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Sunbird Ku Chawe

Zomba Plateau, Zomba Malawi
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Property amenities
Free parking
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
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Up the slope of Zomba mountain Kuchawe offers a tranquil setting for relaxation and reflection. The staff are polite always eager to help...sometimes too eager but surely made my stay worthwhile. My new favourite place to relax and refresh. The views are amazing
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The hotel is a representation of Zomba as an icon of greenery, freshness and nature. This was our fifth time to properly relax on the mountain. At last the hotel is building a gym as well as a swimming pool. This is perhaps the best hotel with Malawi dishes. After staying at
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This is a beautiful lodge up in the mountains of Zomba Malawi. We were escorted on a lovely hike by waterfalls to a scenic point. Also treated to a delicious meal and great comfort. Even during the rainy season it was lovely to hike and the temperatures were very comfortable.
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Response from Silvester M, General Manager at Sunbird Ku Chawe
Responded Jan 29, 2019
It was a pleasure to host you at Sunbird Ku chawe and thank you for sparing your precious time to give this great review. Please be assured that this goes a long in assisting us enhance our offering for even better experiences on your next visit in the nearest future. Once again thank you for the review
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All my Fiancé and I wanted was an escape from the city over the New Years and this was the perfect place,stayed here two nights and the service was amazing,the welcome beautiful,our room was definitely a little piece of heaven pretty clean and very cosy, unfortunately the room
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Response from Silvester M, General Manager at Sunbird Ku Chawe
Responded Jan 29, 2019
Thank you for the great review and more also choosing to enter 2019 with us at our Island in the sky. Your comments goes a long way in assisting us enhance guest value points in our offering. We have taken note of the need to now start providing for mosquito nets in our room which agreeably is now becoming a necessity due to the changing climate. Please be assured that this has been taken to heart and will be given the due attention. Otherwise, thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we indeed look forward to hosting you again and the kids soonest.
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We waited for almost 2 hours for drinks and chips..... its a good job the view was good! Maybe it's not always like that, but there seemed to be no system in place at all. We wont be rushing back, thats for sure.
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Response from Silvester M, General Manager at Sunbird Ku Chawe
Responded Dec 11, 2018
It was a pleasure to host you at Sunbird Kuchawe and thank you for choosing to stay with us. More also, we thank you for taking your time to give us this candid feedback. It is Sunbird Kuchawe's goal to ensure that all its visitors and guests are provided with memorable experiences. I therefore offer my sincere apologies for the unfortunate and unacceptable experience with our dining services. This has been taken to heart and be assured of a more satisfying experience complimentary to the stunning views on your next visit. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and looking forward to welcoming you back to the Island in the sky soonest.
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View of Lower Rift Valley
My room showing the fireplace and bed area.
Patio and playground outside my room.
View from the grounds overlooking the valley below showing smoke from burning wood.
Hi there, do you offer eat-all-you-can buffet on 5Feb, 2019? It can be either lunch or dinner.
You need to call the hotel to enquire.
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What’s the altitude there?
Google: 6000 feet according to the Malawi Dept of Tourism - If you Google Zomba plateau height you'll find out all about it. "Zomba Plateau is unique. A great slab of a mountain rising to 6000ft (1800m), it has vast tracts of cedar, pine and cypress but elsewhere the vegetation is wild and mixed. The plateau top is criss-crossed by streams and there are tumbling waterfalls and still lakes. There are driveable tracks right round the top from which are views of such splendour that they were described in colonial times as "the best in the British Empire". Whether walking or driving, there is always something to see. Wildlife includes leopards, although sightings are rare. More in evidence are giant butterflies and, on the lower slopes, baboons. Birdlife includes the long-crested eagle and the augur buzzard. Accommodation on the plateau includes a luxury hotel, the famous Sunbird Ku Chawe, set at the very edge of the mountain; and a large camping site. Nearby the cosy Zomba Forest Lodge offers an alternative 'off the grid' stay. Fly-fishing for trout is possible in season and horse riding can be arranged."
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"Apparently they all face to Zomba city and far beyond. The view is astounding."
"Look for rooms facing the city centre, that's where the local dances usually performed by cultural troops take place in the evenings"
"Check on the views if you have the chance."
"c heck you view from your room before you book in as a nice view is a nice view"
"My room looked out over the lawns, gardens and children's playground, but I didn't see any children while we were there."
$157 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
sunbird ku chawe hotel zomba
Le Meridien Ku Chawe
MalawiSouthern RegionZomba
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