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Gecko Lounge

Chembe Villgae, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
Gecko Lounge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in a dorm and were amazed as the dorm is separated into sections, so we managed to get a really nice private area with 2 single beds pushed together surrounded by a huge mosquito net. The hostel grounds are lovely - a big beach and lots of hammocks and comfy chairs. There is also a large bar area... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At 90 usd these rooms are heavily overpriced, given the state they're in. The setting of the place is nice but the restaurant is actually quite bad with very steep prices. We stayed at various places in cape maclear and almost every place we stayed at was better, cheaper and served better food so do look around before settling on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing location, good restaurant with very nice food and pizza ... but talking about the rooms, value for money is not adeguate (I ve been in the chalet) and the service quiet poor (staff not so friendly, no room's cleaning) The potentiality of the place is not well used

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Lengwe National Park, Malawi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay in Gecko Lounge was not as I expected it to be, especially for USD 90. The room we stayed in (Chalet 2) was quite old, not that clean and many things were broken. At first there were no towels in the room (one given to us had holes in it) and breakfast was not included. The large shower... More 

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Great food, great gin and tonic with Malawi gin. Wifi access was a god send. Would recommend the pizzas. Staff friendly, music was from early 00's but I loved that. Didn't stay in the rooms here but they looked nice.

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Blantyre, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Gecko Lounge is a great place to chill during the day and party at night. The staff are super friendly and the location is close to perfect. Food is great and the menu changes on a daily basis. We happily spent a couple of afternoons sitting in the bar area, listening to the waves, drinking beers and eating pizza!

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Centurion
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Stunning view of Thumbi island, which makes for beautiful sunsets. Well stocked bar and great pizza. Room was a bit stuffy and being right next to local pop-up shops, you might get bothered to buy stuff all the time. Skyband wifi is available but we had to buy vouchers elsewhere.

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Lusaka, Zambia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Loved my time at the Gecko Lounge. I went with a friend and we stayed in a 6 or 8 person dorm but it was so nice since we all had curtains to give us something like privacy. The food is very good and the prices very reasonable as well. The have a really nice deck where you could sit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Went for a breather....A short stay made me want to stay longer.everything was just great. Warm people, affordable prices and great boat trip to the island where you are able to appreciate some rare species of fish found in Lake Malawi and feeding the Eagles. Good place to go if you looking for a get away 👍

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We spent a great week at the Geko in a beach front room with our our own sitting area, the air con was good and an absence of to many flying insects, the food in the rsturant was good with the specials changing every other night, the Geko also had a great sitting area overlooking the sands and sun beds... More 

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