Due to its sheer size and its commercial approach to hospitality, this hotel is the kind of property that we normally dislike. However, this hotel is always a hit with our guests and is a very good option for clients who just want to see the Falls. We hate to admit it, but we actually love it!
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The Royal Livingstone Hotel sits on the Zambian side of the Zambezi and is one of the largest and most luxurious hotels near Victoria Falls. Not only is it just a short walk away from them, but it has some of the finest views and gardens of any hotel in the area.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
It is an extremely large hotel with 17 colonial style buildings set in reception lovely gardens. There are 175 rooms, all set slightly back from the river. They are classic five-star luxury hotel rooms with a Victorian bathroom and a private veranda. The main area of the hotel consists of a huge bar and lounge, and an inside and outside dining area. There is a good-sized swimming pool, as well as a superb sundeck built out over the Zambezi, giving stunning views towards the Falls. You can even see the spray!
There are numerous activities to be found in the area, including bungee jumping, white water rafting and kayaking. These are all at your own cost as the hotel is booked on a B&B basis.