Royal Livingstone Hotel

Reviews of Royal Livingstone Hotel

Excellent(93%) From 83 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 83 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.
New to Africa from London
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Falls at the end of the garden!

Luxurious but welcoming accommodation. Great location with prime view of the Zambesi river, definitely a plus, as well as easy access to the Zambian side of the Falls.

Attentive service, helpful staff assisted in arranging self trip to the Zimbabwe side of the Falls. Ideal start of the Southern Africa journey after the long flight. Wildlife on premises also a great introduction pre-safaris, e.g. zebras, giraffes, impalas, mongooses, monkeys as well as hippos in the river.

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Mr & Mrs H from UK
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A great base for the awesome Victoria Falls

The Royal Livingstone is a high quality hotel in a perfect position on the banks of the Zambezi above the Victoria Falls. Whilst the main objective was to see the falls again and relax for a day or two between our safari in Botswana and the long trip home, we did fit in a walking safari in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park where they have all the big animals including white rhino that are guarded 24/7 without any predators. To get close to the Rhino on foot was great.

A great base to see the falls.

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The Golds from UK
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Royal Livingstone Hotel review

We arrived at Victoria Falls and wanted to treat ourselves by immediately upgrading from the Avani to the Royal Livingstone Hotel

The hotel was really lovely with great food, terrific service and of course an outstanding view!

I wept when we arrived at the waterfalls, such an incredible experience which reminded me of my insignificance on the planet and the awe of the natural world.

We loved our microlight experience over the falls, one we will never forget!

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Ms & Mr P from USA
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely hotel, but mixed service

The Royal Livingstone boasts stunning, colonial-style decor and a magnificent location alongside the Zambezi. We spent many an afternoon lounging on the sundeck, drinks in hand, admiring the beautiful river views, and listening to the thunderous power of the Falls.

The rooms are comfortable, with safe-to-drink tap water and views of the river (not to mention views of our zebra and impala friends, too!). The hotel is a short walk to the Victoria Falls park, where we ventured to get close-up views of the Falls (or at least, experience the mist given the volume of water contributing to the Falls).

However, the level of service was not reflective of a five-star property. The staff, while friendly, were a bit robotic, delivered incorrect items at meal services, and could have been more attentive. Aside from the breakfast spread, which was vast, the meals on offer were mediocre (though, we did enjoy the meal on the Livingstone Express). Ironically, after each meal, the staff provided guests with feedback cards; however, one felt compelled to not only provide a review, but a positive one at that, given the waitstaff hovered over you as you filled the card out.

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Mossy 1940 from UK
Arrived on: 9-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Royal Livingstone Hotel review

The staff were very well trained - as at Machaba. Only the 'major-domo' was a bit of a pain although not offensively so! We had room 5100, which with 5101 -2-3, had doors that opened directly onto the parkland in front of the river. Often we would wake to see impala or zebra no more than 15 metres away.

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Dr S from Cambrai
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Royal Livingstone Hotel review

Celebrating our anniversary in this fantastic hotel was like a dream.

It was marvelous and we've been treated as members of the Royal family would have been.

Our romantic dinner in front of the Zambezi river was unforgettable!

Victoria falls were beautiful even during the dry season.

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Mrs & Mr Y from Paris
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great location and beautiful hotel

Great location so close to Vic Falls and very nice atmosphere in the hotel. It is amazing to see zebras and giraffes so close to you while you are resting or walking in its gardens.

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A, T & H from London
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Royal Livingstone Hotel review

The hotel is excellent. It is worth noting, however, that mosquitos are a problem in the area.

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Mr & Mrs P from Hampshire
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Royal Livingstone Hotel review

a real indulgence which ticks all the boxes location & service world class
even the food was value for money although drinks can be pricey
only thing to be aware of is that they want you to vacate your room by 10.30 & this can be awkward with a later afternoon flight although after speaking to manager i was able to secure room to 1pm

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Mr B from Reading
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luxury close to the awe inspiring

At first the hotel with its personal butler service and hand massage on arrival seemed a bit over the top but the warm charm of our butler, Nefunta and the rest of the staff soon won us over. There was also a notice about the electricity generator and we were told that the rooms close to the generator were being left empty.

We especially enjoyed the dinner menu which had a small, changing selection of carefully thought out and prepared dishes and the chef each evening spent time with us to discuss the food, which we appreciated.

The park in which the hotel was set is beautifuly kept, a green oasis in a parched Zambia awaiting the rains, with easy access to the Falls. Seeing the Falls at this time of the year was really interesting as we could study its geological structure; luckily we have seen it in the past in full spate.

The swimming pool was lovely to look at but not as secluded as the one at the Taj Pamodzi which we preferred using.

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