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Royal Livingstone

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Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia
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    4 of 5 stars
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Derby
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our second visit and we were not disappointed. My wife considers the Royal Livingstone to have the best sunset in the world and it is difficult to argue with her. Sitting on the sunset deck drinking cocktails whilst the sun sets across the Zambezi and the spray from the Victoria Falls fills the sky to the left is... More 

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Cape Town
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for four nights to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. It was everything we expected and more. The upstairs bedroom was beautiful and spacious, the bathroom had a huge bath and even bigger shower, and the balcony overlooking the Zambezi River was the perfect spot for sundowners. Flat-screen TV and mini-bar included. The hotel itself... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a wonderful hotel just a short walk to the falls, which is the reason we stopped Everyone was very gracious and the hotel was spotless and beautifully maintained. The dinner and breakfast in the hotel were both delicious and the views of the river from the porch where we ate were charming. Though were on our way to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the hotel on business. The location is amazing, very colonial in style. Bedrooms and public areas are truly lovely. Breakfast is a little hit and miss but what a view. It's truly paradise, well worth a visit. Didn't get time to visit the spa but it looks amazing

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is simply beautiful, with its expansive decks, beautiful pool, perfectly appointed rooms, and delicious food. This was such a nice break from the rustic camps we were in before and after - we never wanted to leave! The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. Sitting on the deck with a glass of wine feeling the mist of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is just the perfect location on the Zambian side, to explore and enjoy Victoria Falls, and your stay entitles you to multiple entry to the Falls site. It is a fenced compound within the National Park, and the resident Zebras allow you to get very close, whilst the giraffes are a little more shy. It is fabulous in... More 

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Communications M, Manager at Royal Livingstone, responded to this review

Dear Esteemed Guest, Thank you for your review of the Royal Livingstone Hotel; we appreciate you taking the time to do this. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and experienced the wildlife, it's always great to see the hippos enjoying the sunset as well! We thank you for your business and look forward to you staying... More 

Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is really superb. Great experience at reception and service levels throughout stay were excellent. The location is so convenient for Victoria Falls and the deck by the river is a really sublime place to while away the time whilst watching the sunset with a cocktail in hand. Only criticism would be the very limited menu for the evening... More 

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Communications M, Manager at Royal Livingstone, responded to this review

Dear Esteemed Guest, Thank you for your review of the Royal Livingstone. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our excellent service. We have noted your comment on our menu however kindly note that our chefs can prepare a wide range of local and international meals upon request. We thank you for your business and hope that... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The buildings are fantastic. The atmosphere seductive. The setting simply A 1. The food in the terrace restaurant is creative and delicious. Sure, compared to Sydney the service is a bit slow but hey, this is Africa. The smiles you receive around the property are just terrific. The staff are proud of their country and keen to help. The rooms... More 

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Communications M, Manager at Royal Livingstone, responded to this review

Dear Esteemed Guest, Thank you for your review of the Royal Livingstone. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are indeed proud of Zambia and especially that we are in this excellent location right next to the Victoria Falls. We thank you for your business and we look forward to hosting you again. With Best Wishes,... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this hotel to enjoy a cocktail on the terrace. The hotel is absolutely stunning and we will put this on the list of places to return to,over the next few years. We ordered Mojito's which were beautifully presented with white hippo cocktail sticks, it was a perfect moment for us gently sipping our cocktails overlooking the mighty Zambezi... More 

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Communications M, Manager at Royal Livingstone, responded to this review

Dear Esteemed Guest, Thank you for your review of the Royal Livingstone. We are grateful for your complimentary remarks and that you enjoyed the beautiful Zambezi sunset over the Victoria Falls from the sundeck. This is always an amazing sight! We are saddened that our staff did not provide the service that you expected. Please accept our most sincere apologies.... More 

Greater Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The dining staff at this hotel argued with our group of 8 diners that we gave them a damaged US$20 note and demanded that it be replaced. They also argued that our 10% tip had to be doubled for reasons unknown.

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Communications M, Manager at Royal Livingstone, responded to this review

Dear Esteemed Guest, Thank you for your review of the Royal Livingstone. We appreciate the feedback from our guests to improve our service. We are dismayed that you had this experience with our staff. We would like to reiterate the Hotel Manager’s apology and assure you that we conducted thorough investigations, and necessary action taken to ensure that an incident... More 

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