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“Comfortable but Spartan place to stay in the heart of Kabwe.”
Review of Tuskers Hotel

Tuskers Hotel
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Tuskers Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kabwe
Somerset West, South Africa
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“Comfortable but Spartan place to stay in the heart of Kabwe.”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

The Tuskers Hotel is a large multi-storey affair in the heart of Kabwe, directly across the street from the Shoprite supermarket complex. The location is pretty good if you want to walk around the town center or take an early morning run through the quiet residential suburbs. The streets around the hotel and the town are thoroughly potholed to such an extent that it’s comical, but I guess it saves putting in speed bumps!

The hotel is fairly Spartan when it comes to furnishings and décor – it must have been a government hotel at some point in its past. There is no elevator so you will have to lug your own bags up several flights of stairs. The rooms are basic but comfortable, fairly roomy, clean and well maintained. The foam mattress wasn’t all that comfortable however and I ended up tossing and turning all night. The bedside lamp mysteriously turned on and off during the night so I ended up unscrewing the bulb. The hot water supply and water pressure was very temperamental and I had a frustrating time trying to take a shower. The door didn’t have any sort of deadlock or safety chain so not as secure as I would’ve liked. The windows weren’t well screened so I had to close them all up and crank up the AC which worked quite well. There is also a mosquito net hanging over the bed but I had no problems with mosquitoes during my stay. The outdoor courtyard cafe was really nice. We ordered some pizzas for dinner which were actually quite good. Service was a bit hit and miss at the hotel and they do not accept credit cards so make sure and bring a lot of cash. They accept $US, fortunately.

Overall I had a decent stay at the Tuskers Hotel and would stay here again on future trips. Although it has its faults, it may be the best place in town, and I would recommend it to other travelers.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 11, 2011

Stayed one night en route. There is no elevator- be prepared to lug your bags but the staff is very willing to help. The dinner and breakfast were both very good. Bring cash- no credit accepted although they did accept US $. ...There is a nice grocery store across the street that came in handy.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 11, 2010

We spent 7 nights at Tuskers. Our room and towels were freshened every day. We found the staff to be very accomodating. The restaurant is quite good- I highly recommend the ham and pineapple pizza!! The wait staff was friendly and efficient. The room air conditioners are very good. Bring cash, they do not accept credit cards. Overall a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 20, 2008

I stayed at Tuskers for four nights in early June 2008. The room was clean and the bathroom recently had been remodeled with new fixtures and tile. Water pressure was somewhat low, but sufficient for a shower. My room had a functioning AC/heater unit, a TV and tea making facilities. The full English breakfast (included) was good, as were other meals taken in the restaurant. Staff were friendly and helpful, if a little reserved. Wireless internet connection is available and reasonably fast. The whole place has sort of a "faded colonial" charm to it, but if you don't expect a five-star hotel, you will be content at Tuskers. One note: there seemed not to be any security at the hotel, and the room doors lacked deadbolts, so some ingenuity was required to ensure that my room was secure at night.

  • Stayed June 2008
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Additional Information about Tuskers Hotel

Property: Tuskers Hotel
Address: Butungwa Street | PO Box 80942, Kabwe 60100, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Central Province > Kabwe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kabwe
Number of rooms: 150

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