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Southern Sun Ridgeway

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Reviewed 23 November 2015

The Southern Sun Ridgeway is my home away from home in Lusaka, and has been since it was called just "Ridgeway", and was practically the only hotel in Lusaka. It has a good location, a bit outside the worst bustle of the city, but is still close enough that you could walk to Cairo Road, the National Museum or the...

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Marius N, Manager at Southern Sun Ridgeway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. We appreciate your kind comments , and these will be shared with the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Lusaka. Kind Regards Marius Noëth Deputy General Manager

Kitwe
Reviewed 16 November 2015

The rooms are of the high standard and cleanness, maintain the standards and I would like to advise you that the toilets should have air refreshers so that after use the person can spray. Thanks for keeping your room clean.

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Marius N, Manager at Southern Sun Ridgeway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. We appreciate your comments regarding the cleanliness of the rooms and the standard , and will most certainly look for air freshener solutions. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Lusaka. Kind Regards Marius Noëth Deputy...

Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Southern Sun Ridgeway is my preferred hotel in Lusaka because of its cool ambience and warm people. The rooms are homely, the linen gives one a comfortable sleep. The front garden is well maintained and pleasant. The garden at the back of the hotel should also be given attention.

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Marius N, Manager at Southern Sun Ridgeway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and that we are your preferred hotel , we will certainly have a look at the gardens in the back. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Lusaka....

Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Stays here by friends advise.. Love it, your Buffet dinner simply great, and just 15 euros! Swimmg pool very clean just pls thinking ab beverages there, its must be.. Your famouse croc is very charming, thnx! Next time here again.. Few marks ab service- please when guest orderglass of wine and itsnothouse wine, somelier or waiter MUST bring a botle...

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Marius N, Manager at Southern Sun Ridgeway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. Thank you for your kind comments , these will be shared with the entire team , and we will address the pouring of the wine with our wait staff. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to...

Luanda, Angola
Reviewed 6 November 2015

This hotel is very well located in Lusaka and has a nice architecture. The lobby is open and with lots of soffas to sit Bar is well located and very pleasant Breakfast had an enough variety of options Internet worked well on lobby, but not in the room

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Marius N, Manager at Southern Sun Ridgeway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. I am glad that you enjoyed our services and facilities , we are constantly working with our service provider to ensure full strength WiFi signal to all our rooms , and this will most certainly be addressed with them. We look...

Ndola, Zambia
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Overall Service standard is still the best in Lusaka. Breakfast is outstanding and the crocodile pond is terrific.... Rooms are still very tired but very clean. Reception staff are extremely attentive and helpful. Bar service a little slow.

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Marius N, Manager at Southern Sun Ridgeway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us , and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Marius Noëth Deputy General Manager

Attleborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2015

A hint of tiredness about the place but more than adequate enough for an overnight stay. Well organised with friendly and helpful staff we enjoyed our stay. Tea by the croc’ pond was a pleasant interlude; the buffet dinner was very good and the buffet breakfast even better.

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Marius N, Manager at Southern Sun Ridgeway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. Thank you for your kind comments , especially regarding dinner and breakfast , we will share these with the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Lusaka. Kind Regards Marius Noëth Deputy General Manager

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We were looking for an overnight stop and were not disappointed with the choice. The staff are friendly and cannot do enough to help. The rooms are decent and clean. The meals were excellent, we had dinner in the pub (al-a-carte menu but a choice of buffet can be had in the restaurant) and breakfast on the terrace watching the...

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Marius N, Manager at Southern Sun Ridgeway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. It is always good to receive feedback such as yours , and I am glad that the staff made you feel so welcome , we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Kind Regards Marius Noëth Deputy General...

Lusaka
Reviewed 28 October 2015

I have been staying at this hotel many times each year for the past 20 years. Always a pleasure to stay. The food is excellent – the best restaurant in Lusaka. Also the pool area is unique for the privacy and always with clean water.

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Marius N, Manager at Southern Sun Ridgeway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. Thank you for your kind comments , especially regarding the restaurant , we will share these with the entire team. Kind Regards Marius Noëth Deputy General Manager

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 25 October 2015

I've stayed at the hotel two times now, and will most likely return. The rooms are clean and nice, the staff is friendly and helpful, the restaurant and food is also very nice. The crocodile pond in the middle of the hotel ads to the feeling of staying in a special place.

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Thank you for taking the time to review the Southern Sun Ridgeway , we appreciate your feedback very much. Your kind comments regarding the hotel are appreciated , and will be shared with the entire team , we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Lusaka. Kind Regards Marius Noëth Deputy General Manager

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently located in Lusaka's business district, close to embassies and government offices and only 27km from the airport. The hotel is set in attractive landscaped gardens and offers business and leisure travellers a welcoming atmosphere, for which Southern Sun is so renowned. The guest rooms are tastefully furnished and offer every modern facility, including free wireless internet access, which is available throughout the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Sun Ridgeway

Address: Corner Church Road and Independence Avenue | Avenue, Lusaka 10101, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Lusaka Province > Lusaka
Price Range: $261 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Ridgeway 4*
Number of rooms: 155
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Also Known As:
Southern Sun Ridgeway Lusaka Hotel Lusaka
Holiday Inn Lusaka
Lusaka Holiday Inn
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#2 Business Hotel in Lusaka
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lusaka
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“If you have a room overlooking the pond you will hear the nesting birds outside your door”
 of 5 bubbles Milk_Sheik, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“My room was over looking the main entrance - did get a bit noisy at times as it faces the main incoming traffic”
 of 5 bubbles , 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Light sleeper? get a room in the main body of the hotel. Rooms over the Crocodile pond can be noisy as the Weaver birds but great to watch.”
 of 5 bubbles WiganYosser, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I was on 3rd floor but quality of wi~fi was not upto the mark .Lift is too far”
 of 5 bubbles Ashidas, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The rooms overlooking the Crocodile pool can be a little noisy with the weaver birds outside.”
 of 5 bubbles WiganYosser, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
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