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Kara O'Mula Country Lodge

Chichiri, Blantyre 8 | PO Box 80095, Blantyre, Malawi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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48 hotel reviews
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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The location of this lodge could not be better. The Boma walk up Mt Mulanje is within easy reach, and the lodge is surrounded by majestic trees, also offering a spectacular view. The lodge is very clean and comfortable, with outstanding helpful service. The food is simple, fresh, delicious and very good value. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, simple and... More

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Just stayed at this lodge during a volunteer trip. Our team spent 5 nights and it was lovely. The manager and staff were outstanding. We were greated on arrival and our bags promptly delivered to our rooms. Laundry charges were very reasonable with quick turnaround service. Food was good with options for buffet or menu. Rooms were spacious with ensuite... More

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Glasgow, Scotland.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Visited as part of a day trip to Mulanje from Blantyre. Had a good walk round the grounds and then a tour from the owner who was very friendly and hospitable. Accommodation looked good valuec. The views are spectacular and the air is cool and fresh. Dinner was good although a little limited in choice. They set up a table... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Stunning location and friendly and helpful staff. The rooms were clean and have fans and mozzy nets and all the plumbing worked but no bedside reading lights. Good service and good food in the restaurant. (Though lampshades might be more flattering to the diners!) We hadn't compared prices and similar accommodation in the area but we would would happily return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012 via mobile

It's been my third time to stay at Kara O'Mula, this time for one week. The service is just great and the staff very friendly and helpful. They get quite familiar and still keep the right distance. When we mentioned holes in the mosquito net, we were easily given another room. The meals are delicious, the breakfast is adequate. Whoever... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012 via mobile

Stayed there for the second time already and loved it both times. The location is unbeatable, breathtaking views and sunsets, quiet and peaceful. Staff is outstandingly friendly and attentive. Rooms are rough but suitable. Breakfast is good, the dinner menu is Malwian, offers good food at good prices. I am definitely coming back!

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Washington DC
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30 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

The mountainside that the hotel is located on is gorgeous and the views are also very nice. I also thought the breakfast was good and I enjoyed the TV lounge room with a fire going in it. On the other hand, for the price (which is in the mid-range) I thought that the room could have been better. The television... More

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Also Known As:
Kara o Mula Hotel
Address: Chichiri, Blantyre 8 | PO Box 80095, Blantyre, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Southern Region > Blantyre
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Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Blantyre
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