Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel

Victoria Falls, Zambia

The hotel

It may be home to the 'Big Five' and elusive Black Rhino, but Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve only welcomes a handful of staying guests at a time. With two intimate hotels featuring just 20 luxury suites between them, a stay here is something truly exclusive. Reopening in 2018 with a contemporary-meets-colonial design, Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel is just ten minutes from Victoria Falls, with its landscaped gardens, pool, and dining terrace overlooking one of the reserve’s waterholes.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located on the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve, Victoria Falls is a 15-minute drive away.

Hotel information

16 elegant suites. All with private terrace, air conditioning, TV, en-suite shower and bath, mini-bar* and 1 double bed, or twin beds.

Gourmet restaurant. Lounge and bar. Garden swimming pool. Range of activities and tours available. Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary transfers between the hotel and Victoria Falls town, and Victoria Falls International Airport.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (80)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional break!

Jan 22, 2020 Johan P Somerset West, South Africa

What a privilege to spend my wife's 40th birthday with our kids and her parents at such a beautiful location. We stayed for 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. We had beautifully decorated inter-leading rooms to connect our kids' room (sleeping 3) with our room. Few hotels these days cater for a family of 5 and this was a breath of fresh… Read more
What a privilege to spend my wife's 40th birthday with our kids and her parents at such a beautiful location. We stayed for 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. We had beautifully decorated inter-leading rooms to connect our kids' room (sleeping 3) with our room. Few hotels these days cater for a family of 5 and this was a breath of fresh air - the rooms are HUGE and very tastefully decorated. We spent most of our time relaxing, sitting at the waterhole, swimming, sleeping, dining and enjoying each other's company. It was really a perfect break. The food and staff exceeded expectations. A special thank you to Brutus (our main waiter) and Jabulani (the chef), for tweaking meals to always meet and exceed our requests. Read less
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Jan 14, 2020 Colin M

This place was amazing! The hotel is very nice, for everything is clean and very well kept. I absolutely loved staying here, for it just felt like home! Plus, the view of the animals is fantastic! I would recommend this place to anyone who asks!!
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Jan 13, 2020 Z H Olney, Maryland

This hotel was pretty incredible! We were picked up at the airport, greater with champagne and warm towels upon arrival and activities explained! The suite we had was beautiful decorated, overlooked the watering hole and natural reserve with zebras just passing by, and most importantly clean! A few bugs here and there sneaked their way in but… Read more
This hotel was pretty incredible! We were picked up at the airport, greater with champagne and warm towels upon arrival and activities explained! The suite we had was beautiful decorated, overlooked the watering hole and natural reserve with zebras just passing by, and most importantly clean! A few bugs here and there sneaked their way in but that’s expected! Staff was very attentive and professional. Food was delicious, though only criticism is that it’s slightly under seasoned. Not much to do in the hotel unless you want to just relax by the pool or have a drink, so we did a lot of activities including visiting the falls, bungee jumping, a train dinner and white water rafting all of which the hotel helped organize including pick ups as the hotel is tucked away in the natural park about 29 minutes from Victoria Falls town. Five stars!!! Good for families as well as couples. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Experience!

Jan 11, 2020 Skishore781 New York City, New York

I stayed at this hotel over the Christmas holiday for just a couple of nights. However, it was an amazing experience. The hotel provided excellent massage services, as well as room service that was delivered ahead of schedule. Additionally, the architecture is splendid and is situated in a great location where one can easily access Victoria… Read more
I stayed at this hotel over the Christmas holiday for just a couple of nights. However, it was an amazing experience. The hotel provided excellent massage services, as well as room service that was delivered ahead of schedule. Additionally, the architecture is splendid and is situated in a great location where one can easily access Victoria Falls. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking to stay at a place near Victoria Falls. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Simply the best. 7 stars!

Jan 11, 2020 lucienc33 Burlingame, California

We are fortunate to get to stay in 5 star properties around the world. We have high expectations. We arrived here after an amazing safari in South Africa. Our entire experience was top notch. As can be seen in pictures, the hotel itself is beautiful and on a private game reserve. Animals come within 20-30 meters of your balcony! What blew me… Read more
We are fortunate to get to stay in 5 star properties around the world. We have high expectations. We arrived here after an amazing safari in South Africa. Our entire experience was top notch. As can be seen in pictures, the hotel itself is beautiful and on a private game reserve. Animals come within 20-30 meters of your balcony! What blew me away was the service and attitude of the staff. They paid attention to all the details and approached our visit with an “anything is possible” attitude. This included helping to confirm and coordinate tours and activities to the timing of the driver taking us into town and picking us up. It was so refreshing and relaxing to have the feeling that we were fully being taken care of - while also not being nickel and dimed for it. We ate most of our meals at the hotel. The food was delicious and healthy and the menu was appealing. As others have noted, the property is about 15 minutes away from town. Given how beautiful it was, I didn’t mind at all. But it’s something to consider. The only downside was the spa option availability. They only had one person on site the days we were there and her availability didn’t match ours. All in all, this was a highlight of our trip. We had only wished we could’ve stayed there longer. We will most definitely stay there again next time we’re in the area. Read less