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A'Zambezi River Lodge
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   308 Parkway Drive | P O Box 150, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe   |  
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Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Victoria Falls
Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Relaxing and enjoyable stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Located right on the banks of the Zambezi River amid beautifully landscaped gardens. Enormous pool area. Although a little out of town regular free shuttle provided. Very relaxed atmosphere, rooms lovely and well serviced. Staff fantastic - were very helpful and extremely firendly - put on a special Valentines Day dinner for guests - certainly not expected but a great night filled with wonderful food and great entertainment. Excellent hotel and highly recommended

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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azambeziriverlodge, Guest Relations Manager at A'Zambezi River Lodge, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
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On behalf of the Management and Staff of Azambezi River Lodge we would like to thank you for taking your time to review our hotel. We greatly appreciate the positive comments and are looking forward to staying with you again soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Stayed 3 days while in Zimbabwe. Nice big room sharing a common veranda. (good to sit and relax). Security is good (guard are guiding entrance and entrance to the stairs are guarded at night)! Breakfast and dinner (live native music provided) are ok! Baboons are quick to grab bites from the breakfast spread! Staff are friendly and helpful. Housekeeping is quick in providing additional bath mat, pillows and towels! It has a beautiful surrounding and the grass thatch roofs made it even more beautiful! It is next to the river!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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azambeziriverlodge, Public Relations Manager at A'Zambezi River Lodge, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear FlorenceLee

Thank you very much for your positive feedback on your stay with us here at Azambezi River Lodge. We very much appreciate your comments we are glad you had a marvelous comfortable stay with us. we hope to see you again in the near future.

Kind Regards
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Jamaica
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Just came back from a 4-day stay at the A'Zambezi River Lodge. The rooms are nice, although very small. WiFi was included and we never had issues with connection. The hotel is located right on the Zambezi River and animals were always roaming the grounds (mokeys or warthogs).

The breakfast buffet (which was included) was just OK. The dinner buffet was, again, passable but pretty overpriced ($40) if you consider that there were much better options in town. Definitely explore other options for dinner

The staff was always very friendly and helpful.

To get into town is a 10-minute shuttle ride. The shuttle only made about 5 trips/day into town but if you book your excusions through a local company (Thompson, Wild Horizons, Shearwater, Adventure Zone, etc.) they will all collect you from the hotel so I didn't really feel inconvenienced during the day. At night, a cab is required to get into town and is about $8-10 each way.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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azambeziriverlodge, Public Relations Manager at A'Zambezi River Lodge, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear WandaRa

Thank you for your feedback on Azambezi River Lodge. We appreciate your comments and management are working on the dinner price issue highlighted. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you return to Azambezi in the near future.

Kind regards
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Perth, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

After a long and hot car ride we were greeted by smiling faces with a beautiful cool drink and a wonderful veiw of the zambezi river. The staff are friendly and helpful, you can book activites through the hotel but you dont have to you can also go into town to book them usually the prices are the same but for example of you book a gorge swing and a zip line and a bungee do it as a package not one at a time as the packages work out cheaper and dont be scared of price negotiating! Veiws are spectacular dinners are enjoyable with loads of entertainments and stunning veiws and local food.
If you Bungee dont be afraid to say NO to sellers of wooden items etc, as soon as they see you are a tourist they will swarm, just be firm and polite.
Enjoy your stay highly recoomend this hotel!

Room Tip: ask for a room with a veiw of the river!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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azambeziriverlodge, Public Relations Manager at A'Zambezi River Lodge, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Melanie T

On behalf of the Management and Staff of Azambezi River Lodge we would like to thank you for taking your time to review our hotel. We are happy to note that you had a wonderful stay with us and we are looking forward to staying with you again in future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We enjoyed our stay very much. We liked the location at the Zambezi, hearing the hippos enjoying themselves only a few meters away from our breakfast-table. The rooms were very comfortable! The hotel is something like a 10min drive from Vic falls town, but there's a shuttles service a few times a day that will take you to the entrance of the National parc as well. The hotel dinner was alright- we had a buffet with entertainment.. But we wouldn't eat here several nights. The hotel can assist you in making arrangements for transfers and tours of the sight around the area. (But both we and a few other guests had some troubles with the tour-provider not having registered our bookings, so I'd double-check that everything is in order..) We wouldn't stay anywhere else if we are to return to the area!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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azambeziriverlodge, Guest Relations Manager at A'Zambezi River Lodge, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear IENF

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking your time to review our Hotel. Our staff are always there to make your stay comfortable and unforgettable.

We greatly appreciate and we look forward to welcoming you back again.

Best Regards,

A'Zambezi Team
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tete
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We had a wonderful experience at A'Zambezi,everyone was courteous and helpful. Enjoyed the entertainment at dinner and meals. Was disappointed by the shuttle though. It mixed guests and workers. On several occassions the shuttle was full and we the guests were standing while A'Zambezi stuff were sitted. They only rose for whites. We are a black family. Was a little offended. All in all it was wonderful

Room Tip: Family rooms are great for people with young kids
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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azambeziriverlodge, Guest Relations Manager at A'Zambezi River Lodge, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Eleanor

Thank you for taking your time to review our Hotel. We appreciate your comments and management are working on the issues highlighted. We also look to staying with you again in future.
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Toronto, Canada
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22 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

This hotel has been nicely renovated, with very well appointed small rooms. The location on the river is great to relax but a little complex to get to Victoria Falls. There is a shuttle (which is actually the staff bus) which runs a few times a day with very courteous and helpful drivers.

The restaurant is very nice, gorgeous view on the mighty Zambezi river, HOWEVER, the food is really not good.

For a 4-star hotel, one would expect more..especially considering its high volume of guests.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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azambeziriverlodge, Guest Relations Manager at A'Zambezi River Lodge, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Travel_Vita

Thank you for taking your time to review our hotel and we greatly appreciate the positive comments and we are looking forward to staying with you again in future.
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Additional Information about A'Zambezi River Lodge

Address: 308 Parkway Drive | P O Box 150, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Victoria Falls
#7 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#7 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#8 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
#8 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — A'Zambezi River Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A'Zambezi River Lodge, is a recently refurbished 4 star Hotel situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, 5km upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Mercure Victoria Falls

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