We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Protea Hotel Lusaka Cairo Road

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Protea Hotel Lusaka Cairo Road
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 79: English reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The female staff were very unpleasant except for 1 lady. The men were ok as even during my meals they would come to ask if the food was ok. I'd like to recommend that the staff undergo further training in etiquette as others were even wearing shoes with noisy heels and looked bitter, bored or something. Maybe they do this...

Thank Precious P
Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I really appreciate my stay at this hotel due to the staff. From the front desk to the housekeeper, each member of the team will receive you with a wonderful smile and try to do their best to make you feel fine. My special thanks to all these lovely people, specially to Mrs. Kuwala whose professionalism made my stay very...

Thank Wagner C
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The location of this hotel is great if you have engagements within the central business district of Lusaka and want to avoid the morning and evening traffic jams. I was impressed at my recent visit because the hotel has been renovated probably to reflect the influence of Marriott Hotel brand. We had a one day business workshop in one of...

Thank Namukulo M
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I booked to stay at the hotel as I needed to be close to the CBD. The hotel is in the center of the CBD in a very busy area. My biggest challenge was the parking. It was not very convenient and having to sign in and out to take my car was just silly. The rooms are oldish and...

Thank kudzayin2016
Bonn, Germany
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Hotel Protea is centrally located in the business district of Lusaka. Staff is friendly and supportive. I did not had chance to taste restaurant. One suggestion for hotel management and in fact to Marriott group to mention email address of its hotel on the respective hotel website as currently these details are not available on its website.

Thank BonnerBonn_Germany
ProteaHotelsZambia, Front Office Manager at Protea Hotel Lusaka Cairo Road, responded to this review

Dear Mr.BonnerBonn Thank you for your positive feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are delighted to receive your compliments regarding our friendly and supportive STAFF and we will definitely follow up your comments regarding the email address on the website. It was our pleasure to accommodate you and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind...

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is a very good hotel with a great service located in the heart of Lusaka. The rooms are very smart and spacious and the housekeeping is just excellent. The prices are also quite reasonable. However this place could improve as they do not offer room service facilities as well as much entertainment facilities. The menu is also not diverse...

Thank Edwin P
ProteaHotelsZambia, Front Office Manager at Protea Hotel Lusaka Cairo Road, responded to this review

Dear Edwin, We are delighted to receive your compliments regarding the great customer service and housekeeping and we definitely congratulate our TEAM for their exemplary service. We have taken note of your other comments and they have been forwarded to the relevant management and STAFF. It was our pleasure to accommodate you and we look forward to welcoming you back...

Reviewed 29 June 2016

Hotel is located well and have good quality rooms. Its provides good quality & spacious conference rooms for business travelers. Staff is friendly and helpful, but the room rates are on higher side. Restaurant is good but lack food variety for vegetarians.

Thank Deepak S
ProteaHotelsZambia, Manager at Protea Hotel Lusaka Cairo Road, responded to this review

Dear Mr Deepak, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Protea Hotel Cairo Road with us. As a VALUED CUSTOMER, I was disappointed to hear about your experience in our dining outlet. With aspiration to always exceed guest expectations, we have unfortunately fallen short of this goal during your recent stay. Your valued feedback...

Reviewed 30 May 2016

Been there for 3 night around the Agritech Expo. It was a decent place but in a crappy part of town. I find the staff perfectly trained and very friendly. The dinners were kind of average but not to expensive. The breakfast were good with a good variety on everything. The rooms are clean and tidy but it lacks a...

Thank Pieter O
ProteaHotelsZambia, Front Office Manager at Protea Hotel Lusaka Cairo Road, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Pieter, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay. We are delighted to receive your compliments regarding the well trained and very friendly STAFF and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast buffet. Please be assured that we have congratulated our TEAM for their exemplary service. It was our pleasure to accommodate you and...

Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here during the recent African Development Bank Meetings. The city hotels were fully booked during this week and hence this booking. The hotel is on a busy congested street. Difficult to get to and leave. This is a basic hotel - perhaps two star. Small rooms with poor natural light. Bed was comfortable. Good wifi in African standards. Very...

Thank Ratagiyadub
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 4 May 2016

very nice and cooperative staff. will go far out of the way to help you. rooms are good sized. shower etc also good sized. restaurant is fairly good. I took people to eat their often. they have their own locked parkng which is very important in that area.

Thank Stanley L

70 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (25)
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Dining (3)
View from Room (3)
Room/Suite (8)
Bathroom (2)
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (45)
Room/Suite (18)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Dining (8)
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Lusaka hotels
1.1 km away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Lusaka Grand Hotel
2.0 km away
Taj Pamodzi Hotel
Taj Pamodzi Hotel
#1 of 30 in Lusaka
573 reviews
2.9 km away
InterContinental Lusaka
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.8 km away
Protea Hotel by Marriott Lusaka Tower
4.8 km away
Radisson Blu Hotel Lusaka
2.1 km away
Southern Sun Ridgeway
Southern Sun Ridgeway
#3 of 30 in Lusaka
348 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel Lusaka Cairo Road

Address: Cairo Road | Plot 11 A, Katondo Street, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Lusaka Province > Lusaka
Price Range: ₹ 5,650 - ₹ 13,342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel Lusaka Cairo Road 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Marriott, Expedia, Agoda, Cheap Tickets and Travelocity so you can book your Protea Hotel Lusaka Cairo Road reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Protea Hotel Lusaka
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Protea Hotel Lusaka Cairo Road staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Protea Hotel Lusaka Cairo Road staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Decent place for a budget traveller to Lusaka”
 of 5 bubbles BonnerBonn_Germany, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Quieter rooms are from the third floor upwards.”
 of 5 bubbles 210edwinp, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Modern facilities but on costlier side”
 of 5 bubbles , 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the street side are pretty noisy”
 of 5 bubbles 507stanleyl, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Try and get a room away from the road. This hotel also has smoking rooms so if you are a non-smoker make sure you get the correct room.”
 of 5 bubbles LordP428, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay