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Protea Hotel Zambezi River Lodge

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Dublin
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The staff were nice. I'm not remotely precious when it comes to hotels generally, but this place - it was like a dodgy US motel. Worst hotel in Namibia. Even the life buoy was floating in the swimming pool. We were stranded there for two nights as we had rental car problems. Breakfast was brutal. The sun loungers were filthy,...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

1. Staff below the line of courtesy, it looks like they are always annoyed by you asking something and they are very inefficient 2. No control on the food - they served An expired Nutella once, I let them know it and ask to throw it away...but two days later they served the very same expired Nutella!!! And when I...

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I was here in July. The room I was in has an amazing view overlooking the river and Zambia. The breeze from the river was amazing could've been because we were just getting into autumn. The rooms are spacious but need updating for a more modern feel. Room maintenance could be improved upon as a part of the ceiling was...

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Kasane
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped over for a night on the way to Botswana. We had the most uncomfortable stay here. We were given a room at the far end of the hotel where it was dark and neglected. My wife did not feel safe in that room at all.to make things even worse, when we entered the room, there...

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Kosi Bay
Reviewed 5 June 2016

On Friday the 6th May 2016 at around 4pm my wife and I booked into the campsite at the Protea Hotel in Katima Mulilo, Namibia. We paid for two nights camping at reception and went to look for a comfortable campsite. We found a campsite overlooking the Zambezi River, close to an ablution block, and about twenty five meters from...

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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Situated on the banks of the Zambezi river you see Zambia on the other end.., relax on the patio overlooking the Zambezi river with a glass of red wine or ice cold Windhoek lager beer... You hear the crocodiles splashing nearby.. Hippopotamus yawning a stone throw away... Or watch the kingfisher catching small fish... Make sure you take some mosquito...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This hotel is right on the Zambezi River on the border between Zambia and Namibia. It is a convenient stop over hotel. The room was well appointed and the beds very comfortable. We had a standard room. The service in the restaurant was a bit slow , but we experience this whenever we are in a remote location in Africa....

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

service staff have no idea what the are doing poor reception, food was okay but dont try the sea foods .... disappointing. rooms were not clean this protea is below par as compared to the other hotels under the protea banner

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Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

We booked a luxury room, they wanted to give us a standard one but for the same price, we had to insist to get the booked room. We had to wait for 3 hours for our check-in, nobody told us that the room was finally ready, the room was smelly, moist and loud (satff quarter and kitchen just behind us),...

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Gauteng
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

The hotel is lovely and the staff are friendly. I think the issue is organization and how the hotel interacts with tour operators because we asked for help arranging a Zambezi River boat cruise and hotel staff were unable to assist. Otherwise we did not have any other issues. Be sure to bring mosquito repellants as the area is full...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Protea Hotel Zambezi River - Gateway to Victoria Falls and the Chobe National Park. Set in natural surroundings on the banks of the Zambezi River, Protea Hotels Zambezi Riveroffers comfortable facilities, ideal for an overnight stay en-route to the many tourist destinations in the area. Accommodation comprises 38 standard twin and 4 luxury double en-suite rooms overlooking the Zambezi River or garden and pool area, with restaurant and bar facilities are available daily. You can take a boat cruise on the Zambezi River with excellent opportunities to observe hippos and crocodiles. Or you could stroll through the lively town of Katima Mulilo, enjoy the African flair at the open market and buy original crafts ranging from baskets, jewellery, traditional musical instruments to animals made of scrap metal or wood. Excursions to the nearby National Parks (Mudumu, Mamili and Bwabata), Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe or Zambia) and to the Chobe National Park can be arranged on request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel Zambezi River Lodge

Address: Ngoma Road, Katima Mulilo, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Caprivi Region > Katima Mulilo
Price Range: $126 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel Zambezi River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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“Wifi only in foyer and not efficient at all.”
 of 5 bubbles Irals, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you want a good view of the river, standard room is better”
 of 5 bubbles EricaMwinga, 3 May 2015 | Read review
“Choose the self catering "V" rooms for more privacy and independence.”
 of 5 bubbles Phantomreviewer280, 9 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Rooms near the main building are in blocks of 2 so rooms 5/6 or 7/8 overlook the river and are close to the main building that houses reception/restaurant/bar - room 8 isnt bad.”
 of 5 bubbles robl276, 14 Oct 2014 | Read review
“rooms facing the river are fresh especially number 17”
 of 5 bubbles IKUFA2014, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
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