Victoria Falls Leading Hotels
by Faniso Zimunya
The World Travel Awards of 2014 recognised the Victoria Falls Hotel (http://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/victoria-falls-hotel.html) as Zimbabwe’s Leading Hotel. This is the 6th time that the hotel has received this award, in past years competing only with The Stanley and Livingstone Hotel located in the same area of Victoria Falls Town. Victoria Falls Hotel was also awarded Leading Hotel Suite. In the past, the hotel has received awards and nominations for Zimbabwe’s Leading Resort by the World Travel Awards. The Victoria Falls Hotel is one of the most famous in Africa, certainly a favourite among visitors to the Victoria Falls. It was built in 1904 and has a long history with guests from all over the globe, famous and nonfamous.
For Zimbabwe’s Leading Private Game Reserve, the World Travel Awards gave the award to The Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve, also in Victoria Falls (http://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/stanley-and-livingstone.html). This is the second time that the game reserve has received this award. In previous years, they won the Zimbabwe’s Leading Hotel Award for 4 years in a row from 2009 to 2012. The safari lodge is situated 10 minutes drive out of Victoria Falls on a private game reserve the lush gardens, water features and sparkling swimming pool makes this truly, an oasis in the African bush.
On the other side of the Zambezi, The Royal Livingstone Hotel (http://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/royal-livingstone-hotel.html) was recognised as Zambia’s Leading Hotel for the 10th time now. The 5 star Sun International hotel is about 5km from the Zambia-Zimbabwe border and stretches along the banks of the Zambezi River. The Royal Livingstone Hotel was built on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls and opened in 2001, but if you are familiar with the colonial style of architecture, you would not think that it was built just 13 years ago. You will, however, greatly appreciate the design of this magnificent accommodation option. Its sister hotel Zambezi Sun was also nominated for the award. The Travel + Leisure 2014 World’s Best Awards recognised Royal Livingstone Hotel as one of the best hotels in Africa and the Middle East. Tripadvisor also gave the hotel their Certificate of Excellence.
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