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Kara O'Mula Country Lodge

Chichiri, Blantyre 8 | PO Box 80095, Blantyre, Malawi
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This hotel is situated in Mulanje (not Blantyre) and has a great view. The rooms were quite basic but clean enough. The food and service were fine. The swimming pool was not too appealing but there are guides that will take you up to the waterfalls at the gate.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Having read excellent reviews I was really keen to try out this place. The surroundings were absolutely lovely and very peaceful. The pool was nice but small and only really for dipping in and out. There was also no sun loungers only chairs and benches so difficult to relax/ sunbathe. We stayed in a basic room in the main building... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Stayed here in 2010 and returned in September 2014. Place needs rejuvenating. Tired and nothing changed in 4 years so beginning to feel run down. Food just ok. Don't book half board. B&B and buying a meal works out much cheaper?

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The location is perfect and the staff friendly, although they do not really understand English. No wifi,no first aid kit, worst food in Malawi. Fleas and bed bugs. The view makes up for it, but the bathrooms are disgusting. If you are a young European backpacker you won't mind and still think you are getting great value for money. The... More 

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Orem, Utah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Lodging in Mulanje can be pretty barebones, but the Kara O'Mula is an oasis to Western travelers. I have stayed there on four different occasions for multiple nights, and I recommend it to anyone traveling in the area. The sleeping quarters have showers (and usually hot water) and mosquito nets on the bed. There is toilet paper, sheets, pillowcases. There... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I wanted to see the main attraction mount Mulanje and decided to perch here for the night! It was a great experience. It is one of the greenest places in Malawi and beautiful. The swimming pool is directly fed by the water from the fresh springs. The staff was very helpful and friendly and the rooms were quite spacious. You... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great location @ the foothills - unfortunately it rained all day and night whilst we were there so cudnt maximise on the facilities. Wasnt too happy with the room rates as they specify as double room (we were 2)and when we had an extra person to add to the room they charged per person so the cost went higher as... More 

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Toronto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stayed for one night as a base for visits to the tea plantations and Mt Mulanje. The location is lovely. We had a great view from our cabin. However, the cabin itself was quite rundown and shabby. We found the restaurant to be terrible both for food and service at dinner. Breakfast was adequate. I would like to commend... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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115 reviews 115 reviews
24 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Our group of 12 from the US and Canada stayed at Kara O'Mula on a volunteer vacation with Habitat for Humanity. After our days building houses in the village Kara was a welcome retreat. The grounds are beautiful and the views also fantastic. We found the accommodations perfectly adequate, the beds were comfortable and there was hot water for the... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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54 hotel reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

For some reason this hotel is listed as being in Blantyre, and it isn't - it is a long way away in Mulanje. It is a very pleasant place to stay - we were there for one night. It has a pool, comfortable beds, and a good restaurant. Walking from the lodge is easy, and the start of one of... More 

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Address: Chichiri, Blantyre 8 | PO Box 80095, Blantyre, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Southern Region > Blantyre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
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