I stayed in the Pine Tree lodge for 1 night. I made reservation by phone a couple of days before. When I arrived I could choose between 2 rooms: a room with double bed for MK 6000 (may 2013), using the shared bathroom. Or a room with double bed for MK 10.000, with own bathroom. Chose the first room. Very basic, but needed nothing more than there was in the room. The owners are very friendly, an English man and his Malawian wife. The location is a bit outside Mzuzu (took a taxi to town), so quite, I loved it. A beautiful view from the balcony/verandah of the lodge.
The food was really good. I stayed in Malawi for a month and it was my first really good meal, loved it! Lots of different plates and desserts as well. A nice, cosy place, it felt like a home.
I had to leave very early the next morning, even before they actually start, but they woke up early for me to check out. Got sandwiches to take as well, because couldn't get breakfast yet. Very good service!
And the first shower with warm / hot water in a month!
In the weekend there are coming some people to drink at the bar, so you hear some voices (no music).
I'm definitely going back next time I'll go back to Malawi.