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.
Mr S and Ms J from Sussex
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Pleasant city hotel

Efficient, well run.

Nice bar for pre-dinner drinks and snacks. Excellent big pool. Fantastic and very reasonably priced massages in health centre
functional but acceptable rooms, with good view. Good buffet breakfast.

Failed to collect us from the airport on arrival and had to be chased up - almost an hour's wait. Shuttle to airport on morning of return flight to UK of no use, leaving at 5.30 (less than half an hour journey) for a 8.50 flight.

We ate out (Lusaka Club) - taxi easily obtained at hotel.

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Mrs Carmine bee-eater
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Modern business hotel.

Comfortable, all usual facilities, good staff, good beauty salon.

This hotel was in exactly the right position for me to revisit the part of Lusaka where I lived 40 years ago.

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Ms R from Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Back in civilisation

If one has to return from the bush to civilisation, this hotel is the best place to do it in.

A fairly typical large business orientated hotel that is clean, friendly and with some nice restaurants. Excellent service.

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Mr L Chequer
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

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!

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Dr M from Oakham
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

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.

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