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4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Neumunster, Germany
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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our third visit to Pumulani after almost 5 years and we were impressed how the accommodation has not aged in all. Clearly the maintenance and upkeep of the Villas have been a priority. We were also very impressed with one of the waitresses who actually remembered us from our previous two visits. Pumulani is not your average safari... More

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Tel-Aviv, Israel
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24 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent 2 nights here as a fine ending for our Zambia-Malawi tour; the place delivered just what we'd expected: a nice pool to relax in and soak up some sun; good food; a beautifully enticing room with an amazing bathroom and 2 balconies with vistas over the huge lake Malawi (actually, an inland sea); a chance to look up at... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a weekend spent at PUMULANI, from a warm welcome to good bye, extremely frendly staff, from the manager to chef every one takes personal care of you, chef knows what he is doing, his starters, main course and desserts are all on point, our villa beyond expectation i have never seen such in Malawi before, sunset cruise, nature walk... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pumulani came highly touted, and while the setting and architecture of the units are spectacular, service and condition left a lot to be desired. There is a tiredness to the place...a cushion on a chaise by the pool was ripped and stuffing was coming out; the toilet seat in our unit was disconnected from the toilet. The place advertises a... More

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RPS_MW, Owner at Pumulani, responded to this review

Hello Micheal, Thank you for your feedback, we always appreciate people taking the time to write feedback. We are sorry that you did not enjoy the lodge. The toilet seat was indeed broken. This was reported by housekeeping (metal hinge had snapped) on the day of your departure and fixed the same day. I of course do not know when... More

Venice, Italy
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed here for a couple nights... What a fantastic retreat. Staff were excellent, food was fantastic. The suite was exceptional... just an overall wonderful experience... The only issue we had was the mosquitos, we were eaten alive in the time we went, even with repellant, but thats just the area, and nothing to do with Pumulani. It is quite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Just back from a 6 week tour of East Africa and on reflection Pumalani was one of our favourite places. Watched the sun set from the huge roll-top bath, a treat after a few weeks of safari showers! Beautiful views of the lake and huge room nicely furnished and extremely comfortable. Rob and Mona (lodge managers) are excellent hosts and... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Amazing wild but safe environment with fab views of Lake Malawi. Sundowner with excellent Malawi gin and fresh samosas in a sailing dhow with friendly crew. After delicious dinner watched stars with real telescope, meteors, Saturn's rings - what a treat. My only complaint - the bathroom was so big it needed a string quartet to complete it. You need... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We spent four nights here in May,and it was fantastic. The food,stargazing,snorkelling,are all brilliant but the management and staff deserve much praise for making our stay so special. If you are looking for an escape away from city life,this place is a must.

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11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Pumulani website does not do the lodge any justice- you need to see it... lets start with the rooms... they are HUGE! Until you see them you cannot comprehend the sheer size of them... misleading from the outside. Pumulani is a great place to relax and forget about the outside world for a moment. Was my husbands 40th birthday and... More

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Its a place we have been hearing about and when we were there on our honeymoon (Nyengo and Sarah) it was like, this is a place you wanna stay with the one you love away from all the busy town life. Alex and Karina thanks guys for the warm welcome you gave us the food and room was all magic.... More

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Additional Information about Pumulani

Address: Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Pumulani 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Pumulani Hotel Lake Malawi National Park
Pumulani Lake Malawi National Park

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