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Protea Hotel Zambezi River Lodge

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was here in July. The room I was in has an amazing view overlooking the river and Zambia. The breeze from the river was amazing could've been because we were just getting into autumn. The rooms are spacious but need updating for a more modern feel. Room maintenance could be improved upon as a part of the ceiling was... More 

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Kosi Bay
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

On Friday the 6th May 2016 at around 4pm my wife and I booked into the campsite at the Protea Hotel in Katima Mulilo, Namibia. We paid for two nights camping at reception and went to look for a comfortable campsite. We found a campsite overlooking the Zambezi River, close to an ablution block, and about twenty five meters from... More 

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Thank Irals
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Situated on the banks of the Zambezi river you see Zambia on the other end.., relax on the patio overlooking the Zambezi river with a glass of red wine or ice cold Windhoek lager beer... You hear the crocodiles splashing nearby.. Hippopotamus yawning a stone throw away... Or watch the kingfisher catching small fish... Make sure you take some mosquito... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is right on the Zambezi River on the border between Zambia and Namibia. It is a convenient stop over hotel. The room was well appointed and the beds very comfortable. We had a standard room. The service in the restaurant was a bit slow , but we experience this whenever we are in a remote location in Africa.... More 

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Thank Pat W
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

service staff have no idea what the are doing poor reception, food was okay but dont try the sea foods .... disappointing. rooms were not clean this protea is below par as compared to the other hotels under the protea banner

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

We booked a luxury room, they wanted to give us a standard one but for the same price, we had to insist to get the booked room. We had to wait for 3 hours for our check-in, nobody told us that the room was finally ready, the room was smelly, moist and loud (satff quarter and kitchen just behind us),... More 

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Gauteng
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is lovely and the staff are friendly. I think the issue is organization and how the hotel interacts with tour operators because we asked for help arranging a Zambezi River boat cruise and hotel staff were unable to assist. Otherwise we did not have any other issues. Be sure to bring mosquito repellants as the area is full... More 

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Thank Karabo N
Durban
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We use Protea Hotels for business and they are a good go-to when travelling strange places. This one needs help. Food was shocking, maintenance was worse, service staff very very poorly trained. It really looks like no one cares about this property. We had to extend by a night and I went to reception to check on availability. I was... More 

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This hotel is situated at the Zambezi river and most rooms face the river. It is comfortable and has a nice but not very clean swimming pool. The rooms are large and the beds are very comfortable. The staff is helpful and friendly, although a bit slow. The hotel has slightly the atmosphere of a hotel run by the government.... More 

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Thank Haelen
Cape Town
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153 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The Protea hotel which is 3km outside town has established a small camp site on the river bank. Grassed with braai area, electricity and potable water. Immaculate wash up area and ablutions with plenty hot water. Dinner in the hotel restaurant was disappointing the venison steaks were closer to boot leather. A pool and free wi fi.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Protea Hotel Zambezi River - Gateway to Victoria Falls and the Chobe National Park. Set in natural surroundings on the banks of the Zambezi River, Protea Hotels Zambezi Riveroffers comfortable facilities, ideal for an overnight stay en-route to the many tourist destinations in the area. Accommodation comprises 38 standard twin and 4 luxury double en-suite rooms overlooking the Zambezi River or garden and pool area, with restaurant and bar facilities are available daily. You can take a boat cruise on the Zambezi River with excellent opportunities to observe hippos and crocodiles. Or you could stroll through the lively town of Katima Mulilo, enjoy the African flair at the open market and buy original crafts ranging from baskets, jewellery, traditional musical instruments to animals made of scrap metal or wood. Excursions to the nearby National Parks (Mudumu, Mamili and Bwabata), Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe or Zambia) and to the Chobe National Park can be arranged on request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel Zambezi River Lodge

Address: Ngoma Road, Katima Mulilo, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Caprivi Region > Katima Mulilo
Price Range: $99 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel Zambezi River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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