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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

they have reduced the meals on offer compared to previous years, so could only go for one option which was ok, they had no sweets or puddings, yet it is now cold in Malawi. They only had ice cream on offer. Staff are lovely and the place is clean and it is very tranquil

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Zein D, Owner at Villa 33, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback. We had some unexpected kitchen staffing issues during your stay which have now been resolved. Our new staff will be undergoing training over the next few weeks which we hope will allow us to once again serve the tasty meals that we have been known for. More 

Cape Town
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82 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

There is nothing more annoying than turning up at an establishment and finding that they have changed your original booking. In other words, you book a particular room location or bed configuration and when you arrive you are allocated something different. So this is what Villa 33 did to us. We booked a family room and were allocated 2 double... More 

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Zein D, Owner at Villa 33, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for airing the grievances in how your booking was handled. We are very sorry that we could not book you in the unit that you had requested. Our rooms are listed on a number of booking sites where the availability shown is live. The portal you did your booking from was not a live... More 

Escondido, California
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Hotels in Malawi are generally pricey and not up to American standards. That being said, Villa 33 is a peaceful retreat from the chaos of downtown Blantyre and offer a place to recover from the ravages of jet lag. The room was clean and the lush, well kept grounds with monkeys traveling through regularly make this a hit. Free wi-fi... More 

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Zein D, Owner at Villa 33, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again in the future. More 

Ireland
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79 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Good clean quiet room, well lit and very well served with electricity sockets. Plenty of hot water. Pleasant garden. Temporarily (?) compromised by apparent renovation of dining room; at present you eat in the (fairly spacious) reception area or on the terrace. Free wifi is accessible in the reception area but the whole villa is a Skyband internet hotspot. Laundry... More 

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Zein D, Owner at Villa 33, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to Blantyre More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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91 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

I went to Malawi for work and was booked into Villa 33. It was very very pretty, was a lovely garden and an outside restaurant where there was WIFI and nice food. The service was also really good and popcorn served to people i was meeting with was an unexpected treat. I really recommend it - its a little out... More 

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Zein D, Owner at Villa 33, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! More 

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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Villa 33 whilst on business trip to Blantyre. Situated in a quiet suburb. Rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. Free wifi in reception area/patio. Breakfast was basic but acceptable. Service from manager Timothy was excellent. Reasonably priced, would definitely return

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Zein D, Owner at Villa 33, responded to this review

Dear Brian, Thank you for reviewing the lodge. We are glad you found the premises to be clean, comfortable and also well priced. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Dehradun, India
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105 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Stayed one night. Great place to stay. Very quite and peaceful. Little expensive though, but so are almost all the places in Blantyre. The rooms were very big, with window screens. So no mosquitoes. The television though was not that great. But it had a USB port, so if you have movies in a USB, you can easily play it.... More 

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Thank PradWestside
Zein D, Owner at Villa 33, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are happy that you the tranquility of the lodge as well as the size of the rooms and quality of our food. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Blantyre. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Villa 33 is a peaceful, quiet place to stay in Blantyre, with lovely shady gardens and a beautiful terrace for breakfast. My husband and I stayed here for four nights in one of the newly renovated apartments. (So newly renovated that we were only the second guests to use the room!) The apartment was perfect in every respect- clean, comfortable,... More 

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Zein D, Owner at Villa 33, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are happy you enjoyed staying with us and thank you also for posting on the Blantyre Facebook forum. More 

England
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

A perfect location to stay for a business trip or as a start place to travel either as an Individual or a family. Situated 30-40 mins from Chileka Airport and 10 mins from Blantyre Centre. A small number of varied types of accommodation available and set in a gorgeous little oasis with fantastic gardens. Rooms were perfect clean and very... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We stayed at villa33 twice and both times enjoyed the friendly welcoming staff. The rooms are set in a beautiful lush garden, thus creating a tranquille environment where it is easy to relax. Although we stayed only one night both times, they did manage to do our rather large laundry. Their kitchen is excellent, although their's only three choices. Just... More 

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Thank JanHenkT
Zein D, Owner at Villa 33, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review, and for being a repeat customer. The oxtail is our signature dish and is extremely popular with many guests asking for it at the time of making their booking. Thank you also for acknowledging the newly implemented backup systems we have installed. Malawi has a very erratic water and power supply, and... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villa 33 is the perfect location for business and independent travellers who need short to medium term accommodation in Blantyre. The lodge is set in 1.7 acres of beautiful tropical gardens in the quiet suburb of Namiwawa and is easily accessible from the centre of town.We have a nice, small restaurant on site and provide free laundry services to all guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa 33

Address: 33 Chilomoni Ring Road | Namiwawa, Blantyre 01, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Southern Region > Blantyre
Price Range: $85 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa 33 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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