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Protea Hotel Lusaka Cairo Road
Ranked #10 of 31 Hotels in Lusaka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Centrally located business hotel”
Reviewed 11 December 2007

Protea Hotel at Cairo Road was an ok experience. The rooms were clean, though the sight on the roof wasn't too nice. The rooms have seen better days but I you don't mind little aesthetical flaws, the rooms are great good & airconditioned.

The breakfast (included in the price) was really nice combination of everything from omelettes and sausages to fresh fruits, youghurt, muffin and different juices. The service was very nice.

If you want to get real Lusaka experience, I recommend to stay at this hotel. Other hotels were closer to the shopping centres and/or embassy areas which were pretty similar that anywhere else.

Zambia as a country is in relative good condition. There are still several problems but I would recommend Lusaka for those looking for some exotic city experience. Stores are full of stuff and people seem to be pretty ok with the current situation.

  • Liked — Location and service
  • Disliked — The rooms would need slight renovation
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 April 2007

The hotel is strategically placed in downtown Lusaka. The location is great. My room was spacious. The staff were courteous and helpful. Otherwise nothing else was good. To start with, the room had no fridge and the weather was hot. No swimming pool. No carpet in the room. I saw a cockroach in the bathroom and a larger one in the bedroom. The breakfast buffet was tiny. No fruits just a miserable bowl of fruit salad. The tea was bitter and generally not much choice except for tea and coffee.
I rate the hotel as closer to a 3 star than 4 star. It is overpriced for its services at $130 a night.
It may be cheap compared to other hotels but it is also truly cheap!

  • Stayed April 2007, travelled on business
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    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank mzalendo
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ProteaZambia, Marketing Manager at Protea Hotel Lusaka Cairo Road, responded to this review, 22 May 2007
Protea Hotel Cairo Road is a business hotel catering to business travelers, Guests in-transit as well as conference groups. Hence the reason a swimming pool is not a necessity. Our bedrooms are tiled throughout giving our rooms a more hygienic, clean, spacious and modern feel as opposed to the effect of carpet. Protea Hotel Cairo Road opened in June 2006 as a 3 star Hotel, however like each of our Protea Hotels in Zambia we ensure our standards are maintained at the maximum level. At present we do not have mini fridges in our bedrooms however this is something that will change. We encourage our Guests not to eat in their bedrooms as this is the cause for cockroaches, however we have preventative measures that are carried out on a daily basis. We serve a full English breakfast every morning inclusive in the room rate. The fruit salad mentioned is part of the cereal bar as well as a selection of fresh yoghurt. We have a choice of 4 types of teas and instant or filtered coffee as well as a choice of fruit juices.
We appreciate any kind of feedback from our Guests as it helps us to improve on our number one goal that is satisfying our Guests and we do have a very effective Guest feedback system in operation.

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Property: Protea Hotel Lusaka Cairo Road
Address: Cairo Road | Plot 11 A, Katondo Street, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Lusaka Province > Lusaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 31 Hotels in Lusaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel Lusaka Cairo Road 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Protea Hotel Cairo Road - Ideally located for business travel in the heart of Lusaka. Protea Hotel Cairo Road is located in Lusaka's central business district, only 30kms from the airport and close to the Arcades shopping and entertainment complex, Manda Hill Shopping Centre and National Museum. With spacious, air-conditioned and en-suite accommodation in all the rooms, business or corporate travellers will find Protea Hotel Cairo Road ideal for all requirements. The Restaurant serves breakfasts, lunch and dinner and the bar is open until 22h00 daily where you can enjoy pre-dinner drinks in a sociable and relaxed environment. Conference facilities comprise three 15-seater Boardrooms and 2 conference rooms, seating 40 delegates. Be entertained and explore the exciting sporting and leisure activities nearby; including a golf course (10km), game viewing (35km), restaurants and shops (5 - 7km), Munda Wanga Animal Sanctuary (10km) and Kalimba Reptile Farm (20km). ... more   less 
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