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“Grand Karavia Hotel”

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Grand Karavia Hotel
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Lubumbashi
Certificate of Excellence
Paignton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Grand Karavia Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

Nice hotel, good food and service. Felt very comfortable.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

We stayed at the GK for a conference and found the hotel, rooms and facilities to be of a very good standard, especially compared to other hotels in the country. The location is pleasant by the lake and overall there is a good ambiance. There was fast internet in the rooms although this was charged for. Slightly frustrating is not being able to open any windows and the bathroom fan running 24/7.
However what really lets down the hotel is the service with regard to dining. Whether in the restaurant or for the room service, it was utterly appalling. Whilst staff were generally friendly they were pretty incompetent, especially in the restaurants. For example, one day not enough food was cooked in time for lunch so some attendees had to return to the meeting without having any lunch. Ordering room service took 30 minutes withnumerous options unavailable. The food came without the right cutlery to eat it but given the time involved already, it was easier to eat a salad with a soup spoon then try to get it brought up. In the restaurant staff would forget your order, not have it in stock etc. but not return to tell you. Even when the restaurant was quite empty it would take a really long time for the food to come. Otherwise the rooms, buffet and breakfast were all good. Generally I would recommend it as a good place to stay, but just factor in a lot of time for meals!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2010

The Grand Karavia provides brand new elegant and well designed facilities. Management is very attentive and the staff always very professional. This hotel enjoys an exceptional lake front location and a newly built convenience mall is located nearby. The only drawback was the A/C not working and our room got very stuffy (no windows to open). This is by far the best hotel in Lubum and probably the best in the DRC.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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GrandKaravia, Manager at Grand Karavia Hotel, responded to this review, 3 January 2011
Dear Madam, Sir,


we would like to thank you for the evaluation of your stay in our Grand Karavia Hotel.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused by the AC. This problem has been solved and we hope to make your stay even more comfortable on your next visit.


Sincerely,


David Vanagt
Rooms Division Manager
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Additional Information about Grand Karavia Hotel

Property: Grand Karavia Hotel
Address: 55, Route du Golf | Quartier Golf, Lubumbashi 450, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region: Democratic Republic of the Congo > Katanga Province > Lubumbashi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Lubumbashi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Karavia Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 197
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Effortlessly stylish, appealing modern, Pullman Lubumbashi Grand Karavia, offers travelers an unique experience at the heart of Africa's copperbelt. Situated on the slopes of Lubumbashi Lake, surrounded by lush gardens and the Lubumbashi Golf Club,this modern international hotel offers all the facilities and services necessary to ensure guests a pleasant experience. ... more   less 
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