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Southern Sun Ridgeway

#3 of 25 Hotels in Lusaka
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Corner Church Road and Independence Avenue | Avenue, Lusaka 10101, Zambia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tremonton, Utah
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I work periodically in northern Zambia and not so much around Lusaka. going and coming I always stay at the oasis that is the Southern Sun in Ridgeway. I am always treated as if I am someone special during my stays there. The rooms are adequate, comfortable, and very clean. The staff are all excellent and so appreciative of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in this hotel/guest house before continuing on to the bush. Rooms were comfortable and clean. Breakfast was bountiful and ranged from local dried meats and fruit to cereals and grains to an omelet bar. My son left his wallet in the room with about $50 US inside in local currency. They emailed us that they found the wallet!... More 

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Marius N, Manager at Southern Sun Ridgeway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us , and that we were able to find your sons wallet. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Lusaka. Kind Regards Marius Noëth Deputy General Manager More 

Sandton
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20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stay at the Ridgeway Hotel regularly due to my business dealings in Lusaka, Zambia. It is one of the older hotels in the Capitol but has a homely feeling to it. Great food and small gym to frequent. Dinner is a lavish affair where the Chef will prepare some good steaks. The SAA office is adjacent to the hotel... More 

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Marius N, Manager at Southern Sun Ridgeway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. Thank you for your very kind comments , these will be shared with the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Lusaka. Kind Regards Marius Noëth Deputy General Manager More 

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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting of this hotel with the fish pond and baby croc is quite unusual, but nice on the ambiance as everything is built around it . The restaurant is nice and the bar has an Irish look and feel. It's buzzing in the evenings and a such a nice place to unwind. The rooms are old school but very... More 

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Marius N, Manager at Southern Sun Ridgeway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us , the ambiance and the services offered , we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Lusaka. Kind Regards Marius Noëth Deputy General Manager More 

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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of nine retail executives visiting our branches in Zambia, this was a scenario of early starts and late dinners. We choose to stay I house for our meals so we "checked out" the restaurant and breakfast facilities well. My arrival and checking was smooth efficient and polite. Top notch. The rooms are Southern Sun typical, refurbished... More 

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Marius N, Manager at Southern Sun Ridgeway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us , and we certainly investigate why the light were not functioning as well as the flat batteries. The kind comments regarding the food and the service will certainly be shared with... More 

Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel on twice while on business trips to Lusaka. The hotel is nice and in a tranquil location, the staff are great and very helpful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Zambia on business!

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Marius N, Manager at Southern Sun Ridgeway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. You kind comments regarding you stay will be shared with the entire team , and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Lusaka. Kind Regards Marius Noëth Deputy General Manager More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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133 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My most recent visit left me feeling that this was a decent business stop, with good facilities. however, I found the room this time to be average, with large gaps at the window seals and average bathroom facilities. The aircon also did not work well.

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Marius N, Manager at Southern Sun Ridgeway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. Please accept my apologies for the Air-con not working properly and the window seals not being up to standard , we will most certainly address these issues. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Lusaka. Kind... More 

Munich, Germany
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I stayed in the hotel for 2 nights because of business in Lusaka. The hotel is maybe a bit old-fashioned for it appearance but the service is very good. There is also a big pool and a small gym which is nice to use. The breakfast is a buffet wich different kind of food and very tasteful. The wifi is... More 

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Marius N, Manager at Southern Sun Ridgeway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. I ma glad that you enjoyed your stay with us , and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Lusaka. Kind Regards Marius Noëth Deputy General Manager More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Friendly and helpful people with good food (but costly) options and chefs are flexible to your requirements. Location is good. Improvisations needed at swimming pool and gym. If the cost and staying options are a bit flexible, that would raise the bar.

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Marius N, Manager at Southern Sun Ridgeway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us , especially the friendly staff and the food. We do have various costing options , please feel free to email me on mariusn@southernsun.co.zm Kind Regards Marius Noëth Deputy General Manager More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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105 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The best feature of this hotel is the restaurant and the buffet and bar meals - really fresh, with great variety and interesting dishes - really a plus when you are on an intense business trip. The rooms may need an upgrade, but it was clean, with good bathroom facilities and a quality bed, which is key. Lovely staff, great... More 

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Marius N, Manager at Southern Sun Ridgeway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. Your kind comments regarding the food, the restaurant and the service will be shared with our entire team at the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lusaka on your next visit. Kind Regards Marius Noëth Deputy General Manager More 

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