Victoria Falls Hotel

Reviews of Victoria Falls Hotel

Excellent(94%) From 37 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 37 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.
Dr G - Michigan
Arrived on: 15-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Review of Victoria Falls Hotel

The Falls were awe inspiring and access from hotel could not have been better.

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Mr T & Mr L - London & Netherlands
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Recently renovated old school colonial hotel

It's a predicable choice but a lovely place to end a safari. Hard to go wrong and worth splashing out on a nice room.

Recently seen some renovation work which was well done but still feels authentic. And well run and staffed too.

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Ms E and Ms L from Wolves
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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excellent stay at Victoria falls hotel

Excellent quality and service, with perfect access to the Falls.

Very glad we choose this hotel.

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Mr. & Mrs. B - Surrey
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lived up to its reputation

We loved the sense of history and the service was great.

Thank you for putting us in the stable wing, they treated us very well with complimentary massages and drinks. Seemed just the right way to finish the trip.

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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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Mrs M - Worcestershire
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

We enjoyed the hotel. It felt a bit like living in the past as it is very traditional - but we enjoyed the feeling.

Front desk staff were a bit grumpy looking but the waiting staff were very cheerful and helpful.

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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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Miss S & Mr M - New York
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

We spent three nights at the Victoria Falls Hotel. Although the hotel is in the perfect setting near the falls and the grounds/colonial buildings are gorgeous, the hotel falls short of being a true 5 star luxury hotel, which is what it bills itself as. Given the expectations set by the reputation of the hotel and its marketing, we expected more.

Our room was spacious, but poorly situated – it was the first room on the corridor off of a busy sitting area. Furthermore, it looked out onto the hotel’s internal courtyard so we missed the views of the grounds/bridge and people could see into our room unless the curtains were closed.

The plumbing needs updating as the temperature in the shower is quite difficult to regulate – alternating between scalding hot and freezing cold water isn’t the most fun experience. The dining options were varied and the breakfast buffet quite good. However, the service on the terrace for lunch/cocktails was often quite slow and the Livingstone Room did not live up to expectations.

Also, the hotel seemed to be quite busy with large tour groups, which can make it seem impersonal.

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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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