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Batonka Guest Lodge

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Just 2.2 kilometers from the Victoria Falls Rainforest entrance and 1km from the town centre, Batonka Guest Lodge is situated in the quiet residential suburb of Victoria Falls. We offer 27 rooms, each with bathroom en suite and a balcony, all on ground level and overlooking a beautiful garden. Facilities include indoor and outdoor dining, a bar, a comfortable lounge and swimming pool.
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Property amenities
Shuttle Bus Service
Room Service
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Airport Transportation
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Residential Neighbourhood
Full view
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We had spent 3 nights in Hwange and wanted to do some birding in Vic Falls after that. My friend found Batonka and booked us in - very comfortable, rooms are massive, and the setting is relaxed and peaceful. The only downside was it was a little far to walk into town, but then fo
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Response from BatonkaGuestLodge, Manager at Batonka Guest Lodge
Responded yesterday
Dear Niall, Thank you for your positive review, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully the birding in Vic Falls matched expectations! Please come again soon. Kind Regards Alice
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You are made to feel very welcome from the minute you arrive. Beautiful hotel, grounds, rooms. All staff are very friendly and helpful. Nothing is a problem. Helped us with booking a sunset cruise and a restaurant for our evening meal. With two teenage sons breakfast was great. V
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Response from BatonkaGuestLodge, General Manager at Batonka Guest Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Suzi Thank you for your great review of Batonka Guest Lodge. We really appreciate the feedback and were thrilled to hear that all that Batonka has to offer was so greatly appreciated. The team are very proud to have made such a positive impact on your stay and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Adrian.
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We are at the end of a 4 night stay during which we explored the falls and surrounding area. the accommodation is spacious and well laid out, the staff are very friendly and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. the food is also excellent, and the pool is perfect for a reviv
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Response from BatonkaGuestLodge, General Manager at Batonka Guest Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Richard and Kathrine It truly was our pleasure hosting you and we appreciate the time taken to write such a great review. It was fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that the all round experience of the lodge was so positive. We hope you will come back and see us again soon. Kind regards, Adrian.
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We stayed here for two nights while we toured Victoria Falls and saw the elephant sanctuary as some of our activities. Alice and the rest of the people here were absolutely amazing! Everyone is very friendly and will do anything to make your stay better. Very comfortable rooms.
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Response from BatonkaGuestLodge, General Manager at Batonka Guest Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest It truly was our pleasure hosting you and we were thrilled to hear that your stay with us was so enjoyable.So glad you were able to interact with the elephants and get a feel for these gentle giants. We hope the rest of your trip is all you hoped it would be and we would love to have the opportunity of welcoming you back some day. Until the hlala kahle and Kind regards, Adrian
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We recently spent two nights at Batonka Guest Lodge. It is a beautiful property with friendly and helpful staff, an excellent restaurant, a relaxing swimming pool and a luxurious room Thank you for a wonderful stay!
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Response from BatonkaGuestLodge, General Manager at Batonka Guest Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest Thank you for choosing Batonka as your base in Victoria Falls. It was tremendous to hear that you were impressed with the property, food and the service you received. It would be great to have you back! Kind regards, Adrian
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Pool slightly to the left
Very good bathroom, all mod cons, big walk in shower
Lovely Spacious room
I am planning to go to Victoria Falls after 8 days Migration Safari in Tanzania. What is the best route to fly and what airline? We will be flying from Kilimanjaro Airport. I
Hi Cindy. Batonka is 2.1 Km from the Falls so it can be easily walked or it is $5 by taxi. You can to both sides Zim & Zam without a guide. Hope this helps
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Hi, we would like to spend two nights in Zimbabwe after 8 days of safari in Tanzania. How far is the hotel from Victoria Falls? We'd like to see the falls from both countries, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Can we do it without a guide?
Batonka is just a short drive from downtown Victoria Falls, actually just a longish walk. It's a longer drive to the park entrance which is actually in Zimbabwe. I did the whole length from the park side (Zimbabwe side) I think you would be best off with a guide to pick you up and facilitate your entrance, see that you have ponchos (very active mist at some times of year) that you may need, depending when you go. You will need a special visa for both Zimbabwe and Zambia if your going to both sides. It's not like Niiagra Falls where there's an equal view from both sides.Very restricted from Zambia side. It's like watching the river flowing and disappearing over the rim from the Zambia side, but there are some interesting pools formed at the top, better seen from that side. But again it depends on when your going. Water volume varies with the season and what you'll experience, We were amazed at what we witnessed in late June and, I believe the volume diminishes in late Sept/ October. It's still an awesome site, but, in my opinion, best viewed from the Zimbabwe side.
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Hi, We’re currently planning a 3 week trip for 2019 that includes a 3 night stay at the Batonka Guest House. As we’ll have already completed a week of safari, we’re wondering if there are any laundry facilities at the Lodge or nearby.
Barbara, I believe that Batonka has laundry facilities...but I suggest emailing the manager, Adrian, who will certainly get back to you right away with the exact answer.
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I’m planning a trip with my 18 year old daughter and her friend. Does the lodge have rooms to accommodate 3? The girls can share a bed, assuming it’s not a twin size— or are bed sizes different in Zimbabwe than US? I can’t figure out bed sizes as the info doesn’t state.
I believe they do. We stayed in king room, but I’m fairly certain there are rooms with two beds. They may even be able to put a rollaway in a king room if they don’t. I suggest reaching out to the lodge. Everyone there was very helpful.
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Am very impressed with your beautiful accomodation and interested in booking three nights from the 6th to the 9th of August this year. Do you have any poolside rooms available for 2adults. Thank you and regards. Craig and Karen Manley.
This is not a reservation site - contact them directly
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"Groups to book the new wing if possible"
"Bedrooms are in 2 separate areas each with own breakfast area across garden and pool"
"All rooms on ground level , beautifully restored boutique hotel"
"Close to the Victoria Falls."
"Only garden views as surrounded by a huge fence and not near the river"
US$ 214 - US$ 332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ZimbabweMatabeleland North ProvinceVictoria Falls
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