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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perched high on a hillside overlooking Lake Malawi, this hotel is about as good as it gets in Malawi. The rooms are spectacular and huge. Over 1500 sq ft, the rooms are more like houses. There is a vestibule, a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom the size of a major room, and two balconies overlooking Lake Malawi. The furnishings...

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Swanmore, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had had a busy and draining 12 months and were looking for somewhere to recharge our batteries. And that is precisely what happened at Pumulani. The setting overlooking this amazing lake is simply divine and Christelle and the team did everything possible to make our stay perfect. The water facilities on the private sandy beach are of very good...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Great two nights at the end of a road trip. Very relaxed. Detailed service. Good food and wine. The evening cruse in the dhow was a top memory. Great also that the Internet was a bit rubbish! Well worth making the effort to get there. Make sure to get petrol at the turning on the way home - it is...

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Blantyre, Malawi
Reviewed November 29, 2016

This place is fantastic. I would recommend it to any couple any day. Everything is top rated, food, accommodation, environment etc. The dhow ride and breakfast on the lake was amazing. Easily one of best places in Southern Africa.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 22, 2016

My wife and I returned to Malawi after 42 years away. We were apprehensive about returning but the whole experience was truly wonderful and Pumulani was very special. The villa was huge, very private and had a lovely view over Lake Malawi. Service was first class with wonderful food and the Sunset dhow cruises were magic. Can,'t speak highly enough...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 22, 2016

We had a brilliant 1-night stay after 4 days of safari at the other Robin Pope Safaris camps (Nsefu and Nkwali - also highly recommended). Our room (no. 10) was enormous and extremely well appointed. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Sundowner drinks on the Dhow out on the lake were fantastic and supper at the restaurant was delicious. Only...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

The location is great, the rooms are spacious and all feature a wonderful view of the lake; and there are quite numerous activities to chose from, if you feel that relaxing at the beach is "too tiring"! Apart from snorkeling, hiking, sailing on a Dhow or watching the stars, every guest is pampered and the staff is wonderful. Located in...

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 12, 2016

We had the great fortune of finishing off a Robin Pope safari at Pumulani Lodge. We cannot express enough how much we enjoyed staying there. We were given the honeymoon suite as a treat to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. The room was stunning in every respect. An absolute treat - spacious and spotlessly clean, with the most incredible bathroom!...

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Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed November 11, 2016

First of all, the place is very nice no doubt about it. The rooms are extremely spacious and nicely decorated. However, there were a couple of drawbacks during out stay mainly repeating invasion of huge cockroaches in the bathroom!! Furthermore, the lodge was completely full during our stay resulting in an overcrowding around the pool where 8 sun beds for...

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Steph N, Marketing at Pumulani, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post your feedback and thank you for your compliments. I’m glad you enjoyed your dinner on the second night. Our team of chefs try their utmost to keep all of our guests happy with the cuisine. Sorry that the barbecue was not to your liking, guests do enjoy having dinner under the stars at...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 13, 2016

The staff where really great. We chartered a flight from Lilongwe, the met and did the transferres etc. It is very small, and very well catered for, if you are looking for your own private oasis. I have recommended others stay, and they have enjoyed it just as much. The only small down side, is the food is only average,...

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Steph N, Marketing at Pumulani, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback Since your stay in November 2015 we have taken on a new Chef and feedback has been great. We look forward to welcoming you back to Malawi.

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  • Pool
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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
“The brightest star on the Lake.” Pumulani is situated on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula in the south end of Lake Malawi – romantically called “The Lake of Stars.” The peninsula is recognised as one of the most beautiful shores of the lake and borders Lake Malawi National Park (a World Heritage Site). The lodge is built on a steep hillside which provides the most spectacular views from our villas, dining and main lodge area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pumulani

Address: Monkey Bay, Lake Malawi National Park 10101, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Pumulani 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Pumulani Hotel Lake Malawi National Park
Pumulani Lake Malawi National Park
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“All gorgeous but there are quite a lot of steps to some. If a problem, ask for a room on the level of reception e.g. 7 and 9.”
 of 5 bubbles deborahw681, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The family room is down on the beach which is handy for going to the beach but quite far (and many many steps) from the pool and restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles LOFTDH, Nov 11, 2016 | Read review
“Every room is unique with fabulous views”
 of 5 bubbles mstratton222, Oct 11, 2016 | Read review
“Villa number 6 for the best view, Villa number 8 for been on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles 769grantl, Sep 16, 2016 | Read review
“Choose between villas near the beach versus those with great views higher up”
 of 5 bubbles rogerbR9888HK, Sep 5, 2016 | Read review
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