Palm River Hotel
Our vision for the 5 star Palm River Hotel was simultaneously simple and complex: a unique hotel offering unparalleled luxury without compromising a sense of home comfort; vast, unimpeded views which maintained shelter and privacy; the convenience of a central location preserved within a tranquil bubble of peace and quiet. And with its opening that vision becomes reality.
The hotel's location could not be more idyllic, situated as it is along the banks of the iconic Zambezi River, among towering indigenous trees and only 4 kilometres from Africa's Natural World Wonder, Victoria Falls, so close, in fact, that on a clear, quiet day you can hear the thunder and see the spray of the mighty waterfall from your room.
The Palm River Hotel has been inspired by the architectural style of the Queenslander, distinct in its savvy use of timber and corrugated iron and its consideration of climatic conditions. Our highly skilled and professional team of Zimbabwean architects and interior designers have taken these principles and modified them to create a hotel that is at once aesthetic and functional, modern and timeless, cosmopolitan and perfectly suited to the local environment.
The innovative blend of traditional East-Coast Australian design and the unique landscape of the upper Zambezi River has resulted in a brand new and distinctive landmark for Victoria Falls. Restaurant The Palm River Hotel restaurant, located in the main structure with a large al fresco dining area under a canopy of trees, will have an àla carte restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to hotel guests and day visitors. With stunning garden views sweeping down to the Zambezi River, the cuisine will reflect the natural setting, using fresh, local ingredients to create unique fusion fare. The restaurant will also offer in-room dining.
Outdoor Bar Set under a canopy of trees in the main area, the outdoor bar will serve a selection of local and imported beverages, wines, cocktails, specialty coffees and fresh fruit juices daily from 10am to 10pm.
Conferencing and Event Facilities Spacious and privately-appointed, The Palm River Hotel Conferencing suites feature panoramic views and fully serviced amenities, offering convenience and flexibility for conferences, meetings, small events and gatherings. Suitable for maximum groups of 50 people.
Swimming Pool A 20m infinity pool in the foreground of the main area merges with the horizon and offers a cool oasis under the shade of towering trees. At night the pool area transforms into a starlit wonderland, with the use of cleverly illuminated rocks and lighting.
Victoria Falls Town Shuttle A complimentary shuttle bus which will run on a regular basis throughout the day will transport guests between The Palm River Hotel and Victoria Falls Town, stopping at the key landmarks for guest's convenience: the Victoria Falls Rainforest, Ilala Lodge Hotel and the various craft markets.
Tours & Activities Desk With so much to see and do in the Victoria Falls and surrounding area, our tours and activities desk will be an invaluable asset for guests, helping them plan their stay, confirm their activities and providing them with any information regarding their stay.
The Rooms Elegantly appointed with comfort and space in mind, the interior design of the rooms is focused on bringing the outside in, with the stylish use of natural tones, locally sourced materials and artwork reflective of the area.
The tastefully modern style of the Queenslander is reflected on the inside as well as the outside, and introduces a new dimension of luxury, providing guests with every modern convenience to make their stay as comfortable as possible while maintaining the old-world charm that is the essence of Victoria Falls.
The well placed rooms all offer expansive views of the riverside garden from the bedroom, verandah or balcony, helping guests feel up close and personal with the mighty Zambezi, even when they're indoors.
Accessible Rooms The Palm River Hotel will have two fully-serviced accessibility rooms, both interleading Deluxe Rooms, on the ground floor closest to the Main Area. The rooms are equipped with multiple hand rails, carefully positioned to assist with mobility inside the room and bathroom, and furnished with beds and chairs which will be of optimum height for disabled access. Alarms and phones are fitted with light and sound alerts.