptonshire
Arrived on: 3-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

Worth paying the extra for this hotel, location & grounds fantastic. Knocked the socks off Ilala Lodge, with hindsight would have tried to book this for whole stay. Couldn't fault it. Friendly staff.

Smallish room, but we weren't in it much.

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Mr & Mrs V from Jersey
Arrived on: 2-Dec-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

5 star hotel from the outside and public rooms, 3 star bedrooms. Good food and friendly staff.

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Mr R & Mrs M & Mr A & Ms P - West Sussex
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

We spent one night here.

It was a different and good experience in a hotel that is a slice of history and the Hotel has a distinct character and style of service.

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The W family from Dusseldorf
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

I would encourage anyone who is visiting the Falls to stay here. The Hoyel really added to the Victoria Falls experience. Seeing the mist from the falls from the terrace was wonderful. the Saff were very helpful and friendly, nothing seemed too much trouble for them.

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Mrs & Mr H - Ontario
Arrived on: 29-Apr-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

We loved staying in this historical hotel situated a short walk from the Falls.

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Mrs A from London
Arrived on: 17-Apr-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

This is an older style luxury hotel with a 'colonial' feel. The situation is stunning with a great view of the bridge at Victoria Falls and of the clouds of spray coming off the top of the falls. The service was excellent and food good.

There is a very nice, large swimiing pool and you can walk to the Falls from the grounds, although I had not realised before I went that you have to walk through the National Park to get there so the 'you are now entering the National Park, beware of wild animals' sign was a bit of a shock!

As I was on my own I got the guard (armed) to walk me through. If you want to walk across the bridge at the falls you need to take your passport as the bridge spans between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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Mrs & Mr B - Washington
Arrived on: 13-Feb-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Incredible water, rainbows, colonial hotel

To visit Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and not stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel, is to miss a crucial element of the experience. When we arrived we were given a wonderful upgraded room with a view of the falls and the garden (we were told it was because my husband had visited the falls many years ago...we hadn't told them that so Expert Africa must have played a role in the upgrade).

The hotel's history is reflected in the incredible photographs which fill the walls. We ate dinner in the fanciest of the hotel's restaurants with delightful service headed up by a Maitre D' who told us he has worked in the restaurant for 42 years and met a very long list of royalty, Hollywood, American political figures, etc.

The hotel seems to be doing some refurbishing and that is clearly called for, but its former elegance is certainly visible.

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