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The Makokola Retreat

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been staying at another hotel close by and was disgusted by their bathrooms the dirt so I called club mak and inquired about a double room bed and breakfast for 2 nights,they told me 125000 kwacha per night for beach facing room when I asked if the garden facing was cheaper the lady rudely told me of course... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We stayed here on the way to and on the way back from Tanzania. The runway is in an immaculate condition to land and what a treat it is to have customs at the resort. The welcoming drinks and lunch next to the runway was great, as was the rest of our stay. We were a big group, but never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

An absolutely "must do" destination in Africa. The staff and Management are always friendly and helpful, the food was exquisite, the rooms / location worth every cent, the runway impeccable !! .... And add a fresh water dive to your bucket list... Amazing!! Expect me back for a forth time!!

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Knowing the resources available in Malawi, it is quite a feat to pull off a well run business and Club Mak meets the standards of a first world with the charm of the third. The staff are friendly, the food is always great and the rooms are comfortable and decorated with (tasteful) Malawian made furnishings. The location speaks for itself-... More 

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The hotel provides an excellent view of the lake particularly at sun rise and sun set. The gardens are well laid out but the services are poor and the staff unhelpful. The hotel is overpriced for the services provided, There was no wifi as we were informed that there were problems with the service. We stayed in the garden rooms... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Stayed here for two nights as the Sunbird hotel was full. Stayed in room 53 which is a long walk from the main part. The room was clean but quite basic. The windows wouldn't shut properly and as it was a bit chilly at night this made the room colder. Luckily they had extra blankets. Wifi can only be accessed... More 

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This is a nice place to stay at in Mangochi. The service is good and their food including breakfast is ver very good. The place has just had a facelift that has made it more exciting. Otherwise it had started to take an aged look. The rooms are basic though but the facilities work perfectly. It is pricey though. And... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Club makakola is a great resort run by great people. The resort is situate in the southern region of the lake. It boast water sports, golf, snorkeling, great food, and a down to earth earthen feel to the rooms. The pool area is great to just relax at and the gardens are stunning to walk around in. All in all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

A sleepless night as we were swarmed by ants this was sadly not the first time we had this type of experience at this establishment its seems that the ant infestation is something that management is perpetually challenged to stay ahead of. An extreme disappointment to an otherwise beautiful establishment. The food quality had also deteriorated from the last time... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This resort offer fantastic holidays on the beach. Rooms are old but clean and comfortable. Great bar right on the beach and restaurant also next to the pool and beach. Relax on the beach or do lots of water activities.The cruise to Bird island is a must do.

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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Additional Information about The Makokola Retreat

Address: P.O.Box 59, Mangochi, Malawi (Formerly Club Makokola)
Location: Malawi > Southern Region > Mangochi
Price Range: $322 - $405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Makokola Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 66
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Also Known As:
The Makokola Retreat Hotel Mangochi
The Makokola Retreat Malawi/Mangochi
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