Eight Reedbuck Hotel

Reviews of Eight Reedbuck Hotel

Good(84%) From 37 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 37 of our travellers who have visited Eight Reedbuck Hotel, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr. & Mrs W-J - Nottingham
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Average
Average
Food:
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Good

Eight Reedbuck Hotel review

As above [Ed: see review below!]

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Mr. & Mrs W-J - Nottingham
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Average
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Food:
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Eight Reedbuck Hotel review

Very comfortable, clean and friendly stopover. Lovely pool area staff greatly appreciated the fact that we waited until half time in the Zambian World Cup match to request drinks!

The food was very good and the portions huge (recommend the Nile Perch) but service in the dining room was slow and many items on the menu, both food and wine, were unavailable when we stayed.

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Mrs H. from Andover
Arrived on: 5-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
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Facilities:
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Eight Reedbuck Hotel review

Absolutely fine for our night before our flight home, though service was a little slow.

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Mr N & Ms S from London
Arrived on: 10-Jan-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
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Our third stay in less than a year!

It says much for our satisfaction with Eight Reedbuck that this was our third stay there in less than a year and there is little if anything we can usefully add to the feedback from our previous two visits.

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Mr E from France
Arrived on: 4-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Good
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Food:
Average
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Eight Reedbuck Hotel review

A good and practical solution for those who just want it to be easy and comfortable and feel no need to get to know Lusaka.

So the perfect choice for us even if the dinner was a rather uninspired affair.

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The OR family from Ireland
Arrived on: 30-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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Lovely hotel

Lovely hotel to stay at. The rooms are very spacious and well decorated. The staff were very friendly.

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Mr G & Ms B - Newcastle
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
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Facilities:
Average
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Eight Reedbuck Hotel review

Eight Reedbuck claims to be Lusaka's only boutique hotel and is Zambian owned and run and has only 10 rooms/suites. It's certainly quirky and I hovered between giving it 3 and 4 paws. Settled on 3 in the end because I couldn't give 3 and a half and although I think it is trying quite hard it's not quite there for me. Having said all that it least it has character and it is comfortable with good communal spaces and I much prefer that to a bland, anonymous chain.

It's certainly decorated in a way that makes it feels boutique-y. We had a very warm welcome and whilst our bags were being delivered to our rooms we had refreshing drink the in garden - which is lovely. There is also a pool. Our room was huge and had we been so minded could have watch the large TV. We had a little private garden area and a huge bathroom. And A/C which was very nice. I'm pretty sure that if I had wanted a hairdyer I could have asked for one - finding someone to ask might be more challenging:-) - likewise had we each wanted a robe rather than sharing the single one in the room.

Staff were hard to find after our arrival but I was finally able to use the reception PC to check in for our flight the next day which I appreciated. The restaurant is small and although the menu limited, the food was nice and given where we were I thought it was probably reasonable value. But it took a very, very long time indeed to be served. Likewise trying to get a drink in the garden. Service really is difficult to find and it is very slow here. It's not the end of the world but I would have definitely have ordered more drinks in the garden and more food in the restaurant if it hadn't been so hard to track down and so slow to be delivered.

We were leaving at 0630 the next morning and although we had booked B&B then was no breakfast to be had. Again, not the end of the world because I wouldn't want much at that time in the morning but if I stay again then I would just ask for a room only rate or failing that then a rate that either gives you breakfast or a small "allowance" towards bar or restaurant spend.

Overall we had a comfortable night and I am glad that we took the lunchtime flight from Mfuwe because it gave us some time to relax in the garden and take in our last Zambian sunset. It's only about 30 mins from the airport so it is handy - if the service was better this would be a gem.

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Mr. & Mrs. C from Carshalton, Surrey
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Nice stay

Very comfortable room.

It was such a shame that we could only have time for a continental breakfast in our room due to the early BA flight. It seemed a waste of booking bed and breakfast.

Very relaxing stop with a good evening meal. Some of the staff seemed to be new and not always sure what to do.

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Mr N & Ms S from London
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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A great place to stay in Lusaka

This was our second stay at Eight Reedbuck this year, this time for three nights. Stella runs an impressive operation and could not have been more welcoming or helpful. Strongly recommended for anyone who needs/wants to spend time in Lusaka (and just 30 minutes getting out to the airport in the early morning).

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Mrs D x 3 - Newport
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
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Eight reedbuck hotel

The size of the room was good for a stop over, the receptionist was very helpful and arranged for us to have some cereal to eat early in the morning as we had an early start.

The only comment really was that for such a new hotel the shower was quite dirty, but the rest of the room and sitting area was very pleasant.

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