It's OK. Just. Everything is just under par, but not awful or unbearable - although the nicest part is the very pleasant bar and restaurant area by the pool, which is really a nice place to hang out and relax of an afternoon or evening (even though the food is poor and the pool a bit too dirty to be tempting). It's also fairly well-located, within walking distance of various restaurants and close to government and donor offices. I stayed in an executive room - the "top" bracket (but "executive" is over-stating it a bit by any normal standards!), at about US$63 - not too bad a price for Lilongwe. The rooms are a decent size, and not uncomfortable. But shabby, old, more than a bit dingy, and dogged by non-working appliances (e.g. lights, fan, fridge, sometimes hot water sometimes not, etc). There is free wi-fi, at least in principle, but as I have never found it working, I can't really comment. The restaurant serves just-about edible food (chewy meat, tepid meals) - big portions, but extremely over-priced and nothing to write home about. The Korean menu is a better option - but still not fantastic. After a couple of days of eating in you are ready to go out. Breakfast is adequate but nothing more, although frequently runs out of basics (coffee, milk) which take quite a bit of asking before they are replenished. Service is OK - not over-friendly but polite enough, and a little too keen to ensure that all is paid in advance, and in foreign currency. So - I would go there again if pushed, but it wouldn't be my first choice.
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