Royal Livingstone Hotel

Reviews of Royal Livingstone Hotel

Excellent(93%) From 66 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 66 of our travellers who have visited Royal Livingstone Hotel, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Bridget
Arrived on: 9-May-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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royal livingstone

I had a really terrific food poisoning, probably attributed to a prawn ciabbata sandwich eaten on the first day. God bless imodium, ciprofloxacillin and dioralyte! Someone in the kitchen isn't washing their hands, my husband was ok but at one point I was concerned about how to get to the flights!

Food is not as good as it used to be last time we were there. The suite was brilliant, we were so grateful for it especially when I was ill.

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Expert Africa comments

We are sorry that these travellers became ill during their stay at the Royal Livingstone. We will look into the matter with the hotel and reiterate to them that food hygiene is of the utmost importance.

Mr P. from Switzerland
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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wonderful falls, hotel a mixed bag

Beautiful hotel in a beautiful park right on the Zambesi. Excellent location for visiting the falls. The room was very good. Dinner on 2 nights was good, once the offered menues were quite limited. Breakfast was satisfactory, on one morning it was poor (empty plates, slow order executon). Disturbing were a lot of people sitting in the area waiting for departure. It felt like in a youth camp.

Spa was very expensive with poor quality of nail polish. The water in the pool was full of dead flies.

Two people were outstanding: the lady concierge who was very effective and who helped us overcome a serious problem with an unexpected flight cancellation. The second was a receptionist which came to our bungalow to help us with the internet, which as it turned out, is very unstable.

The sundown boat trip on the river was expensive but very beautiful. Staff and service were really enjoyable and you get a lot of snacks and drinks!

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Mr H - Switzerland
Arrived on: 2-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Royal Livingstone Hotel review

Great Luxury 5star Hotel in Front of the Falls. Very easy accessible to the Fall as the entry is included. But Overall a little bit overpriced.

But the Bar is worth a visit!

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Mr G. from Tenafly, US
Arrived on: 25-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Royal Livingstone review

Great location and we'll run hotel with good service and friendly employees

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Mr A & Mrs M - Scotland
Arrived on: 9-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Royal Livingstone Hotel review

A great location to finish our tour

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Mr and Mrs F - Devon
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Royal Livingstone Hotel review

A wonderful location.

The hotel was excellent but " Africa -lite ". It could have been anywhere in the world but with tame zebras, giraffes and impala .

A good last stop to bridge the move from Africa to Europe.

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Family L from Pennsylvania
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Incredibly posh

Great location a few minutes walk from the falls. Not close to town, but the hotel was so nice that we were never tempted to leave.

Our room had a beautiful enclosed riverfront porch and all the amenities. Each group of rooms had a day and an evening butler to help with anything and everything. Experienced a classic high tea overlooking the falls, but that was overshadowed by a delicious gracious dinner.

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Mrs H & Mr R - California
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Royal Livingstone Hotel review

Amazing hotel! After almost two days of traveling from California to get to Africa we were swept off our feet with the warmth and hospitality when we arrived!

As you enter the lobby and see the beautiful Zambeze river through the open air windows it takes your breath away. Then the tea and hand massage while we checked in was delightful. Every staff member was totally attentive during our two day stay. I highly recommend and would certainly stay here again. We did not participate in activities as we wanted this time to rest, enjoy the location and prepare for our upcoming safari days.

We did walk to Victoria Falls and hike down to Boiling Point (with the baboons and monkeys!) to watch the rafters depart which was a great outing and so easy to get to from the hotel. The giraffes and zebras on the property are quite fun.....but they are wild! We did participate one day with one of the guides when they were being fed.....such fun and so delighted we ran into him on the grounds and he invited us to join him!

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Mr d. from London
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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livingstone luxury

A five star hotel next to the Victoria falls - for me a 45 year dream come true.

Zambian hospitality all the way with a day trip to Zimbabwe as well.

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Mr and Mrs SA from Norfolk
Arrived on: 16-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Royal Livingstone Hotel..THE Falls Hotel

Anyone going to see the Falls really should stay here since it is truly grand and in sterling terms not expensive. We rounded off our trip to Botswana with a trip to the Falls and 3 nights at the Livingstone and it was a very good decision.

We went home refreshed and recharged and the Falls were worth two visits.

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