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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.

This 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 is just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-Oa-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.

Accommodation at The Victoria Falls Hotel
Echoing its glorious past, The Victoria Falls Hotel’s traditional rooms and suites are truly a five star experience. Style and sophistication are trademarks of the hotels executive suites, which are luxuriously appointed with décor being warm, inviting and rich with tradition.

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. Rooms range from standard rooms, twin standard rooms, deluxe twin, standard suites, honeymoon suites and the famous royal suite.

The standard room services include same day laundry and 24 hour room service. Inter-leading rooms are also available for families where parents can occupy a room that links the neighbouring children’s room through a private doorway.

The hotel caters well for disabled guests with ramps linking specially designated rooms to all public areas of the hotel.

Each room with its own unique look also comprise of the following:
Digital satellite television
Safety deposit box
Bath tub and shower
Bar fridge (only in deluxe rooms and suites)
Air conditioning
Smoke detectors & sprinkler system
Shaver socket
Complimentary early morning tea & coffee
En-suite bathroom ( toilet, bathtub and shower)

Dining at The Victoria Falls Hotel
The Victoria Falls Hotel offers some of the finest cuisine in the country, with renowned veteran chefs you are guaranteed an exquisitely prepared meal at every sitting. Both the Livingstone Room and Jungle Junctions restaurants offer meticulously prepared menus that are impressive and varied. The hotel is distinguished for its five star service that is intentionally aimed to leave every guest feeling like royalty. A fine selection of wines and liquers are available to accompany each dining experience.

Livingstone Room
Enjoy dinner in the elegant Livingstone Room, with a classic a la carte or 7 course degustation menu and award winning wine list. Whilst the Livingstone Room reflects the century old hotels style of grandeur and opulence, the dress code has been relaxed for the convenience of the guest and no longer requiring jacket and tie. Dress code is however still smart - smart trousers, long sleeved collared shirt and closed shoes for men. Strictly no jeans, safari wear, shorts, sandals or sneakers. The Livingstone Room has a maximum seating capacity of 120 pax.

Jungle Junction
Dining at the Jungle Junction offers an unforgettable experience with a fusion of African flavours. Entertainment from ethnic groups epitomises the spirit of Africa. Jungle Junction is the ideal venue for incentives groups. The Jungle Junction has a maximum seating capacity of 140 pax.

Stanley’s Terrace
Stanleys Terrace is a must for light meals throughout the day. Traditional high tea is served every afternoon, with spectacular views of The Victoria Falls Bridge and the Victoria Falls themselves. Stanleys Terrace is the ideal location for sundowners and offers a table d'hôte menu with an a la carte menu on offer after 1100hrs. Stanleys Terrace has a maximum seating capacity of 100 pax.

24 hour room service
All guests have access to an extensive choice of snacks and meals from the room service menu. Our staff is dedicated to meeting any special requirements and will make every effort to supply meals that may not be on the menu at that moment.

Stanley’s Bar
Nothing is more relaxing than a sundowner in this snug bar. Enjoy the hotel’s famous cocktails or a gin and tonic at Stanley’s Bar whilst listening to the roar of the mighty Victoria Falls. Stabley Bar has a maximum seating capacity of 30 pax.

Pool area
Located next to the poolside this open air bar serves a full range of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Guests can also order light meals and snacks that are served under the thatched gazebos. Live ethnic entertainers perform everyday at lunch time. The pool area has a maximum seating capacity of 70 pax.

The Spa at The Victoria Falls Hotel

The Spa and Hair Salon
This quaint beauty spa is typically sized with two massage beds in the hotel and one at the poolside. All staff are qualified beauticians offering a range of treatments from massage, facials, pedicures and manicures.

For the convenience of our guests there is the option of having manicure and pedicure treatments in their rooms. Massage treatments are available in the airy gazebo located around the poolside or in the tranquillity of the hotel gardens.

Both the spa and hair salon are decorated in a clean and modern design with tiled floors. The Spa specialises in Clarins facial and beauty products, these products are also available for purchase by guests.

The hair salon specialises in hair cuts, styling and treatments for all types of hair. Guests are encouraged to make appointments at least 24 hours beforehand to ensure they can be accommodated at their preferred time.

The Victoria Falls Hotel spa offers the following treatments and services:
French manicure
Swedish body massage (neck, shoulder and back)
Full body massage
Aromatherapy full body massage
Clarins ultimate body relax, scrub and massage
Facial care (Clarins custom designed facial)

The ambience of the hotel is steeped in that history with all suites decorated in the gracious Edwardian style of Zimbabwe’s colonial era. It has 161 rooms comprising 37 standard rooms, 58 traditional rooms, 48 deluxe rooms, 7 junior suites, 4 honeymoon suites, 6 executive suites and the Royal Suite.
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. Wining and dining can be done at any of the three restaurants, with the alternative of 24-hour room service. Also, the 2 bars are available all day, either inside the hotel, or guests can enjoy a drink by the poolside.

For guests who wish to take in some game viewing, a five kilometre drive (or walk) brings them to the national park and, guided by professional rangers, they will seek out Zimbabwe’s “big five” – elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and buffalo – and be able to capture their encounters forever, on camera!
A sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, just upstream from the magnificent falls, is another must for the visitor and will be arranged by hotel staff. Crocodiles and abundant hippo are definitely to be spotted on these legendary exhilarating cruises.

The Victoria Falls Hotel 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 unique – it is unforgettable!

The hotel is a continuous string of lavish experiences. Guests can cool off and enjoy the splendour of our glorious colonial swimming pool set amongst beautiful landscaped gardens, overlooking the famous Victoria Falls.

The hotel is delightfully quiet with several lounges and secluded areas to reflect. The Palm Lounge, bright and cool, is a peaceful and private corner in which to unwind, read and write.

The hotel has a well appointed shop specialising in colonial and ethnic memorabilia. An in-house touring desk is conveniently located for all your tour and car hire needs.

This gracious colonial-style hotel is set in lush gardens and includes:

Features of Victoria Falls Hotel
* 3 Restaurants
* Edwardian style swimming pool
* Floodlit tennis courts
* Conferencing facilities
* Business center – with internet access
* Foreign exchange facilities
* Library and reading rooms
* Chapel
* Curio shop
* Car hire and touring desk
* Same day laundry
* Doctor on call
* Hair salon and beauty therapist
* 24 hour room service
* Baby sitting services
* Open and secure parking
* Disability Facilities
* Spa
* 2 Bars

Some ideas of what to do at Victoria Falls Hotel
* Sundowner Cruise
* Flight of Angels (helicopter flight over The Victoria Falls (6-Seater))
* Bungee jumping
* Lion walk
* Elephant Back Safaris
* Float plane ultra light
* Microlighting
* Canoeing
* White water rafting
* Day and night game drive
* Game walk
* Full day game drives at Hwange
* Tour of the Victoria Falls
* Victoria Falls Steam Safari Express
* Horse Trails
* Casino available at The Kingdom at Victoria Falls – only 500m away
* Golf - 18-hole Championship course at The Elephant Hills Resort about 5km away.
* 2 conference centres

Where is Victoria Falls Hotel?
Victoria Falls Hotel is located on 2 Mallet Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, which is a 20 minutes drive from the Victoria Falls Airport.

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