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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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Chicoutimi, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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5 hotel reviews
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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 

Panama
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

We were able to enjoy this lovely guesthouse for 4 nights. We had a room just in front of the pool. The room was very comfortable, good beds, bathroom, fridge - everything you could need. The staff were very friendly and were able to help us with all our questions and they made all the arrangements for our daily excursions.... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

The rooms are spacious and clean. The pool very nice. Laurent is friendly and helpfull.. The only (minor) disadvantage is that it is a long walk to town. But all together very much recommended! We would choose Taboni again next time.

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Tabonina and we will be more than happy to welcome you back any time. As far as our location is concerned, many guests find us close enough to the town center — we are within town —, others, like yourselves, a tat too... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A HUGE THANK YOU to Laurent and his wonderful team @ The Tabonina - we had a fantastic time there - everyone was so friendly . Laurent was really helpful with his advice and knowledge when booking activities . The rooms were very spacious and clean The pool was fabulously refreshing after a hard day seeking adventure and fun We... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

After four wonderful days at Tabonina Guesthouse, I couldn't help but laugh to myself on the last night. Even if the "privileged" types were paying out the wazoo over at the expensive lodges for opulent surroundings, there was NO WAY they were being treated better by friendlier and more knowledgeable staff than we were experiencing at Tabonina guesthouse. Add to... 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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