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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a night here after visiting Victoria Falls. The owner and staff are friendly and helpful, the room was comfortable, and the property had a peaceful and pleasant feel. It's a few minutes walk to the city center, though some of the popular restaurants are on the other side of the city center and best reached by taxi.

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your short stay at Tabonina.

london
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent value for money and great if you love finding local and authentic places to stay. I love finding local gems, and this was one of them. Clean rooms that were actually little standalone buildings, a cute pool, snooker room / bar area, and very friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are arranged around the pool in a pretty little...

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review of Tabonina. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and remember our homemade mango juice. We try to get the mangoes before they fall on the roofs of one or two of our rooms, but there are always some that escape our attention.

New Mexico
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Livingstone is an expensive town so we were delighted to find Tabonina for our recent 5-night stay. This is a little oasis of secluded units, friendly staff, and a delightful owner. We booked an economy room which was more than comfortable and the A/C worked really well. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcome and...

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a kind review. It was a pleasure to have you staying at the guesthouse over these five days, and we are glad that you found your stay with us comfortable and well looked after, and also that you were able to explore Livingstone to the fullest. As a matter of fact, the rooms in front of...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Very satisfied in every aspect. Room clean functional with air conditioner worked well. We, a group of 5, had 2 triple rooms with 1 single bed + 1 double bed in each room. All with mosquitoe nets but we didn't use it. I used electric mosquitoe repellent for my room (not seen any mosquitoe inside the room even though). Staff...

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and extensive review. We are delighted that you were “satisfied in every aspect” with your stay at Tabonina. I must however hurry to stress that your comment that it is not possible to walk from Tabonina to the main street, as your heading suggests, could not be further from the truth. And we are NOT...

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

My wife and I stayed at the Tambonina Guesthouse for 5 nights beginning of November 2016 for our honeymoon. We stayed in room 7 and had great A/C. Clean and safe rooms. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend staying here. The location, staff, and rooms are excellent and a great value for the price. During the initial planning...

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this kind and detailed review of Tabonina. I’ll make sure to pass on your praises to Karen and other members of our team. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us during this very special trip for both of you. Thank you also for your understanding of the challenges that...

mettmann
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We initially booked only for one night, but due to the breakdown of one of our two rental cars, we had to extend our stay by one night because we had to wait for the replacement car. This guesthouse, Laurent and his staff, make you feel home and do everything possible to accomodate your requests and help out in e.g....

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. We are delighted that you felt comfortable and safe at Tabonina, and, above all, that you still remember our homemade mango juice (prepared daily).

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for two days while in Livingstone. It was our favourite compared to two larger, more expensive mainstream hotels. This place is quiet, quaint and clean. Its easy to get to, very safe with friendly staff who were helpful but let us enjoy our time without bothering us once. We stayed in the main house and never heard...

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your extensive review and share your appreciation of Tabonina. Delighted that you stress that we are within walking distance of most shops. This is where the reviews seem to vary most on different feedback platforms. We understand that this point is of course highly subjective: 1.5 km or 2km seem very far...

Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Stayed there 3 nights, thanks a lot for the help from Laurent and his staff, I could make good use of my stay to join the wanted activities. Laurent is very knowledgeable in the activities’ operation. His information is super reliable. The location is very quiet. The room is simple, but very clean and comfortable, particularly the bed and bedding....

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed staying at Tabonina, and more importantly all the activities you partook in while in Livingstone and at the Falls. There are indeed many to choose from!

Lusaka
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

After an awful and restless experience at another guesthouse, we got up early to look for alternative accommodation and were hoping we could find a place at such short notice. We searched the internet and found this guest house listed. When we got there, it was heaven. I fell in love with it and the owners are just wonderful and...

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are looking forward to your next visit. Thank you so much for sharing your appreciation of Tabonina.

Freshwater, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights in Room 2 as part of a longer visit to Zambia. We wanted somewhere clean and comfortable to stay whilst visiting Livingstone and Victoria Falls without spending a fortune on the more famous river lodges in the area. The reviews on this site proved correct. From first contact Laurent was ever so...

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this very kind and extensive review of Tabonina. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking 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: ₹ 2,756 - ₹ 4,167 (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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