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Sunbird Mount Soche

Glyn Jones Road, Blantyre, Malawi (Formerly Le Meridien Mount Soche)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lusaka, Zambia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Blantyre for a short business trip. Sunbird Mount Soche had been booked because it was conveniently located in the central business district of Blantyre, at a walking distance of most businesses. As with the their other facility in Lilongwe, the first and strongest point of Sunbird is their staff. There is something in their smiles that is... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Of all the places in Blantyre, we ended up here for a few nights. Compared to everywhere else in Malawi and Southern Africa.. This hotel is way over priced ($180 per night) with tiny rooms with old facilities. To top it off they only offer 350mb of [very slow] internet per day, and anything over that is very expensive. There... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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58 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stayed here again, and was not disappointing, hotel nicely placed in Blantyre. Staff very friendly. Meals fine. Did not have an aircon that worked and was VERY hot at night.. But once reported it took a day to fix, then all good.

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Lilongwe
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The room was very clean and always had the necessary amenities. Slightly confined in size for a proper deluxe experience, probably owing to fact that the hotel was built ages ago, but this is offset by the quality of everything put in the room and a very good customer service. The hotel has a big well tended garden with a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Room selection is key. Some have better water, some have better internet, some are quieter, some have a view... Over 3 weeks at the hotel, I moved around a bit and couldn't find one with all of these... No worries, the staff friendliness makes up for any of shortcomings. The restaurant is very good. Service is prompt, food tasty and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Have been three times in 2014 at Mount Soche for business trips. No complains, rooms are clean, service is effective, staff is friendly and efficient, sometimes a bit slow. Best thing is the big garden. A couple of more tables would be great. Restaurant is good, although the choice for breakfast is somehow limited, but the quality is good. Ask... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I stayed when there was a water supply problem and had to wash from a delivered bucket of water for 2 days. The pub and dining area is now furnished much more luxuriously with big leather seats and I couldnt help but wonder if the investment might not have been better made into larger water storage for guests wifi internet... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

An average hotel, but a lot better than the Sunbirds in Lilongwe, but not as good as the Livingstonia one. The service is good, rooms clean and the staff very helpful. There is nothing outstanding or special. The food is acceptably average. The grounds are nice and the pool is good except when the local kids over swamp the pool... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a reasonable place to stay on business in Blantyre, though slightly expensive compared to Dublin hotel prices, which I never thought particularly good value. The staff are friendly and the rooms and food OK but the wifi is terrible even if you pay extra for the hotspot vouchers and there is no gym, though I believe there is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Excellent reception with a nice view of Blantyre CBD and the great Mulanje Mountain on a bright day. Wonderful rooms, easy accessibility and very secure. Had a very nice breakfast and dinner that I will never forget. Excellent taste of chambo fish readily available and well prepared.

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