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Olga's - The Italian Corner

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you are looking for clean and good accommodation for a fair price, Olga’s is for you. The rooms are simple, but perfectly clean and excellent value for money. The staff are very helpful too and can arrange many excursions for you. Food is also good and just a few steps away from your room. Finally, their profits go towards... More 

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

The hotel is nice and clean and not so many mosquitos and in other hotels in the area. Staff is friendly and the good is real italian great food.I was really impresive with breakfast but dinner there is a must. I also liked that bedroom prices are public and always the same, not as in other hotels of the area... More 

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Europe
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We consider ourselves to have been very lucky to get 3 nights accommodation at Olga's when we turned up without a prior booking. The staff were very helpful and managed to switch round a couple of bookings to allow us to have a room big enough for our family. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The food was of an incredibly... More 

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Mkushi, Zambia
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Much cheaper than other places given its quality. Breakfast was big and had a variety of selections, including a full english breakfast juice and coffee. Its better to book the rooms in advance via email since they only have 8 rooms. It's very close to a grocery store, in case you need to stock up on some things.

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Reviewed 10 September 2016

First night we went there for dinner, around 7. The place is nice and full of tourists. My husband had a Ragu tagliatelle which he found it delicious and I had a Diavola pizza which also was very good, not hot at all but th big size is enough for two. We had a coffee for dessert which was quite... More 

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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

If you happen to find yourself in Livingstone, Zambia, missing Europe and European cuisine, there is no better placxe to head than Olga's. If nothing else, you'll be surprised to see how many other people felt the same way. It is not a very local place, but seems to be extremely popular with travelling-types, backpackers, and anyone working at the... More 

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Olgas food is very tasty, and the service is excellent. They serve Italian food and the pizzas and salads are great, I particularly liked the option to make your own salad. The portions are a very good size, I was very full! I also asked to switch some of the options on a pizza and they were very accommodating which... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Only visited for lunch on a recommendation from the staff at Waterbury Lodge where we were staying. They apparently assist The Olga Project which is for local dis-advantaged youngsters. A little surreal sitting under in open African style restaurant eating pasta whilst listening to Italian opera!! Food was good and welcome after a busy morning visiting the Falls. Worth visiting.

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Lusaka, Zambia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The location is good, right in the center of town which makes it easy to walk around Livingstone. The breakfast is very good. The menu has a wide variety so you wont get bored with the food, lunch, dinner, etc. They staff are extremely helpful when it comes to organizing activities to do around Livingstone.

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Malacky, Slovakia
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Olga's Italian Corner is well located near city center and just opposite from Shoprite. Staff was very nice and welcoming. English breakfast are quite generous, rooms are spacious, clean but somewhat dark. Mosquito nets are provided as well as one bottle of water per day. Since location is very close to the main road, it is sometimes very noisy. WIFI... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Olga's the Italian Corner is the final stage of an educational project for the most vulnerable youth of Livingstone. It opened in 2008 as a production unit in support of YCTC (Youth Community Training Centre), a certified school built by the Diocese of Livingstone and CELIM (an Italian NGO). All Olga's profits go to YCTC which provides training in catering, tailoring, plumbing, electrical, metal construction, computer studies and bricklaying to orphans and vulnerable youth. Most of Olga's employees come from the YCTC's catering course, which results in the project being self-sustainable. Olga's is located in the center of Livingstone and only 9 kilometres far from the famous Victoria Falls, easily reachable with minibus or cab. It is 15 minutes far from the airport and walking distance from the main attractions of Livingstone: bars, travel agencies, shops, museum, grocerystore, etc. ... more   less 

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Address: 20 Mokambo Road, Livingstone, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range: $57 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Yummy food and service”
 of 5 bubbles allenja, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“wifi is a joke, download 1 mb in 1 hour. Bring a torch and ask for some buckets of water.”
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“Far away from the street.”
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“Family room comprising 1 double and 1 single bed are very good.”
 of 5 bubbles mhpredhom, 28 Jun 2014 | Read review
“The rooms in the corner will be quieter as Olga's is located on a busy road.”
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