Zambezi Sun

Reviews of Zambezi Sun

Good(83%) From 147 travellers
Excellent
41
Good
88
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 147 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 H & Ms Y from Hampton Hill
Arrived on: 14-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Zambezi Sun review

Overpriced and rather dated. The dinner buffet was average but expensive. We walked to the Royal Livingstone and had dinner for a similar price but was a first class meal.

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V family - Avon
Arrived on: 8-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Good
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best venue to explore the falls

unbeatable location - hotel a bit disney and food expensive

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Mr and Mrs M - Kent
Arrived on: 6-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Good
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Excellent
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Zambezi Sun review

Location is everything. Access to the Falls whenever you want to go is fantastic and this was a very good time to go if you don't mind getting very wet.

The hotel is a typical large hotel but rooms are very good and clean. There is plenty to do around the hotel including unpublicised nature walks and bird hide. The hotel takes advantage of being out of town by inflated prices. Suggest eating dinner at Squires restaurant which whilst not cheap is better value or take a taxi out. Buy drinks in town or at the Shop at the Falls.

We organised our own trip with Bob the Birder from Livingstone - very knowledgeable and very interesting.

We would go back to the Zambezi Sun rather than paying the extra to stay next door.

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Mr C and family - Dorset
Arrived on: 6-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
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Excellent
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Good
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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
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Excellent
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Good
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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
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Excellent
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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
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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
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Excellent
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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
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Food:
Good
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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
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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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