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Tabonina Guesthouse

3 Maisoko Road, Nottie Broad | PO Box 61284, Livingstone, Zambia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there for 8 nights early 2015. Within easy reach of all the attractions at the Falls. The rooms are very neat, albeit on the small side. Nice enough kitchen that can be rented too for some self-catering. Enjoyable lapa area with a pool table. Had hours of fun playing poker and blackjack with matchsticks with the kids on the... More 

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your kind review. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your week with us. We are also very pleased that you stressed how family friendly Tabonina is. Admittedly, due to previous bookings, the second room you stayed in (Room 8) is one of our two en suite and... More 

Falkirk, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
84 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked for one night via hostelworld and paid about $35. Definitely think this is very good value for a comfortable room with air con, net, kettle, hot water. Often booking on a booking site you have no correspondence before arrival but I received a nice informative email prior to arrival and on arrival was given a map and information... More 

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your very kind review of Tabonina. We are delighted you enjoyed staying with us, albeit for one night only. Let me just put a few words in favor of Livingstone town, as opposed to Vic Falls on the other side of the border. While it is true that the latter is closer to the Victoria Falls,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed somewhere to sleep at night, breakfasts and someone to help with advice on activities to do in livingstone. We got that and more at Tabonina. Great place and great prices. We even got air con! We wanted basic and cheap and we got something smarter and better for the same price. I can't fault it. Great people that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in Tabonina for a few days and couldn't believe our luck in finding this gem - a clean, quiet, hospitable place where Laurent and his stuff went out of the way to help us in any way they could. So in summary: - service is superb, we have never been so taken care of. All Lauren's recommendations for... More 

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Chicoutimi, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This place is a wonderful home away from home. The staff is incredible. Lancey and Belinda are incredibly helpful and sweet. If you have a bad back the beds are not the greatest and could be updated. But the environment is relaxing, especially the pool. Well worth the price.

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Tabonina and found us “wonderful”. I’ll make sure to pass on your praises to our staff. I am also sorry you didn’t find our bed comfortable enough, but also slightly surprised as we are often complimented on the quality of... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I would like to say thank you to the owner of the guesthouse! We spent beautiful time! Service was excellent, staff friendly, the owner showed much concern to satisfy guests and at the same time he didn't look intruding. Good room and clean pool. The only advice, if I can, is to have something like a bar at the guesthouse,... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

we stayed for 2 weeks at Tabonina and I will come back! The owner laurent is very friendly, the staff is very helpful and very nice people! They call a taxi in the evening if you like to go to the centre.Breakfast is okay for a guesthouse, you can order real coffee and you can have eggs for breakfast if... More 

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Kristianstad, Sweden
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stayed at Tabonina Guesthouse for 1 night, then went to Botswana for safari and came back to Tabonina to stay for 2 more nights. The staff and the manager Laurent were very friendly and helped us in every possible way before we went on safari and when we came back. We were three adults and three kids so we... More 

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Gaborone, Botswana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We stayed at Tabonina Guesthouse for 1 night while we were in Zambia to swim in Devil's Pool after 2 nights at a fancier hotel in Victoria Falls. There were 3 of us in our party, so we got two rooms: 4 (a "budget" double) and 6 (a larger double). The rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable, and the... More 

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I really have mixed feelings about this place so I will just list pros and cons. Pros: - great value for money - spacious rooms (equipped with mosquito nets, AC, TV (very poor selection of channels so it's useless) - kind staff (Belinda was really nice, ordered food for us and helped book activities) Cons: - location (near the mosque,... More 

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post you review. Before I address your grievances, let me say that we are very happy that you find us of great value and that you appreciated our rooms and our service. I’ll make sure to pass on your praise to our staff. As for the cons, I find some of them contradictory.... More 

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Address: 3 Maisoko Road, Nottie Broad | PO Box 61284, Livingstone, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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