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Mgoza Lodge

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Chembe Village Road, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here in July with a school group from the UK. Having stayed at several other lodges in Cape Maclear, I can recommend this place. Rooms were very comfortable, food and service were very good. The location is great, giving good access to the beach and great views of Thumbi Island. Good value for money.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at Mgoza Lodge many times in my time living in Malawi and have taken many friends and family. The rooms are lovely little thatched cottages with en-suite bathrooms (my favourite is room two where the shower has been constructed round a tree). Electricity is limited, but the solar lighting just makes it more special. There is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very pleasant one night stay at this interesting lodge, the best being a cold beer upon our arrival after a long, hot, dusty drive. The owner, very friendly and accommodating encouraged us to relax and enjoy the ambiance of the place before doing the paperwork for check in. This lodge has wonderful ambiance--a beautiful, serene view of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

This is my second stay at Mgoza lodge and I will be back for a third before I leave Malawi. The rooms are a good size, with large comfortable beds and mossie nets. The staff are super helpful and friendly but also very polite and respectful of privacy. The owners are also available to ask questions, and showed great customer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This hotel has such a beautiful location right on the beach. The facilities are maintained wonderfully, and the rooms are quaint and a perfect size. The food is very good too, though slightly overpriced for Malawi. The downside: It was very loud all night and into the morning. The walls are very thin, allowing for all of the road noise... More 

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Alan J, Owner at Mgoza Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I am pleased you liked the location, rooms and food. I am sorry for your not having a good nights rest. I have changed the ground staffs working plan to ensure more quiet at the chalets in the early morning hours. Regarding the mosquito net I am surprised to read there were no nets provided... More 

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

We really enjoyed our stay at Mgoza Lodge. The rooms were pretty and comfortable, with verandas facing the beach. The grass area by the beach was great to lounge on and have meals. The food was quite good, though sometimes food would take a while to get prepared (as in many places in Malawi). The staff was also very pleasant... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We didn't stay at Mgoza but we came to the restaurant for dinner and came back for breakfast. Excellent food, just slightly more expensive than in the nearby lodge where we stayed but much better quality. And it's a great place to watch the sunset! The owner was very friendly and helped us sort out our transport although we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We spent 4 nights here while visiting our daughter who's volunteering at the Billy Riordan clinic in the village. This is a really friendly and relaxed place with very comfortable beds, good mozzie nets and a spotlessly clean room. The view from the front of your cabana shows one of the world's best sunsets most nights, and the restaurant serves... More 

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Having been visiting Cape Maclear for the best part of a decade it's safe to say that Mgoza is, from an expat point of view, comfortably the best option in Cape Mac. Centrally located, with comfortable, reasonably priced rooms, right on the beach with a small but clean pool, the best lawn in the Cape and comfortable rooms it ticks... More 

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Mzuzu, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

After not knowing where to stay in Cape Mac we decided to stay at Mgoza and it was absolutely great! The service is terrific, we got a call in the late afternoon because we were running late and the staff was wondering where we were. The rooms are excellent, king size beds with nets, showers made of mosaic stones and... More 

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