Victoria Falls Hotel

Reviews of Victoria Falls Hotel

Excellent(94%) From 62 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 62 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 and Mrs W Devon
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

What a location.

The service and food was spoilt on the first night, second day used Livingstone Room excellent service and food, like chalk and cheese from the two days

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Mr & Mrs L from France
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Comfortable stopover at Vic Falls Hotel

Well worth breaking the long journey from home before driving into Hwange.

Olde Worlde atmosphere with good service and food. Short walk to Victoria Falls National Park which is questionable value at $30 per person in September/October unless you are desperate to see a partial waterfall.

Hotel pool was most welcome for some early morning exercise.

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Mr J of WC2
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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GREAT STAY AT VICTORIA FALLS HOTEL

SURPASSED EXPECTATIONS, WARM AND FRIENDLY WELCOME, SUPER ROOM AND GREAT STAFF.

LOCATION IS PERFECT FOR A WALK TO THE FALLS.

FOOD WAS STUNNING ENJOYED THE LIVINGSTON ROOM ESPECIALLY, DRINKS ON THE TERRACE WITH THE VIEW OF THE BRIDGE UNFORGETABLE.

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Mr P. from London
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

We had a fantastic time.

The Livingstone Room was great venue for a special dinner.

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Mr & Mrs C. from Beaconsfield
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

It had been nearly 30 years since we were last at The Vic Falls Hotel and what a return they laid on - back to its absolute best and as a very frequent traveler I would say one of the best hotels I have stayed in anywhere.

Rooms beautiful, gardens glorious, service impeccable and food amazing. The absolute best way to end a safari in Africa.

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Mr T & Mr L - London & Netherlands
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Short but sweet stay

The Vic Falls Hotel is a predictable but nonetheless charming place to stay.

Really good swimming pool area and obviously a prime location above the Falls (which were exceptionally dry when we visited).

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Mr A. from St Albans
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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VFH feedback

Very attentive service and fabulous colonial hotel. Very hard to fault. Rooms comfortable but aircon units quite noisy (so turned off at night).

Information about the wifi being limited to 3 devices but being able to get additional codes at Service Counter would have been helpful at the start of our stay (as I had problems in logging onto work for a call on the Friday night).

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LJ - Ealing
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Edwardian style with 21st Century standards

Goodness - where to begin? A beautiful building making every best use of light, space and airiness even amid the midday heat. The character of the Victoria Falls hotel hits top notes to rival Maria Callas, yet with the discretion and understatement of a Lady rather than a prima donna. Most telling was the response of the 'bell hop' (a terrible phrase for a mature man) who not only revelled in my delight at the surroundings but who could not conceal his pride at five years association with this fabulous establishment. Its history, borne out in carefully chosen furnishings and art works, is a backdrop rather than a burden and carries through from the 'public' areas into the sumptuously equipped bedrooms.

The high standard of service was sustained throughout my stay, the staff attending unobtrusively to every detail. For example, on day one I asked the chamber staff how I might obtain an iron. On day two he asked if I had been given one - to which I replied 'no, but only because I haven't asked yet'. Remembering such details was a common feature across the team - this is an establishment whose leadership has very clearly managed to establish a sense of shared identity and professional pride at every level.

As to the food, I don't believe I have seen such a generously supplied breakfast, catering to every taste. Lunchtime sandwich 'snacks' could easily have served two. And I have a lingering memory of the mouthwatering dinner at the Livingstone Restaurant, being still unable to forgive myself for allowing the waiter to take my plate with some of my dish uneaten, even though I was full. Amazingly I nonetheless managed the occasional swim in the commodious pool which was just at the perfect temperature and provided with towels just when required.

Through enquiry I learned that the hotel is a little larger than when originally built, but this is scarcely felt as everything is entirely in keeping. A wander around the grounds revealed some crannies and oases that made the whole hotel feel entirely private.

The location is, of course, explicit in the name. Having visited for the purpose of seeing the Falls my stay was brief but the 'Activities' desk was receiving new hand-painted signage during my stay and I am sure there is plenty else on offer.

The only negative I can think of (and I am really having to dredge) is that the drinks service at the Stanley's Terrace was occasionally a little slow. But, with a view of Victoria Falls to gaze upon, this was scarcely a hardship.

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Mr T & Mrs M - Cambridge
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

We really enjoyed being a part of the history of the Falls, by staying in this wonderful old hotel.

The only negative comment concerned the air conditioning unit in our room, which was extremely noisy.

However, we do appreciate that this is an old hotel, and it didn't detract from our overall experience.

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Mrs V. from Canterbury
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here- staff were helpful and friendly, the accommodation was spacious, and the food was excellent.

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