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Golden Peacock Hotel

Area 13 Plot Number 97 City Center | Along Presidential Drive, Lilongwe +265, Malawi
Golden Peacock Hotel

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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything, yes everything, at the Golden Peacock is Chinese, including much of the staff and many of the guests. The style in the public areas and in the rooms is unmistakably Chinese, there are plenty of Chinese channels on the television, and of course there's a Chinese restaurant (there's also a Western style one though). The local staff are very... More 

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I had previously been to this hotel for a conference, but didnt bother staying at the hotel. Our flight was cancelled and the airline put us up at this hotel. Check in was smooth, only that they allocated me to a room that was being used as an office, and it took over 30 minutes to prepare it- I finally... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Golden Peacock has much to recommend it: fine pool, clean rooms, adequate food, proximity to the Golden Peacock Shopping Centre and Golden Peacock Conference Centre. For those not using Internet, that would be fine. The connectivity, however, is so dismal, both in the rooms and in the business center, that no serious business traveler can stay here for more... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Despite all bad reviews I decided to give a try especially that it was warmly recommended by our host, room spacious and well equipped, but dirty, carpet, towels are grey pretending white shade, cleaning never came because in the time of cleaning I had a sign do not disturb (left hotel at 11 am and took away a sign came... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

As I pulled up to the hotel my expectations were high. Externally, it is impressive but that is where most of the positive aspects end. The staff are poorly trained - the front desk staff practically ignored while I checked in. While it should not be an issue, the hotel is owned by Chinese who also did not acknowledge me... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had low expectations for this hotel and was positively surprised when I arrived . My room was in the "new" wing and looked very nice. The disappointing thing with the room was the cleanliness of the shower cabinet. It was so dirty! I found it so disgusting that I took my showers in the bath tub that looked clean.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have stayed here 3 times over the past year. The hotel continues to get worse each time. The internet is terrible. Just count this as a hotel with no internet. Zero. The rooms are unclean, with stains on the carpet and furniture, dirty bathroom, even dirty towels. The breakfast is ok, but you may find dead ants in your... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I must admit, I had my reservations when booking this hotel however I was pleasantly surprised. My room was clean and tidy, with everything from an iron to a scale in the bathroom. The breakfast was standard, but the dinner was exceptional. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in the hotel. This hotel would have received at least four stars from... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This hotel is actually good, the pricing is corresponding to the type of services. The rooms are quite good and elegant. However the service is dominantly chinese and not Malawian, probably reflecting the ownership. One has a feeling of being in China rather than Malawi. If one wants a true Malawian experince, try the Sunbird, a km or so away,... More 

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Milan, Italy
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Have stayed at this hotel on 3-4 different occasions. I like the space of the hotel, the modern and generally clean rooms, location of the hotel is ideal for meetings in the city or trips out, and also a quick trip to the airport. Price is good as well at around $110/night as some of the Sunbird hotels are way... More 

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