Ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
4.5 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
2 out of 5
by EK from Singapore

Great service but hotel is overrated

Posted Aug 29, 2014 on Hotels
The staff was very friendly and exceedingly helpful, which made our stay very pleasant. However, the hotel itself was closer to a 2/3-star in terms of quality of finishings, amenities and comfort, and you would certainly expect more for the price paid. Maintenance could also be improved - the room safe was not working, the air condition in the shuttle bus was not functioning, the chair in the verandah was broken and the mosquito net was torn in some parts. The location was pretty far from the main activities area so be prepared to spend more for shuttle services.
5 out of 5
by DeniseT

Perfect venue to get away from your worries!

Posted Jun 7, 2012 on Hotels
We loved every moment of our stay at the Thorn Tree. Our 3 nights were sufficient, but a few more nights would have been great too. The staff is super accomodating, and the welcome was the warmest we'd ever received. Food was fine, the grounds were immaculate, and the room was like something in a dream. We were thrilled that there was no TV or phone in the rooms-no chatter to distract from the sound of the river and hippos. Pay attention to the season of your trip: the evenings were quite chilly and some lodges have no heat.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by John from Texas, USA

A lovely, quite haven on the edge of the Zambezi.

Posted Mar 29, 2012
Pros: Wonderful staff. Beautiful setting. Delightful cottage rooms.
Cons: We wanted to stay longer!
Location: Clean, quiet, peaceful setting on the river's edge.
This is a magical place on the Zambezi River, in the middle of a national park. There are nine cottages nestled among the trees on the river's edge. Ours was a clean, cozy haven with a very comfortable bed, large walk-in shower, and a nice porch where we sat with coffee to watch the sunrise over the Zambezi River. My wife and I found the staff to be warm, friendly, and exceptionally efficient. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were fresh and delicious - the best meals we had in Africa! We loved seeing the elephants and monkeys on the property. We also went on a guided lion walk, a guided tour of nearby Victoria Falls, and an early morning game drive. If you want a quiet retreat, away from the crowds, this is an ideal place.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Schweiz

Entspannung und wildes Afrika

Posted Jan 23, 2012 on Hotels
Nach drei Monaten Lusaka bin ich im Paradies gelandet. Ruhig und entspannend und doch nahe am Znetrum Livingstone und Victoria Falls. Essen ausgezeichnet und das ganze sehr familiär. Man darf jedoch keien Angst vor wilden Tieren haben, den die spazieren schon mal durch die Anlage!