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Chanters Lodge

Lukulu Crescent | off Obote Avenue, Livingstone, Zambia
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Chanters Lodge
Ranked #3 of 15 Livingstone B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Solana Beach, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Richard was great, quick to respond while booking and pleasant shuttle service. The service was good, everyone is very attentive. The rooms were a bit dark and old. Probably could have been cleaned a bit more thoroughly, (finger prints on mirror, no trash can in room/bathroom) among a couple of other details I noticed. But over all it was comfortable... More

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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and I'm sorry you found the standard of cleanliness to be poor, our apologies. We are in the process of renovation and I'm sorry you were not allocated a recently renovated room, we hope to finish the project in the next few months. We were happy you found the staff generally attentive and that you enjoyed... More

San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chanters Lodge was my best possible stop in Livingston, both at the start and at the end of my trip to Zambia. Richard and his staff were helpful, friendly, and made me feel at home, even though I was traveling solo. The Lodge is in a quiet part of Livingston, clean, with a very nice pool area and outdoor eating... More

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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. We were happy you were comfortable and that you enjoyed your stay. We were especially pleased that you found the lodge to be good value for money. Thanks again. More

Wincanton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted a decent base for a 10 day stay in Livingstone, combining organised activities with some more free range exploring and general chilling out. Chanters Lodge was ideal for us, with good basic facilities and service at a price that doesn't break the bank – and includes a cooked breakfast. The location is pleasant with a nice garden and... More

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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, we very much appreciate your support! More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had a great stay in Chanters. It's fabulous value for money and the staff were so helpful. They booked all our trips and made sure we were very well looked after. The accommodation is very nice for the price and the breakfasts are good too.

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Thanks for your kind review, we were happy that you found us good value for money! More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you are after a luxury experience in Livingstone, this may not be your place. But if you want a great budget option that comes with wonderful service, Chanter's Lodge will provide both. We had a group of 14 traveling together and Richard and the staff did all they could to be helpful and accommodating to us-a variety of rooms,... More

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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we were happy to be able to accommodate your group. You are right that we are in the process of renovating two poolside rooms. The wifi had problems the weekend you were with us, but we were happy to give you vouchers for the alternative service that does work in the rooms. At the prices charged... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Great value option if you are staying in Livingstone. The guest house is run by the very helpful Richard and a capable team. Rooms are comfortable and the garden well looked after. Would recommend a room by the pool, which have a better view than the ones at the front.

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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we were happy that you were comfortable and that you found us good value for money. One of the poolside rooms you mention in your review is currently under renovation and we are excited about the 'new look' we hope to achieve when it's finished in a couple of weeks' time. Further renovations to the rooms... More

Valparaiso, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Staying at Chanter's Lodge was excellent. The moment we arrived, I felt like the owner was a friend I hadn't seen in awhile. He came to visit with us daily, asked if there was anything that he could do and gave us great recommendations on local attractions. The recommendations of seeing Vic Falls by Ultralight and the safari we went... More

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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future More

Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

From the initial welcome to the farewell we enjoyed our stay at Chanters. The place was clean and peaceful, staff polite, rooms large and comfy and the grounds beautiful. I would recommend a stay here as overall it was excellent value. So why not 5 stars? The little things were missed. The tea and coffee needed topping up on arrival.... More

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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. We do not usually put tea, coffee milk and sugar into guest rooms prior to arrival both for control, and because not all guests request this facility. I am sorry about the shortage of tissue and for the blown light bulb. Thanks again and we will do our best to improve on the matters you... More

Kampala, Uganda
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Thank you Richard and team for the great hospitality accorded to us at Chanters in Livingstone the weekend Easter 2014 . My boyfriend Simon and I had a wonderful time and the activities that your staff helped arrange for us, were out of this world. It's too bad we missed out on the cruise as the boats were all booked... More

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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. We were delighted you were happy with the lodge and equally pleased to welcome Guests from Uganda - we look forward to hosting more people from your beautiful country in future. More

London
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

It is quite hard to find a place to stay on either side of the Zambezi that really feels authentically African, not hyped-up for tourists that is simply 'honest-to-goodness' - so when you stay at Chanter's Lodge, just think about that. This is as close as you may get to staying in a real Zambian home and all is efficient... More

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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind and comprehensive review of the lodge. Juke box with Zambian music in the lounge? Gosh! Maybe we are too quiet sometimes, but there are so many clubs in town where Guests can find Zambian and all other types of music into the early hours, perhaps our quiet atmosphere is mostly attractive..... More

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Additional Information about Chanters Lodge

Address: Lukulu Crescent | off Obote Avenue, Livingstone, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Chanters Hotel Livingstone

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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Comfortable Lodge in residential part of Livingstone town with all rooms air conditioned and bath/shower rooms en suite. Single, double and family rooms all with breakfast included. Swimming Pool and a la carte restaurant. Lovely tropical gardens with al fresco dining. Handy for Livingstone Airport 8 minutes and 10km only from Victoria Falls. Airport transfers and visa waivers arranged. ... more   less 
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