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    Tabonina Guesthouse

    3 Maisoko Road, Nottie Broad | PO Box 61284, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
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          Free Wifi
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          Breakfast included
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          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...More

          1  Thank dutchxxxx
          Response from Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina GuesthouseResponded 3 January 2017

          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).

          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...More

          1  Thank BrennaSmith15
          Response from Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina GuesthouseResponded 3 January 2017

          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...More

          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...More

          1  Thank Ian I
          Response from Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina GuesthouseResponded 29 December 2016

          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!

          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...More

          1  Thank Musonda K
          Response from Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina GuesthouseResponded 29 December 2016

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

          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...More

          2  Thank Katie W
          Response from Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina GuesthouseResponded 29 December 2016

          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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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Pool
          • Breakfast included
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
          • Laundry Service
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$ 48 - US$ 60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Room types
          • Family Rooms ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 11
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          • Livingstone
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          Mandy G
          Hello there! Do you provide airport transfers? For a price obviously! Thanks
          14 March 2017|
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          Response from Tabo2004 | Property representative |
          Dear Mandy, we don’t have shuttle per se. If available I sometimes pick guests from the airport ($10). Otherwise, we can organize one of our regular taxis to do that, same fare. Kind regards, Laurent
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          es786
          How far is ocean basket restaurant from this hotel and how do u get there. Thanks.
          8 February 2016|
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          Response from Clive M | Reviewed this property |
          The above answer is correct in every detail! Ocean Basket is OK but there are far more interesting places to eat fish. The Indian Restaurant, Golden Leaf is one of the best Indian's we ever had outside of South London!
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          "mybe away from the pool but all rooms looked good to me."
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          "The rooms facing the pool look the most appealing and also the most expensive."
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          "We had room 7, very quiet, in back of property."
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          "Room 2 was by the pool. A very comfortable bed, a large wardrobe and seating outside"
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