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Protea Hotel by Marriott Livingstone
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Livingstone
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle
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102 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great Conference Hotel”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

We had a four day meeting for 45 people at the Protea and they did a terrific job hosting us. Thanks for the wonderful care of the staff and a good peaceful sleep at night!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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lusaka
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

The hotel is beautiful...well maintained surroundings..my first problem was my booking had not been confirmed i booked through central reservation in lusaka for an initial two but extended to three nights 29th december to 1st jan 2012 but this was not relayed by the lusaka staffer..
the showers are small...any extra kilos to me and i would practically not go through..that was veryy uncomfortable..for a very large bathroom to have a small shower in the corner...
lastly the flies and bees in the dinning area!! lord help us..
otherwise the protea experience is always a good one..hopefully you take not of the few hitches here and there..
its a classy and affordable place peaceful and very neat :-)

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Mfuwe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2011

On a recent trip Zimbabwe via Livingstone we stopped and stayed in the Livingstone Protea Hotel. The service was great and rooms great.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Camberwell, Australia
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Reviewed December 2, 2011

We arrived at Livingstone airport after suffering a four hour transit at the worst and most unsafe airport of Johannesburg where stealing from baggage is rife to be meet by our guide to transport to the Protea Hotel which is conveniently situated a short distance from Victoria Falls.
The Hotel was well presented and the staff all very friendly and only to willing to assist.
Our group stayed for three nights in a suitable room for the region and we felt very safe and enjoyed our meals at the hotel restaurant. The hotel had a swimming pool and outdoor bar with plenty of seating
In all found ourselves well catered for during our occupancy.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Guatape, Colombia
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

I still don't know why is the hotel a 3 stars? It's breautiful and great service. We were given a better price makes it an even better experience.

The hotel location isn't the best but close to a few shops and restaurants. We took taxis to town and the falls. The food in the hotel was good with hotel prices.

Rooms were great, spacious and clean. The only problem I have was Mosquitos on the second night because we have missed the evening turn down when they spray.

Service was ok. Kitchen and restaurant staffs are better than front desk.

Overall it's a good one.

  • Stayed September 2011
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2011

Sufficient for a functional stay, sleep, shower and breakfast....not sure I would have enjoyed this for my home base as the entire Victoria Falls experience. At breakfast, there were people in business suits, so it must be a business hotel.

The room was OK, I'd say the room felt "colder" in person than the photos make it look on their website. The bathroom was subpar for the price we paid. Lots of mosquitoes in the common areas like the halls, probably due to the fountains between the lobby and the rooms. Beautiful common areas and decor. Solid service. Breakfast was hearty.

Very near the border, but the hotel grounds are within a walled, self-contained compound (like most resorts that we passed). We never saw the the main city of Livingstone or any central city location during our stay. There was a grocery store right next to the property that would be walkable, if needed.

We had to stay on the Zam side so that we could take the Royal Livingstone Express Dinner Train, so this was the best acoomodation at a reasonalble ($200 US) price we could find.

After, we went to the Zim side and enjoyed the Zim side SOOO much more!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2011

The staff at the Protea could not be more friendly or helpful, but they also made some blunders – eg chlorinating the swimming pool at 5pm on a day when it was 48 degrees! Which meant nobody could swim until 8pm. The restaurant was seriously underwhelming. I'm not sure if I would stay there again. I think there are other hotels in the area with more character

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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ProteaHotelsZambia, Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Livingstone, responded to this review, November 7, 2011
Dear GUEST

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback after your recent stay with us at Protea Hotel Livingstone.
Your feedback is highly valued and will be used constructively to maintain and improve, where necessary, our standards of service and facilities.

We are delighted to hear that our STAFF were friendly and helpful, however, we are most concerned about your further feedback regarding the swimming pool and restaurant. We wish to assure you that this will be thoroughly investigated and measures will be put in place to ensure that our GUESTS are not inconvenienced in this way again.

We are saddened by your feedback and we hope to have an opportunity to show you Protea hospitality at its best.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any assistance whatsoever.

Kind regards

STAFF and managment
Protea Hotel Livingstone
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Property: Protea Hotel by Marriott Livingstone
Address: Plot 2110 Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
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Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Livingstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Livingstone 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Protea Hotel by Marriott(R) Livingstone is located on the outskirts of Livingstone, the tourism capital of Zambia. The hotel is adjacent to the Falls Park shopping and entertainment complex, so there is never a shortage of things to do at and around the hotel. Protea Hotel Livingstone offers deluxe rooms with air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, electronic safes, electronic door locks, telephone and DSTV. There is an in-house restaurant, bar, swimming pool and two conferencing facilities. The famous Victoria Falls is a mere 10kms from the hotel, making Protea Hotel by Marriott(R) Livingstone the perfect venue for sight-seeing and more. Nearby leisure activities include bungee jumping, white water rafting, fishing, helicopter rides, golf, game viewing, gorge swing, a crocodile park and many more. ... more   less 
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