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Bongwe's Lusaka Guest House

609 Zambezi Road | Roma, Lusaka, Zambia (Formerly Bongwe Barn)
Bongwe's Lusaka Guest House
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What a relief to find this accommodation. We had previously stayed elsewhere in Lusaka but had chosen not to return due to our experience, so we arrived at Bongwe hoping we would be able to get a room. The staff were very helpful and friendly and we were lucky to get an en-suite room for the 2 nights that we... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The rooms at the Bongwe guest house are simple and clean and quiet during the day, a lovely refuge from busy Lusaka. The location is not particularly central, but easily reached by taxi. The staff was really friendly and helpful, whether it dealing with door locks, storing luggage or booking taxis and bus rides. The open kitchen for breakfast gave... More 

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Bern
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The staff at Bongwe's Guest House is extremely friendly and helpful. Me and my girlfriend spent a total of 4 nights in between our different Safaris / trips throughout Sambia and it always felt a bit like coming home. The staff can as well help you with booking buses / Taxis and the like. And of course, not to Forget... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had a grand time at Bongwe; the rooms were above what I was expecting for the price point and the crew there are welcoming and genuine. Had a few late nights at the bar, which cracks on to pretty late and is packed with funny characters and good humour. The food at the bar's fair delicious, or at least the... More 

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new plymouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Very good location, very good quick replies to e amils. Rooms clean, spotless in fact. Spacious too. Close to small shopping centre and to lots of restaurants too. Pub is really pleasant. On one of the nights we were there the neighbouring pub next door had a long and raucous party that went on for a bit but that happens... More 

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Cranbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I've stayed at Bongwe many times as I pass thru Lusaka, and I'll stay many more times as well. The staff are very genuine and friendly, the crowd very welcoming and although fridaynights Can be loud..... That's what Friday nights are for. Rooms are roomy and comfortable, cooking facilities great, bar menu good if cooking is not your forte, and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was flying out from Lusaka and had time to kill during the afternoon. I was planning on spending the night here but unfortunately they were fully booked so I stayed somewhere else and spent the afternoon at the swimming pool at Bongwe. Loved it! Everyone was very friendly, they organized my taxi to the airport, I could use the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I was lucky enough to stay at Bongwe while working on my graduate thesis, and it could not have been a better experience. My room was clean and welcoming and the staff were very accommodating of my research needs, including access to the internet and spreading out my work over the common room tables. In fact, the staff were quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I spent two nights at the guesthouse and was OK, it is in Lusaka ROMA quarter. The staff were very helpful, the room was clean and comfortable...even too spacious, the fan on the ceiling was not working, but really not needed. My room faced the bar where a little concert was held...but noise very acceptable and the music was nice,... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I spent two nights at the guesthouse, and enjoyed my stay. The staff were very helpful and the environment was quite comfortable. the room was clean and comfortable. nothing fancy, but i didn't expect fancy. the bar does generate some noise (music, voices, etc.), but nothing that kept me awake. the staff also introduced me to a wonderful driver, who... More 

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