VICTORIA FALLS HOTEL - VICTORIA FALLS
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.
The Edwardian-style five-star hotel was built in 1904 and 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 tranquillity and seclusion. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway and is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark hotel.
The ambience of the hotel is steeped in that history with all suites decorated in the gracious Edwardian style of Zimbabwe’s colonial era. 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.
The hotel is located on the banks of the Zambezi River with direct access to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Access is via Victoria Falls Hotel which is around 25 minutes transfer by road.
The hotel has a dazzling array of accommodation choices to suite most budges:
Standard Rooms – 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 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.
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 bathtub with large separate walk-in showers and luxury Charlotte Rhys amenities. Ideal for families travelling together.
Honeymoon Suite – there are two Honeymoon Suites located in the stylish Stables Signature Wing optimizing privacy and exceptional comfort in a luxurious and well-appointed suite. The suites have a spacious balcony, four-poster beds, turndown gifts, snacks and sparkling wine and other goodies make these suites exceptionally welcoming.
Deluxe Suite - the 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.
Executive Suite – the two “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.
Batoka Suite - the grand suite in main section of the hotel is 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.
There is also a Royal Suite and a Presidential Suite – please ask!
ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE
The Victoria Falls as a destination is acclaimed as the Adventure Capital of Africa to thrill the most ardent adrenalin-seeker or those desiring soft and enticing experiences that include the eco-world and authentic traditional culture. Land, water, air, adrenalin and arts and crafts activities can be booked directly at the hotel during your stay
THE VICTORIA FALLS HOTEL IS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND
THE HOTEL WELCOMES FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES