The Victoria Falls Hotel

Colonial Grandeur and Old World Charm…

Introduction

The Victoria Falls Hotel was built in 1904, at the time when the Cape to Cairo Railway line first reached Victoria Falls, this classic and colonial hotel has been established for over 100 years. Visiting members of Royal families, international and local statesmen as well as celebrities have chosen to stay at The Victoria Falls Hotel.

The Victoria Falls Hotel has a prime position, with views overlooking the Victoria Falls Bridge……

Being the first hotel to be built it has prime position, with views overlooking the magnificent Victoria Falls Bridge and gorge below.

It has it own private pathway down to the Victoria Falls Rainforest entrance and is also situated within walking distance of the town centre.

It is steeped in history…..

The Victoria Falls Hotel has an atmosphere steeped in history. The old fashioned and traditional d├ęcor throughout the hotel is full of colonial grandeur and old world charm.

The manicured gardens and beautiful buildings together with the courtyard filled with lily ponds in the middle of the hotel gives a feeling of tranquillity and sheer relaxation.

The 161 rooms are decorated in a way that recaptures the comfortable charm of  a bygone age, with colonial prints, Edwardian styled furniture and well-chosen artefacts.

Some of the deluxe rooms and suites offer breathtaking views across the Victoria Falls Bridge and Zambezi River Gorge, but not all of them, so if a view is important to you make sure you book through an agent who knows the hotel well (like us for instance). We can try to get the best rooms for you when possible, booking quite well in advance is essential for this.

Another word of caution here is that the standard rooms although still pricey don’t have particularly nice out looks and are quite small.

Summary

• The first hotel in Victoria Falls, built for the construction of the bridge and railway line
• Grand views of the Victoria Falls Bridge and gorges
• Royalty, celebrities and heads of states have stayed at Victoria Falls Hotel
• Numerous room options with different views

Accommodation at Victoria Falls Hotel

64 Standard rooms with single, double and twin configuration,
some inter-leading
46 Central Deluxe rooms with twin or double configurations
44 Stable Wing deluxe rooms with twin or double configurations
2 Honeymoon deluxe rooms with extra special amenities and services
2 Deluxe suites with king sized beds
2 Executive suites with extra service and VIP suite supplies
1 Batonka suite with spectacular views of the Batoka gorges,
extra amenities and service
1 Royal suite with more spacious lounge, inter-leading with
bedroom and bathroom
1 Presidential suite with spacious lounge and bathroom, extra
amenities and full service

All rooms have:
• En-suite bathrooms
• In-Room Safe
• Mini Bar
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Telephone
• Hairdryer
• Fully Air Conditioned
• Satellite TV
• Express Valet Service
• Same-day laundry and dry cleaning
• Tea and Coffee making Facilities

Dining

• The famous Livingstone Room with its high ceilings makes dining an elegant and memorable affair. Formal evening dress is no longer a requirement.
• The Stanley Terrace – over looks the manicured gardens, the Victoria Falls Bridge and the rising spray from the Victoria Falls, this is the only hotel to have such a magnificent view of this.
• It’s a delightful place to sit and enjoy a meal or the renowned traditional afternoon tea which is served every afternoon.
• Later enjoy a famous Livingstone cocktail whilst listening to the mighty roar of the Victoria Falls. A la Carte lunch and light dinners are also served.
• The Jungle Junction – Breakfast and dinner buffet. This is a great setting just past the swimming pool and entertainment by the local Makishi dancers takes place every night.

Advantages

• This is the only hotel with a view of the bridge and gorges below.
• It is only a ten minute walk from the hotel to the Victoria Falls entrance and there is a private path from the hotel which brings you out at that entrance to the Victoria Falls.
• Grand and colonial atmosphere, steeped in history.

Facilities

• 24-hour room service
• Room safe
• Telephone
• Wireless internet
• Television
• Air- conditioning
• 161 rooms – en-suite bathrooms
• Livingstone Room – formal dining
• Stanley Terrace-afternoon tea, a la carte menu
• Jungle Junction – buffet
• Tennis Court
• Fitness centre/gym
• Swimming Pool
• Hair/Beauty Salon
• Chapel
• Curio Shop
• Sculpture garden
• Art gallery
• Private Path down to Victoria Falls

Weddings and Honeymoons

The Victoria Falls Hotel is a delightfully romantic setting for
a wedding in Victoria Falls and
for honeymoons. From the charming little in-house chapel to the luxurious Honeymoon Suites. The honeymooners will be made to feel special with chocolates, red roses and a fresh fruit platter.

The Chapel is available for private ceremonies and weddings. Outdoor receptions can be organised in the hotel’s gardens with views overlooking The Victoria Falls Bridge.

Conferences

The Centenary Room is available for meetings for a maximum of 20 people. The room is set up in boardroom style and is for use by in-house guests only. This room is also available for small executive meetings and private dining.

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