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Sunbird Ku Chawe Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Zomba Plateau, Zomba, Malawi (Formerly Le Meridien Ku Chawe)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for two nights as part of Malawi tour. Wasn't sure what to expect but was thoroughly enchanted. The location is gorgeous, high up on the plateau with beautifully tended sub tropical gardens and amazing views. The rooms are bright, spacious and attractively decorated. It gets very cold in the evenings, even in late August coming into the warm season,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here for two nights and the views are breathtaking. That is only from the new rooms and the food is very good too. Cannot fault this place for a short getaway. The staff are friendly and attend to your needs very swiftly. I would recommend this place to all couples.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this comfortable hotel after a long walk around the mountain. We had lovely tea in the gardens(great views, birds etc) and a pleasant supper by the roaring fire. We were thrilled to have an open fire in our room too which was a first for me in any hotel and welcome as the august nights are chilly... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was there in December 2013, part of a two-week trip to Malawi. Of course, one cannot judge hotels in Malawi by the same criteria as those in Europe or North America. Taking this into consideration, I must say the Ku Chawe was quite a nice place with a magnificent location. The Zomba plateau has very interesting sights, which can... More

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed at this hotel a number of times, and the improvements in service, cleanliness, and food quality are paying off. The staff are attentive and friendly, the food is substantially better than it used to be, and you really can't beat the location. The views are simply stunning.

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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Located on top of the Zomba plateau this hotel has stunning views of the distant plains. The room was very big with a comfortable bed. There was a fireplace in the room, which the staff offered to lid. The food was very good, especially the breakfast. The staff was helpful and friendly. There is a lot to do, like exploring... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A heck of a location - so high up and such magnificent views! Even though it's so high up the temperature mid afternoon was pleasant. When clouds passed over it meant donning a cardigan though otherwise it was T-shirt only weather. The views afforded were second to none and the gardens both extensive and extremely well kept. The lunch was... More

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Mangochi, Malawi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

i went to ku chawe inn with my friends for a day trip. we really enjoyed our trip..we visited the chingwe hall, oh it was so amazing.we even went up to the plateu whereby we were able to see the scenario of zomba town.

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Blantyre, Malawi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I wasn't expecting much based on previous reviews, however on arrival I was pleasantly surprised. The views as you drive up is stunning, the hotel and grounds lovely. The staff were friendly and helpful for Malawi standards. We ate at lunc and ordered burgers which took an hour to arrive, this is average for Malawi. The evening wecided to have... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Very nice location, extremely friendly and helpful staff. Just about the ONLY place in Malawi we found which also offers local dishes on their menu, including the breakfast buffet. Surroundings nice enough to make even me get up early and watch the sunrise! Room was clean and everything worked. Took the jeep tour around the plateau, which I can warmly... More

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Address: Zomba Plateau, Zomba, Malawi (Formerly Le Meridien Ku Chawe)
Location: Malawi > Southern Region > Zomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunbird Ku Chawe Inn 3*
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