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#1 of 34 hotels in Lilongwe
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4.6
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Luxury Accommodation (14 executive and 2 deluxe rooms) Cuisine (restaurant, private and fine dining) Conference Centre (2 rooms) Wireless internet access (2 separate providers to ensure maximum availability) Fully stocked bar Comfortable outdoor seating with garden views and private upstairs lounge Lilongwe Airport transfers Transport to/from Lilongwe city centre Printing and photocopying Packed lunches (cool box available) Laundry facilities (7 days a week) Dry cleaning available on request Reliable electricity supply (generator power back up…just in case!) Torches and umbrellas in all rooms Swimming Pool
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Scott R wrote a review Oct 2022
Monaco30 contributions10 helpful votes
If you are reading this review, from my extensive experience, this is by far the best place to stay in Lilongwe. If you are coming to Lilongwe, you need to stay here. The best kitchen in all of Lilongwe and probably in all of Malawi is 5 minutes walk from Kumbali -- "The Farmers Daughter" The food was exceptional - everything about the place is beautiful, very modern and comfortable. If you stay at Kumbali, make sure you go to this cafe style of restaurant right next door to the Lodge. "The Farmers Daughter." It is AWESOME. Kumbali lodge is very special and comfortable -- all the employees who work here are great. Especially the team working in the cafe/restaurant - christopher, Hamson, Mike, Dorothy, Hasan, Elizabeth... and the manager Geraldine is awesome. I hope i have not left any one out. Brilliant team who have their hearts completely in their jobs. The kitchen team - excellent. Do not waste time reading any of the negative comments that have been left (my experience was near perfection, you are coming to Africa - you can't expect it to be like Paris, and it seems many of the negative comments are issues related to just being in Africa, not the resort or the staff) I stayed here for 24 days -- and the team went out of their way to ensure my stay was perfect. I highly highly recommend the Kumbali Lodge. Ideally, I will see them again in 2 weeks.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: Both rooms I stayed in were great!
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Tessa079 wrote a review Sep 2022
Pijnacker, The Netherlands66 contributions36 helpful votes
Let's start with the positive: staff was friendly and rooms were spacious and clean. However the lodge is in need of some TLC. The pool was dirty, my mom stayed inside for the duration of our stay because the 3 quite big dogs of the owner were wandering around and she is terrified (they are actually quite friendly, although one was nipping at our ankles) and the food was so-so.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Lola81Singapore wrote a review Aug 2022
Singapore, Singapore157 contributions131 helpful votes
Nice room with balcony. Food was also wonderful in the restaurant with lovely massage service. However, we informed them that we are checking out at 5am the next day and have requested for some coffee and simple packed breakfast. The hotel agreed to the request, saying there is no issue to that but the next morning, the main reception door was locked with no one around in sight. We attempted to knock multiple times but no one came. We waited till 530am and had to leave for the airport- with no coffee or breakfast at all. Pretty disappointing.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Avoid early check out as there is no one at the lobby (lobby door is also locked)
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Kena Yellowtop wrote a review Jun 2022
Lilongwe, Malawi755 contributions437 helpful votes
The lodge has a top class restaurant perhaps one of the best in the city. The place however is rather far from most areas in the city and to reach it there the part of the road which is dusty. It is rather expensive and the menu is in US dollars. Service is excellent and seating arrangements are superb.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Take note of dollar pricing which entails fluctuation in Malawi Kwacha.
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John S wrote a review May 2022
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Arriving at the Kimball Country Lodge is an experience in itself. An Oasis of colour and lush vegetation greets visitors at the end of the village trail closely followed by the cheerful, helpful and professional staff. The lodge itself is built in a traditional style with a high vaulted ceiling and a mezzanine restaurant and lounge area overlooking the well planned and cared for gardens leading to the swimming pool. There are a number of local walks and an abundance of birdlife to entertain.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Luc Victor wrote a review Mar 2022
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As expected of rustic, bucolic, colonial style getaways, Kumbali has the romanticized thatched roofs, expansive well maintained grounds and serenity of nature. What is a plus, is the warm and welcoming vibe one gets as you enter the foyer. The drive to Kumbali is an adventure in itself. After you leave the paved road and hit dirt, you get the sensation of shedding the weary weight of the toxic world. As you inch past a small "village" and navigate towards Kumbali you feel the vibe of being on a mini safari - and eventually as you enter the boom gate you are whisked away into a different world. The place is charming, romantic and restful. The staff are attentive and kind. Covid precautions and public health measures are also adhered to. The rooms are expansive and amazing. The furniture is well appointed, the beds are comfortable and the toilet is very clean and organized. You have the comfort of a fridge in the room; DSTV (but who needs it when you are here); a balcony overlooking the garden/lawn. The restaurant/bar and sitting areas are expansive and well organized, there is even a second floor sitting area that can even double as a mini function room for small groups having a training or meeting. The pool area is great and the gardens and grounds are enticing for a walk. The food selections and menu have a gamut of options for all types of palates - vegetarians, meat lovers - and everyone else in between. The furniture, layout and construction of Kumbali is meant to stand for ages. And I do hope that Kumbali stays that way for years to come.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Andy R wrote a review Oct 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa28 contributions55 helpful votes
Warm welcome from friendly staff. Great food. Cold beer. Comfortable rooms. Just right, I’d say, for big business get togethers or small, private pleasures. Many thanks for a fantastic stay. All that an a relaxing pool and beautiful grounds.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Traffic in Lilongwe can be maddeningly slow. This place is just out of the city - and you can...
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crlyn85 wrote a review Oct 2020
26 contributions1 helpful vote
The room was comfortable! Kyle, Guy, and the staff were great. It’s a family owned business and can really sense that from the the people there. The property was gorgeous. The food was fantastic - as were the drinks. I wish I had more time to explore the area. They have another property on the lake that I would have loved to visit. Hopefully I will have the opportunity in the future.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Peter & Lulu wrote a review Aug 2020
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Looking for a place to stay in Lilongwe - look no further than Kumbali! This is a very special place that Maureen and Guy have created and we had the most relaxing and wonderful week's stay. The rooms are large, comfortable and well-appointed - with beautiful views over the well-manicured landscaped lawns from the verandas - went very well with the sunset glass of wine! We thoroughly enjoyed walks across the farm and through the banana plantation. And as for the staff - friendly and attentive, without being overbearing. Added to all this is the excellent cuisine - will be back, so see you soon!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Bruceava wrote a review Jan 2020
23 contributions53 helpful votes
Having to travel to travel to Lilongwe for business I looked for a hotel with superior service and comfort and am pleased to say Kumbali hit the mark. The staff were extremely polite and responsive to requests. They were proactive in every manner. The managers took the time to address me by my name. The rooms were very large and comfortable. We took advantage of the airport transport and used their car service a few times, which was timely and safe. The food service was also good. Best of all while this would be a great place for a vacation, as I was on business the WiFi service was perfect. Fast and reliable.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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$164 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kumbali Country Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Kumbali Country Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Kumbali Cultural Village (0.8 miles), World War I Memorial (4.3 miles), and Nature Sanctuary (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kumbali Country Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Kumbali Country Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kumbali Country Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kumbali Country Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kumbali Country Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ama Khofi, Lark Cafe, and Latitude 13 Degrees Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kumbali Country Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kumbali Country Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kumbali Country Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Kumbali Country Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Kumbali Country Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kumbali Country Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kumbali Country Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.