Royal Livingstone Hotel

Reviews of Royal Livingstone Hotel

Excellent(93%) From 58 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 58 of our travellers who have visited Royal Livingstone Hotel, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr R from Paris
Arrived on: 30-May-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Royal Livingstone Hotel review

A fantastic place to stay, extremely convenient to be able to walk to the falls.

Great food and spotless service.

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Mr & Mrs M from London
Arrived on: 12-May-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Royal Livingstone Hotel review

We enjoyed the Royal Livingstone as it gave us a good place to prepare for our safari trip and to get over the flight. It had a peaceful atmosphere and was close enough to the falls that we could walk to it on our own.

The food was good, if a bit expensive.

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Mr & Mrs G from Darley
Arrived on: 4-May-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Royal Livingstone Hotel review

Great location. Food OK, but we ate out in Livingstone two nights out of three and had great food at Ocean Basket where the staff were very helpful with Taxis etc.

I was unable to borrow a book on Birding they did not have one!!!!
The bar next to the river was a great spot.

We walked across the bridge to the Zimbawe side , well worth doing better views. We bought a double entry Visa for Zambia so saved about 30 dollers each. We carried on to lunch at the Vic Falls Hotel , very nice and good views from terrace.

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Mr & Mrs W from Surrey
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Royal Livingstone Hotel

Excellent location & facilities.

Luxury contrast to earlier part of trip.

Activities quite pricy.

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Mr & Mrs S from Mid Glamorgan
Arrived on: 23-Dec-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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what a place to spend Xams!

this was the luxury part of our trip and the hotel combines old world charm with excellent facilities and frendly staff.

The falls being so close was great and to sit having sun downers watching the sun set in this location was superb! Was great to go to the falls early in morning before the crowds arrive and to see a rainbow in the morning light! what a view!

The staff and the chef were very accomodating to our vehggie diet and the Xmas eve meal was excellent - further enhanced by Zebras trotting by as we celebrated Xmas!!

We also liked the hotel committment to growing its own fruit, vegetable, herbs, flowers etc. The gardeners gave us a an informative tour of the gardens.

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Dr W & Ms E from London
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Royal Livingstone Hotel review

Just marvellous! I stupidly went white water rafting which for me was a disaster ( I am too old) But that is not the hotel's fault.

Everything about it was brilliant, location and service in particular and the breakfast was something people were taking photos of. I would love to go back and maybe explore more of Zambia too. I even found a very good hairdresser in Livingstone, at the hotel's suggestion!

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Mr & Mrs B - Surrey
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fantastic stay at the Royal Livingston Hotel

I was slightly worried about this hotel due to some negative comments on Trip Advisor. It was superb, both rooms and suites were fantastic (we got ugraded to a suite so we were lucky enough to try both. The food was great and the location is stunning. It made the perfect end to our holiday as the pool was fantastic to relax by after our busy safari.

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Mr and Mrs T from Guernsey
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Royal Livingstone Hotel review

After the long trip from London this was a most welcome and relaxing start to our holiday. The location is stunning, the staff very friendly and helpful.

The food at breakfast was first class. We would have no hesitation in returning. I would have given an excellent rating if the choice of evening meals had been better - also we chose to sit outside to eat, but this resulted in poor lighting by which to eat our meal. I also found the choice of wines to be rather expensive.

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H family from London
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Royal Livingstone Hotel review

Fantastic location, very nice rooms and very helpful staff. Restauant service a bit slow in the evenings.

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The P family from Sheffield
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A wonderful 'colonial' atmosphere

Arriving at the Royal Livingstone was like like stepping back in time to a bygone era. The location on the bank of the Zambezi and within sight (and earshot) of the Falls was perfect.

Rooms although well furnished and prepared were small considering the reputation, grade and cost.

The choice and quality of the food available in the main restaurant was excellent with a choice of whether to eat on the verandah or inside. The wine list was comprehensive but extortionately priced even for 'local' South African' wines. I would have been happy to pay a premium for French champagne but not $80 for a bottle of South African Pinotage which I bought myself for $10 last year!

Assistance for planning activities was very efficient and helpful although we weren't brave enough to do any of the extreme experiences available. Our highlights included the 30 min helicopter ride and the rhino walking safari which we would definitely recommend.

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