Victoria Falls Hotel, built in 1904 as the very first hotel in Victoria Falls, exudes original colonial Edwardian charm while offering a host of modern facilities to suit the most sophisticated traveller. For over a hundred years, visiting members of Royal families, international and local statesmen, and celebrities worldwide have preferred to stay at this luxury hotel, where they are assured of privacy and care. Synonymous with genteel relaxation, Victoria Falls Hotel is perfectly positioned to enjoy all there is to offer in Victoria Falls, from cruises and visits to the Victoria Falls Rain Forest, to extreme adrenaline pumping activities.
Along with its old world atmosphere, the Victoria Falls Hotel has a charm and energy like no other. The elegant décor of this gracious hotel is reflected in the wide colonial verandas, and the Livingstone room with its superb cuisine.
Situated in vast manicured gardens, the historic Victoria Falls Hotel overlooks the Victoria Falls Bridge and the gorges below. An easy stroll along a private path leads to the entrance of the Victoria Falls Rain Forest atop the gorge and provides a magnificent view of the bridge crossing into Zambia. From here one can watch in awe as bungy jumpers fall 111 metres down the world's longest natural bungy jump, towards the mighty Zambezi below.
The 180 rooms at the Victoria Falls Hotel echo its rich colonial heritage in décor that recaptures the comfortable charm of a bygone age, with colonial prints, four-poster and canopied beds, antique furniture and well-chosen artefacts. Mingling well with the old-fashioned ambiance, modern facilities include Wi-Fi, personal safes and other amenities. Deluxe rooms and suites offer breathtaking views across the deep Zambezi River gorge to the Victoria Falls Bridge and the spray of the Falls.
Three restaurants contrive to make your dining experience the best on offer in Victoria Falls. At the Livingstone Room, the fine silver-service dining experience features a classic á la carte menu and an extensive wine list. The Jungle Junction offers African fusion food with traditional African music. It also offers a clear view of the spray of the Falls from its vantage point close to the swimming pool. A selection of light meals is served from the Stanley’s Terrace, where an afternoon spent enjoying the renowned traditional High Tea is a must-do.
Perfectly depicting the era of Grand Travel, the Hotel corridors reflect its historic past with drawings, paintings and photographs of the major political figures of the day adorning the walls. The Palm Lounge, with its traditional elegance and décor, has a warm welcoming style. It provides a perfect backdrop for relaxing with friends. The Bulawayo Room offers serenity and seclusion in surroundings of exceptional comfort and luxury that hark back to the turn of the century. The colonial-style swimming pool is set discreetly away from the main hotel area.
A beauty salon and hairdressing salon are at your convenience, and a beautifully appointed curio shop specialises in colonial memorabilia.