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Reviewed 31 December 2016

My girlfriend and I stayed at Fawlty Towers for 7 nights in late Dec 2016. At check-in, the receptionist could have been more pleasant and helpful - it seemed like we were bothering him. Room: we booked a twin en-suite without AC. The weather was hot and humid and the small fan tried to do something but not much. We...

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

Patrick H, thank you very much for such a thorough review. Thank you very much for recommending Fawlty Towers as an affordable no frills lodge in a good location. You are quite right, we offer affordable, safe and simple accommodation with few frills, close to the grocery stores, ATMs and all Livingstone's most popular restaurants. Although we offer few frills,...

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Reviewed 25 December 2016

This Hotel/Hostel offers a perfect Accomodation for Tourists in Livingstone. Primarily it provides a calm and relaxing garden, as well as a big pool and a comfortable lounge. Perfect after an exciting day. Furthermore Fawlty Towers can organize and book all of the many activities in the region (also transport), without charging an extra fee. That makes it a perfect...

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

Thank you Pirminfelb for your lovely review. We appreciate the positive feedback. Thank you for mentioning that Fawlty Towers will organise your tours and activities for you without any additional charges. I don't think many guests realise this. We will book all activities for you at operator rates and you get to sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday without...

Gauteng
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Bar and front desk service was non existent. Restaurant took forever. Group room had plastic on matteresses .. hotel didn't want to take local money only dollars. Sadly not ideal as it left u feeling ripped off.

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ElissaDavie, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

Hi Biancaleeg I have been trying to locate your name in our check in book, but unfortunately I cannot seem to find it. Anyway....regardless....thank you for your review and the star-rating of 3 which is not too bad given that you express having had a negative experience with us. We appreciate this rating and see it as a positive that...

South Africa
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely clean and comfortable room with our own bathroom. Communal kitchen works well and makes for convenient traveling. We were with a group of fellow paddlers and found the accommodation well positioned for exploring both Livingstone and the river. Supermarket across the road is convenient for supplies as well

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ElissaDavie, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

Thank you Blobbins68 for a really lovely review. I am so pleased you were happy at Fawlty Towers. It was fabulous having all you paddlers here... Lots of fun both on and off the Zambezi River! Wishing you a very happy festive season! With best wishes, Elissa

Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our times at Fawlty. It is centrally located within Livingston close to several restaurants, shops and banks. The staff are very friendly and very helpful. The staff was able to help with recommending good adventures and booking. The companies they book with were very good. The suites were nice. Nothing really fancy but very clean. It was...

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ElissaDavie, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

Willieflier, we really appreciate the lovely review. Thank you very much for the positive feedback. I am chuffed to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Wishing you a very happy Festive Season. With best wishes, Elissa

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Reviewed 10 December 2016

We weren't staying here, but they were incredibly helpful in explaining different options for trips and what to do and see. We booked through them, at a day's notice and their organisation was perfect - great driver, on time, simple to pay in cash or card, and absolutely amazing experiences.

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ElissaDavie, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

Catherine S, thank you so very much for taking time to review us even though you did not stay with us. I am so glad you enjoyed the activities you booked through us. Thank you once again for sending the positive feedback. I will let our driver, Tim, know you were very happy with the service he offered you. With...

Reviewed 10 December 2016

Stayed here with some friends during our trip to Zambia and Botswana. Good and clean hostel which I can recommend. We stayed in one of the big rooms that fited 8 people with bunk beds. The room had mosquito netting and felt safe.

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ElissaDavie, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

Alf Robin G. M, thank you very much for the wonderful review. We are very chuffed. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. With best wishes, Elissa

Barrington, Illinois
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The staff couldn't have been more accommodating and very friendly. We stayed 2 nights while in Zambia to visit Victoria Falls and it was fine for that length of time. The room, considered a deluxe, had an en suite which we appreciated tremendously. There is a hotel shuttle to get you from the airport as well as take you to...

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ElissaDavie, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very kind review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes, Fawlty Towers offers basic affordable accommodation to suit all budgets. Although basic, we still have lovely percale duvet covers, down pillows, safes in the rooms, ensuite bathrooms, airconditioning/fans, free wifi in public area, DSTV in the bar, a pool...

Vasteras, Sweden
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Small room, but OK. The A/C was very efficient due to the size of the room. Missing restaurant was a disappointment. Good service in finding and booking excursions. Friendly and polite staff. T he in-room safe deposit box is an extra and valuable feature. Location is good with nice restaurants nearby with both fish and local cooking available. Also the...

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ElissaDavie, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

K9180WWstefanh, thank you very much for your review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff friendly and polite and our service good with regard to booking activities. I am also chuffed to hear that you were happy with our location. Thank you for pointing out these positives. With regard to accommodation, Fawlty Towers has accommodation to suit...

Lusaka Province, Zambia
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Fawlty Towers accommodates all budgets in a comfortable, safe and clean environment. It offers executive suites to dormitory style accommodation. Dorms are accommodate 4 to 6 on bunk beds. The friendly staff and green environment makes it feel very homely. If offers a communal kitchen with fridge and all to allow self catering. The pool is nice and clean and...

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ElissaDavie, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

Ruka99, thank you ever so much for such a lovely and very informative review. I think future guests will find it extremely beneficial. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed yourself so much. Thank you for recommending us. With best wishes, Elissa

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fawlty Towers 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Ask for rooms away from kitchen since people start to use around 6:30am”
 of 5 bubbles patrickh496, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Dormitories mean sharing bathroom and toilet. But other options available for indivdual and family alike”
 of 5 bubbles Ruka99, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“choose one far from the pool”
 of 5 bubbles oldtraveller63, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All twin rooms excellent”
 of 5 bubbles suepQ466WI, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Have a private room.”
 of 5 bubbles Cookie288, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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