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Burley House

43/2/317 off Ufulu Road, Lilongwe, Malawi
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Ranked #5 of 15 Lilongwe B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Location: very isolated and difficult to get anywhere unless you have a car. The staff weren't particularly helpful in advising whether there was a taxi service available. Some lively bars nearby, mostly ex-pats. Room: basic appearance but a very comfortable bed, high quality mosquito net, very effective air-conditioning, very modern and luxurious shower, working TV but unfortunately no facilities to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Only spent one night here before departing Malawi. Secure, gated house in quiet, upper-end residential area. Staff all pleasant and accommodating. Although it caters to business clientele, our adult family of 4 felt 'at home.' House showing signs of age, but not enough to distract from the charm. Beautifully maintained grounds. We were so grateful to have air-conditioning! Would stay... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The place is very good. I was very impressed with the well manicured lawns and the rooms are quite neat. The staff were very friendly and the lounge made me feel like I was at home so I was able to relax and accomplish my work deadlines without disturbances. The only blight to this homely place is the expensive meals... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Burley House is a nice, small hotel, with comfortable spacious and well arranged rooms (few rooms are somewhat smaller though) - and a cozy common area with a self-service bar. The atmosphere is homely, staff very friendly; breakfast and (optional) dinners are served around one large common table, allowing you to interact with the other guests. It has a nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Just one night here but thoroughly enjoyed it. It's slightly tired but very comfortable, plenty of seating in the public areas, good food served at a communal dining table makes for a more interesting evening than being on your own. Breakfast is good, served plated to order. Comfortable beds and free wifi that irks well. If you like a friendly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had a quiet garden lunch here. Love the well-trimmed garden and trees which made us momentarily forgot that we are in Africa. It felt more like a European garden! We didn't stay in the rooms as it was just a lunch venue, but while passing through the living area I thought I am in a friend's cosy home, welcoming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Burley House is situated in a better part of Lilongwe, Malawi. It is very safe, has a nice atmosphere and a colonial touch. The room´s are nice, big and clean and you can order dinner. If you have dinner you meet other guests for a chat around the table.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I've never really understood before when people have said that a hotel feels like home, but I do since staying at Burley House. Our room was large, well furnished and comfortable with loads of natural light and an all important digital safe. The living areas were airy, comfortable and perfect for socialising with the small number of other guests. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We stayed for one night and enjoyed the hospitality and peaceful surroundings. The bedroom was spacious,comfortable and had everything needed for our stay. We took full advantage of the backyard and all the facilities. The price was reasonable and the staff always helpful. The house manager, Pete, was particularly helpful. When we are back in Lilongwe we will stay there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We ended our trip to Malawi with an overnight stay at Burley House in Lilongwe. The house is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. The backyard garden is lovely - I had a vase of rosebuds on the desk in my room. We were greeted with a friendly smile and briefed about dinner. We are a family of 5 so... More 

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