The Villa Victoria

Written by: on May 1st, 2013 in B&BBudgetVictoria Falls
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The Villa Victoria Vic Falls
  • Time: 24/d 365/year
  • City: Victoria Falls
  • Address: 165 Courtney Selous Crescent
  • Phone: +263 779 832 428
  • Website: Visit Website

The Villa Victoria is a Victoria Falls upmarket budget bed and breakfast accommodation facility frequently used by visitors to Victoria Falls wishing to spend less on their accommodation. The lodge is located in an upmarket part of town which is quite and tranquil. The lodge is only 10 to 15 minutes walk from town center where guests can find convenience amenities such as banks, grocery stores, restaurants, and other essential services.

The Villa Victoria only serves breakfast as part of the accommodation rates. It is run by a passionate, visitor friendly management who are also owners of the lodge. There is tremendous attention to detailed paid by the owners. The lodge is kept clean and up to standard at all times.

Rooms: 5 rooms (4 en-suite) + 3 roomed cottage (shared bathroom) + Separate cottage (en-suite)

The lodge offers single and double rooms which are all en-suite. It also has a cottage which has self catering facilities. Rooms at Villa Victoria are kept fresh and clean ensuring an affordable and safe stay in Victoria Falls. The lodge supplies towels for use by guests. Rooms have basic amenities. There are no TVs, telephones, mini-bar etc in the rooms. The lodge offers a simple affordable clean environment for a very hospitable stay.

Meals & Facilities

Standard room rates at the lodge are inclusive of a good and satisfying breakfast served in the dinning room. Guests can prepare own lunch using available catering facilities. There is also an option to eat in town or buy food from fast food outlets or restaurants available in town. The same applies to dinners. There is also a BBQ facility in the garden which guests can utilize. This makes for a very interesting experience particularly when traveling as a group. Single travelers can even join-up with others for the garden BBQ.

The lodge has WiFi internet available to all guests. Satellite TV with international channels is available in the lounge and is shared. the relaxing clear sparkling swimming pool is also available on a shared basis. When in Victoria Falls on an extremely hot day, the pool is not difficult to appreciate. The lodge also offers laundry service. The following is a summary of amenities at The Villa Victoria – Victoria Falls;

  • WiFi Internet
  • En-suite rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Lounge (with satellite TV)
  • BBQ area
  • Thatched entertainment site
  • Swimming pool
  • Lush gardens
  • Laundry service

Activities + In-house booking

The lodge offers booking help for local activities for all guests. This is over and above airport transfer logistics they offer. There are many activities that can be arranged once you are on the ground in Victoria Falls. The good news is that there is just a lot to do for guests around the holiday resort town. The following is a list of things to do while in Vic Falls;

  • Helicopter flight
  • Microlight flights
  • Bunjee jump
  • Gorge swing
  • Day game drive
  • Night game drive
  • Bush dinner
  • Cultural village tour
  • Victoria Falls town tour
  • Falls tour (actual falls)
  • Crocodile farm tour
  • Boat cruise
  • Sunset cruise
  • Elephant riding
  • Walk with lions

Tips

  • The Boma Restaurant near Safari Club is a key dinning highlight in Vic Falls. Some say you have not been to Vic Falls until you have been to Boma Restaurant
  • Visit Victoria Falls Hotel for great views of the Bridge and mist from falls (non-residents allowed)
  • You can get even better views of the gorge from Victoria Falls Bridge; with a passport but no VISA for Zambia you can be allowed on the bridge (this is a crossing point into Zambia)
  • As a safety precaution hire a tax to and from town to lodge when dark

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