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Reviewed 3 August 2010

please do not stay at this hotel.

the zoo part: i used to love Luntu but am now appalled and disgusted. they have a monkey in cage so small it barely fits inside. they feed it sometimes, keep it in plain sight in its own feces between a construction site and the generator. it is to sad and can't sleep it is simlpy being tortured for someone's pleasure and is likely transmitting diseases to anyone who dares approach it (it's really cute and likes his chin rubbed).
i urged the soulless owners to release it or at least feed it and their response was simply to laugh.
they also have a black kite (hawk-like bird) that has badly clipped wings and begs for food scraps. the owners of the Luntu are inhumane savages with no respect for wildlife. My company will no longer include this hotel on its list of places to stay.

the hotel part: if you have running water and electricity you are lucky. lots of mosquitos because they insist on opening all the windows to your room and then leave the lights on. the restaurant is rarely open and the staff sleeps in the lobby. lots of loud prostitutes on weekends.

do NOTstay at this hotel, there are plenty of others that are far more humane in their treatment fo pets and know a little about service.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled on business
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14  Thank aurelgrooves
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Hotel L, Manager at Hotel Luntu, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

You are old, tired and a racist that monkey is not of the hotel it is mine i am a delegate for for forest improvment in the rural area and i saved that animal from being killed and kept him there momentarily since i was i was traveling he now enjoy's my free 47 heckars plantation what were you doing in africa anyway you are from germany do you want me to telll you what you have done to the world or do i need to remind you your place you old goat we work very hard to satisfy our customers and do no need such hateful reviews. you lucky you out of the country. or i would have exposed you in the most contrast manner.

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Reviewed 11 May 2010

Hotels are phenomenally expensive in Kinshasa, and Luntu is no exception. US$120 for a not-very-clean, not-very-well-functioning, not-very-comfortable room. The room is large and sparse - one table, one bed, one cupboard. A bathroom with cold water only, where both the basin and the shower flood the floor to several inches deep. Air conditioning which cannot be switched on or off (let alone temperature controlled) by anyone other than a technician will full toolbox and ladder - so your options are basically two: sub-arctic or overheated, and nothing in-between. Service (what service?) is surly and not very helpful. There is a restaurant of a kind which serves breakfast (bread, jam and coffee, anyway), and sometimes serves dinner - if the cook is in the mood. Sometimes he is either too drunk, or says he can't be bothered to cook. The food is not very good, but - like all else - very expensive. Greasy chicken or fish with plantain or frites costs about US$10. A small greenish brown didn't look tempting. OK, the range of hotels in Kinshasa is not fantastic - but you can surely do alot better than Luntu. Avoid it.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled on business
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11  Thank frequenttraveller63
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Reviewed 2 November 2008

We stayed at this hotel when our tour operator told us the Grand Hotel "was full". It was far from Grand in anyhting but the prices.

They have studio apartments some of which are very large and spacious. But virtually every unit our group stayed in had problems. One room had no newspapers for windows, one no water, I spent the night in 27C heat an that was with the airconditioner on full blast! Still, the rooms were reasonably clean.

The entrance to the hotel is very unpreposessing and there is a tiny pool of dubious water color very poular for Congolese weddings ad birthday parties so you might not sleep too well with a room overlooking that part of the hotel.

Food is of poor quality and takes forever to arrive. I found the cook drunk and slumped across a kitchen table in the morning with beer bottles strewn around him. The kitchen was very unappetizing and the cook simply wiped the utensils he was using across table cloths to clean them!

The Invest Hotel is cheaper ($85 vs. $120) and while the rooms are smaller at least they have all the aenities you woud expect. For $125 you can stay at the upmarket Venus Hotel, so no reason to stay at this place.

Stayed: October 2008
4  Thank Poleinahole
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Reviewed 31 July 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2017
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Room Tip: Un cadre calme et accès facile au centre ville de Kinshasa
  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled on business
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