The Victoria Falls Hotel
Luxurious colonial heritage hotel
Popularly known as the “Grand Old Lady of the Falls” The Victoria Falls Hotel is located within the Victoria Falls National Park, a World Heritage site, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World portfolio.
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, the famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway. The opulent Livingstone Room offers fine dining and dancing, whilst the Jungle Junction with its famous breakfast and dinner buffets and ethnic entertainment in the evenings, offers a wide variety of dishes. Stanley’s Terrace, with its clear view of the Victoria Falls Bridge, is renowned for its cocktails and afternoon teas and has been a rendezvous for adventurers in Africa for over a century. The ambience of the hotel is steeped in history with all 161 suites decorated in the gracious Edwardian style of Zimbabwe’s colonial era. The corridors reflect and tell the history of this unique part of Africa. A large swimming pool, two tennis courts, a library, reading rooms and chapel complete the complex.
A sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, just upstream from the magnificent falls, is highly recommended and can be booked with the hotel concierge.
The Victoria Falls Hotel offers authentic colonial luxury and service within walking distance to the world famous Victoria Falls.
Why we like it
- Location, location, location
- The Grand Old Dame of the Falls
- Rich in colonial ambience
- Views of the Victoria Falls Bridge and the “Smoke that Thunders”