Steeped in historical glamour, this famous and charming colonial hotel is only minutes away from the thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Indeed, Victoria Falls Hotel is so close to Victoria Falls that you can hear the roar of the water.

There's plenty to do here: visit Victoria Falls on foot, go on a canoe or boat cruise down the Zambezi or bungee jump from the Victoria Falls bridge. Keep active on the tennis court and cool off in the impressive swimming pool or get your adrenalin pumping with thrilling game drives, bush walks and even an elephant-back safari. Unwind afterwards with a relaxing massage at the hotel spa and prepare to enjoy its many facilities.

Recent accolades & press

  •  World Travel Awards - Zimbabwe's Leading Hotel 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015
  •  World Travel Awards - Zimbabwe's Leading Hotel Suite (Royal Suite) 2014, 2015
  •  Member of Leading Hotels of the World


  • Walking distance from Vic Falls via a direct walkway
  • Charming colonial style hotel - the Grand old Lady of the Falls
  • Fantastic views of the Falls and the bridge
  • Spacious, well-appointed rooms, some with lovely views
  • A host of excellent restaurants on offer - do try the High Tea on the veranda
  • Be welcomed and well-looked after by a team of friendly staff

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There is plenty to do at Victoria Falls Hotel; get competitive on the tennis court and follow it up with a refreshing dip in the large swimming pool before a rejuvenating spa treatment.

Absorb some history in the hotel library, retreat to the cosy reading room or visit the chapel.

Grab a blanket and sit beneath a shady palm tree in the hotel's tropical garden complete with lily ponds and flowering shrubs.

General Facilities

    Babysitting service available
    Laundry service
    Secure Parking
    Wi-fi available
    Swimming Pool
    Computer facilities
    Tennis Court
    Hair salon
    Beauty or wellness therapist


The Victoria Falls Hotel offers a choice of three restaurants, each offering a different culinary experience. If you require a casual dining experience, you can enjoy buffet meals with ethnic evening entertainment at the Jungle Junction Summerhouse.

For an evening of colonial elegance and dancing after dinner, make a booking for the Livingstone Room.

Stanley's Terrace provides you with perfect sunset views while you enjoy snacks and cocktails before an evening meal under the stars.

Room Description

The Victoria Hotel's Standard Twin Rooms are intimate, distinctly Edwardian in style, and have beautiful views of the gorge, Victoria Falls Bridge and the spray of the Falls. The rooms feature an en suite bathroom with a corner bath and separate shower.

Other Room Types

The Victoria Hotel's six Deluxe Twin Rooms are luxuriouly appointed and invite you to enjoy the view from your own private balcony. These elegant rooms are en suite with a corner bath and separate shower.


  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Canoeing
  • Game drives
  • Golf
  • Guided walks
  • High tea on offer
  • Hiking
  • Sunset cruises
  • Tennis

Traveller Reviews

  • Victoria Falls Hotel: Again of the highest standard for friendliness, comfort, range of restaurants and colonial feel (rather amusing in that country.) The Falls have to be seen to be believed even if it was low water, and we did the Falls walk, and sunset cruise on the Upper Zambesi. We used the 16 seater smaller boat from Raikane which had an aura of luxury and intimacy with a brilliant Captain which made us the envy of the larger boats We were the only ones to see the elephants swim the river as all other boats had departed. ( and we were closer to the hippos.)

    Cara Maunsell, December 2016
  • The Victoria Falls Hotel was quite a beauty. We were especially impressed by the grounds. And we had a great dinner at Mama Africa.

    Kari Hobson, February 2016
  • Victoria Falls Hotel was a very impressive, historic building. The Victoria falls itself was beautiful and the hotel still keeps the atmosphere of colonial times.

    Julia Mitina, January 2016
  • Victoria Falls Hotel was fabulous!

    Sam Steinhardt, December 2015
  • Lovely property in a spectacular location. The staff were amazing and looked after us all the time.

    Andrew Mealor, November 2015
  • The Victoria Falls Hotel was wonderful! Great service overall.

    Rosalind Kaplan, October 2015
  • One of the best parts of our trip (and also the best value for money) was definitely the Victoria Falls Hotel.

    Jean-Sebastien Bres, June 2015
  • Victoria Falls Hotel was picture perfect. We sipped wine on the porch while enjoying the mist over the falls.

    Kathie Howard, June 2015
  • My trip to Zimbabwe you helped me arrange was flawless. My room has a beautiful view of the bridge and a view of the mists which rise skyward from the Falls. As I write this, I sit on the veranda watching the sunrise through the mist of the falls with a nice blanket draped over my shoulders. The hotel is so nice and last night while I was face timing with Sarah and Suss, they came In turn down my bed and placed a chocolate on my pillow as well as draw the mosquito netting around the bed. Quite lovely.

    Beverly ?, September 2014
  • Victoria Falls Hotel was wonderful-I liked the hints of a by-gone era and the old world style. The food was good. Service was excellent. Hotel was clean and the grounds were beautiful. Our room had a great view. From the Terrace you can see the mist from the Falls

    Cynthia Porter, June 2014

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Madelein Norval

Africa Safari Expert

"Staying at Victoria Falls Hotel is like stepping back in time. This hotel ticks all the boxes for me: perfect location walking distance from the Falls, high tea or cocktails on the veranda, art and history in the lounge and other public areas, and in true Zimbabwean style, friendly service."

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Lovely property in a spectacular location. The staff were amazing and looked after us all the time.

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