I was impressed with Hotel Lubumbashi. This 2-storey structure features a courtyard/garden where you can dine al fresco. Surrounding the courtyard are the rooms. There are approximately 20 rooms, spread between the 2 floors.
The room I stayed in (209) was spacious and very comfortable. It had a king bed with a firm mattress and 4 pillows of good quality. There is a dresser and sitting area, 2 night tables, TV, and mini-bar with drinks for sale. I especially liked the counter space in the bathroom where I could put my toiletries. This is lacking in many hotel rooms.
What I would suggest to make it better are: use plusher towels, get rid of the naphthalene balls in the shower area, and double check that the bidet works. A hair dryer would not hurt, either.These are minor things that did not deter me from having an enjoyable stay.
Breakfast was all right; there weren't many choices. But I found their ala carte menu sufficient and of acceptable quality. Their diverse offerings include French, Indian, and Chinese food. Their roasted half-chicken was flavorful. The spaghetti was not bad, but was such a huge serving. There are also raves about their Indian food, but nothing I can comment on since I am not a big fan of this.
But it was the little things that I appreciated the most. Upon check-in, a welcome drink was brought to my room. A small platter of fruits is also sent up in the evenings, including a bar of chocolate. 2 bottles of water are provided in the room, and replenished daily. A kettle is also available, as well as an extension cord where you can plug multiple devices/gadgets. The internet can be accessed from the room, or from the lobby/common areas which is convenient. One of their management team is always around to ask the guests how things are. The wait staff are sensitive to customers' needs.
At the end of tiring work day, it's a nice place to come home to. I wouldn't mind staying here again.
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