Taj Pamodzi Hotel

Reviews of Taj Pamodzi Hotel

Good(78%) From 77 travellers
Excellent
17
Good
41
Average
15
Poor
2
Terrible
2
Below are independent comments from 77 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.
Mr C from Canada
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
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Rooms:
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Food:
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Taj Pamodzi Hotel review

A night at the Taj Pamodzi is a very nice way to end a trip in Zambia.

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The Sand Martins from Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Taj Pamodzi Hotel review

Only spent barely 12 hours there; location was very convenient for the early morning return flight to the UK.

The transfer with Voyages Ndola worked well.

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Four from Wokingham
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Taj Pamodzi Hotel review

Was here 15 years ago and the hotel has improved beyond recognition.

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Mr & Mrs Pel's fishing owl - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
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Poor value for money - certainly not 4/5 star

We only stayed 1 night here en route to our Kafue safari . It took over 2 hours to have a one course meal since the meal my wife ordered from the menu was not what was placed in front of her and we had to reorder. The staff said they did not have half the ingredients including the main one!!

Our room was very noisy throughout the night - we do not know what it was - some kind of machinery - and we found in the early hours that the toilet did not flush. All this was reported to the duty manager in the morning and he took my email address - I have still not heard from them.

On a point of safety there was a small step from the bathroom to the bedroom which we both tripped or fell over during the night - fortunately with no injury. This is an unnecessary hazard.

We were also briefed to expert a message in the hotel from Wilderness Safaris concerning our flight to Kafue. Despite asking 3 times during the evening we were there and also the following morning we heard nothing. The end result was another Wilderness shambles with us being stranded on the wrong side of Lusaka Airport as the Taj Pomodzi driver had no idea where Sefofane was and was misdirected to the wrong operator!!

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Expert Africa comments

Expert Africa has passed on all these comments to the Taj Pamozi Hotel. Although we have not had a response, we hope that this has helped the hotel to rectify any problems they had.

Wilderness Safaris did contact the Taj Pamodzi Hotel regarding the morning transfer details as arranged, but it seems that this message was not passed on. To avoid similar problems in the future, Expert Africa well be using a separate company to arrange transfers between the airport and hotels in Lusaka.

Mr & Mrs E from Glasgow
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good

Taj Pamodzi Hotel review

Clean efficient business hotel.

Arrived late and left early so not much more than a bed for the night.

As the early transfer back to airport is at 5.30am, there's no time to get breakfast so a room only rate would be better.

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Mr T - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Taj Pamodzi Hotel review

Lusaka has clearly develped a lot since I was last in town, when I remember it took almost two hours to get a Coke at the poolside bar of the then best hotel in town! My stay there , and transfers to and from the airport, were without problems.

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The Crocodiles from Utah, USA
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Taj Pamodzi Hotel review

Very nice hotel.

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The Partridge family from Kent
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

One night in Lusaka

The Taj Pomodzi Hotel was the only slight let-down of the entire trip. A courtesy minibus was supposed to meet us off our flight but wasn't there. The local airline, Proflight, were very helpful in contacting the hotel for us, and after a 50 minute wait the minibus turned up. We then had to arrange with the hotel for another courtesy minibus to take us back to the airport the following morning. The hotel said that they only had one minibus and that it would be leaving the hotel at 5.30 a.m. or 8.00 a.m. If we were to take the earlier one we would get to the airport ridiculously early, but if we took the later one, then we would miss our flight. Eventually the hotel reluctantly agreed to lay on a minibus for us that would leave the hotel at 6.30 a.m., magically producing a second minibus, having of course told us that they only had one.

In addition, to be honest, the Taj Pomodzi was far too luxurious for our needs. We had spent two weeks staying in extremely comfortable but quite basic bushcamps, but we were now propelled back in to the 21st century and staying in a top class hotel. Maybe this would suit people who have been on a more luxurious safari, but for people like ourselves I think that it would have been better to recommend a less flashy hotel - and probably a lot less expensive.

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The Rollers from New York
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Poor
Poor

Taj Pamodzi Hotel review

Good overall hotel for overnighting in Lusaka

Shuttle service to airport not oseful for the Lusaka-london flight as the first bus at 5:30AM is too early and the next one, at 8:00AM, too late. Taxi was available for $46.00 USA; not a big deal, but an annoying expense as transfer was supposedly included
Unfortunately, many roaches seen in both the grill restaurant wherer we had dinner, as werll as the more immediate restaurant where brekfast was served

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The leopards from Cambridge
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Taj Padmozi - a lot better than we expected

We'd been told of poor decor and food, but actually both were fine. We'd still prefer to be going straight from camp to the plane home, but if you have to do a stopover you could do a lot worse. And we discovered the South Africans make pretty decent cider! Why don't they serve this at camps for those of us who don't like beer?

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