When I am in Lusaka I now always stay at This Protea Hotel.
Perhaps the greatest compliment I can pay it is that I am a member of a rival chains loyalty programme and would rather stay here and forgo the points I would get by staying at their establishment in Lusaka.
Quite frankly I can't understand some of the comments about this hotel. Yes, it can be noisy in some rooms, but I have never found it annoyingly so.
The rooms are large, have every facility expected of a top class hotel - Fridge,tea, coffee, biscuits, safe, television, shampoo, insect repellent etc., hairdryer, large wardrobe and without doubt the most stimulating shower I have found anywhere in the world. Even a shoe mitt. And as even the most critical reviewers acknowledge, friendly and helpful staff and a superb buffet breakfast.
I have rated the location as 'average' because it is half way between the airport and Lusaka city centre, but you have good restaurants and shopping at Arcades just behind the hotel, and are within walking distance of the bigger Manda Mall.
What more could you ask for? Oh yes: they have an airport shuttle that is considerably cheaper than the official taxi rate and much cheaper than the exaggerated rate that first time visitors will be assured is what everybody pays.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Protea Hotel Lusaka is ideally situated within the bustling Arcades Shopping and Entertainment Complex, which offers a range of shops, as well as a cinema, bowling alley and night club on its’ doorstep. With a golf course nearby, the University of Zambia only 500m away and Mulungushi International Conference Centre opposite the hotel, our location is convenient for both business and leisure travelers. All rooms within the hotel have television with DSTV, telephones, electronic locks and safes, hair dryers, wireless internet service as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Protea Hotel Lusaka has a restaurant on the first floor and is available for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, as well as offering a snack menu from 15h00 to 19h00. The hotel also has a bar which is open to GUESTS from 10h00 to 22h00. ... more less
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