Avani Victoria Falls

Reviews of Avani Victoria Falls

Good(84%) From 180 travellers
Excellent
62
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Below are independent comments from 180 of our travellers who have visited Avani Victoria Falls, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Family B-D from Northumberland
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A couple of nights at the falls with family

I was pleasantly surprised by the standard of this accommodation - I felt that the description in the brochure was slightly indifferent!
The rooms are not massive but plenty big enough, very pleasant and comfortable. Bathroom has a separate bath and shower, all very attractively decorated.

We had two rooms opposite each other (we were with our sons aged 14 and 12) and this worked well - cleaning staff actually changed our rooms for us as reception had not given us rooms opposite - this was appreciated and very helpful.

The only downside was the lack of ability to open a window at night - no mosquito nets or netting on the windows and on the ground floor not safe to keep the patio doors open. After nearly a week sleeping in open thatched chalets this made it a bit stuffy - I hate sleeping with AC on - too noisy and not very environmentally sustainable.

the food at the poolside bar was good, and occasionally excellent (beef fillet recommended) and reasonably priced. The buffet did not seem good value so we skipped that. We ate at the hotel because we didn't have the energy to go into Livingstone.

Location is fantastic, great to be so close to the Falls and to be able to pop in and out of the park without paying fees. We got up early each morning for a walk by the Falls before breakfast. We also walked over to the Zimbabwe side - I would say this is essential to get the best views of the Falls. You have to be a bit thick skinned to refuse the sellers on the bridge but apart from that it is completely feasible to walk yourself. It is an expensive excursion though - $30 extra for the double entry visa to Zambia; $55 for a visa into Zim for UK passport holders; and $30 for over 12s into the park on the Zim side. We didn't make it into Victoria Falls town, opting to lunch at the café inside the Falls park. The only downside to the location is that its harder to get to other places for dining (we looked at the Royal Livingstone menu but although reasonably priced it was not extensive and didn't appeal to the children)

In hindsight, I think we could have spent longer here. We had two nights but could have done with three and even four - I would have liked to have properly visited Vic Falls town; to have gone to the museum in Livingstone and to have dined on the train. I wasn't interested in the rafting or bungee jumping! As it was, we had time to visit the Zim side of the falls and thoroughly explore the Zambian side, including the walk down to the boiling point and upstream walks. I think I reduced the time because it is my fourth or possibly 5th time to see the Falls - but of course only the first for my children. Two nights not really enough to do it justice.

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Mr & Mrs J and Mr & Mrs A - Nam Bots VFAs
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Close to Victoria Falls.

This hotel exceeded our expectations in every way.

The rooms were large, newly decorated and set in well attended and spacious grounds. The public rooms were also well furnished and inviting, the pool large and well maintained.

Food was excellent and the variety at the buffet breakfast was second to none, look out for the waffle station!

The walk to the falls is easy and zebras, antelope and monkeys wander freely in the spacious grounds which are maintained to a high standard.

The free shuttle service to the Royal Livingstone hotel is worth taking and the approach to the falls are seen from a different aspect.

Staff are attentive and go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable.

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Mr C. from Boston
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Avani Victoria Falls review

Very well located, the former Zambezi Sun is a good choice if you want to be right next to the Falls. A little touristy, and Disney like, with animals roaming the grounds and lots of family travelers. The rooms are nothing special, but they're all you need, and are kind of fun the way they are decorated. Good food as well. But it's really about the location for this hotel.

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David from Hales
Arrived on: 24-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Avani Victoria Falls review

This was a great way to finish off the trip, easing us out of the bush and, as promised, the entrance to the Falls was a stones throw from the exit from the hotel grounds.

The Falls themselves were great - we made two 2h visits and still didn't cover it all.

The hotel was just what we wanted with good food and no need to go anywhere else (we'd had enough driving) plus the odd antelope on the lawns.

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Mrs V. from Boulder
Arrived on: 8-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great location and service for a family

We enjoyed the location and the whole experience was wonderful.

The only thing that would have made it more comfortable is if they had outdoor heaters at the pool restaurant. It got quite chilly in the evenings and we would have enjoyed our dinners more if we were warmer.

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Dr W & Dr J - Victoria, Australia
Arrived on: 2-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Avani Victoria Falls review

The best thing about Avani Victoria Falls is the location enabling you to visit the falls as often as you wish.

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Mr A. from Saratoga Springs
Arrived on: 29-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Avani Victoria Falls review

Fantastic location and very good service. Being inside the park and with the short walk to Victoria Falls, we were able to conduct multiple trips to the various trails within the Falls area. Staff were very attentive and welcoming.

As an example, when I realized I had left my fleece on the transport to the hotel a staff member - who assisted us with our bags - quickly called the transport driver who returned to the hotel and provided the fleece. The staff in both the restaurant and bar areas warmly greeted us and efficiently served our requested beverages and drinks.

Our only disappointment was the cost of the dinner buffet the one evening we chose to dine in the restaurant. Although there was an abundance and variety of foods, our appetites did not warrant such an expense. Overall a solid recommendation.

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Ms.rvp from harrow
Arrived on: 4-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Very comfortable, great location

Staff were accommodating when we asked for a room change as we wished for a different view.

The dinner buffet had a range of choices and the food was good.

Very east to walk to the falls. Staff were very pleasant.

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top cat from bristol
Arrived on: 17-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Zambezi Sun review

A great base for the Falls - which could be visited as often as one wanted.

Bar food excellent and really good value. Well worth the walk along the Zambezi to the Royal Livingstone for sundowners and hippos!

A relaxing end to the safari - didn't have to set the alarm!

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Mr & Mrs J. from Norfolk
Arrived on: 9-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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2 days r&r

Very nice hotel. Comfortable and good food.

Only downside was that we had booked two rooms and these turned out to be at opposite ends of the corridor. My sister was by herself and felt uncomfortable being so far away so we had to ask for a room closer to ours. This was organised but it seemed odd that they had initially given us rooms so far apart - especially as the hotel was quite empty and they managed to find a room two doors down.

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