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Kara O'Mula Country Lodge

Chichiri, Blantyre 8 | PO Box 80095, Blantyre, Malawi
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The expectation to visit the lodge was high but the disappointment of the resort was great. The executive room at $65 per night is not even a 1* star rating worth. Entering the room and bathroom reminds you of the 1980's. The workers in the restaurant, Bar, swimming pool at the lodge are very friendly. The run-down of such beautiful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We were very disappointed with this hotel, we arrived late in the evening so didn't have much choice but to stay. The accommodation was really overpriced, our 'executive room' cost USD$110 and was not worth it, the room was messy more like a backpackers hostel, there were no towels and the shower didn't work very well. It was the most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Haven't stayed here, but plan to. We were making an exploratory visit to Mulanje, hopefully the first of several trips, and started a brief ramble on the mountain from the site of this lodge. The location is glorious, and the staff and service very pleasant. We had only a light lunch, but it was very good. We expect to stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I recently stayed at the lodge for one night. We arrived just in time for the sunset which was just beautiful. Staff were all so kind and welcoming, food was lovely and rooms were of very good quality. My colleague used the swimming pool and said it was a lovely setting. Would certainly recommend for a beautiful stay!

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

** BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT THE RATES QUOTED AT THE TIME OF BOOKING ** The Lodge itself is located on the slopes of the Mulanje mountains with some very nice views. On the premises, you'll find a restaurant (menu with snacks, fish, meat, food is quite diverse and tasty enough) and a bar; right beside the lodge, there is also... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We had a nice overnight stay and felt it to be reasonable value – a nice relaxing place at the foothills of Mulanje. Highlights: • Large, bright, airy room, well-furnished and comfortable. Fan-cooled. • Great views over the plains from the veranda. • Trailhead in the parking lot for accessing Mt Mulanje. No need to organize guides, porters, etc. •... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is clean and has a good bar and restaurant, and the breakfasts are ok. The staff, particularly the owner, were helpful and we got upgraded to an executive room which I would recommend as it was significantly more spacious and comfortable. We also were able to get an early breakfast and a packed lunch for the day we... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Positive experiences at Mulanje were our hike on mulanje mountain with an excellent guide named Redson and our round of golf. But our stay at the Kara O'Mula was dissapointing. During day time you could sit at a nice spot in the garden, in the evening there was no atmosphere at all. The swimming pool looked promising on photographs, but... More 

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Johannesburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

After a recommendation from another lodge - we decided to try Cara's after our mountain activities on Mulange. The check-in staff were half asleep and after viewing the standard and ironically named executive rooms - we choose the higher priced version. The room was more of less clean but the shower leaked everywhere. We had lunch and dinner at the... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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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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