History Victoria Falls
From a modest start in 1904 to one of the most famous hotels in the world.

Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, a world heritage site, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. It is one of only three 1S0-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe.
The Edwardian-style five-star hotel, built in 1904, was recently redecorated and refurbished and now combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.
Left: Since over 40 years Philip James, the Livingstone Room Restaurant Manager, is workig for the same hotel group. Over 15 years ago he has joined The Victoria Falls Hotel as Restaurant Manager.
Established in 1904, The Victoria Falls Hotel is set in The Victoria Falls National Park with a private path to the Victoria Falls. The elegant lounges offer serenity and seclusion. The corridors reflect all the past glories of the Empire and the suites and rooms are superbly furnished in Edwardian-style. The Courtyard entrance to the hotel overlooks lily ponds, lush flowering shrubs and palm trees. Traditional high tea is served every afternoon on the Terrace that has a spectacular view onto the Victoria Falls Bridge and Gorge. .   ACCOMMODATION Total number of guest rooms 180 Standard Single rooms 14 Standard Twin rooms 51 Standard Double rooms 9 Standard King rooms 16 Deluxe Twin rooms (Stable Wing) 42 Deluxe Twin rooms (older section) 15 Deluxe King rooms 15

Mark Sonenscher
Ken Lyell (1990–1994)

162 rooms + 17 suites + 1 royal suite Rooms
Livingstone Room Restaurant a la carte, "I Presume" (cocktail Bar), The Bridge Room -buffet facility, Deep End -pool bar and poolside restaurant
Floodlit Tennis Courts, Pool, Billard, white water rafting on the Zambezi river, private path to the falls and to Zambezi river gorge
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Victoria Falls
Country: Zimbabwe
City: Victoria Falls
Opening date: 1904

Note from the Host

General Manager Karl Snater


P.O. Box 10
Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls

Tel: +263 13 44751/60
Fax: +263 13 44762

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