Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka

Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka

pool and bar area
Traveller (209)
In the superior room with a superior view.
Room & Suite (61)
Dining (51)
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4.0
#4 of 43 hotels in Lusaka
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Just a short walk from the vibrant city center and a 15-minute drive from the airport, our Radisson Blu Hotel in Lusaka provides the perfect base for your stay. You'll be conveniently located for exploring a wealth of stunning sights, from the thriving business district to nearby national parks. After a busy day, return to our hotel to relax with a drink by the outdoor pool.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Salon
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Tile / marble floor
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Swedish

Location

19029 Great East Road, Lusaka 10101 Zambia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Richard Ochieng wrote a review Jan 2020
14 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Radisson Blu Hotel Lusaka exceeded my expectation on my second visit in as many years ., The hotel's location, just 10 minutes from the hussle and bustle of Lusaka CBD, and within walking distance from both Manda Hill and East Park malls is absolutely convinient. The hotel is an architectural marvel sitting on an expansive parcel of land with well manicured gardens, driveways and car parks. The swimming pool and the gyn are massive ... So for those who care about fitness, there is enough space literally in the pool and the gym for everyone. The pool bar is a great place to relax and network . The bar service is excellent. Pool bar food and beverage menu will not disappoint. The main restaurant serves a very wide variety of cuisines.. local dishes are done perfectly here to. The chef is accessible for any special orders at short notice .. buffet breakfast at the main restaurant is elaborate. Great choices for the health conscious. The chef creatively varries the main cause every morning, so for those staying longer, expect something different throughout the week.staff are absolutely professional and responsive .. complaints are handled on the professionally till resolution. Staff appeared well empowered. ...The Rooms? Well, they are okay - functional and comfortable .. a little bit more interior decorations could do to tone down light hues of the interior paintwork. This is purely a personal preference, though. Barring that, all else is okay, housekeeping services are perfect.

I will visit the hotel again on my subsequent visits to Zambia.

The Radisson will not disappoint
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from radissonblulusaka, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Dear Ochieng, Thank you for your positive feedback regarding your stay at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka, it is very invaluable to us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and loved our services and amenities we always aim to ensure that all our guests have a positive and enjoyable time with us. We look forward to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future. Best regards, Johan Klang General Manager
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John A wrote a review Jun 2020
Phnom Penh, Cambodia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Radisson Blu for many weeks while stuck in transit due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related travel restrictions across Southern Africa. I could not have made a better choice. The very friendly staff, food and drink, room and facilities were all excellent. The GM and front desk staff checked in with me regularly to see how I was doing and share information; the food and beverage team took very good care of me, including accommodating special requests; the support staff really made me feel at home as much as possible.

I have stayed in Lusaka many times over the last 14 years, but was surprised at how the Radisson Blu team has really taken hospitality to a higher level in Lusaka. This is definitely “Lusaka’s finest” and I look forward to staying here on my future visits to Zambia. Thank you team Radisson!
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Date of stay: April 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: The poolside rooms with terrace are fantastic
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Response from GM_JohanKlang, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka
Responded 08 Jun 2020
Dear Johna, thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel. and for a great review. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time with us and that you found the food excellent as well as all the staff you came into contact with were friendly. We always aim to ensure that all of our guests have a wonderful and enjoyable time with us. We look forward to hosting you again when business brings you back to Lusaka. Kind Regards Johan Klang General Manager
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kasalue wrote a review Aug 2022
Ottawa, Canada2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
There is certainly a need to brighten up the room on the ground floor - they are too dark.
I strongly recommend fixing the shower, so that one does not have to step in a puddle of water after the shower.
Reconsider the price of breakfast for non-residents.
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Date of stay: August 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Laura M wrote a review Feb 2022
Balazuc, France9 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a bit more expensive than other comparable or nicer hotels but the rooms are nice and include both bathtubs and showers. The restaurant is very good with nice wine and I loved the breakfast, which includes many juice options, passion fruit, baked beans, deviled eggs, and lattes. Delicious! It is very well located and has a pool. The staff was great, including Jane, who kindly cleaned the nail polish that broke on the floor of my room. The head concierge who picked me up at the airport was very nice, too. There was internet in the airport shuttle. There is also an affordable beauty salon located within the hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Johan Klang, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka
Responded 26 Feb 2022
Dear John, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how your experience was. We appreciate your review and your feedback is very important to us. Thank you so much for the staff recognition, it makes us very proud to know that our team members are performing exceptionally. We are delighted to note that you loved not just the hotel but the food too and enjoyed the great hospitality of our Ambassadors. We hope to see you again for yet another memorable experience. Thank you again. Johan Klang, General Manager Radisson Blu Hotel Lusaka
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shakotulamba wrote a review Mar 2021
Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall it is great, just to improve on the matter of (1) mosquito net, (2) window opening for fresh air and (3) re-usable water bottle. On (1) it is suggested to have it on top of the bed. This will allow opening of window without concern of mosquito entering while providing the fresh air needed, especially in this time of Covid-19.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Johan Klang, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka
Responded 17 Mar 2021
Dear Cyrile, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from your visit to the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka . We are delighted to read from your review that you had enjoyed your recent stay with us and we also appreciate you pointing out the excellent service you received from our ambassadors. Please accept my sincere apologies for the shortfalls you encountered as you have mentioned, and those points will be highly taken under consideration and informed to the concern Department Heads to seek a prompt improvement. It is always a pleasure to have you as our Guest and on behalf of all the Ambassadors at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka , I look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Johan Klang, General Manager Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka
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Linda T wrote a review Aug 2022
Northern Virginia, Virginia2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Modern hotel but limited food choices for the vegan guests. The room was large and quiet. I was really disappointed that I paid for an executive-level room with club access but the club was closed, I was told that they would deliver the club but this did not work well since the delivery was not consistant and when you did not know when delivery would be it was disruptive. on the first day they delivered a nice platter with a few (5 or 6) nuts, dried fruit and 2 small squares of cake, then they left a bowl with an apple, orange and banana. I need the club lounge because i can usually find enough vegan, plant-based whole food to eat. the menu only had salad (which they insisted on dressing with a creamy dressing when which is not in the description) and french fries also it is not easy to walk to eat either, you are held captive if you don't have transportation.
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Date of stay: August 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Yagu wrote a review Jun 2022
Beirut, Lebanon131 contributions33 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is not my first time at Radisson Blu Lusaka, unfortunately it was the worst experience so far.
They are usually good, but not this time!
On the room front, there was something wrong with the doors on the 3rd floor where I was.. all the doors were making a huge slamming sound, making you jump every time someone on the floor was going in or out of his room…
Showers were not evacuating water properly, resulting in water overflowing …
The bathtub is there just for decoration, not operational.
Wanted to iron my shirt before my meeting, iron in the room was all blackened from the bottom … requested another … leaking, water and electricity not such a good match….
Went for dinner.. food was quite good, when it was served, and that was with over 45 min delay…
Asked for a late check-out… declined.. (they accepted a late check-out at 16:00 @50% of the normal rate 🤦🏻‍♂️

This is saddening… they just lost a good customer… not staying there next time I visit….
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Johan Klang, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka
Responded 13 Jun 2022
Dear Guy, Warm greetings to you and thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback on your recent stay with us. It is clear from you review that we did not meet your expectations this time around and clearly there was too many issues and little time to correct them. My sincere apologies for the inconvenience we caused you during your stay. All highlighted concerns have since been addressed and the room in question has since been placed out of order to facilitate maintenance works so that no Guest should be inconvenienced in the manner that you were. With regards to late check-out, kindly be informed that we do give complimentary late check-out subject to availability and when not available a charge fee always applies. We understand that this did not sit well with you and unfortunately that hotel was at maximum occupancy and for that we apologize. I know that our apology does not take away the unfortunate experience, however, I hope you will receive it with the sincerity with which it is intended. I thank you for your patronage and do look forward to being of service to you in the near future with hope that you will consider us. Johan Klang, General Manager Radisson Blu Hotel Lusaka
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kosqij2 wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This should not be a requisite for completing a survey. Nonetheless, the bedside tables need to be repaired/ changed. Also the small transformers over the refrigerator needs to be examined for noise... In general housekeeping supervisors should ensure that the rooms are up to par ...
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Date of stay: September 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Johan Klang, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka
Responded 08 Oct 2021
Dear Kosqij, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from your visit to the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka . It is clear from your review that we did not meet your expectations; we appreciate you pointing out exactly were your felt we need improvement and be rest assured that all highlighted issues have since been addressed as a matter of urgency and works currently underway to seek a prompt improvement. We do hope that this experience has not permanently marred your perception of Radisson Blu Hotel and hope you will give us another chance to redeem ourselves. It is always a pleasure to have you as our Guest and on behalf of all the Ambassadors at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka , I look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Johan Klang, General Manager Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka
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b0niface67 wrote a review May 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The service at Radisson Blu hotel is superb(all round). From the welcoming lobby, reception and the clean rooms to the mouthwatering dishes in their restaurants, you cannot wish for anything more. Great location with easy access and connection to various parts of the City. You can never regret choosing Radisson Blu hotel Lusaka
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Johan Klang, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka
Responded 09 Jun 2023
Dear Boniface, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from your visit to the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka . We are delighted to read from your review that you had enjoyed your recent stay with us and we also appreciate you pointing out the excellent service you received from our Ambassadors. It is always a pleasure to have you as our Guest and on behalf of all the Ambassadors at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka , I look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Johan Klang, General Manager Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka
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MTolik wrote a review Nov 2022
Toronto, Canada1,474 contribution3,137 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am staying with this hotel in Lusaka for many years. After several probes with comprobables I understood that Radisson Blue Lusaka is a benchmark for hotel business.
I want to say thanks to General Manager of Radisson Blue Lusaka, this gentleman is a big lover of his work. Every morning every day he is dedicating his efforts for improvement of service there.
Another appreciation to front desk team, particularly to Bwalya. She is always cooperative and knows how to work efficiently and being friendly at the same time.
I love Radisson Blue Lusaka, these guys a super and even if something should be improved- the team of Radison ready to help. As example: I was so happy to find out that my friendly request to improve wifi will be considered and implemented shortly.
Look, anyone planning to come for vacation or just a business meeting has to stay at Radison Blue Hotel Lusaka.
The service, food , security are outstanding and unforgettable.
I adore breakfast over there or just to spending a time for dinner- food selection is super with everything fresh and professionally served.
Prices are fair for such top class service.
Thank you and accept the sincere words of apreciación for the highly professional work you do for your guests!!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Johan Klang, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka
Responded 04 Dec 2022
Dear Tolik, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from your visit to the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka . We are delighted to read from your review that you had enjoyed your recent stay with us and we also appreciate you pointing out the excellent service you received from our Ambassadors specially the one mentioned. Your commendation will be passed on to her. It is always a pleasure to have you as our Guest and on behalf of all the Ambassadors at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka , I look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Johan Klang, General Manager Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka
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Trendzmom asked a question Mar 2023
Dallas, Texas285 contributions39 helpful votes
Does this hotel have connecting rooms?
Answer from So V
Doreen1 contribution1 helpful vote
I'm not sure . I stayed in a fully separate stand alone rooms . Had an excellent driver called Chris
Christopher asked a question Oct 2020
Lusaka, Zambia
How much is for 24hrs?
Answer from Relax35695264158
Kitwe, Zambia9 contributions
Its usually around $150 to $180 per night depending on which website you go through.
Answer from Esther B
Leiden, The Netherlands74 contributions16 helpful votes
Keep in mind That it is a more expensive hotel.. there must be room for negotiations. Good luck and have fun!!
Answer from Fred S
Rowley219 contributions104 helpful votes
We only enjoyed an overnight stay and left very early in the morning. Suggest that you contact them directly with this question
King Cizzy Zamb... K wrote a tip Nov 2023
Lusaka, Zambia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"To be honest everything was on point "
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Jovvie wrote a tip Sept 2023
Lagos State, Nigeria1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"I did not use parking facilities but there appeared to be ample parking but I can’t give an opinion in that regard"
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Robert P wrote a tip Apr 2023
Cardiff, United Kingdom20 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Recommend staying here. "
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Julius wrote a tip Jan 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"i really like the pool view"
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JAdelman wrote a tip Dec 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia12 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you’re in need of laundry and don’t want to pay the hotel prices there’s a place at East Park Mall next to Shoprite = zmw 75/kg"
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,279 - R 3,190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ZambiaLusaka ProvinceLusaka
NUMBER OF ROOMS
142
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Frequently Asked Questions about Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka
Which popular attractions are close to Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka?
Nearby attractions include Sunday Crafts Market (0.3 km), Eastpark Mall (0.4 km), and Arcades Shopping Mall (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chuma Grill & Bar, Mint Lounge, and Rhapsody's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka have airport transportation?
Yes, Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swedish.
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