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Gecko Lounge

Chembe Villgae, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
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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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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't sleep here but came several times for the parties or to visit the bar and restaurant. Directly at the shore of Lake Malawi. The restaurant area is overlooking the lake. A self-serving bar with a wide variety of drinks. The food is basic, pasta, pizza, burgers etc. but good. The parties are well known and popular.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As with all locations at the Cape hard to get to without a 4x4 first 15ks or or so are on dirt road and can be very harsh on anything a 4x4 then there is a tarmac raod which is good, This brings you close to the village at the Cape and its ooff road time again. You do drive... More 

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We didn't sleep at Gecko Lounge but wanted to pass by for a drink in the evening. We arrived by the beach, where we were greeted by a man in an army uniform saying that we had to pay an entrance fee as there was an event. He escorted us to the entrance where we were confronted with a very... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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 June 28, 2015

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 June 15, 2015

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 June 4, 2015

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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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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