2010/11/13

Review of The Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls


Favorable location, nice colonial atmosphere, tired rooms

We (two families with a teen each) spent one night in this splendid colonial hotel palace during our brilliant Botswana, Namibia and Victoria Falls fly-in safari guided expertly by Ultimate Safaris (sightings included the Big 5, cheetah, wild dog and sitatunga).

The hotel is located in walking distance to the Victoria Falls and offers wonderful buildings, beautifully landscaped gardens with a very nice pool and superbly decorated interiors. 

Our two families had three small double rooms that can be best described as unremarkable. The hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World that does not show in the decoration of rooms. The bed is small, the bathroom is likewise and quite tired, the A/C is antique (very loud). A renovation of the rooms is more than due.

As far as the cuisine is concerned, breakfast is really fantastic (an unbelievable wide selection), for dinner you can either choose the historic dining room, the terrace or the buffet by the pool. We decided to have dinner on the beautiful terrace offering only a small choice of dishes that were good enough but not memorable. Service was o.k. but somewhat inefficient.

The Victoria Falls Hotel is ideal for an excursion to Victoria Falls offering a nice colonial atmosphere but needs some heavy investments in the renovation of the rooms.

Date of stay: October 2010

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