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Stanley and Livingstone at Victoria Falls

At a Glance

    Pros

  • rooms have air-conditioning
  • 10 minutes outside town
  • unbelievably over-the-top and decadently indulgent decor

    Cons

  • the design of this lodge owes very little to Africa, and once you close your door you could very well be almost anywhere in Europe
  • you might find yourself wanting to use words like "mahvelous" a lot

Stanley and Livingstone at Victoria Falls Review

It's almost surreal to step from the surrounding bushveld into the meticulously composed rooms of this small hotel, which is set on a 6,000-acre private game reserve. Public rooms are luxuriously furnished in colonial style with some spectacular antiques and have verandas overlooking a water hole where elephants and other animals come to drink. The suites are large with Victorian flourishes, dark wood furnishings, wall-to-wall carpeting, heavy drapes, and an expensive chocolate on your pillow at night. The bathrooms are a calming study in white tile, green marble, and gold trim. Service is personal but slightly more casual than the decor would lead you to expect. The rate includes breakfast and the use of the three scheduled daily transers into town.

    Hotel Details

  • 16 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 10-12-2012

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