Ratings based on 131 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 3, 2015
Wonderful staff, close to Victoria Falls, extraordinarily clean, super wifi!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 13, 2015 by Khetiwe, Hotel Management
Dear Valued GUEST, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at Protea Hotel Livingstone. We are delighted to receive your compliments regarding the wonderful STAFF and the cleanliness of the hotel. We will certainly congratulate the STAFF for their exemplary service. It was our pleasure to accommodate you and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Khetiwe Marketing and Public Relations Manager Protea Hotels Zambia
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from nc

Victoria falls zambia for the first time!!!

Posted Jul 7, 2015
Wonderful staff. It's comparable to a Hilton or Marriott. Food is awesome and reasonable. We had Staff knew who we were when we got to the desk. We stayed two nights. Wifii is excellent!!! bug spray is in the room and housekeeper was excellent. Beds are plush! Room rate was wonderful. Must go!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 23, 2015 by Tanya, Hotel Management
Dear Mrs Chalwe, Thank you for your words of appreciation regarding your recent stay at Protea Hotel Livingstone. We are delighted to receive your compliments and we will certainly congratulate the STAFF for their exemplary service. It was our pleasure to accommodate you and your interest and loyalty are truly invaluable to us. We look forward to welcoming you to Protea Hotel Livingstone and to hearing from you again. Kind regards, Tanya Stephens General Manager Protea Hotel Livingstone
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Houston, Texas USA

Perfect home base In Livingstone

Posted Jun 11, 2015
Location: Lots to do in the area-- tour the town and the local markets, fish the Zambezi, ride an elephant, see Victoria Falls, so much more...
This is a beautiful, professionally managed hotel. I loved my stay there, from the yummy and elegant breakfasts, to the friendly staff, to the perfect location-- close to town but a short distance to Victoria Falls and many day trips in the area. They also graciously stored my suitcase for me free of charge while I took in a 3 day safari in Botswana. I have already recommended Protea to several friends interested in a trip to Zambia, and will do the same here.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by A verified traveler

Good stay in Protea Hotel Livingston

Posted Jun 2, 2015 on Hotels
The hotel has very warm staff, it was great to always interact with them. There were a bit too many mosquitoes in the room the first night there. Maybe having a passive method (not the spray provided) of killing insects will be more effective,
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

Home from home

Posted Jun 2, 2015 on Hotels
Excellent hotel, friendly staff and welcoming environment. More irons would do with good ironing boards! I enjoyed my stay. Excellent breakfast with varieties. Everybody made my stay unforgetable, and I shall be back there when next I am in Livingstone.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Michael from Williamsburg, Michigan USA

Excellent stay

Posted May 28, 2015 on Hotels
It was a very convenient location to visit Victoria Falls. The reception staff were all very friendly and helpful. The dining room and bar servers were friendly and attentive, while the menu was varied and well prepared. The complimentary breakfast was excellent. We would highly recommend the Protea Hotel for a stay in Livingstone, Zambia. Jean and Mike USA
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Phoebe from Arlington, VA

Great hotel and a great price!

Posted May 15, 2015 on Hotels
The staff was friendly and the rooms were nice! Wifi and breakfast were included in the price of the hotel. Breakfast was very nice. I would definitely stay here again when in Livingstone.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Tel Aviv, Israel

Excellent hotel in a good location

Posted May 1, 2015
Location: Victoria Falls are a must! If you can, go to the Devil's Pool.
The hotel was great - the rooms were comfortable and clean. The staff was friendly. The location was very convenient, allowing us to walk to some restaurant and take a short taxi ride to the major tourist attractions (Victoria Falls etc.). Also, there is a tourist office in the hotel where you can get recommendations and tickets for the tourist attractions.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from UK

Approx half way between town and the falls

Posted Apr 12, 2015
Pros: Good, friendly service from all staff.
Cons: Some breakfast items could be improved - baked beans were hard and cold, pork and beef sausages were not good. This may just be our personal taste!
Location: Good location for visiting Livingstone town, the Royal Livingstone hotel and the Victoria Falls.
Great service at a comfortable hotel. Approx 20 - 30 min walk into town and 5 mins/$10 USD in a taxi to the falls. Our room was overlooking the garden area as opposed to facing the railway line behind the hotel. We stayed for 3 nights with each night enjoying uninterrupted sleep. The buffet breakfast included in our room rate was adequate. Although some of the items were not to our personal taste there was enough choice to provide us with an acceptable breakfast each morning. We booked a one way, arrival taxi transfer from Livingstone airport to the hotel, through the onsite tour company at the hotel. We paid $USD 28 (for 2 adults) for this and received a prompt, friendly and courteous service. We later found out that another local taxi would have charged us $16 however there were very few taxis readily available at the airport when arrived mid afternoon. Staff at the hotel were very friendly and extremely helpful offering us mosquito repellent when we sat at the outside bar, loaning us a hotel umbrella to walk into town and staff at the tour centre were equally as helpful. We found that most places in Livingstone expecting to interact with tourists were happy to accept $USD as payment although you would get a better rate and you certainly need the local currency to buy a drink/fast food/items in the supermarket etc. To get the best rate when exchanging USD$ into ZMK use the banks in town - don't forget to take your ID even if only exchanging a small amount!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Carman, Manitoba, Canada

Very suitable for the local attractions

Posted Apr 1, 2015
Pros: Open layout, yet private from the surroundings.
Cons: Pool was not kept as clean as we would be used to. Hard to do for the area no doubt.
Location: Short drive to Victoria Falls, and very close to many attractions.
We enjoyed our stay and felt very welcomed by the warm and gracious staff. Close to Victoria Falls and could be picked up by shuttle for every attraction we went to. Great layout and format.