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Gaborone, Botswana
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90 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2014

We stayed at Tabonina Guesthouse for 1 night while we were in Zambia to swim in Devil's Pool after 2 nights at a fancier hotel in Victoria Falls. There were 3 of us in our party, so we got two rooms: 4 (a "budget" double) and 6 (a larger double). The rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable, and the... More 

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

I really have mixed feelings about this place so I will just list pros and cons. Pros: - great value for money - spacious rooms (equipped with mosquito nets, AC, TV (very poor selection of channels so it's useless) - kind staff (Belinda was really nice, ordered food for us and helped book activities) Cons: - location (near the mosque,... More 

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post you review. Before I address your grievances, let me say that we are very happy that you find us of great value and that you appreciated our rooms and our service. I’ll make sure to pass on your praise to our staff. As for the cons, I find some of them contradictory.... More 

Panama
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Reviewed 22 October 2014 via mobile

We were able to enjoy this lovely guesthouse for 4 nights. We had a room just in front of the pool. The room was very comfortable, good beds, bathroom, fridge - everything you could need. The staff were very friendly and were able to help us with all our questions and they made all the arrangements for our daily excursions.... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 October 2014

The rooms are spacious and clean. The pool very nice. Laurent is friendly and helpfull.. The only (minor) disadvantage is that it is a long walk to town. But all together very much recommended! We would choose Taboni again next time.

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Tabonina and we will be more than happy to welcome you back any time. As far as our location is concerned, many guests find us close enough to the town center — we are within town —, others, like yourselves, a tat too... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2014

A HUGE THANK YOU to Laurent and his wonderful team @ The Tabonina - we had a fantastic time there - everyone was so friendly . Laurent was really helpful with his advice and knowledge when booking activities . The rooms were very spacious and clean The pool was fabulously refreshing after a hard day seeking adventure and fun We... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

After four wonderful days at Tabonina Guesthouse, I couldn't help but laugh to myself on the last night. Even if the "privileged" types were paying out the wazoo over at the expensive lodges for opulent surroundings, there was NO WAY they were being treated better by friendlier and more knowledgeable staff than we were experiencing at Tabonina guesthouse. Add to... More 

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Werribee, Australia
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Reviewed 13 October 2014

The owner of Tabonina Guesthouse (Laurent) is just the best host, not giving just a broad "Hello" to guests but he takes the time to see and greet each guest, and always ready for a chat. We were booked originally for10 days with 2 rooms but needed to add time. Laurent was wonderful, and although we had to change rooms... More 

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Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands
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Reviewed 8 October 2014

We were here for a week in Livingstone for holiday. The first day i was not amused many many mosquitos, but after saying for spraying all the mosquitos are dead on the floor:) The people are friendly and helpfull, especially the cleaning men. What we like was the pool table we played that almost everyday. Also the swimming pool was... More 

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your very kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed staying at Tabonina and made good use of the pool table and the swimming pool. There was a small pond with fish on the side of the building where your room was and it started attracting some frogs. The pond is no more and so are these... More 

Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

A great guesthouse!!! - Amazing friendly and helpfull staff - Laurent, the owner, is a great host! - cosy atmosphere - nice swimmingpool to sit around - good beds & airco - simple, but nice that there is a small breakfast served (you can preorder a more extended breakfast) CONCLUSION: If you are looking for a cosy place wherry you... More 

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Harbin, China
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Reviewed 18 September 2014

This May I was in Livingstone Zambia. I feel so lucky that when I was there I chose this beautiful gusethouse. It's not far from town center, just 1KM from center if I am not mistaken. I enjoyed myself there. The owner is a very nice French gentleman. Belinda,Lucy and othe staff they are so friendly and helpful. I met... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $65 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“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”
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“Room 6 is great!”
 of 5 bubbles kezzer1976, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The chalet is very good value.”
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“Didn't see the other rooms, but all rooms should be good.”
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