This old world hotel is smack-bang in down town Lusaka on teh Cape to Cairo road, aptly known as Cairo road.
Prices are excellent with great special deals for travellers. The services and the food are basic - yet the hotel's staff and management are awesome! Stunningly friendly, humble and kind they always go the extra mile, for you.
The food is basic Zambian fare. Tasty and econimical.
Although the street outside the hotel is incredibly busy - there is a strong sense of being safe amidst the various cultures and hawkers. I never came across any shady characters or beggars.
The Italain ice cream, and the local pizza, were really great.
If you are looking for a 5 starupmarket experience and are very particualr - don't stay here. If you are looking to save money, meet local people, and experience real Zambian city life - stop over at the Lusaka Hotel!
On pricing - a Jamesons Whiskey at the Intercontinental - 24 Kwacha (5$.) At the Lusaka Hotel - 10 Kwacha (2$.)
Our accommodation cost about 20% of the cost of the local International hotels. Seeing as we were working and only sleeping at the hotel - this made a lot of sense!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lusaka Hotel is the oldest hotel in Lusaka, dating back to 1914. It is centrally located on Cairo Road, with a large secure car park. It boasts its own shopping mall, several boutiques, a business center, a hair salon and a pharmacy.The Hotel is conveniently close to banks, shops,bureaus and taxis.Our central location enables our customers to be well placed for business activities in any direction.The bustling Cairo Road empties at night leaving you to enjoy a quiet sleep in our specious neatly appointed eighty en-suit rooms.The Hotel has two well-loved restaurants, one indoors, one at the poolside affording a good meeting point and fine dining. ... more less
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