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Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We liked having the little bar on site, ability to get breakfast, their willingness of the hotel to organize outings, the airport transfer, lovely gardens. We were a little shocked at how small the room was - bathroom door hit the bed, definitely not room to lay out two suitcases, very low ceiling. Pool was grubby, had to put a...

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

Tracy G, thank you very much for a fair review and we are delighted to hear that you were very happy with our service, location and our lovely gardens. Thank you for this feedback. We are indeed a backpackers and don't pretend to be anymore than that. We offer clean, affordable, simple accommodation. Saying that, we do have accommodation to...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I found this accommodation to be absolutely excellent for the price I paid. They have a variety of types of rooms from hostel style dorms to private, cottage style suites all at very affordable rates especially compared to other hotels in the area. Admittedly, I was initially attracted to this hotel by its name, as I love the old British...

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ElissaDavie, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

qbot88, thank you so very much for such a wonderful and thorough review. It will be very helpful to future guests and has of course has brought much delight to us. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. Thank you very much for taking the time to say so. It is very encouraging. With best wishes,...

West Hollywood, California
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This was a great, inexpensive place to stay while I dove into the Livingstone area activities. Clean, quiet, comfortable. The staff were very helpful in making sure all of my bookings went smooth. Also, the gentleman who was driving the shuttle van was lovely and very prompt!

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ElissaDavie, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

Thank you very much gerdi92, for taking the time to write us a lovely review. I am very pleased to hear you found our facilities clean, quiet and comfortable and of course, affordable. Thanks again for the review. We work very hard to maintain our standards and feedback like this makes it all seem worthwhile. 1000 thank yous! With best...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I chanced upon Fawlty Towers during a backpacking trip from Botswana to Malawi. I had been camping in the Botswanan wild for the previous 2 weeks, so arriving in Fawlty Towers was like being reintroduced to civilization. Nice dorm beds, excellent kitchen, and ample space to chill-out and relax. And the pool, what a beauty! The perfect place to cool...

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Pallab007, thank you so very much for a super duper review. You have brought us sunshine on a rainy day. We are chuffed to hear you enjoyed your stay with us sooo much and stayed for so long. It's a real compliment when a guest extends their stay. Thank you for choosing Fawlty Towers as your preferred accommodation choice. Wishing...

nelspruit
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Fawlty Towers was a lovely place to stay, the dorm was treat, the bathroom was always clean and the facilities were just overall lovely to use! It is definitely the most affordable if you are on a budget, and it is probably the most comfortable as well. BONUS!! Fawlty Towers has a daily shuttle going to the Vic Falls for...

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anke30, thank you very much for a most delightful review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our facilities affordable, clean and comfortable. I am so glad you were able to enjoy our free pancakes and tea/coffee and take advantage of our free daily shuttle to the Falls. Wishing you all the...

Gaborone
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Faulty towers in livingstone Zambia is too expensive for its quality, we later compared the rates with other hotels and lodges around livingstone and fawlty towers rates were higher. For this price please offer breakfast Andover facility

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

From the street, it did not look too inviting but entering through the gates, a new little world opened to us. We enjoyed the spacious courtyard and treed garden and swam into the evening. Comfortable rooms. Woke up with a start when some mangoes fell onto the roofs but otherwise definitely recommendable as an affordable quality family stop over.

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ElissaDavie, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

4179otto, thank you very a lovely review. Yes, we love the little surprise our guests get, when they enter our facilities and find a beautiful oasis in the heart of Livingstone. Mango season is now over so no more manna falling from the heavens to wake you up when they hit the roof. We do try to pick most of...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 8 January 2017

For $35 for a private room and bathroom, you can't expect too much. The place is well located, the pool area is nice. The rooms are basic, but beds are fine. Bathroom was a bit run down and hot water took almost 10minutes of running water to start. The main issue was the service. They also book activities and when...

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ElissaDavie, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

C R, thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate the feedback. Fawlty Towers is an affordable, value for money, no frills Backpacker's lodge. We keep our rates extremely reasonable and offer clean, basic accommodation but with different options to suit all budgets/requirements for our varied guests who range from as young as...

Chipata, Zambia
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This place is a must if you're traveling in Livingstone. I've stayed here one other time and it was a no brainer when choosing a place this time around. From the outside you think, "okay, it looks like a business in a strip mall". But step through the gates and and it's like a secret garden oasis! Plus, you're close...

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ElissaDavie, Manager at Fawlty Towers, responded to this review

L9651RNamberm, thank you very much for a wonderful review. A returning guest is the hugest of compliments. We're delighted!!!! Thanks for taking the time to review us. With best wishes for a marvellous 2017, Elissa

Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Fawlty Towers is very clean, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We stayed in the dorms with our 4 children ages 7-14, and found it to be just fine for our family. It was very hot and humid, but Fawlty Towers had 2 fans in our room for us.

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April P. Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and had a good holiday. Thank you for choosing Fawlty Towers as your preferred accommodation choice. Wishing you all the best for 2017, Elissa

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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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: $21 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fawlty Towers 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Ive put price as mid range as we had a deluxe room but dorms are a lot cheaper”
 of 5 bubbles Pickiepockie, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They have budget dormatory rooms as well as private rooms with ensuite bathrooms around the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles Gaucho83, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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