Known as the “Grand Old Lady of The Falls”, The Victoria Falls Hotel is an Edwardian-era hotel that has hosted royal families, statesmen and celebrities. Built in the early 1900s, this historic hotel has retained its grandeur and today is a member of the prestigious “Leading Hotels of The World” group.
The Victoria Falls Hotel looks out over wide green lawns, it views extending out to the bridge that connects Zimbabwe and Zambia which - for most of the year - is shrouded in clouds of mist rising up from the falls. It’s just a 10-minute walk from the hotel, down a private footpath, to the Zimbabwe side Victoria Falls, and staying you’re also close to the colourful markets, cafes and curio shops of Victoria Falls Town.
Yet despite the buzz of the town and all its exciting activities, The Victoria Falls Hotel has a peaceful atmosphere with warthog trotting across the lawns and monkeys sitting high in the branches of 100-year old trees. Inside the hotel the halls are filled with sepia photos reflecting the past glories of the empire, welcoming lounges furnished with comfortable chairs, and plenty of secluded corners in which to read or relax.
A highlight of a stay at The Victoria Falls Hotel’s is their famously decadent High Tea served out on Stanley’s Terrace, from where you can see the mist and hear the sound of thundering Victoria Falls. We’d also highly recommend an unforgettable night of dinner and dancing at the elegant Livingstone Room – the grandest of the hotels three restaurants. As for the bedrooms, they have all been recently renovated and blend an Edwardian style with modern amenities such as digital satellite TV.