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Tabonina Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 37 Livingstone B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

well what can i say. we were a group of 18 people that stayed for 7 nights in the tabonina guesthouse. for our group the guesthouse was just perfect. the rooms are really nice, staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. laurent and bronnah really help you out with everything they can. they picked up luggage from the airport when we couldnt, organized trips and even did a shuttle to the airport for us - just to name a few things. lance was there for us 24/7, always having a smile on his face. even when we kept him up late sitting at the bar and party a bit too much ... :)
i really recommend this guesthouse to anyone. thanks for making our trip even more perfect, i will see you guys next year! :) lukas

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

My husband and I spent 4 nights at Tabonina in September this year. We absolutely LOVED our stay. It has everything you need without the price tag. Breakfast is simple but as another reviewer noted… is laid out for you like you’re royalty. The staff are really friendly and extremely accommodating – they were always around and more than happy to help. It may not be 5 star but the service definitely is - I don’t know many budget accommodations where you get asked each night what time you would like breakfast . It’s got a nice feel to it too, you feel like you’re staying with a friend at Tabonia. Laurent picked us up from the airport, advised us on activities and booked them all for us too. It was nice to spend some hours by the pool as Livingstone is really hot in September. I would recommend one of the bigger rooms (which is still really well priced) just so you have more room. This place is outstanding value for money – just book it!

Thank you Laurent and Bronah for a wonderful stay! : )

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

This guesthouse is a surprising oasis in the middle of Livingstone. It has comfortable beds, showers that work, air con and cable TV (all of which are hard to come by in much of Africa). It also has a beautiful sparkling pool and extremely friendly/helpful staff.

We stayed two nights in October 2013 before going to Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe. I can say categorically that Tabonina's is significantly nicer than anything in the same price category there.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the pool have a lovely outlook.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Georgia M
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

I stayed her for 3 nights with my 2 sisters. Great place and very friendly staff..
The place is a bit outside the main city center, but taxis are cheap and you can also walk.
Some ants in the bathroom, but come on.. it`s Africa;)

Very friendly, good breakfast, great value and clean rooms. I will definitely use them again :) There are many great guesthouses and backpackers in Livingstone, but this one might have the cleanest pool 

Room Tip: Wifi is beat near the pool.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

The staff is very polite and helpful. The rooms are clean. Beds are great. I didn't gave any back aches and I suffer from them at hotels with bad mattresses. The grounds are well kept and secure. The pool is perfectly clean. It's a great place. Will stay again.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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1  Thank Curbandgutter
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We stayed two days at Tabonina and it was quite pleasant. The staff was very helpful and the owner, Laurent, is there as well to help you out and give information. The rooms are basic but the grounds are very nice. Different areas to sit down and relax or eat breakfast. Free wifi.
Nice place to stay for a great price.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Tabonina is a very good lodging option for visitors to Livingstone. The rates are very affordable in comparison to other properties. The owner, Laurent, and his staff are very friendly, helpful, and responsive to queries. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The pool is nice, the wi-fi signal is strong, and cereal and toast for breakfast are complimentary.

Room Tip: We enjoyed Room 1, facing the pool.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tabonina Guesthouse

Address: 3 Maisoko Road, Nottie Broad | PO Box 61284, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Livingstone
Price Range: £36 - £52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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 and two non en suite rooms, with an ablution block nearby, a breakfast/dinner area, a sitting room equipped with large flat screen TV, a swimming pool, a gazebo with pool table for drinks and games, and a self-catering kitchen. ... more   less 
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