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.
Ms M - London
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Zambezi Sun review

Excellent location 5 minutes walk from the Fall. The room was nicely decorated and comfortable, but with very noisy aircon (take earplugs). Apart from that it's an average 3 star hotel.

The only real complaint was the food. Not very good and extortionately overpriced. While we were there we saw no animals other than a few impala, not the hotel's fault but disappointing.

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Mr. & Mrs V - Surrey
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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An enjoyable,unusual and relaxing hotel

We received a warm welcome on arrival and were impressed by the level of service in the hotel.

Beautiful grounds and pool with an unrivalled access to the Falls for which there was no charge on entry if resident at the hotel. Breakfasts were excellent. The room was comfortable and well appointed.

We used the hotel shuttle to go to the slightly more luxurious Royal Livingstone where we enjoyed the panoramic views of Zambesi on the terraceat sunset (recommended) and an excellent dinner. However overall we preferred the relaxed atmosphere of the Zambesi Sun and were very happy with our choice of hotel

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Mr W and Dr M from Southampton
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
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Service:
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Zambezi Sun review

Big hotel and so is a bit 'faceless'. Generally nice and clean though. Great location though right by the falls. Expensive though; evening buffet cost a fair bit and it wasn't that great.

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Prof. & Mrs J - Melbourne
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Zambezi Sun review

It was what we expected from a big hotel with good access to the Falls

We had steps to go to our room but no banister was provided which made it a little difficult.

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The B Family from Nottingham
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
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Food:
Average
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Activities:
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Loved the wacky decor

A big commercial hotel with an African twist. Nice surroundings and within 5 minutes of the Victoria Falls. Zebra, Impalas, elephants and crocodiles all in or near the hotel grounds.

Rooms were not special, fairly basic. Main advantage was the free access to the falls and he ability to view the falls at different times of the day.

Helicopter trip recommended!

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The L family from Jersey
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
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Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Good
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Victoria Falls at Zambezi Sun

This is an impressive but large hotel that simply can't compete with the charm, individuality and personal care of the Robin Pope Lodges and Camps. The breakfast choice was immense, but the food otherwise uninspiring and the rooms, while spacious, were grubby!

The huge trump card for this hotel is its proximity to Victoria Falls. A 10 minute stroll and you are in the presence of one of the newly categorised seven wonders of the world. Stupendous and essential to visit at different times of day and night. We were fortunate to see the Falls framed in a lunar rainbow in the presence of a full moon and then to dip our toes in the cauldron of the "Boiling Pot" below the Falls as the sunrise lit up the Vic Falls Bridge.

That very bridge is only a 15- 20 minute walk away and is the location for the Big Air Experience- 110 metres of free fall Bungee, Gorge Swing and Zip Wire. It is simple to find but does require crossing the border post. A "bridge pass" is readily obtained there (passports required) but do allow 20-30 minutes for queueing. Once on the bridge be prepared for enthusiastic locals befriending you, encouraging you, congratulating you (post jump) but then expecting you to buy a selection of their wares!

The hotel is also well located for white water rafting, with local companies picking you up and driving you to the set off point. We did this with Safpar, who were very professional, great fun and ensured that our expectations were exceeded- an awesome experience.

Finally, ensure you take a stroll through the grounds, to visit the neighbouring Royal Livingstone Hotel. This is a sister hotel, of a higher class, understated elegance and sophisticated with a stunningly located terrace over the Zambezi River, with a fantastic panorama including the top of the Falls.

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Mr & Mrs G from Bristol
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Activities:
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Zambezi Sun review

If you want to be close to the Falls but not spend a fortune this is the place to stay. Superb location with easy and unrestricted access to the Falls.

We went back to seem them several times and at different times of the day to really appreciate them. The rooms are comfortable. The atmosphere and service is relaxed and efficient if a bit impersonal. Breakfast is very good but lunch and dinner seemed expensive and not great quality.

However it is a short walk to the Royal Livingstone for something a bit nicer and surprisingly not much more expensive.

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Mr & Mrs D - Toronto
Arrived on: 1-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Average
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Food:
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Activities:
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Good choice to stay overnight

Nothing special but good place to stop over to see Victoria Falls. A busy place which might not be conductive to relaxation.

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Ms P and Ms G from Antigua
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Average
Average

The hotel was fine, wifi was very expensive!!

The Zambezi Sun was pretty much what we expected for a big hotel. The rooms were fine, pretty, clean and comfortable. It was an easy walk to the falls, Francis at the front desk was really helpful and patient. They say free Wi-Fi, but you get 15 minutes a day only, then you have to pay. We never got our second free 15 minutes, and we ended up paying almost £60 for a day and a half's worth of internet.

The food was average, however the food at the Royal Livingstone next door was fantastic. The Royal Livingstone seemed to be a really wonderful hotel, but much more expensive than the Zambezi Sun.

Our only complaint was the internet price, and misleading advertising.

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Mrs L & Mrs T - Norwich
Arrived on: 7-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Victoria Falls experience

The Hotel is in the perfect location for access (free) to the Falls.

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