Taj Pamodzi Hotel

Taj Pamodzi Hotel: Our full report

Rooms
193, graded Superior, Executive, Deluxe and Presid
Traveller's rating
Good (77%) From 74 reviews
Children
Fine for children of all ages
Open
All year

The Taj Pamodzi Hotel, in the centre of Lusaka, and is most frequently used by our travellers as a stop-over hotel for just one night, typically for those who need to connect onto the early morning flight with British Airways back to London.

It's a large, slightly impersonal hotel, with comfortable en-suite, air-conditioned rooms, and a selection of restaurants. As the Taj group of hotels originated in India, you'll always find a great curry option for your evening meal. There is a separate bar (often complete with a live pianist) and a large glossy atrium with sofas and easy chairs.

The Taj also has a good pool, large enough for swimming lengths, and a spa offering massages, pedicures, manicures and a selection of other treatments. There is a gym adjacent to the hotel which has a very good reputation as one of the city's better fitness centres; hotel guests get complimentary access. There is also a business centre and a hairdresser in the hotel.

Our view

We think that the Taj Pamodzi is a good option for those travellers who want the comfort and security of a large, relatively modern hotel at the end of their trip. Few of our travellers rave about it, but many opt to return as it's a fairly 'standard' offering which is convenient and fairly predictable.

The Taj has a shuttle bus to the airport – although to ensure a reliable service, we at Expert Africa usually organise our own transfers to and from the hotel with a separate transfer company.

Geographics

Location: Lusaka area, Zambia

Ideal length of stay: Typically one night only - although occasionally business-people, and others, will stay for longer.

Directions: The hotel is approximately 35 minutes' drive from Lusaka Airport.

Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis: B&B

Dining style: Individual Tables

Dining locations: Indoor Dining

Drinks included: Drinks are not included.

Further dining info: Yes

Children

Attitude towards children: Children are welcome.

Property’s age restrictions: There are no age restrictions.

Special activities & services: Childminding can be organised on request - although this is probably by normal housekeeping staff, rather than by registered child-minders.

Infrastructure

Power supply: Mains Electricity

Communications: There is WIFI access in the rooms and in the main areas, and each room has a telephone.

TV & radio: Each room has a satellite television.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: Yes

Medical care: The nearest hospital will take 10 – 15 minutes to reach. A doctor is on call for the hotel for emergencies.

Dangerous animals: Low Risk

Security measures: There are security guards at night.

Fire safety: Fire extinguishers can be found in the rooms and the common areas.

Extras

Laundry facilities: Full Laundry Service - Extra Charge

Accepted payment on location: Currencies accepted are Zambian Kwacha, American Dollars, Pounds, Euros. Credit cards are accepted.