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Sunbird Nkopola Lodge
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Mangochi
Reviewed March 9, 2011

I recently went on a business trip but my wife accompanied me since it was also our wedding anniversary. It was not my first visit to Nkopola Lodge. I have been there many times before over the last number of years. The wonderful experience for me was to see that there has been no deterioration over the years which is the usual for most of Africa.

The staff were exceptional. They created a special evening for our anniversary that we will never forget. The food was as good as it can be. Nothing beats Chambo, the local fish. The rooms were clean. The service was good. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 11, 2010

You could spend all day simply paddling in the lake and looking at the view. Kids liked the pool. So quiet.
Thatched Chalets were fine, nets provide for all beds. Easily slept two adults and two children. Shower was a bit ropey.

Quality of fruit and juice at breakfast was disappointing so had to settle for bacon and eggs. Evening meals were expensive for what they were.

We took a day trip up to Otters Point, Cape Maclear, in the Lake Malawi National Park to swim with fish - well worth doing; but you need a vehicle with good clearance to get to their

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 14, 2010

Everytime we come to Malawi... we stay here. The staff are the absolute best. The rooms are beautiful, some have been re-modeled and some are in the process. The ambiance is so relaxing... the food is delicious. It is done in a way to please all. Our tour guide Francis Chulinga was right on in taking us here. This time we brought friends that had never been to Africa. We asked the staff to please get us some local dancers and they did. Our friends were soexcited to feel the culture. They also did a fantastic job on laundering our clothes. Trustworthy! Please know that I am telling the truth when we tell you to stay... You will love it!

Stayed: June 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 26, 2009

It all started badly as we were going to stay in the rooms on the hill. Not only did this mean negotiating a steep and uneven stairway up the cliff, but building works were going on as new bathrooms were being fitted. The hotel upgraded us to the lakeside cabins which I would definitely recommend. Small but nice rooms (why only one bedside table?), opening onto the Lake, were very pleasant. Nice bar area where you can also eat, and a good breakfast.

Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 17, 2009

Excellent property on the beach of Lake Malawi, little away from Mangochi. I got to stay in a room that was directly above the sea. One of the most phenomenal hotel locations I have ever been to. Food was reasonable, but ambience was fantastic. It is a great honeymoon destination.

Stayed: April 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 9, 2007

Just spent a few days at Nkopola Lodge campsite, It was a great expierience, the staff were very friendly and helpfull. The accomodation very good clean chalets, hot water. Beautifull scenery. The lake is amazing went out on a boat to snorkel. The fish are so colourfull and so many of them. Anyone thinking of going dont hesitate, a really wonderfull place, I highly reccomend it.

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Reviewed July 9, 2015
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Stayed: December 2014
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Additional Information about Sunbird Nkopola Lodge

Address: | Village Nkopola, Mangochi, Malawi
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Location: Malawi > Southern Region > Mangochi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Mangochi
Price Range: $126 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sunbird Nkopola Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 55
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Sunbird Nkopola Hotel Mangochi
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