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Review of Kiboko Town Hotel

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Kiboko Town Hotel
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Lilongwe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 4, 2014

I stayed in Kiboko Town Hotel twice for 1 night. First time was a last minute reservation. They only had 1 room left, which is different from all the other rooms and in the basement. Much cheaper than the other rooms, less luxurous as well. Second time in a 'normal' hotel room.
The rooms are quite expensive if you're staying alone (only 10 dollars cheaper than when you stay with two persons), but in my opinion it is worth the money (you get the same rooms as two persons get). The hotel is very clean, luxe, good beds, table and chairs on your room and a four poster mosquito net.
The staff is very kind and helpfull. Breakfast is good, as well as the dinner (only available untill 5 pm; cook is Dutch- may 2013). Location is great, near the market, a couple of banks, shopping mall, post office etc.
Because I had to leave very early, I could check out the evening before and leave the key with the guard. I got some sandwiches the evening before, because I couldn't get breakfast that early.
The music in the bar is in the evening loud, my room was next to it, so was a bit hard to fall asleep. I already booked my next stay and asked for a room at the other side of the hallway than the bar, which they've arranged.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Being a person working internationally for years I rate Kiboko as the best. Reason - a boutique hotel, unique, excellent management and a hotel that provides stress free, hassle free accommodation and restaurant in a perfect location for banks, shops, bars and restaurants at a value for money rate. The staff are attentive, always give you a smile, ask how are things - and they mean it. I stay here long term whilst working in Malawi. Kiboko is perfect for short and long term stays. I look forward after work to a chat with staff, guests and visitors - have a meal and drink in the bar in an environment of tastfull artifacts, plants and decor with security and peace of mind and wake up to an included breakfast of a bowl of fruit, eggs to order, toast, jam, tea or coffe - sets you up for the day eaten on a beautiful patio.
I cannot recommend Kiboko highly enough. Thanks.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

After a horrible night at mufasa lodge, we discovered this nice small b&b right in the centre. Their rooms are quite spacious, very clean, with 4-poster beds with good moskito nets. They also have a functioning air-con, which can be quite life saving this time of the year.
Their breakfasts are rich and excellent, they even make cappuccinos. They also have very good food over lunch and their bar on the first floor ia very cosy.
It might seem a bit pricy but definitely worth the money.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Nice place to stay in Lilongwe. Not fancy, but clean and comfortable. The staff were very accomodating and helpful. The breakfast is made to order and is fairly basic. It is in the middle of town so it is not a particularly quiet place but the traffic noise is not so noticable.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Lindsey P
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Wonderful cosy friendly hostel, with a beautiful, cool, peaceful patio filled with trees, including a splendid frangipani. Great staff who make you feel right at home, and go the extra mile to help. A charming bar/terrace. Pity there is no food in the evening though as you have to go to the rather expensive steak house below; a bit more veggie food on the menu would be nice. But I still give it five stars.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

I treated myself to a night here before I left for the airport on my last day. I'd been backpacking for several weeks, and had found the little courtyard restaurant at the back to be the perfect spot to have breakfast or just relax with a coffee each time I was in Lilongwe.

My room was fine, but unfortunately the window opened onto the bar area, and the music was intrusive - especially as I wanted a very early night before getting up early for my flight. It didn't go on late though, so most people probably wouldn't be as irritated by it as I was. If you need an early night, ask for a room away from that area.

The other slight downside is the proximity of the craft market. The vendors there are extremely persistent (and numerous). They're hard to avoid when the entrance to the hotel is right next to them.

But all in all, this place is probably the best option in Lilongwe, and as mentioned earlier, the courtyard café is a lovely spot to relax, the staff are extremely pleasant and the food good.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We were on a drive from nairobi to Botswana and back .Great place to stay We were staying at The crown hotel and intially went to kiboko to use The internet. The manager was so nice , The place so clean and peaceful that we immediately decided to shift here. All round ir does exactly wat you want from a small hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Rajiv K
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Address: Mandala Road 4/278, Lilongwe, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Central Region > Lilongwe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Lilongwe
Price Range: $57 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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