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 B Bath
Arrived on: 2-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Back to the real world!

Even though one stays at the Sun, it is easy to get the shuttle to the Royal Livingstone and this is what we did each day as it had a lovely piano bar, and generally more facilities.

We were a bit niggled that upon arrival we went to the pool bar for a drink - one menu said a glass of wine was
USD 4.25 and another USD7. when we queried it, the waiter took the cheaper menu away. We wondered if there is a weekend price! Wine in the Royal was cheaper!

The international buffet dinner in the Sun was USD 35 whereas silver service dinner overlooking the Zambezi at the Royal was USD28 - no contest. Wonderful sun deck for a glass to watch the sun go down.

The Sun was very comfortable and I would definitely stay there again but drink and eat at the Royal.

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Ms S Southampton
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Zambezi Sun - Ideal Falls location

The Zambezi Sun is in a geat location for the falls and is only a short walk. The facilities at the hotel are good and the staff are pleasant and friendly. The only downside was the service in the restaurants which was quite slow despite there being a lot of staff around, slow to take the order and slow to bring the food.

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Mr & Mrs K - Maidstone
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Zambezi Sun

The choice of food at their buffets is excellent although we felt that compared with a visit two years ago there was a slight reduction in overall quality.

The prices for extras (drinks) seemed quite expensive.

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B & F - Hexham
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Zambezi Sun

Value for money given the location.

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Mrs & Mrs G - West Midlands - and friends
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
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Great location for the falls

Bit of a culture shock staying here after the bush camps!

A large hotel, with very good facilities. Great location for viewing the falls as they were only 5 minutes easy walk away. The staff at the activities centre were helpful, although we think it would have been better to pre book some of the activities as many were fully booked for the whole time we were there, we did however manage to go rafting & on an elephant ride.

The nocturnal noises were some what different to the bush, the hippo and hyena calls were replaced with the strains of pop music!

The food was very good with plenty of choice, room service was also a good value option if you were not so hungry. We ate at Squires restaurant one evening which was also a very good meal. Bottled water was very expensive here, we found a bottle of "sprite" was half the price of water!

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Mr A Llwynmoch
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Large hotel but comfortable

A large hotel with a mixture of clients from businessmen, south African 'weekenders' and tourits from many different countries.

Clearly different from the lodges previously visited or perhaps lodges upstream.

Neverthless made a change and I think I would do the same again.

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Mrs H from Wales
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

one night at Victoria Falls

The whole place made me laugh, from the "Zulus" who greeted us, to the colourful paintings, the metal warthogs and the real zebras and monkeys running around. Wonderful food.

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Mrs R - Sandy
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Vic Falls

I think anywhere would be a difficult act to follow after the bush so while the hotel was fine it felt very busy and noisy after the previous week.

Quite odd to bump into semi tame zebra around the hotel grounds after the previous week too!

Enjoyed seeing the Falls but be aware for a good view you need to traverse the border to Zimbabwe. Cost $55 per person for Visas and the customs formalities and hassle of street sellers are best avoided by having a guided tour another $55 per person.

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Ms L - London
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Good tourist hotel with excellent location

We found the dancers at reception a bit OTT
Exellent rooms with very good facilities
Hotel has good facilities
Friendly staff
Lots of staff at the hotel but quantity didn't always equate to quality
Good business centre - useful for checking-in on-line
Excellent buffet breakfast but lunch was a bit grim

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Mopane squirrels
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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A ideal hotel

This was an ideal hotel for a short trip to the falls. The location was excellent.

Food and service very good, although rooms a bit tired.

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