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River Bird Guest House

2667, Musikili Road Leopards Hill, Lusaka 10101 Zambia
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Situated 20 minutes from central Lusaka, in the lovely Leopards Hill neighbourhood, River Bird Guest House is the ideal choice for both the business and leisure traveler. Recently renovated, the house features six stylish and spacious en-suite rooms, each with their own unique look and feel. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, a flat screen TV and satellite television.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Meeting rooms
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Family rooms
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River Bird is by far the nicest accommodation I've found in Lusaka. It's a beautiful single-family house converted into a guesthouse, beautifully furnished and with a large garden and pool. The owners and manager were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
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Response from riverkirsten, Manager at River Bird Guest House
Responded Jul 30, 2019
Thanks for this review, Sydney. We enjoyed hosting you and Daniel - just a pity it was such a short time. Hopefully we will see you back here someday soon.
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Its a bit far out of town if you don't have transport but for those that do its a great location in Lusaka. Its small and homely with not too many rooms but they are tastefully furnished and the bathrooms have an excellent shower. Breakfast in the mornings is excellent and you can arrange evening meals although we opted to eat out. WiFi works well and there is a bonus that they do your washing on a daily basis as part of the room rate.
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Response from riverkirsten, Manager at River Bird Guest House
Responded Jul 30, 2019
Thanks for the review Hilton, we appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you again soon.
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You need your own vehicle to stay here. It's right on the edge of Lusaka, and the taxi they arranged for us was over an hour late coming. When this happens, the location is such that there's nothing you can do about it. The grounds, public areas, rooms are all quite nice, but the WiFi was off more than it was on, and even when on, it was too weak for anything beyond emails. The owners are fairly 'hands-off', and my companion, a young black Zambian, felt they were distinctly unfriendly towards him. On the other hand, Joseph (cook and general helper) was excellent; helpful, friendly and genuinely concerned. Thanks, Joseph. All in all, though, we wouldn't want to stay here again.
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Response from riverkirsten, Manager at River Bird Guest House
Responded Jul 30, 2019
Hi Steven. Sincere apologies that you were not completely happy with your stay and the services. We are unfortunately not in central Lusaka, but cater more for guests looking for a quieter stay, away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD. We do not have taxis stationed at the guest house, so we call them as we need them. This is a mistake on our part that the taxi arrived so late - unfortunately it seems we had too must trust in him to arrive on time, rather than to follow up and make sure he was there. With regards to the Wi-Fi, we cannot call it high-speed, but we are making do with what is available whilst Fibre Optic is being installed. We are sincerely sorry that your companion felt that we were "unfriendly". This was certainly not intentional. Unfortunately there is a fine line between being too "hands-on" or too "hands-off", and we are still learning to judge how much interaction each guest will appreciate - as they are all different. Regarding the rooms, we thought that we were being accommodating by giving you each your own room (at the same rate) as we had the space. We were only made aware after you had left that you were unhappy with separate rooms and that you would have preferred to share a room. We are new in the hospitality industry, so all feedback, especially constructive criticism, is welcome. Thank you for taking the time to give us this review.
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River Bird Guest House in Lusaka is well worth a stay if you are in Lusaka. The owners could not have been more hospitable, my en-suite room was enormous with a view over the pool and the breakfasts cooked by Joseph were excellent. Thank you to everyone there for a very good experience, I will be back!
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Response from riverkirsten, Manager at River Bird Guest House
Responded Jul 30, 2019
Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon!
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Well positioned in Leopards Hill area. Clean, comfortable & relaxing. Lovely breakfasts especially the homemade croissants! Great spot to return to. Laundry done for daily wear. Thank you for your kind hospitality.
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Response from riverkirsten, Manager at River Bird Guest House
Responded Jul 30, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to give us this review! We appreciate it, and hope to see you back again soon.
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$110 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about River Bird Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to River Bird Guest House?
Nearby attractions include 37D Gallery (3.4 miles), Namwane Art Gallery (3.0 miles), and Jame Mosque (4.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at River Bird Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at River Bird Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at River Bird Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to River Bird Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Latitude 15 Degrees, The Zambean Coffee Co., and Dil Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at River Bird Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does River Bird Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, River Bird Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does River Bird Guest House offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to River Bird Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Chilenje House (4.9 miles).