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Fawlty Towers
216 Musi O Tunya Road | Box 61170, Livingstone, Zambia   |  
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“Hot and sticky”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2007

I stayed at Fawlty Towers several times in 2001, my two night stay in late December 2006 was my first return visit and some things change and some things, thankfully, stay the same. Fawlty Towers has a great location and the rooms are clean and comfortable and the bar, called Hippo's, at the rear of the property serves reasonably good food and decent zambian beer. The private rooms are all located around a garden which includes a pool and fully grown tree's. Sounds idyllic? There is a downside, firstly, we had an ensuite room with no air conditioning. This meant that the room was hot, stuffy and uncomfortable and started feeling damp very quickly, remember December is the wet season and humidity was high. Secondly, be prepared for the sound of mangoes falling from the surrounding trees and crashing onto the metal roofs of the rooms at all sorts of weird times of the night. All things considered, It's a good place to stay, it's easy, friendly and a good budget option.

  • Liked — Convenient location
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2007

Stayed here twice within a year.First time with my parents and second time with some backpackers.
My parents wanted to stay in a hotel but I wanted to stay in a hostel.They were not dissapointed.They had a lovely double room with ensuite overlooking the gardens and swimming pool. We had lovely food cooked by the poolside everyday and the staff couldnt have been more helpful.
they organiized safaris,bungee jumps, white water rafting and day trips into Zimbabwe.
When i stayed there iwth my friends in was party central and we even went swimming at around 2am as the poolside never closes.
Definitly reccomend this hostel!

  • Liked — Swimming pool
  • Disliked — tent was roasting hot!!
  • Tips/Secrets — Stay here and book your activities the first day as things get booked up fast!
  • Stayed March 2005, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2004

Fawlty Towers Lodge in the town centre of Livingstone is a mere 8 kms from the mighty Victoria Falls. The lodge is inthe budget range with 5star service. It is an oasis with a shaded lawn and a salt water pool with private chalets for the discerning traveller. They really provided me with great value, service and you truly felt welcome. Thank you Fawlty Towers for proving exceptional quality does not need an extortionate price tag. Go see the falls and ask Fawlty Towers how to do it - they even got me a free visa to enter Zambia. Email them on ahorizon@zamnet.zm

  • Stayed February 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Fawlty Towers

Address: 216 Musi O Tunya Road | Box 61170, Livingstone, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #18 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Livingstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fawlty Towers is set in a large, private garden shaded with mango trees, with a crystal clear swimming pool. We offer accommodation for those on a budget, as well as private air-conditioned rooms and with the best service in Livingstone. Enjoy our free pancakes served every day, whilst cold beers and drinks are available at the bar. Try our chef's legendary meals or have your own barbeque round the pool on our braai stand. Internet access and a Wi-Fi hotspot is available. The Lodge is in the centre of town with seven cafes and restaurants less than 500 yards away and the town's largest supermarket is just over the road. ... more   less 
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