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AVANI Victoria Falls Resort
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Livingstone
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Nice rooms, good breakfast, beautiful pool, attentive staff, and walking distance to Victoria Falls. What more could you ask for? The hotel staff will help you book a safari, a fishing trip, and a sunset cruise, all recommended.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The Zambezi Sun is located right next to the Victoria Falls on the Zambia side. The hotel was nice, clean and accommodating. You can drink the water out of the faucet (due to the filtering system they have). Our A/C did not work either in the room...but other than that we were very very happy with the experience we had here. The breakfasts were wonderful -- the portions at the poolside bar/diner were HUGE...the décor was festive -- and again, you can't beat its location. We definitely would recommend staying here -- and would return here on our next trip.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

I am very disappointed with the service level of Sun International at the Zambesi Sun. I was here with a group from Germany 24 to 26 May 14.

The service in the restaurant for dinner and breakfast, at the reception and the pool bar was so
bad that I was not a joy to stay at this hotel.

My group had the same complains it is because of lack of training or poor management I guess.

I stayed at the Zambesi Sun many times before in the past but it was the same bad service. Other hotels like the David LIvingstone Safari Lodge where I stay with groups lately is far better organized and the service is amazing.

I wish you do something about your service levels and train your staff better.

Your location is in good walking distance to the falls.

Hope it truly will improve as I was promised by your manger on duty this morning 26 May 14

Ralf


Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
4  Thank RalfDurban
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

This hotel was very quiet - there were hardly any people staying there. The location is great - 4 minute walk to the Victoria Falls. Animals around the hotel included zebra, impala, giraffe and velvet monkeys. The hotel grounds are very well kept. Room was inadequately air conditioned, quite small, but nicely furnished. You could hear the roar of the falls from the balcony. Buffet dinner was average, with the selection not being vast and overpriced for what there was. Breakfast selection again average - in one incident, having a late breakfast and a baboon jumped onto the chair opposite me and stole the sugar bowl! Bar and lunch service good. Security was very good.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

You choose this hotel because it is close to the falls. Just a 5-8min walk and you are there! This gave us the opportunity to visit the falls thrice. Excellent spread for breakfast. Prefer the poolside bar dinner compared to the buffet as I felt it is more value for money. You can pay in USD else there is a bank counter for exchange for Kwacha. Wifi is capped at 250mb. If sister hotel Royal Livingstone Hotel is over the budget for you, I definitely recommend Zambezi Sun.

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

ITs a massive hotel, great breakfast, nice location, just by the Falls, nice room, small tv set, internet in all the rooms that was good, funny experience was coming back from town, a bit tipsy and suddenly a zebra came from no where and scare the sh.. out of me, lol, it was funny.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

The hotel is perfect for the falls, a short walk and you are there. The hotel itself is good but not outstanding. Breakfast was good but the buffet dinner could have been better for the price. Service was good in the bar and restaurant as well as reception and other from other staff. He security staff were very good pointing out animal. The rooms were clean and comfortable could do with updating. The restaurant at the Royal Livingstone Hotel is worth a visit, free transport or a pleasant walk, food and service were excellent better then the Zambezi Sun, pre dinner drinks watching the sun set is recommended but watch out for the monkeys! Overall the Zambezi Sun is a good well placed hotel for the Falls.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about AVANI Victoria Falls Resort

Address: Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone 20100, Zambia (Formerly Zambezi Sun)
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Livingstone
#2 Family Hotel in Livingstone
#4 Romantic Hotel in Livingstone
Price Range: £192 - £330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — AVANI Victoria Falls Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 212
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Get wild in the heart of Africa, with the iconic Victoria falls at your doorstep. We put you at the centre of the action, so you can explore, discover or just relax and let us take care of all the details that matter. Whether it's for family fun or taking care of your business, AVANI Victoria Falls offers contemporary comforts and uncontested convenience, all just five minutes’ walk from Victoria Falls. Work, rest, stay and play in AVANI signature style for dazzling days and enchanting nights ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Zambezi Sun Livingstone
Zambezi Sun Hotel Livingstone

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