Victoria Falls Hotel

Reviews of Victoria Falls Hotel

Excellent(94%) From 122 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 122 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.
Sue from Cape Town
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Elegance and history

Whatever one may think of the colonials, they certainly knew how to live comfortably in the tropics. The VFH retains all the grace I remember from my childhood, with a few improvements, like a vibrant multicultural clientele.

It was a peaceful place to begin the trip, and I liked particularly the retention of history in the Bulawayo Room, and the paintings displayed in art gallery and elsewhere. I'd perhaps like to have stayed a day or two longer. It was a bit of a rush fitting in a brief trip to the Zambian side, and there were many things we didn't go to see, like the Big Tree.

The individual staff members at the hotel were very friendly and interesting to talk to. Lindani, the guard on the path to the Falls; a young waiter, whose name escapes me (Ashton?); and many others - all extremely helpful, not intrusive, and excellent conversationalists.

The hotel was also very accommodating when we needed food and drink for the overnight train to Bulawayo - the lovely packed lunch lasted us through two meals.

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Mr D from North Vancouver
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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great stay - really special

loved this hotel - reminded me of the Norfolk in Nairobi.

Wont forget the sight of baboons swarming the building early in the morning before the security guards could get organized and chase them off. Good food and fine South African wines - great staff and great service - an amazing breakfast buffet the like of which I have never seen anywhere else.

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Mr & Mrs L from Wellington
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

Lovely old hotel.

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Mr G from California
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

I have been staying there for over 30 years:)

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Mr A from Marford
Arrived on: 12-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

Atmospheric colonial hotel which could do with a bit of upgrading, particularly in the rooms.
Staff very helpful

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C & J from Utah
Arrived on: 8-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Vic Falls Hotel stay

The overall experience was very good. The only letdown was the room. It did have a nice view of the garden and a tree with monkeys and birds. The room itself was not decorated. It was small. The bath was just ok no real style or era feel.

We suppose the very high cost in a facility of this nature and has its reasons. Perhaps it is expensive to be in Zimbabwe. The other parts of the stay were very good, but the room value seemed way below the cost.

We have stayed around the world and at that price expected a much larger and nicer room.

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Mr M from Toronto
Arrived on: 24-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Gracious old hotel with beautiful views

Although the rooms and bathrooms need renovating we would still stay here again. The colonial graciousness, history, gardens with warthogs and baboons, and view of the the bridge to Zambia with the mist from the falls in the background, are not to be missed. The breakfast is excellent as is the buffet with local tribes singing and dancing. Try and book a table just behind the water feature, otherwise a few insensitive people stand in front of you as they video the dancing.

The hotel has extensive lawns but oddly, only 4 chaise on the lawns so people have to sit on steps or walls.

The falls are a 10 to 15 minute walk away through the national game park. The hotel has a security guard, Lindani, stationed at the beginning of the walk and he was most helpful and kind. On both occasions when we walked the path he insisted on escorting us. The one time it was certainly needed as there was an elephant very close to the path.

Note that there is a $30 per person entrance fee to see the falls. They accept credit cards but only between certain hours so check first or just take cash. Wear a rain hat and rain coat. One can rent a raincoat at the entrance. Give yourself 1.5 to 2 hours at the Falls.

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Ms B from Victoria
Arrived on: 22-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel

The hotel's an icon and somewhere I'd always wanted to stay.

It is looking a little rundown though - probably more the fault of the economy than hotel management.

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Miss J from Bushey
Arrived on: 25-May-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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BIG Hotel!

Victoria Fall's Hotel was not really my cup of tea, BIG Hotel, room's were lovely, staff attentive, food excellent, nothing to complain about apart from it was just too big for me personally, in hindsight i would have preferred to spend my time in a small guest house, where it would i think have felt a bit more personal!

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Ian & Vivienne from UK
Arrived on: 16-May-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls Hotel review

Classic, traditional hotel with lots of history.

Not as close to falls as some of the Zambian hotels. you overlook the plume from the falls and the bridge, NOT the falls themselves
Friendly helpful staff

On walk (from a gate in hotel grounds) to the Falls there were many persistent locals trying to sell tourists carved animals and copper bracelets which was a little unsettling.

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