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Amsterdam
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

My friend and I arrived in a bad mood. We didn't like the layout of the room we had been allocated. Laurent was called and he was in a bad mood (very upset with the racist accusation on here). Within 5 minutes, we were all smiling! Laurent and his staff were an absolute delight, the pool area is lovely and...

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this very kind review. We are delighted that your stay at Tabonina put you in a great holiday mood. Sorry that the room you had originally booked did not meet your requirement. Let me take this opportunity to describe Room 9, our “Family Unit”. The room consists of two rooms, but only one (the parents’...

Moshi, Tanzania
Reviewed 14 January 2016

A nice place with great amenities in the room, well located within walking distance or short taxi to town, and good value for price. Only negatives are no restaurant on site and no fruit with breakfast. In the tropics it's easy to have at least a banana!

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review of Tabonina. It was a pleasure looking after you over this last Christmas holidays. Just a precision: we do offer fresh home-made mango juice with our continental breakfast, as long as it is possible, and guests are of course more than welcome to complement this breakfast with fruits, cheese or other delicacies they...

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Nice little guest lodge with very friendly staff. Met the owners who were delightful. locateds fairly close to the downtown area. Staff was always willing to help us with early breakfast's and taxi's. A very nice time.

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Tabonina, and above all Livingstone and the Falls. It was a pleasure talking to you on your last morning with us.

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We enjoyed our stay so much we book it again on our way back. The staff is very friendly and helpful and always prepare to help. The shared communal areas were perfect for us travelling as a family. Hope to be back to this little gem in Livingstone

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Tabonina. It was a pleasure looking after you all. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in Livingstone.

Phoenix
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

We typically stay in expensive resorts/hotels. For the money this is the best bang for your buck. The staff is extremely friendly. The owner is very nice and knowledgeable about all the activities. Save your money for all the activities. This place is 5 stars all around. The grounds are very safe and the pool area is the heart of...

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this very kind and more than generous review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us; it was a pleasure looking after you all. I hurry to add that we are not, and don’t pretend to be, a 5-star establishment but merely a homely guesthouse, which aims to offer good...

Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Absolutely terrible experience. The owner is racist. When informed about the small amount of water dripping(yes dripping not flowing) from the shower while taking a bath, he is not bothered. If you want to have a proper bath, rather go to the Victoria Falls because you won't be able to in the showers of Tabonina Guest house.

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

I am simply flabbergasted by this offensive review, which obviously doesn’t reflect the values and service found at Tabonina Guesthouse.

Kampen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

When you want to go to livingstone you have to go to tabonina guesthouse! The houses are clean and comfortable. The pool is clean en very beautiful. The staff is very kindly! Your vacation will be very relax over here. Enjoy!!

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Tabonina, the pool, and above all, the numerous different activities that you all partook in at and around the Falls.

Te Anau
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We wanted a good value guesthouse in Livingstone so more of our budget could go on activities. Tabonina was perfect. Lovely host couple make you very much at home, with really friendly local staff who make you feel part of a family. Clean, comfortable cabins combined with a well maintained pool mean you can relax on site if you wish....

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Thank you for taking the time to post this very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Tabonina.

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 29 October 2015

This quiet guest lodge was perfect for our stay in Livingstone. The rooms are nice and spacious and have air conditioning when there is power…. Which is not often these days. It is close to town and the in suite rooms are cheaper then at Jolly boys. If you are seeking a quite place with a nice pool and excellent...

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Tabonina, in spite of the national loadshedding, which is beyond our control. To be precise, at the moment, there is power 66% every day all over Livingstone. There are different sectors, and at Tabonina there are currently only two nights per week when there is...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We stayed at the Tabonina Guest house for 3 weeks in August 2015 and I simply cannot recommend it highly enough. The rooms were clean and really nicely furnished, the breakfasts were basic but served with the most lovely ceramics and we had use of a spotlessly clean kitchen with large fridge, electric cooker and microwave. The pool, though not...

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this very kind review. We are delighted that your stay at Tabonina was enjoyable and make you feel like coming back (next Rugby World Cup?). We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Livingstone.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about Tabonina Guesthouse

Address: 3 Maisoko Road, Nottie Broad | PO Box 61284, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range: $63 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“The rooms facing the pool look the most appealing and also the most expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles NewMexicoSilverqueen, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had room 7, very quiet, in back of property.”
  • Our room at Tabonina. Room 7.
 of 5 bubbles GlobalTrekUsa, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 2 was by the pool. A very comfortable bed, a large wardrobe and seating outside”
 of 5 bubbles Ps127v2, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1 and 2 front the pool”
 of 5 bubbles 964MikeW, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 is great!”
 of 5 bubbles kezzer1976, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
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