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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a month here with my 12 year old son while volunteering as a teacher at a local school; I can't praise the place highly enough. To put this review in context, I am a man in his fifties who is used to a ludicrous degree of comfort when on holiday. Butterfly Space isn't the kind of place I'd... More 

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 days just to relax from the hectic city life! It's quiet a cool and relaxed place, good food, friendly staff and owner. Took a canoe ride around the waters, jetty area and round the hill to a near by beach lodge, the guide was very friendly and talked about a lot of stories. Staff at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I have stayed at Butterfly Space on multiple occasions and it has always been a phenomenal stay on each visit. The set-up of the lodge is incredible and the views are to die for. They have a variety of options for accommodation from a dorm for K3,000 to a private chalet for K6-8,000. The prices are all incredibly affordable for... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We've been staying here for six weeks during our one year trip. To be fair, we took a break here from the daily travellers life to volunteer for a while and give back to the local community. Anyone with an open heart and willingness to help can get involved in one or many of the 15 diverse community projects, which... More 

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Thank Phil M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I stayed only a night on our way up north and was looking forward to a relaxing afternoon/evening. From arrival at the very untidy reception area, that must have been last cleaned years ago it didn't get much better. Our room was stuffy and the pillows smelled disgusting. The worst was the toilets. I've been to many excellent composting toilets... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Butterfly for a few nights in a rondavel. Although not luxurious, it was comfortable with clean bedding and good mosquito netting. The shared toilet was a little challenging to reach, same with the outdoor shower, however as the accommodation price was so cheap, can't complain! The owner Alice is a lovely woman and evening meals could obtained very... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

I stayed for one night at Butterfly Space and I was so disappointed when arriving after such a long journey. I had really been looking forward to my stay here, I expected a chilled place with some lounging areas but the place felt really quiet and empty and kind of run down. My room was very dirty and there were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Butterfly lodge was a great place to stay for a few nights; we learnt Bao, met some friendly locals and indulged in the wonderful food served during the day. The communal meal in the evening is a nice touch to get to know other travellers and the decking area around the bar was a great place to relax. We stayed... More 

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Temora, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

What an atmosphere! I loved the eco-friendliness of the place as well as their idea of volunteering in partner with the lodge. Basic accommodation but good in relation to price and location. Can't wait to see what the future brings for butterfly space.

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Thank 1Carly1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Great villas on the water, ok food. A nice place to chill on the deck and have a beer or g&t. Crystal clear water for a swim with plenty of small fish around. In walking distance from town. Even if arriving after dark. Big friendly smiles from the man at the reception

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Additional Information about Butterfly Lodge

Address: Nkhata Bay, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Northern Region > Nkhata Bay
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Butterfly Lodge Malawi/Nkhata Bay
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