I have stayed here several times, the staff are very helpful and try really hard to run a professional international standard hotel. We hosted a regional conference here and their events team were great in helping us before and after the event.
The rooms are clean but actually a bit basic - theres not much luxury or extras here. The cleaning staff are fantastic and do a great job. Bathrooms a bit creaky and plumbing sometimes interesting but hot water and good water pressure. I am not sure the rooms are good value for money now the prices have gone up, but at least you know to expect a good clean spacious room.
The main draw is the fabulous pool and good food in the restaurant. Its clear that many external visitors come here at the weekends with their families to spend time by the pool and in the spacious grounds which means at times it can get very busy and the wait staff are run off their feet. Good buffet breakfast with lots of choice. We had a special area set aside for our conference meals - unfortunately we all (nearly 40 people!) came down with terrible food poisoning, due to poor hygiene practices in the kitchen and dodgy chicken. Shame.
When I stay in Bujumbura for work i now usually stay in a different hotel closer to the office but this is where I like to come for a good meal and a beer watching the sun set over DRC. As other posters have pointed out, for Bujumbura this is an excellent hotel - its one of the few (the only?) hotels even beginning to reach any kind of "international standard" which is to be applauded given the circumstances. Its now become a bit pricy for me which is a shame so ill stick to visiting not staying over.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika **** is located in the heart of Africa. The hotel actively contributes to social, cultural and tourist activities in Burundi. With it's 110 rooms, the Hotel offers to it's guests a relaxing accommodation in an intimate environment on the shore of Lake Tanganyika. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Du Lac Tanganyika