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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

You get a wonderful welcoming at The Fawlty Towers this is our 3rd year of visiting we had a Deluxe Room which was spotless clean comfortable.Staff are like old friends now and we are on first names with all of them. There are plenty of activities to do all arranged for you DO NOT book any trips outside the complex...

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Elissa D, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

Pickiepockie, thank you for your lovely review. It is a huge compliment when our guests return and we are especially delighted to have had you back a 3rd time and I understand we will be expecting a visit from you again next year. How wonderful!!! Thank you for mentioning that guests should not book activities outside our lodge. Yes, we...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Friendly staff, good location. I'm a light sleeper and my room was by the community kitchen so I heard everything. Other than that, the location is nice, people are friendly and I would most definitely stay there again.

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Elissa D, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for a lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and would stay here again. Next time, you may prefer our rooms on the opposite side of the lodge, which are just $10 more or there are also our a newer, large Deluxe Suites which are immensely popular. Thanks for choosing Fawlty Towers as...

rio de janeiro
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Really enjoy my stay at Fawlty Towes. It´s very well located, walking distance (if you like to walk) from the Main bus station and about 4 kms from Victoria Falls falls,and Victoria falls bridge. I got a dorm. Rooms are clean, quiet and the staff is very helpfull. It counts on a bar where you can take some good biers...

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Elissa D, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

flavio685, thank you for such lovely feedback. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for taking time to review us. With best wishes, Elissa

Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Lived here for 4 weeks. The staff is so friendly and willing to help you with what you need. Stayed in a standard double room. Good bed, nice and clean bathroom. Fawlty Towers has a great location, with shoprite and good restaurants just a few meters away. This place feels like home after these weeks, and I will definitely stay...

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Elissa D, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

Awe, Elisabeth S, much gratitude to you for such a lovely, warm review. We are so glad you had such a marvellous stay with us. Thank you for choosing Fawlty Towers as your preferred accommodation choice. We look forward to seeing you again. With best wishes, Elissa

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

To start off I would say I am not a backpacker, we booked a luxury room. On arrival I was at first surprised by the outside, not what I expected. Located just off the main road you are greeted by two huge head statues and a gate. At first I thought OMG. But the came the surprise, once inside the...

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Elissa D, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

Ah... you guys are awesome! Thank you so very much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. It was lovely to meet you both, and I am so glad you had such a lovely stay with us. Have a safe trip hope. With best wishes, Elissa

Orange County, CA
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great location near stores and restaurants and ATM. Very nice gardens and pool area. Very nice reception from Peggy and helpful to be able to book any activities right a the hotel. Rooms are a bit dated, but the AC worked fine and plenty of hot water. A good place to stay in Livingstone.

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Elissa D, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

Gaucho83, thank you very much for your lovely review. I am delighted to hear that Peggy was so helpful. Yes, Fawlty Towers has been in existence for over 20 years, so many of our rooms were built for a thriving backpacker industry back in the early 1990s. The main building is Art Deco so is quite historical. We have however...

Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I came to Fawlty with a group of students. I stayed there for a whole month, in a double room with air conditioner and a fan. Some of my other friends didn't have air condition, but I'll recommend to have it. The rooms were nice, there was literally no bugs. We got cleaning every fourth day. The staff also takes...

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ElissaDavie, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

Marlin M, thank you very much for your lovely review. I am super happy to hear we had a happy customer in you and am chuffed to hear that Fawlty Towers was able to meet your expectations. Thank you ever so much for taking the time to send such positive feedback, and yes, we do hope you will come back...

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The staff at Fawlty Towers are so friendly and welcoming. They will help you with anything you need for your stay or set you up with trips and activities around the area. The accommodation is just right - self contained and very comfortable. Social areas, bar, pool, cafe and self catering all available - social but not overly loud. Free...

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ElissaDavie, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

Smiffeaze, we are thrilled!!! Thank you very much for the praise and thank you for taking the time to write such a delightful review. A happy guests makes us very happy! With best wishes and muchios gratitude, Elissa

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had a nice week stay here. The bar is great to get drinks. You can go across the street for groceries or fast food. Taxi's right outside the gate most of the time. The place was quiet except a few nights some guy was an idiot and noisy but not the hostel's fault. The electric went out sometimes and the...

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ElissaDavie, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

Dear Lrayscott. Thank you very much a super review. We are delighted to get such a good rating from you and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Just to respond on some of your comments: 1. I am sorry you were affected by a noisy guest. If...

Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We liked having the little bar on site, ability to get breakfast, their willingness of the hotel to organize outings, the airport transfer, lovely gardens. We were a little shocked at how small the room was - bathroom door hit the bed, definitely not room to lay out two suitcases, very low ceiling. Pool was grubby, had to put a...

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Tracy G, thank you very much for a fair review and we are delighted to hear that you were very happy with our service, location and our lovely gardens. Thank you for this feedback. We are indeed a backpackers and don't pretend to be anymore than that. We offer clean, affordable, simple accommodation. Saying that, we do have accommodation to...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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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 

Additional Information about Fawlty Towers

Address: 216 Musi O Tunya Road | Box 61170, Livingstone, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range: $20 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fawlty Towers 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Ive put price as mid range as we had a deluxe room but dorms are a lot cheaper”
Pickiepockie, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They have budget dormatory rooms as well as private rooms with ensuite bathrooms around the garden.”
Gaucho83, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for rooms away from kitchen since people start to use around 6:30am”
patrickh496, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Dormitories mean sharing bathroom and toilet. But other options available for indivdual and family alike”
Ruka99, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“choose one far from the pool”
oldtraveller63, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
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