Zambezi Sun

Reviews of Zambezi Sun

Good(82%) From 136 travellers
Excellent
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 136 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 & Mrs S - Surrey
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Zambezi Sun review

Lovely location with unlimited access to Victoria Falls for hotel guests. The service was not as good as at the lodges we stayed at and it's the only hotel I've ever been to that said that if I wanted a small jug of fresh milk for the tea in the room (i don't like the powdered creamer they provide), i'd have to order it, and pay for it, on room service. We found some cockroaches in the room but the staff we told didn't seem too bothered.

We stayed in ten different hotels/lodges during our holiday, and this was the only one with a bed that gave me backache. We did like the choice of fresh fruit at breakfast, but didn't like being chastised by a member of staff for putting the bread into the toaster using my hands instead of tongs - I had to point out to her that there weren't any tongs (someone had moved them out of that area) and felt she should have checked the tongs were there before complaining at me! Also wouldn't have objected to her apologising for her mistake. Can't fault the service that the porters gave though.

The hotel Activity Centre arranged an elephant safari excursion for us through Mukuni Big 5. This was well organised and the people in charge of the elephant rides/feeding made us feel very welcome. I had some feelings of guilt booking this trip, being afraid of indirectly supporting animal exploitation, but they obviously cared for the animals and we were assured that the animals were rescued orphans and their offspring. It was a very interesting and enjoyable experience.

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Ms J & Mr R - Bath
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Zambezi Sun review

This hotel is very well situated for the Falls.

It's nothing special but suited our purposes and budget.

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Mr & Mrs A from Essex
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ms H, Mr B & Ms B from Norway
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Zambezi Sun review

Super location by the falls, nice rooms, but one would expect more from the service and the food. The breakfest buffe was nice, but the stay away from the a la carte restaurant, and it was impossble to get a late night snack in the bar

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Mrs & Mr F - British Columbia
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Zambezi Sun review

This was a big change after staying in bush camps for 3 weeks. The hotel is in a superb location a few minutes walk from the falls.

Rooms are good and the service was very friendly. Breakfast was good and we had an excellent but expensive buffet dinner one night. The other nights we ate at the Royal Livingstone sister hotel which has an a la carte menu which was very good.

We enjoyed watching the monkeys, zebra, and gireffes that live on the hotel grounds. Went into Livingstone one day and enjoyed the crafts maket and museum.

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Mr & Mrs W from Austin
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Right on the edge of Victoria Falls

Zambezi Sun is located right on the edge of the falls, just a short walk to one of the natural wonders of the earth. Our room had trouble with shower flooding, shower door not closing property and the toilet never quit running. Several calls to the front desk finally brought maintenance to fix the toilet and shower drain. Unfortunately, the door still never shut properly.

Buffet food was average but we did enjoy a wonderful meal at an adjacent steakhouse.

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Mr & Mrs L from Massachusetts
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Zambezi Sun review

Very touristy hotel and area. The hotel provided a chance to relax for a couple of days before heading home.

To see Victoria Falls, the location could not have been better. The access to the park was included with the hotel. Breakfast was included, and the dinner was a buffet. It was better to go to Squires restaurant to order dinner a la carte.

We took the short walk over to the luxury sister hotel, and had dinner there one night; an elegant experience not to be missed.

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Mr. F & party from Lisbon, Portugal
Arrived on: 12-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Zambezi Sun review

Nice Hotel. Even if it was more expensive than other options, it is a privilege to stay so close to the falls.

Because we were staying there for 3 nights, it was so easy for us to go out and just walk to the falls whenever we wanted. I do think that the location of the hotel played a major role in the way we appreciated such a spectacular site. I would advise every tourist visiting the falls to stay in this hotel because of the convenient location.

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Miss L - Scotland
Arrived on: 6-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Zambezi Sun review

We only stayed two nights here in order to see the Victoria Falls. The hotel is located a few minutes walk from the falls and is ideally situated.

Staff were pleasant and friendly, rooms clean and comfortable. Food was good and plentiful although after 6pm we were limited to either the buffet or room service.

Activities could have been better. I was directed by reception to the Activities desk where the girl offered cruises or a helicopter ride but couldn't book them as she was 'already knocked off'. Wilderness safaris had many more activities to offer and were willing to book at our convenience.

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The H family from Cheshire
Arrived on: 18-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Zambezi Sun review

Location could not be better - a stroll from Victoria Falls. The buffet breakfast is very good; the other meals are OK but not outstanding- but there are other places to eat out.

The pool is picturesque but as unheated the water is quite cold (June). Overall, a great base to visit Livingstone.

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