I stayed at Club du Lac Tanganyika after spending some time in really rual, basic areas during work travel in East Africa. I was very pleasantly surprised by the room quality and comfort at this hotel. The rooms are nicely and simply decorated (I enjoyed the painting applied directly on the wall and framed--the artist used kitenge fabric as one of the mediums to portray the hills of Burundil). Sheets and towels were high quality and the internet connections were great at all the locations I tried to access around the grounds. I didn't try the aircon--it was rainy season and I enjoyed listening to the rain and the waves on Lake Tanganyika, which sounded very much like the ocean to me. Water in the shower was hot with good pressure. The breakfast buffet had a huge selection with really anything you could want, including good coffee. I had dinner a couple times here also--the pasta was delicious and the panna cotta dessert was divine. There was live music on Friday and Sunday night which was entertaining (the band just seemed to be having a great time whether or not anyone was paying attention) and my friends saw a hippo grazing just outside the restaurant on the beach during dinner one evening. The pool is nice and big and refreshing. Good location at the front of the property (on the beach) to see the sunset over Lake Tanganyika and the mountains of DRC just beyond. The fitness center was small but fine--really the only hitch during my few days here was that one morning the machines weren't working but when I checked back in the afternoon they were all on. Free shuttle to/from the airport (even at 12:3opm for my 2:40am flight) and reception was friendly and helpful. I will definitely recommend Club du Lac to anyone staying in Bujumbura and I hope to return soon!
- 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