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#2 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Livingstone
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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.
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Mounthutt wrote a review Oct 2019
Leeds69 contributions96 helpful votes
Based on the previous good reviews, I was thoroughly underwhelmed with my stay at Chanters. I know that Chanters is a value/budget accommodation and not a 'boutique' lodge so I wasn't expecting luxury by any means but I was expecting it to be neat, tidy and functioning. Upon arrival I was greeted by 3 young lads breaking up the concrete immediately outside reception with pick axes and lump hammers. Clearly there's some renovation/ building work going on out the front but it did look like I'd stumbled in to a building site, not a hotel/lodge courtyard. My room had a TV which had a two pin plug which didn't fit in to the 3 pin (U.K) sockets. There was no adapter or anything that I could see to make it work (totally redundant). The shower was barely a luke warm trickle and there was a colony of ants in the tiled bathroom behind the toilet (not crept in through gaps in the flooring etc.). The screws to both the outside and bathroom door handles were both lose and almost came off in my hand. The bathroom itself was incredibly dated, the sink was detached from the wall and the shower cubicle was poorly finished. The bed in fairness was very comfy and the aircon was very effective when there was power! The swimming pool looked very uninviting and dirty. During my one night stay there were two separate powers cuts, each one lasting a no. of hours which meant I was unable to have a shower in the morning. The hotel either does not have a back up generator and or the back up itself was also broken. Lunch (tuna sandwich and chips) was very good and cheap (£3) but was painfully slow (45 minutes). In summary, Chanters was a disappointment. It's a property that I've had my eye on for some time but it just left me with an impression of neglect and a property that is no longer loved and been looked after.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Fernanda L wrote a review Oct 2019
Rio de Janeiro13 contributions15 helpful votes
Just spent 3 nights there with my family and the lodge was the only thing we didn't like in Livingston. A pre-scheduled transfer from the airport that was not there was the beginning of a not so enjoyable Chanters Lodge experience. A part from that, we found two spiders (about 6 cm) inside the room, in different days. Although they have nets on the beds, there were a lot of mosquitos in the room since the construction was not neat and left little spaces between doors/windows and the walls (so insect could get inside). Livingston is facing daily power shortages what was being held well by the generator until diesel was over. A few hours with no electricity, no shower and a lot of mosquitos was not nice at all. Breakfast was simple but ok, and included eggs and juice. Since they have few people working there, every morning we had to wait around 10-15 minutes to be able to place the breakfast order, since we couldn't find people from the lodge ate the reception. Susan is a receptionist who worked nights that was really nice to us and explained all the tour options. We did not have much luck with the other employees. The house is very simple but they do have a nice garden. If you decide for this place, know you will find a very simple house/mattress/pillow/breakfast/shower/services etc etc Next time we will be looking for a better place to stay!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Malin H wrote a review Apr 2019
Lusaka, Zambia52 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights in room 7. Okey standard but not more. Simple decor. Mosquitonet needs to be cleaned. Sheets were ripped with holes in Them. Bathroommat not clean. Better cleaning needed. Slow wifi. Very slow service at breakfast. Waited 25 minuters for toast in the morning. Nice garden but Dirty pool. Low Price. Good location in town. Easy to find. Good sign. Safe. Quiet.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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schleggermaul wrote a review Apr 2019
Heidelberg, Germany2 contributions
It is officially a lodge. When you expect this, you will be more than surprised. It is clean, cozy and idyllic! So where is the border between lodge and boutique hotel? If you don't need the perfect, up-to-date interior other things are more important. The garden is nice and gives you the feeling to be on a larger compound than it actually is. The food is great and at reasonable pricing. The staff is very attentive and charming. There is air conditioning, but I don't need this in April here. No need to got to a big hotel, just stay here (; Thanks to the team for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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kaiviti2007 wrote a review Dec 2018
Brussels, Belgium92 contributions52 helpful votes
Nice place, nothing fancy. OK for the traveller on a budget. Rather far from the falls if you have no vehicle. There is a pool, WiFi very slow and not available in the rooms. There is a restaurant with average food. Owner and staff (understaffed when we visited) are friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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$43 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chanters Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Chanters Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Victoria Falls (0.5 miles), Devil's Pool (1.8 miles), and Livingstone Museum (0.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chanters Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Chanters Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Chanters Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Chanters Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chanters Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Golden Leaf, Zambezi Explorer Signature Lounge, and Ocean Basket Livingstone.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chanters Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Chanters Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Chanters Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Chanters Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Livingstone.
Is Chanters Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.