Reviews of Taj Pamodzi Hotel
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Posh but lacking in some areas
Looked fabulous. Problems with next morning's shuttle; had to get manager to sort out. They wanted us to leave hotel at 5a.m. for 9-ish flight; original receptionist was less than willing to help at all. Her supervisor was wonderful and arranged another time (which others took advantage of, too!). She helped up arrange a trip to the cultural/craft center.
Steaks 'n' Grill restaurant had no game, though it was on the menu. Food available was great. No indication about whether to drink the water in hotel -- everyone we mentioned it to said Lusaka water NOT good to drink! Lynne fought diarrhea for two weeks as a result. Breakfast not ready at 5.30; supposedly began at 5!
Overnight at Taj Pamodzi
Slight disappointment here. Firstly there was no-one to meet us even although our flight was on time. Someone from the Norman-Carr Safaris office helped us out by calling the hotel and allowing us to use their comfy seats. (This person was also extremely helpful when we arrived in Lusaka and coul not find the stamped copy of our visa waiver). A hotel driver turned up about an hour later.
Secondly the hotel tried to charge us again for our accommodation.
Thirdly the food (Indian Buffet) was luke warm, even although we ate at the beginning of the evening.
The transfer back to the airport was much more efficient.