The Edwardian style hotel, built in 1904, has been redecorated and refurbished and now combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Small executive meetings and private dining facilities are easily arranged for those who wish to combine a little business with a lot of pleasure, and all in a secluded and discreet environment. A library, reading rooms and a chapel are part of the complex. Comprising 161 guest rooms, the establishment features a lobby, currency exchange facilities, a newspaper stand, a hairdressing salon, 3 restaurants, room and laundry services and a car park.
The hotel, popularly known as 'the grand old lady of the falls', is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, a World Heritage Site. 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 10-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. There is a casino within walking distance.
Echoing its glorious past, the hotel's traditional rooms and suites are truly an experience. Each room with its own unique look also comprises digital satellite television, a safety deposit box, an en suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, a toilet, a hairdryer and individually regulated air conditioning. Smoke detectors and a sprinkler system, a telephone, a shaver socket, a mini fridge and complimentary early morning tea and coffee also feature as standard.
Recreational facilities include an Edwardian outdoor swimming pool, the Bulawayo Room residents' lounge, palm lounge, stables lounge, an all weather tennis court and nature walks. Refreshments are served at the poolside snack bar. The hotel spa offers a range of treatments and services including pedicures, French manicures, Swedish body massages (neck, shoulder and back), full body massages, aromatherapy full body massages, Clarins ultimate body relax, scrubs, massages and facial care (Clarins custom designed facial). Golfers can enjoy 18 holes on the championship course of the nearby sister hotel, Elephant Hills Resort.
The hotel offers some of the finest cuisine in the country, with renowned veteran chefs. Guests are guaranteed an exquisitely prepared meal at every sitting. They enjoy dinner and dance in the elegant Livingstone Room, with classic à la carte and table menus. 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. Stanleys Terrace is a must for light meals throughout the day. Traditional high tea is served every afternoon, with spectacular views.
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Satellite cable TV