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Tabonina Guesthouse

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3 Maisoko Road, Nottie Broad | PO Box 61284, Livingstone, Zambia
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Avoca Beach, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my first review on Trip Advisor and warranted because anyone coming to Livingstone should know about this fantastic gem. They do not advertise as being 5 star with their facilities, yet the experience at the end of your stay is absolutely 5 star and beyond. This is a true taste of Zambia and the beautiful people who live... More 

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Thank deb552016
Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this very generous review. We are extremely happy that Tabonina has played its own modest part in making you feel the beauty and friendliness of Zambia. We sure would be delighted to welcome you back to Livingstone. More 

Bruges, Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Tabonina for the first time. Stayed there for a longer period. The location is close to the city centre. Only a few minutes drive with the taxi (30 Kwatcha/2 pax) (3 EUR). The service of the owner and staff are outstanding! Always ready to serve, help, listen and make your stay as comfortable as you wish. Very clean and... More 

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2 Thank BDE2016
Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this generous review. Your kind comments will be passed on to our staff. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again to Tabonina when the appeal of Zambia and Livingstone proves impossible to resist and warrants a second visit. More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Tabonina for 17 days, while working in Zambia. As I already visited the guesthouse in 2014, I was delighted to come back. Very good service, friendly owner and very dedicated staff. A 5star experience in a cosy place to stay! I'll definetely come back.

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Thank Mulsa
Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this very kind review. It is such an endorsement and an encouragement to have guests from afar coming back to Tabonina. We are already looking forward to your next visit to Livingstone. More 

Amsterdam
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24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I arrived in a bad mood. We didn't like the layout of the room we had been allocated. Laurent was called and he was in a bad mood (very upset with the racist accusation on here). Within 5 minutes, we were all smiling! Laurent and his staff were an absolute delight, the pool area is lovely and... More 

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this very kind review. We are delighted that your stay at Tabonina put you in a great holiday mood. Sorry that the room you had originally booked did not meet your requirement. Let me take this opportunity to describe Room 9, our “Family Unit”. The room consists of two rooms, but only one (the parents’... More 

Moshi, Tanzania
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice place with great amenities in the room, well located within walking distance or short taxi to town, and good value for price. Only negatives are no restaurant on site and no fruit with breakfast. In the tropics it's easy to have at least a banana!

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Thank JerryD10394
Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review of Tabonina. It was a pleasure looking after you over this last Christmas holidays. Just a precision: we do offer fresh home-made mango juice with our continental breakfast, as long as it is possible, and guests are of course more than welcome to complement this breakfast with fruits, cheese or other delicacies they... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little guest lodge with very friendly staff. Met the owners who were delightful. locateds fairly close to the downtown area. Staff was always willing to help us with early breakfast's and taxi's. A very nice time.

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Tabonina, and above all Livingstone and the Falls. It was a pleasure talking to you on your last morning with us. More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay so much we book it again on our way back. The staff is very friendly and helpful and always prepare to help. The shared communal areas were perfect for us travelling as a family. Hope to be back to this little gem in Livingstone

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Thank Danie W
Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Tabonina. It was a pleasure looking after you all. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in Livingstone. More 

Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We typically stay in expensive resorts/hotels. For the money this is the best bang for your buck. The staff is extremely friendly. The owner is very nice and knowledgeable about all the activities. Save your money for all the activities. This place is 5 stars all around. The grounds are very safe and the pool area is the heart of... More 

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this very kind and more than generous review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us; it was a pleasure looking after you all. I hurry to add that we are not, and don’t pretend to be, a 5-star establishment but merely a homely guesthouse, which aims to offer good... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely terrible experience. The owner is racist. When informed about the small amount of water dripping(yes dripping not flowing) from the shower while taking a bath, he is not bothered. If you want to have a proper bath, rather go to the Victoria Falls because you won't be able to in the showers of Tabonina Guest house.

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

I am simply flabbergasted by this offensive review, which obviously doesn’t reflect the values and service found at Tabonina Guesthouse. More 

Kampen, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

When you want to go to livingstone you have to go to tabonina guesthouse! The houses are clean and comfortable. The pool is clean en very beautiful. The staff is very kindly! Your vacation will be very relax over here. Enjoy!!

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Tabonina, the pool, and above all, the numerous different activities that you all partook in at and around the Falls. More 

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