Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel Welcome to a beautiful African home just 10 minutes from the Victoria Falls. You’re invited to make it your own and to pause for a moment. The essence of the reinvented Stanley & Livingstone is inspired by a playful contemporary take on colonial style; Her character is ‘quirky classic’, her spaces light and inviting, and her furnishings both comfortable and inspiring. A glimpse of the hotel 16 luxury suites each have a private terrace, with en-suite shower and bath, air conditioning, minibar, satellite television and telephone (all suites can be configured as double or twin) Two sets of rooms are interleading, and are therefore perfect for families.
The gourmet restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The outdoor terrace enjoys elevated views of the waterhole. The bar and lounge area open onto the outdoor dining terrace. The fully serviced swimming pool, set within the landscaped gardens, overlooks the waterhole
Secret Africa – Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel Special
The tranquil setting of this boutique hotel, which has just 16 exquisitely furnished suites, offers a very magical African experience. The Stanley and Livingstone Boutique Hotel fuses natural thatch and timbers with traditional English furnishing and objects d’art.
Here you enter a world of gracious living whilst being transported back to the pioneering adventures of the early explorers.
Style and Character
The 16 suites are comprised of thatched rondavels (a round hut) arranged in a half moon around the landscaped gardens. The main building houses the 1871 restaurant, bar and a lounge lit by a roaring fire every night. The design is that of a colonial home with modern twists, combining framed prints of old maps and newspaper clippings detailing the early exploration of Africa, with bold bespoke wallpaper, chandeliers and plush velvet sofas.
Service and Facilities
There’s a modest, kidney-shaped pool in the garden and no gym. An inventive array of treatments using organic Africology products, containing ingredients such as Rooibos and African potato, are offered in rooms. They can organise all manner of tours, but the options are less bespoke: on a Zambezi cruise, for example, you’ll join a 150-person boat instead of a six-seater offered by other luxury establishments.
Rooms are bright and light with a canopied king-size bed; an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, roll-top bath, robes and Africology products. Each has a lounge with a complimentary tea and coffee station with nibbles in jars, but – rather frustratingly at this price point – a sparsely stocked pay-for minibar. Another grumble is the lack of privacy on your veranda. If you want the best view of the watering hole ask for rooms eight to 11.