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Over Royal Livingstone Hotel
Het Royal Livingstone ligt direct aan de Victoria-watervallen. De kamers zijn chique met alle voorzieningen en balkon of terras. Er zijn een bar, lounge en à la carte restaurant. Het hotel heeft een voorname koloniale uitstraling, tot aan het zwembad aan toe. Op The Sun Deck kunt u genieten van een mooie Afrikaanse zonsondergang. Vanuit het Royal Livingstone heeft u een heel mooi uitzicht op de watervallen.
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: Airco, televisie, telefoon, koffie- en theezetfaciliteiten, minibar en kluisje. Badkamer met bad en douche, balkon of terras.
Corner Luxury Twin
Zoals Luxury Room, ruimer.
Als Luxury Room, met apart loungegedeelte
Direct aan de Victoria watervallen, aan de oever van de Zambezi rivier.
• Game drives
• Quad rijden
Livingstone is een kleine, compacte stad met enkele mooie koloniale gebouwen. U vindt Livingstone aan de Zambiaanse zijde van de wereldberoemde Victoria Watervallen. Livingstone is vernoemd naar de beroemde ontdekkingsreiziger David Livingstone. De stad is voor vele reizigers de uitvalsbasis voor de spectaculaire Victoria Watervallen.
The hotel is ideally situated on the banks of the Zambesi River and within easy vision of the water spray generated from the Victoria Falls - though not a lot as it was the dry season. The setting is both iconic and idyllic. In addition, the hotel has some sort of rights for guests to visit the Falls, free of charge, with a direct entry from the hotel grounds. The grounds are extensive with zebras, giraffes, impalas and countless monkeys as residents - keep your windows closed at all times! The hotel is unconventional with a central public area (including reception) and the rooms situated walking distance away in blocks of about 8 or so bedrooms in each. The public areas are quite small but quaint in old colonial style, including a lovely wood-ornate bar. Our room was well enough appointed but not luxuriously and we never had a mosquito free environment at any time. At a guess they were getting in via the slight opening between the closed patio windows. The bedroom had a mosquito net over the bed which was erected at turn-down service time There was an area of decking where it was very pleasant to watch the sun setting over the Zambesi whilst drinking gin and tonics. If only we had been confident of dodging the mosquitoes it would have been even more pleasant! And the food? I don't really know! There were 12 of us on an 3 night extension tour after a cruise to South Africa and, after dinner on the first night, it was impossible to hear a good word about the meal as it seemed to have been a disaster with no-one happy. The highlights (so that management is aware) was the soup which attracted so many complaints that it was actually withdrawn from the menu. And the two people with the duck a l'orange were scathing about it. Our own main course was, to be kind, mediocre. We had lunch the next day and it was actually very good and I heard good reports from others. So the jury is out. Anyone coming to see the Victoria Falls should be very clear that at this time of year (the dry season) they will see no water (literally) going over on the Zambian side although there was some action in the distance on the Zimbabwe side, About 20 months ago I stayed on the Zimbabwe side at the Victoria Falls Hotel and i have to say that this is a much more attractive hotel. It is a conventional hotel with the bedrooms linked to the main centre of the building with equally pleasant grounds. Moreover, you will get a much better view of the Falls from Zimbabwe whether it is the rainy season or the dry season. Furthermore, there was much less of a mosquito problem in Zimbabwe, possibly because the hotel is not situated on the river. But all in all i enjoyed our stay and the staff were all very helpful and pleasant.
From the time you enter the gates, it is clear that you are in a wildlife preserve. There were impalas just inside the gate, zebras grazing on the grass by the guest rooms and the occasional monkey. Rooms are comfortable and well furnished. It is a pleasure to take a drink at the bar or on the deck on the banks of the Zambezi. We say two hippos at sunset our last day. Food and wine selection in the restaurant are both quite good. It is a nice walk to Victoria Falls, which unfortunately was not as wide as normal due to the drought. The staff is well trained and friendly. No complaints.
"Disappointing and Dirty"
We were completing a 9 night stay in South Africa and Zambia and thought it would be nice to end the stay with an elegant dinner. Although we were not stay at the Royal Livingstone, we decided to try their dining room. The good: This is a beautifully decorated colonial/Victorian venue. The rest: The service was slow and indifferent. They tried to up-sell the wine by bring a bottle more expensive than the one I ordered, hoping I would not notice. The food, although not terrible, was at best mediocre. There was apparently a flight path for mosquitoes in front of my face, But the topper was the giant roach on the next table. Not only was it there, but a waiter reset the table around it, giving it no heed and allowing it to crawl over the newly placed silverware. UNACCEPTABLE!! See photo attached.
"Excellent restaurant at the hotel"
Both the restaurant and the bar have excellent food at the Royal Livingstone. If you go to the restaurant for dinner it can be pretty buggy, though. The steak was excellent quality and perfectly done. Dessert was also delicious. Their homemade ice cream is well worth the calories. I tried the prawn appetizer but was not impressed with that and wouldn't recommend it.
"some things to look for"
Ask for extra attention to clearing the insects from the pool, especially if you want to swim laps. Double check restaurant reservations if you are offered one on introduction. good luck with the mosquito netting - it cocoons you in the bed. lots of staff, and generally a great place.
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