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Tabonina Guesthouse
3 Maisoko Road, Nottie Broad | PO Box 61284, Livingstone, Zambia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 15 Livingstone B&B and Inns
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“Wonderful guesthouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Great price. Helpful staff. Clean and simple. Hot shower. Laurent took us back and forth from the airport which was very nice. I just wished he had real coffee for breakfast. We had to go to another lodge and order coffee. Else it was great.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. One correction: 100% pure coffee and tea are available every morning on our free breakfast.
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We were incredibly pleased with our stay here! Before we found Tabonina we stayed at other similarly priced accommodation in the Livingstone area and were pretty disappointed. In my opinion, Tabonina stands way above the competition in this particular price range. We found everyone to be incredibly friendly and full of helpful suggestions and information. Our room was comfortable, clean, and secure. The craft market, grocery stores, and restaurants are a nice 20 minute walk away and if you need a taxi the staff will be happy to help you. Now that I've found Tabonina, I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Livingstone!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My name is Oscar from Kenya and stayed at Tabonina Guest House with my brother and his wife at Tabonina Guesthouse in th month of June.Laurent is a great host picked us from the airport and took us to his well appointed Guesthouse where we were welcomed by his wife Bronnah the stuff Belinda ,lance and Karen.The rooms were clean and Laurent was always at hand to fix any little problem.Had a ton of valuable information to impart on things to do.Equally made and provided a booklet on things to do.Very helpful.
The stuff Belinda ,lance and Karen were ever helpful and always smiling.
At the end of our stay Laurent dropped us at the airport .How awesome Is that .
Thanks Laurent ,Regards to Madam and the rest of your stuff.We shall be back

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Windsor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Tabonina is simply a wonderfully warm, clean, friendly place to stay if visiting Livingstone. Laurent (the host) goes out of his way to ensure you are happy & comfortable, & his excellent team of staff ensure that you have anything you require during your stay, whilst always maintaining the friendliest smiles imaginable. They will reserve for you any local activities you may be interested in, together with providing a wealth of information relating to either the town or anything else in the area. Having stayed in various types of accommodation across Africa I can unreservedly give Tabonina a massive 10 out of 10 on all counts! A wonderful place for either travellers or families to stay whilst in Livingstone - we'll DEFINITELY be back

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights at Tabonina Guesthouse based on a recommendation from other travelers. We were not disappointed! The room was clean, spacious and comfortable. The nights were a little chilly, so warm cozy blankets were provided. Breakfast was included and was a perfect start to the day. There is a beautiful pool that we didn't not have time to enjoy, but it was always sparkling clean. Laurent provided recommendations for activities and even made our reservations for us. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We stayed at Tabonina Guesthouse for 3 nights in late May 2013 - wished it could have been much longer. We found the facilities beautiful, peaceful, and in a great location (a 10 minute walk to town). Our host Laurent assisted us with arrangements for our activities, and even purchased our bus tickets for us. The staff was very accomodating. After our stay, we made arrangements for our daughter and her friends to stay there 2 weeks later. Definitely will want to stay there if we ever return to Livingstone.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Spent 2 nights in Livingstone and this was the perfect place to stay, felt completely looked after from the moment I arrived. Laurent was so helpful and really gave it the personal touch, it was five star service in beautiful rustic surroundings. I chose a quiet room and the back, it was so peaceful and the bed was extremely comfortable. A very pretty place, the gardens are well kept, it is clean and the staff were so friendly and kind. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Tabonina Guesthouse

Address: 3 Maisoko Road, Nottie Broad | PO Box 61284, Livingstone, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Livingstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated close to the Victoria Falls, one of the biggest wonders of the world, Tabonina Guesthouse is a secure, cosy and relaxing guesthouse located in the peaceful Nottie Broad area of Livingstone, only a short walk away from the town centre. Set in a beautiful mango tree garden, Tabonina Guesthouse consists of nine en-suite rooms, a breakfast/dinner area, a sitting room equipped with large flat screen TV, a swimming pool and a gazebo for drinks and games. ... more   less 
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