Victoria Falls Hotel

Reviews of Victoria Falls Hotel

Excellent(95%) From 84 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 84 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 & Mrs T from Kent
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Colonial grandeur in a natural spectacle

The hotel is very nice with lovely views and grounds. The air con was much enjoyed after the extreme heat of the bush and we were able to sleep well before our journey home.

We got over the border in 4 minutes but another couple on the same day spent 3 hours. We felt perfectly safe but on their own locals were were open about the problems of life for ordinary people.

The staff were polite but nothing like as friendly as the Botswanans we had met. The falls are incredible even in the dry season and we nearly gave ourselves heat stroke in our desire to see everything.

The evening Zambesi cruise is definitely mass tourism with dozens of boats but some good wildlife, especially the African Skimmers. The sunset made a great photo op for the end of our African trip.

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Mr A & Mrs L - Norfolk
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Absolutely Wonderful

This is a truly special hotel. The biggest regret of the trip was that I had only asked for 1 night here. Having seen the Falls before I thought that was all we needed but this hotel is a destination in its own right!

We stayed here in 1970 and this was a sentimental return as part of a wedding anniversary. In those days it was a 3 star hotel and now it is 5 star+. They have kept all of the original colonial features (built 1904) and added the facilities expected in the 21st century. Corridors are filled with period photographs and posters, which we loved exploring

We had a room in the stable wing which was lovely. If I can find a half decent reason to return, we will.

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Mr and Mrs J from UK
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Vic Falls

Very good. It's not easy to know what to expect in Zimbabwe but the welcome and stay were both excellent. The immigration at the airport (2 hours) is a bit trying after 36 hours of travel but once through everyone was most welcoming. Hotel is a blast - colonial character but up to date service.

Zip line was great fun and Lookout cafe a good recommendation. Sunset cruise was much better than expected due to abundance of wildlife but candlelit dinner less inspiring due to lots of insects and table too low to eat at. Next time would do cruise without dinner.

Xfer to Kasane was flawless and saw yet more game.

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Ms N - San Francisco
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Gem in Victoria Falls

We had a lovely stay at the classic, Victoria Falls Hotel.

The rooms are quant, the food options are delicious and the proximity to the falls can't be beat.

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Ms L. from Heathfield
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Lovely hotel, but disappointing room

Victoria Falls Hotel is iconic and we wanted to stay there for that reason. It is certainly a fantastic location and has a feeling of timelessness and luxury. The breakfast was excellent- one of the best of our entire trip and the staff were very attentive.

The only disappointment was our room, which was very small (even by standards in the UK!) It was also on the ground floor and quite dark. It seemed a little 'tired' and needs an update. We had to wait a long time for our room to be ready, although this wasn't a problem as the rest of the hotel and grounds are so lovely.

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Mrs N. from Purley
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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a natural wonder of the world

The best hotel to stay in this place.

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Mr M. from Guildford
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

Was concerned it would be faded grandeur at the hotel, but this was unfounded: despite Zimbabwe's problems, the hotel is superbly maintained, with great facilities and friendly staff. Great location to be able to walk to the Falls & gorge swing activities and see the spray every day, while the hotel pool complex was a little gem. Food in the hotel appeared a little expensive, until I saw that prices "outside" in Vic Falls are also high.

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Mr W. from Altrincham
Arrived on: 24-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

Maintaining standards over the years.Something very comforting in this.

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Miss A. from Dubai
Arrived on: 16-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A magnificent hotel

A magnificent hotel, very grand in style, well spaced rooms, aristocratic settings.

Room was big with a huge balcony.

Luxurious, it was the best place to end our Zimbabwe safari holiday .

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Mr & Mrs S. from Kidderminster
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

The staff were very helpful but subdued compared with our last visit 6 years ago.

I gather Mr Mugabe is now taking a slice of the takings and guest numbers have slumped badly - we were asked to encourage people to visit. It was a shame to see a great hotel struggling against increasing odds but despite all managing to maintain its excellence.

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