The Victoria Falls Hotel

The Victoria Falls Hotel, also regarded to as “the grand old lady of the Falls,” is a member of the elite Leading Hotels of the World group and is located in the Victoria Falls National Park, a place of international significance. Only three hotels in Zimbabwe are IS0-accredited, including this one.

Built in 1904 in the Edwardian architecture, this five-star hotel combines the ease of the present with the allure of the past. It offers the peace and privacy that many visitors seek because of its setting amid lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees, and semi-tropical vegetation. The renowned Victoria Falls can be reached in ten minutes via the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders,” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local language, may be heard and seen from this opulent location.

Why The Victoria Falls Hotel?

The hotel attracts both locals and guests from around the world thanks to an exclusive service and unmatched selection and preparation of cuisine and beverages. A number of options are available, including the lavish Livingstone Room for exquisite dining and dancing, the Jungle Junction with its renowned breakfast and dinner buffets, and ethnic entertainment in the evenings. With a beautiful view of the Victoria Falls Bridge that connects Zimbabwe and Zambia, Stanley’s Terrace is well known for its afternoon teas and cocktails. For more than a century, travelers have gathered at The Terrace.

All of the hotel’s suites are designed in the elegant Edwardian style of Zimbabwe’s colonial era, giving the property a historical feel. For individuals who want to mix business with pleasure in a quiet and discreet setting, it is simple to set up small executive meetings and private dining facilities.

The property has a sizable pool, two tennis courts, a library, reading rooms, and a church. Golfers can play 18 holes on the championship course at Elephant Hills Resort, a nearby sister resort.

However, the Victoria Falls Hotel continues to be the top destination for tourists. It is more than just memorable; it is truly unique to wake up to “the smoke that thunders,” watch the sun rise through the mist of one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and experience the lunar rainbow at night. All of this takes place while immersing oneself in the history and atmosphere of a bygone era.

24-hour SecuritySecure ParkingBarConference Centre
Business CentreActivity DeskInternet Access (Complimentary)Laundry Service (Complimentary)
Mobile ConnectivityTV RoomSpa 
Air ConditioningElectrical OutletsBathComplimentary Wi-Fi 
Dressing GownsEn-SuiteHair DryerShower 
Internet Access (Complimentary)Laundry Service (Complimentary)Lounge AreaTea / Coffee 
Pure Cotton LinenSafeMosquito Nets  
TelevisionSatellite / Cable TelevisionMini Bar  
Airport Shuttle (Complimentary)Babysitting ServiceChauffer ServiceCredit CardForeign Exchange
Room ServiceRoom Service (24 hours)Travel Desk  
Tennis CourtHigh Tea
MassagesFine Dining


Adrenaline ActivitiesCultural ToursRiver Cruises
Boat CruisesGame DrivesBig 5
Child Friendly ActivitiesHelicopter Flights 
Fine DiningMassages 
GolfSquash Court 
Elephant-back SafarisWalks (Self Guided) 
Kite SurfingWalks (Guided) 
BoatingBird Watching 
FishingCatch-and-release Fishing 
Health and Fitness CentreGeneral Sightseeing 
Horse RidingKayaking / Paddling 
Scenic FlightsCanoeing 

The Grand Old Lady Room Types

Standard Room

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 eminently suitable for families.

Honeymoon Suite

Two Honeymoon Suites are located in the stylish Stables Signature Wing, optimizing privacy and exceptional comfort in a luxurious and well-appointed suite that surpasses expectations. A spacious balcony to socialize and relax. Attractive four-poster beds, turndown gifts, snacks and sparkling wine and other added-value offers make these suites exceptionally welcoming, especially for honeymoon couples.. These suites are extremely desirable for all couples looking forward to be pampered.

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. That spans the legendary Zambezi River.

Deluxe Suite

Our 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.

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.

Executive Suite

Our two delightful “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 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.

Royal Suite

Our opulent yet-to-be refurbished Royal Suite, in the main section of the hotel, is stylish and modern with country décor and generous space in which to relax or entertain. The suite inter-connects to deluxe rooms with well-appointed bedrooms, lounge, bathroom with shower and bath. The Royal corridor features intriguing historical photographs of the Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) Souvenir Royal Tour from 7-15 April 1947 which encapsulated the opening of Parliament in Harare (Salisbury), Royal Tour of Bulawayo and HRH Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret attending a Girl Guides rally at Hartman Hill, Salisbury (now Harare).

Presidential Suite

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.

Visualisation of Rooms

Livingstone Room

The legendary Livingstone Room offers a superb 7-course degustation dinner menu or a’ la carte and a Diners Club Gold Award Wine List with a wide choice for all palates and occasions. Recommended Dress code is smart – long sleeved collared shirt and trousers required for gentlemen and no jeans, sandals or sneakers.

Enjoy dinner and dancing in the elegant Edwardian Livingstone Room, with classic a la carte and tables d’hote menus. Whilst the Livingstone Room reflects the century old hotel’s style of grandeur and opulence, the dress code has been relaxed for the convenience of the guest. A fine selection of wine and liqueurs are available. 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. Stanley’s Terrace is the ideal location for sundowners and offers a table d’hôte menu with an a la carte menu on offer after 1100 hrs. Stanley’s Terrace has a maximum seating capacity of 100 pax.

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