Cargo88 Hotel

Cargo88 Hotel

Corner Great East & Thabo Mbeki Road East Park Mall, Lusaka 10101 Zambia
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R 2 027
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#3 of 25 small hotels in Lusaka
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
2.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Unwind in Style with Cargo88, where innovation meets creativity. Immerse yourself in a unique experience at Cargo88, a hotel crafted from repurposed shipping containers. Nestled in an urban oasis, our cutting-edge hotel offers contemporary design, exceptional comfort, and a commitment to innovation. Embrace the future of hospitality at Cargo88.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Meeting rooms
Spa
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
24-hour check-in
Parking
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Rooftop bar
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
Room types
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Mid-range

Location

Corner Great East & Thabo Mbeki Road East Park Mall, Lusaka 10101 Zambia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 68 out of 100
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Lusaka Airport
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CTkittenz wrote a review 08 May
Cape Town, South Africa9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Was happy to be back here. Every thing I asked for was arranged with a smile, from extra towels, to suggesting changes to my meals and menu, no ask was too big for the hospitable staff to assist with. Try their frozen strawberry daquiri or mojito to cope with the humidity
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Date of stay: May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Benj0118 wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom44 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This great new hotel is a blend of industrial chic and elevated interior style, with a range of rooms to suit everyone. Their public spaces are exquisitely styled, with a lot of their art and decor made in Zambia - look out for stories on the walls about the origins of containers, and shipping container fun facts! Built out of recycled shipping containers the construction is something that sets it apart from the normal brick and mortar buildings, with facades of glass to allow in natural light - and draw you in to look. The rooms are well appointed, and the higher categories room will definitely appeal to the business traveller, looking for somewhere conveniently located to the business district, Kabulonga and the CBD, as well as with quick access to the international airport.

It has a small bar and restaurant, as well as a roof terrace bar that is very well decorated and has excellent service. And with it being within East Park Mall there are a huge variety of other dining options, as well as easy access to the malls other shopping opportunities, entertainment and ancillary services.

Cargo88 is definitely going to cause a stir! And it’s well worth a visit if you are in the position of suggesting places to stay to people.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Choose a Deluxe or Executive Room; the additional space is truly worth it!
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Response from F C, General Manager at Cargo88 Hotel
Responded 23 Nov 2023
Hi Benj0118 - thank you for your two reviews! And for sharing your experience of the hotel with us!
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Carmen C wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful hotel with attention to detail. The rooms are decorated in a really different style, and the food at the hotel restaurant was yummy! Everything was clean and tidy and the hotel staff were willing to help us with all our needs.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Definitely pay a visit to the hotel rooftop bar - really cute spot.
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Response from F C, General Manager at Cargo88 Hotel
Responded 23 Nov 2023
Hi cc1182017. Thank you for choosing Cargo88 for your stay in Lusaka; we are so happy to hear that you had a great time with us - and thank you for your kind words! We hope that you will be back in Zambia again soon, and we can welcome you again to Cargo88!
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CTkittenz wrote a review Jan 2024
Cape Town, South Africa9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a brief stay at the stylish hotel, my room was beautiful and a tranquil escape while raining. I also made a point of having dinner in their bistro - I had a burger on brioche bun and they deserve an award for best burger in Zambia. The cargo pudding was good paired with brandy. Looking forward to going back.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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elmar wrote a review Jan 2024
Wellington, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel notes innovation on their website, which was evident in the room design and restaurant – there was a transitional menu they change regularly as they finalize their new menu - a smart approach! I tried different things in their dining areas and bar, and found all to be delicious - especially the burgers. The room felt like and oasis away from the city hustle, while being in Lusaka.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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August wrote a review Mar 2024
Stockholm, Sweden7 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is poorly built. There are cracks in the finishing and attachments of the metal walls, which lets in noise and insects. Mosquities and the booming sound of the nearby nightclub each and every night are the smaller problems. The fact that the rooms are infested with cockroaches is a much bigger one. It's also generally dirty and food is unfresh. Rooms lack and kind of amenities such as even a warm water boiler. Bathrooms are tiny and modular, and the cracks between these modular bathrooms and the shafts, as well as between the walls and the ceiling, constitute points of entry for the insects, which cannot be prevented. Be prepared to have a room that is teeming with mosquitoes and roaches whenever you have had the light on for some time. Beware: management will not let you check out early and be reimbursed due to these problems, and reception will be openly rude if you even mention it.
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Date of stay: March 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Do not book this hotel unless you are prepared to spend sleepless nights in a noisy room full of...
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lee wrote a review Feb 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed 4 nights and enjoyed every minute. The staff could not have made us anymore welcome from walking in to leaving.
The chap managing the operation (Peter) was constantly guiding and mentoring the staff, his influence made a big impact. All the staff were very attentive, polite and courteous.
What not hesitant to recommend Cargo 88 to anyone considering a stay there.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Extremely good value for money
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Sandro A wrote a review Apr 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
You will not be able to get any sleep at this place, as every night is disco night, and the music is just as loud in your room as on the dancefloor.

The hotel also has severe sanitation problems. But that's the smaller problem.

Don't book this place - you will definitely regret it.
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Date of stay: March 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Don't book. Look elsewhere. There's a Protea just a hundred metres away that is far better, in...
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Chene W wrote a review Apr 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Terrible place, very noisy up to 5am, hardly slept. We had the tiniest room and bathroom. There is less than two feet between the toilet and the door.
Food was very expensive.
No coffee and water in the rooms.
It has a very cold atmosphere

Will not recommend this place !
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Date of stay: April 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Very noisy and small rooms
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Munashay L wrote a review Nov 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel provided an enjoyable stay for me. The scenery was spectacular; I'd rate it a 10/10. The customer service was excellent. I like how the manager and Baggage Porter treated my friend and I as valued customers . Their customer service is absolutely outstanding. I wholeheartedly suggest this hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from F C, General Manager at Cargo88 Hotel
Responded 23 Nov 2023
Munashayl - thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Cargo88. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. All of the Team at Cargo88 are very special, and we are glad that they made you feel welcome, and that our customer service was outstanding. I know that when I share this with the Team they will be very happy indeed! Come back again soon, munashayl - and until then, very best wishes!
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Chene W wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very noisy and small rooms "
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Sandro A wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't book. Look elsewhere. There's a Protea just a hundred metres away that is far better, in all respects."
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August wrote a tip Mar 2024
Stockholm, Sweden7 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not book this hotel unless you are prepared to spend sleepless nights in a noisy room full of insects."
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lee wrote a tip Feb 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Extremely good value for money"
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Carmen C wrote a tip Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely pay a visit to the hotel rooftop bar - really cute spot. "
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,820 - R 2,023 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ZambiaLusaka ProvinceLusaka
NUMBER OF ROOMS
73
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cargo88 Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Cargo88 Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Cargo88 Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a dining area, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Cargo88 Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Cargo88 Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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