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Chrismar Hotel
Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Livingstone
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This hotel was chosen to be assembly and relaxation point for all the wedding guests coming from near and far. All the rooms were booked out and the staff dedicated to serve our needs, for the duration of the stay ... 10 days . The actual wedding took place at a nearby resort. The staff was really helpful and friendly. On our arrival at 2:00 am, the service from the staff was excellent. They quickly organized the luggage and room keys and led us to our allotted rooms. The luggage was delivered about five minutes afterwards. The room was adequate for our needs, double bed with a beautifully decorated mosquito net, clean and well laid out, with A/C , small fridge, modern flat screen TV and a functioning safe. Wi-Fi.is free but works best in the lobby area. The bathroom was typical with shower Jacuzzi tub, sink and toilet. However the toile was swarming with mosquitoes, hence the need for the net. . I enjoyed all the meals that were served although as expected they were different from the traditional western dishes.The hotel location is a plus since it is next to a game park and if you are lucky you can watch elephants strolling on the front lawn in early morning and late afternoon Also it is about a twenty minute drive to the famous Victoria Falls. The hotel has a swim up pool bar that was being renovated and not in use. In fact the hotel is showing its age and it needs a lot of maintenance work to bring it back to its glory days. The hotel rooms are designed as 3 unit cabanas spread over the property and together with a well manicured grounds with flowers and trees the whole atmosphere is one of tranquillity until nighttime.Being located close to the main building has the advantage of everything being close at hand. The disadvantage is that any activity around the main building is telegraphed into the bedroom making it difficult to sleep. There are big gaps above and below the front door that let the music and the mosquitoes and other bugs. On the whiteness scale the bathroom linens comes in around 6-7 on a 10 point scale. Only the shower was used and many times during showering, the water pressure will drop leaving only a fast drip to complete your shower. In conclusion I give the staff a 9 out of 10 for their dedication and service.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Stayed here for a conference. The conference facilities are adequate with really good meals. Breakfasts are standard and boring and the pub area part of the dining area with very little atmosphere. The rooms are clean and acceptable with mosquito nets and are located in units of three spread throughout a luscious garden that creates an "in the bush" feeling. The hotel is located on the edge of town towards the Vic Falls which is not necessarily the best position but right at the entrance to the game park and walking distance from the launching area of cruise boats. The staff is really friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Stayed a couple of days before a conference in the same hotel. No mosquitoes in my room despite lack of net. Staff were excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Good food especially the fish! Pool was being redone - looked as if it would be good once it was finished.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Ruth S
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The hotel is in a nice location but that is where the positives of the hotel end. The hotel is very old and outdated, the rooms are not cleaned properly and the towels and sheets come back from cleaning with brown spots on them. Mosquitos are a big problem. The staff are average and reasonably polite. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Stayed here for 2 nights on honeymoon.
Staff were quite nice.
Lots of mosquitos in our room with no mosquito nets available but we called the reception and a nice man came and sprayed our room for us and killed most of the mosquitos. I think there was at least 100 in our room alone.
The pool bar had algae on the chairs. You could see live insects swimming in the pool with you and my husband even got bitten while we were in the water.
The hotel had a good breakfast buffet and the dinner options were very good.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Chrismar Hotel

Address: Sichango Road, PO Box 60614, Livingstone 00000, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Livingstone
Price Range: HK$1,187 - HK$1,820 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Chrismar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 59
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