Taj Pamodzi Hotel

Reviews of Taj Pamodzi Hotel

Good(78%) From 75 travellers
Excellent
16
Good
40
Average
15
Poor
2
Terrible
2
Below are independent comments from 75 of our travellers who have visited Taj Pamodzi Hotel, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dr T from Amersham
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average

a disappointment after the camps

Too large and impersonal. On arrival they had me mixed up with another Turner which took time to sort out and it was late and I was tired so not good.

In the morning they had the bill wrong - charged me for the room - which again had to be sorted out. Although I had breakfast included I had to leave at 06.20 so it was really too early to have it.

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Mr S from West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 10-May-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

The Taj makes Lusaka human

As a regular visitor to the Pamodzi I find it an ideal place to stay in Lusaka. The staff are very attentive and welcoming.

We made good use of the gym and associated facilities.

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Mr V - Chenai, India
Arrived on: 9-May-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Taj Pamodzi Hotel review

Had to pay a second time as they did not have details of the payment

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Mr P - Nottingham
Arrived on: 21-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Taj Pamodzi Hotel review

They were expecting me the day before, but no real problem.

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Dr & Mrs S - Cheshire
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Good place for a relaxed one-night stay

Stayed for one night after arriving on the Emirates flight in the afternoon. Good option.

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Ms C - Canada
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Taj Pamodzi Hotel review

I only spent one night at the Taj Pamodzi hotel right after getting to Zambia. Its a good location for a one night stop in Lusaka.

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Mr & Mrs H. from the Isle of Man
Arrived on: 17-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

An impersonal but good enough hotel

We arrived at about 7 p.m. and although our reservation was found, the receptionist tried to claim that the room had not been prepaid. After encouragement from us, they accepted the Expert Africa voucher and agreed that we did not have to pay for the room.

Dinner was fine but there were few guests and the atmoshpere after the camps was a bit imperonal.

Breakfast began at 5.30 so we were able to eat before leaving for the airport to catch the morning BA flight. However, the breakfast buffet had obviously been cooked hours before and the food not yet properly re-heated. Overall, a poor epxerience and we wouldn't stay again.

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The Sand Martins from Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 23-Mar-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Overnight stay at the Taj Pamodzi Hotel

We stayed one night here prior to catching the early morning BA flight back to London. The hotel is a good choice, and is only about 20-25 minutes from Lusaka airport by taxi.

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Mrs D - London
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Terrible
Terrible
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Terrible
Terrible
Food:
Terrible
Terrible

Taj Pamodzi Hotel review

Oh dear, the Pamodzi hasn't improved in the last 30 years! We first went there in 1980 and have stayed there quite a few times since on various press trips and I'm afraid it got a universal thumbs down from the group. The reception from the receptionist was uber chilly and we were kept waiting for a considerable time while passports were photocopied and various forms filled in but were not invited to sit, rather were left standing.

The only half good thing was a glass of fruit juice from the porter, who did his best to be friendly. The receptionist then announced grimly that one of the twin rooms was a smoking rooms and when we remonstrated we were grudgingly given an altenative. But all was still not well and when we got there we found the alternative was a double bedded room. When we moved to another on the same floor we found it was a smoking room. The other two of the group who were in an ostensibly non smoking room, reported that it smelled very strongly of smoke. So far, not so good.

The mini bar was stocked with a coke and tin of tonic water. Nothing else!

We asked to see the Duty Manager, who proved not to be a charm school graduate. He told us that we had paid a discounted rate for our rooms, the inference being that even though we had booked executive twins, we were pretty lucky to have got anything. We encouraged him to smooth ruffled feathers and he offered us a complimentary tea or coffee, which didn't appeal as it was 8pm by now. Eventually four glasses of wine arrived but not with any grace or enthusiasm.

Having waited to be served for some time, we eventually attracted the attention of a waiter and asked if he knew the Kwacha/dollar exchange rate so we could work out the cost of a bottle of wine. Further long delay before another waiter was able to answer this.

A grim buffet dinner, dry, tasteless and the not at all the standard to be expected from an international hotel. The breakfast was OK but all too much at 5am.



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The W Group - Berkshire
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Good
Good

Taj Pamodzi Hotel review

Typical snooty unhelpful receptionist of this type of hotel, who wasn't minded to help us with our minor mix up re transport.
Nice restaurant, with good food, but v expensive.

However, looking at Lusaka this is a good place to stay in a smart hotel.

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