Zambezi Sun

Reviews of Zambezi Sun

Good(83%) From 144 travellers
Excellent
39
Good
87
Average
15
Poor
3
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 144 of our travellers who have visited Zambezi Sun, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr C and family - Dorset
Arrived on: 6-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Zambezi Sun review

A very bad experience at the Squires steak restaurant - most of the steak orders were not cooked as requested. A pasta dish was inedible. Not to be recommended.

The setting/facilites are fine - very close to the falls.

Excellent breakfast

Service very patchy. On check out had to ask repeatedly for bags to be collected from rooms, despite having arranged in advance and checked that they had the message. Resulted in a very tight transfer to the airport. Getting room service to react to minor problems in the room was a challenge. They need to get their act together

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Mrs S & Ms C - Hampshire
Arrived on: 22-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Zambezi Sun review

Fine big hotel fficient service.

Pity there wasnt a staff box to be shared around.instead of tryng to find Zambia money for individuals

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Mrs F - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 22-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Zambezi Sun review

nice hotel so close to Vic falls. Lovely to also be able to use facilities at Royal livingstone where we ate part of the time

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Mr & Mrs B - BC, Canada
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor
Activities:
Terrible
Terrible
Facilities:
Terrible
Terrible

Zambezi Sun review

We would never return. This was like being in Las Vegas. The lobby full of groups of 20 to 100 people coming and going. To top it off, there were 5 yelling and whistling locals dressed as warriors in the lobby all the time. It was like a circus.

We did walk to the Livingstone Hotel and found it more peaceful. The prices are outrageous. We did not want to eat in the restaurant at the Zamezi Sun because it was full of groups of noisy tourists and they could not control the monkeys from stealing your food.

We took a taxi into Livingstone each night to eat our meals and that was a very good idea. We did enjoy that.

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Mr & Mrs A - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Zambezi Sun review

This visit was at the very end of our trip. We arranged to visit Victoria Falls as we felt we should as we were in Zambia and may not go that way again. However this hotel and the Royal Livingstone Hotel turned out to be a highlight of our four week holiday.

We were initially unsure as to which hotel to stay at and we should like to thank Lucy for recommending that we stay at the Zambezi Sun, which was enormous fun with first class service, but eat in the evening at the Royal Livingstone which is a very plush five star hotel but that we did not consider to be stuffy in any way. When we visit again it will be very difficult to decide in which hotel to base ourselves - funky african v old colonial - a real hard choice.

We canoed down the Zambezi (briefly landing in Zimbabwe), swam in the Devil's Pool and micro-lighted over the Falls. All activities were entirely different but we would recommend anyone to do all three if they have the time.

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Mr & Mrs K - Maidstone
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Zambezi Sun review

A reasonably good location for a stop-over. We were disappointed that there was no facility to have a "lighter meal" other than "room service" in the evening. It was the fullblown "all you can eat" restaurant and that is expensive if all you want is only one course!

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Ms F from Maine, USA
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
Excellent
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Zambezi Sun review

The staff were attentive; several asked questions about my day and was I enjoying myself-they were personally interested. The activity center was ultimately helpful but initially seemed to have difficulty hellping me plan solo activities.

The guide was knowledgable that they recommened for the tour of Livingston but also busy running his business on the cell phone.

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Mr & Mrs B - Solihull
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Enjoyment by the Falls

First impressions were something of a shock - brightly coloured buildings and loads of people after the remoteness of the safari camps - but the position, so close to the Victoria Falls, was excellent. The food, accomodation and staff were good.

We complained about the lights on the stairs to the rooms, many of which were not working, and it was hazardous to use the stairs at night.

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Mr & Mrs Little bee-eater - Norfolk
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Excellent
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Zambezi Sun review

Excellent service. Friendly and efficient. Wonderful breakfast. Lovely grounds in a beautiful position.

We could have done with an extra night, at least, in order to explore and enjoy all the many and varied activities and experiences.

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Mr G Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Back to civilization - Zambezi sun

A huge change from being on safari, but a great location right on the falls.

Recommend the White water rafting, not for the faint hearted as we went swimming four times.

Food and service good, but for that really special dining experience a visit next door to the Royal Livingstone hotel is a must.

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