The Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe
The Vicoria Falls Hotel, established in 1904 is a majestic Edwardian-style hotel, just metres from the Victoria Falls and exudes an atmosphere steeped in history. The charm of this 100 year colonial splendour, is elegantly combined with the comfort and convenience of today. The 180 rooms and suites, well appointed, with every modern amenity, are surrounded by lush gardens and rolling lawns.
The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, a world heritage site, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. It is one of only three IS0-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe.
The Edwardian-style five-star hotel, built in 1904, combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.
World-class service, and food and beverage choice and preparation second to none, make the hotel a magnet for international visitors and locals alike. The opulent Livingstone Room for fine dining and dancing, the Jungle Junction with its famous breakfast and dinner buffets and ethnic entertainment in the evenings, offer variety and wide choice. Stanley’s Terrace, with its clear view of the Victoria Falls Bridge, connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia, is renowned for its cocktails and afternoon teas. The Terrace has been a rendezvous for adventurers in Africa for over a century.
The ambience of the hotel is steeped in that history with all suites decorated in the gracious Edwardian style of Zimbabwe’s colonial era. Small executive meetings and private dining facilities are easily arranged for those who wish to combine a little business with a lot of pleasure, and all in a secluded and discreet environment.
A large swimming pool, two tennis courts, a library, reading rooms and chapel are part of the complex. Golfers can enjoy 18 holes on the championship course of the nearby sister hotel, Elephant Hills Resort.
But it is the Victoria Falls Hotel that remains the major attraction for visitors. Waking up to the sound of “the smoke that thunders”, seeing the sun rise beneath the mist of one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the lunar rainbow at night, all the while soaking up the history and ambience of a bygone era, is more than unforgettable – it is unique.
Graced with traditional colours and fine-wood furnishings that provide an elegant and comfortable finish. The 64 bedrooms are available with single, twin or double beds. All rooms have bathrooms with bath/shower combination and are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities. Some bedrooms are inter-leading and eminently suitable for families.
Central Deluxe Room
Furnished in traditional Edwardian style with an “Out of Africa” ambiance, the 46 Central Deluxe Rooms are situated in the main section of the hotel and are tastefully furnished with soft fabrics and warm colours in tune with Zimbabwe’s celebrated climate and diverse beauty. The Central deluxe rooms have a spectacular view of the perfectly manicured gardens and some overlooks the Batoka Gorge and the Victoria Falls Bridge. That spans the legendary Zambezi River.
Stables Signature Wing Room
These 42 deluxe rooms are situated in the stand-alone Stables Signature Wing with a view of the front lawns or lush courtyard. These rooms are furnished in a modern style with a bygone feel. Bathrooms incorporate luxury world-class amenities, Victorian bath tub with large separate walk-in showers and luxury Charlotte Rhys amenities. Ideal for families travelling together.
Two Honeymoon Suites are located in the stylish Stables Signature Wing, optimizing privacy and exceptional comfort in a luxurious and well-appointed suite that surpasses expectations. A spacious balcony to socialize and relax. Attractive four-poster beds, turndown gifts, snacks and sparkling wine and other added-value offers make these suites exceptionally welcoming, especially for honeymoon couples.. These suites are extremely desirable for all couples looking forward to be pampered.
Our two Deluxe Suites have been refashioned to offer discerning clients modern luxury and elegance, overlooking the lush gardens or stunning Batoka Gorge of the Zambezi River. They have four-poster king-sized bed, chest of drawers, Satellite TV, Mini bar and Private safe.
Our two delightful “Songwe” and “Baines” Executive Suites in the Grand North Hammerhead Central Building are perfect for the business traveller or discerning guests who enjoy a luxurious and spacious environment. Suite guests have full access to all the facilities and amenities of The Victoria Falls Hotel. The suites have a spectacular view of the famous Batoka Gorge, Victoria Falls Bridge that spans the Zambezi River linking Zimbabwe and Zambia, and perfectly manicured gardens. Separate bedrooms and private lounge with opulent bathrooms of distinction.
The grand suite in main section of the hotel furnished in traditional Edwardian style with an “Out of Africa” feel. The Suite has a spectacular view of the famous Batoka gorge and the Victoria Falls Bridge that spans Zimbabwe and Zambia. This stylish suite has the country décor and generous space in which to relax or entertain and is tastefully furnished with soft fabrics and warm colours in tune with Zimbabwe’s celebrated climate and diverse beauty.
Our opulent yet-to-be refurbished Royal Suite, in the main section of the hotel, is stylish and modern with country décor and generous space in which to relax or entertain. The suite inter-connects to deluxe rooms with well-appointed bedrooms, lounge, bathroom with shower and bath. The Royal corridor features intriguing historical photographs of the Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) Souvenir Royal Tour from 7-15 April 1947 which encapsulated the opening of Parliament in Harare (Salisbury), Royal Tour of Bulawayo and HRH Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret attending a Girl Guides rally at Hartman Hill, Salisbury (now Harare).
All rooms are air conditioned with every modern amenity including digital satellite television and a personal safe. The old fashioned bath tubs of the stable wing turn the bathroom into a haven of relaxation.