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“the Royal Livingstone Hotel-a JOY” 4 of 5 stars
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Royal Livingstone
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia   |  
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Simi Valley, California
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“the Royal Livingstone Hotel-a JOY”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Great Hotel, Food, Facilities & Staff. Wonderful proximity to Livingston Falls. Enjoyed our two night visit here with Jane Lee & Larry Winters and their 2013 Town & Country Travel group tour very much.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Lovely hotel, very friendly staff, zebras by the pool and impala out side my room! What more could you ask for! Great start to our holiday. Sitting watching the sunset from the deck watching hippos in the Zambezi is a long lasting memory as is protecting my cocktail from some very crafty Vervet monkeys!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Fit for royalty, this hotel has class, charm and gives you to unique opportunity to visit the Victoria Falls, situated in a very poor country without compromising on the quality of service and comfort. Those animals roaming the property add to the already amazing experience you’ll live if you stay at the Royal Livingstone.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Lovely setting, doesn't get much better, great pool, clean and well kept rooms, well kept grounds, this is a great hotel and there is a real sense of pride from the staff here too. Very professional and friendly, all the staff without fail were fantastic and tried their best. Definitely worth a visit, and do try the Crocodile Curry, it was great! The Falls were low in September but the weather very nice.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The expectations before visiting RL were very high, as you can imagine.
The whole experience was great. People were friendly and very customer-oriented, the view to the Victoria Falls and the surrounding including giraffes, zebras, monkeys just outside the room and the marvellous gardens were impressive.
Food was good, but could have been better.
Although I understand it is difficult, I would expect less mosquitos in the room and the business centre.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Situated on banks of Zambesi river this hotel is an excellent base to see the sights. Zebras outside your room and Niagara Falls in front of you is hard to beat. Beautiful setting, warm and friendly service. Edward of guest relations is a real character and goes out of his way to make sure you are happy!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The entire staff, especially the front office manager, Gift Muchindu, was very enlightening and accommodating. The pleasure of traveling thousands of miles away and having great experiences enjoying the beauty of wild life from the time of check in until the time of check out is a treat of life-long memories. The entertainment, cleanliness of the rooms and grounds, as well as the food preparations were of excellent quality. I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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Address: Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia
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Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Livingstone
#2 Luxury Hotel in Livingstone
#3 Romantic Hotel in Livingstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Royal Livingstone 5*
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Livingstone Hotel in Zambia will appeal to the traveller in search of luxury, extravagance and sheer indulgence. It is set in the lush riverine belt on the banks of the Zambezi River with the dramatic torrent of the Victoria Falls a 10 minute walk away. In the cool lounges and shaded verandas of the Royal Livingstone Hotel, you will encounter the elegance and luxury of an earlier time. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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