The Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

227 reviews
Excellent luxury hotel. Good for sightseeing. Fantastic service. Great pool. Awesome vibe.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Double Bed
    • Central Heating
    • Radio
    • Bathroom
    • Safe
    • Internet Access
    • Shower
    • King-size Bed
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Air conditioning (individually regulated)
    • Minibar
    • Bathtub
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Satellite/cable TV
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
    • Balcony/Terrace
  • Facility
    • Laundry Service
    • Shops
    • Hairdresser
    • Medical Assistance
    • Currency Exchange
    • Newspaper stand
    • WLAN access
    • Bar(s)
    • Room Service
    • Conference Room
    • Public Internet Access
  • Food
    • à la carte Dinner
    • à la carte Lunch
    • Breakfast Served
    • Full Board
    • Sun terrace
    • Outdoor Pool(s)
    • Number of Pools
    • Massage
    • Canoe
    • Horse Riding
    • Tennis
    • Golf
    • Pool bar
1 Mallet Drive PO Box 10 situated in the Victoria Falls National Park Victoria Falls Harare Province
2.5 mi to downtown


The hotel, popularly known as 'the grand old lady of the falls', is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, a World Heritage Site. 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 10-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. There is a casino within walking distance.


The hotel was built in 1904. Guests are welcomed at the accommodation, which has a total of 161 rooms. Amenities include a currency exchange service. Wireless internet access in public areas allows travellers to stay connected. Among the culinary options available at the establishment are a restaurant, a dining area and a bar. Various shops are available, including a souvenir shop. There is also a garden. Additional features at the hotel include a newspaper stand and a library. Those arriving in their own vehicles can leave them in the car park of the accommodation. Available services and facilities include a babysitting service, medical assistance, room service, a laundry service and a hairdresser.


Each of the rooms is appointed with air conditioning and a bathroom. The standard features of most rooms include a balcony. A double bed ensures a good night's sleep. A safe and, for a fee, a minibar are also available. Additional features include a mini fridge and a tea/coffee station. Internet access, a telephone, a TV, a radio and WiFi (no extra charge) add to the comfort of the holiday. The bathrooms have a shower and a bathtub. A hairdryer and bathrobes are provided for everyday use. The establishment offers family rooms and non-smoking rooms.


The hotel features a pool and an outdoor pool. The terrace is a great place to while away the time. Guests can enjoy a range of refreshing drinks at the poolside bar. A range of options are available, including tennis, horse riding, canoeing, a spa, a beauty salon and massage treatments.


Catering options available at the accommodation include bed and breakfast, half board and full board. Guests can choose to book options such as breakfast, lunch or dinner. The establishment also offers snacks.


  • Breakfast
    "Tasty breakfast"

    Great breakfast.

    "Tasty breakfast."

  • Pool
    "Great pool"

    Super pool area. Nice pool.

    "Great pool."

  • Service
    "Fantastic service"

    Friendly staff. Good cleaning. Easy arrival.

    "Reception is decent, with overall friendly and professional service."

  • Location
    "Great location"

    Gorgeous environment. Shops close by. Near town.

    "Great location with excellent sightseeing."

  • Vibe
    "Awesome vibe"

    Old world charm. Old world experience. Kind hotel.

    "Awesome vibe." "Friendly atmosphere." "Stylish hotel." "Relatively modern hotel." "Luxury hotel." "Nice for romantic trips."

  • Room
    "Room is all right"

    Air conditioner worked perfectly. Mosquito net thanks. Decent sized rooms.

    "Moderately tidy rooms, with average A/C." "Rooms are large with great views but rooms and bathrooms poorly-maintained."