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AVANI Victoria Falls Resort
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Livingstone
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Stayed two nights here to see Victoria Falls in July (winter). Outstanding location being 5 mins walk to this sensational natural attraction. Rooms were a little old but some were being modernised. Zebras and other wildlife (crocodile) visit the grounds. Service was excellent, food was fine - buffet style. WiFi was poor. There are shops adjacent including a bank which was handy. Suggest that for booking excursions (helicopter rides etc) that lower prices can be obtained from outside the hotel. Great pool for summer and local entertainment provided some nights. Would definitely use this venue if I was visitng Victoria Falls again.

Room Tip: All rooms seem to be similar and the hotel is a resort style with spacious setout
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

The hotel is lovely, tho' a notch below it's next door, sister hotel. But this scores because it's right next to Victoria Falls. One can come across a wandering zebra or two.
The property has a nice play area for kids.
The staff was very warm and helpful specially towards our child who was unwell for about half the time we were there (one day).
The a la carte menu is decent, however the buffet at night could have been better.
Tips - must visit the deck bar in the sister hotel, whose name I forget at the moment, and their verandah for afternoon tea or G&T. The deck is almost ON the Zambezi with the Falls about a km away. There's a club car shuttle between the two hotels. This is a long way from the airport but worth it if you're only there for the Falls and have little time.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We stayed at the Zambezi Sun 20 months previusly and wanted to go agin to experience the Falls with more water. The location of this hotel is outstanding for little walks and the fact that we were supplied with rain capes by the hotel (and they were far better than the green things that look more heavy duty) only added to the experience. If there is any criticism, it is that if you are staying for several days, the main evening meal dishes don't vary that much. If you don't like spicy foods then choice is limited - but the saldads and desserts are great and breakfast is very well catered. There was some renovation of the next block of rooms going on, but it never interferrred with us. The only noise was of the Victoria Falls and the wildlife - don't miss the giraffes being fed at 3pm!

Room Tip: We have stayed in two different blocks and each has good and less advatageous factors. Some blocks a...
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

For seeing the Victoria Falls up close and experiencing the force and beauty of these fall this is a great hotel. Wild life in the garden and staff were very helpful. However rooms needed updating the shower was either scolding or cold and the food was expensive for the quality.
There was a restaurant next door which was much nicer.
There was entertainment in the evening and the pool was fine.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank KRGR24
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Stayed for 2 nights. 2 minute walk to Victoria Falls. Gates open at 6 am and had the falls to myself. Hotel had great staff,breakfast. Lousy wifi. Later afternoon zebras and other surprises graze by the pool.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We were a family with a 4 year old..The family room was spacious with AC, TV (including a kids channel). Vegetarian food was well catered. It is 5 minutes wall to the Victoria falls and free entry if you produce the room key to the official. Royal Livingstone is well connected and in the same area. One can walk for a dinner or lunch. Housekeeping and service was good. Its an ideal location to view Vic falls.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

The ease of access to the stunning Victoria Falls makes this hotel special. The grounds are nice, the reception was good, check in easy, and the pool area is pretty and well maintained. The room - approached down a university halls of residence corridor - dark, narrow and dingy, was clean but garish with poor lighting, although the bathroom was fine. The staff were quite friendly. The buffet was not of great quality and the 'pub' in the Falls hotel was horrible. We ate a wonderful dinner in the Royal Livingstone instead. We would not choose to stay here again.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank GlasgowBilly
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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
#3 Family Hotel in Livingstone
#3 Luxury Hotel in Livingstone
#4 Romantic Hotel in Livingstone
Price Range: £200 - £336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — AVANI Victoria Falls Resort 4*
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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