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    The Makokola Retreat

    P.O.Box 59, Mangochi, Malawi
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    09/07/2017 10/07/2017
    1 room
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      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
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          US$344
          US$341
          US$342
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          Overview
          • Excellent43%
          • Very good37%
          • Average11%
          • Poor4%
          • Terrible5%
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          “club mak” (16 reviews)
          “golf course” (10 reviews)
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          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Beachfront
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Restaurant
          Airport Transportation
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          Bar/Lounge
          Spa
          Wheelchair Access
          Business Centre
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          Tennis Court
          3.0 Star Hotel
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          1 - 5 of 108 reviews

          Reviewed 1 week ago

          Before flying to Malawi, I read many good comments about this lake resort, but nothing can properly picture the magnificent of this gem. The place is a huge garden, plenty of green and trees, squirrels, monkeys, birds and lizards. The bar and the restaurant are...More

          Thank Alejandro P
          Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

          Visited the resort for a day,unfortunately it was very windy and therefore only opted for lunch as we couldn't swim or anything but nevertheless despite that lunch was great..the staff are absolutely well trained was amazed,and of course The Makokola Retreat is a beautiful spacious...More

          Thank Miss_N92
          Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

          Stayed for a week with my family. The rooms were spacious and done keeping the culture in mind. We had the beach view which was beautiful. It was kid friendly and the staff was really efficient from the word go. They arranged bookings, Halaal food...More

          1  Thank Umar Farooq K
          Reviewed 16 March 2017

          We stayed at The Makokola Retreat for 4 days following a safari in Zambia. The idea was for some R&R and this certainly had the right facilities for that. We stayed in one of their detached thatched bungalows - this was well equipped with tea...More

          Thank Tansysue
          Reviewed 9 February 2017

          This resort is on Lake Malawi. The accommodation is in very spacious houses--2 bedrooms, very large bathroom, patio. Unfortunately no AC, only ceiling fan. Certain times of the year could be quite hot. Beautiful large pool, bar, and restaurant on the lake. Good service and...More

          Thank MLovei
          Sunbird Nkopola Lodge
          66 reviews
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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Beachfront
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Breakfast included
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Laundry Service
          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Airport Transportation
          • Breakfast included
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Conference Facilities
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Tennis Court
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$379 - US$406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 66
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          • Location
          • Malawi >
          • Southern Region >
          • Mangochi
          • Also Known As
          • The Makokola Retreat Hotel Mangochi
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          Traveller (135)
          Pool & Beach (42)
          Room & Suite (20)
          Dining (6)
          Hotel & Grounds (65)
          Bathroom (5)
          Family and Play Areas (1)
          Nearby
          Sunbird Nkopola Lodge
          66 reviews
          1.94 km away
           
          Nearby Attractions
          Cruise Malawi - Day Adventures
          4 reviews
          72.19 km away
          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          thetravs
          What is the best currency to bring with us and can you give advice on tipping please.
          23 August 2016|
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          Response from Tionana_mawa | Reviewed this property |
          The best currency is US dollars; you can pay in dollars and can always change it when needed. In Malawi we generally give a 10% tip. In restaurants it is best to give a cash tip directly to the waiter/waitress as many... More
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          Tansysue
          Everyone's photos make this place look so idyllic - so looking forward to our forthcoming stay! Can anyone report back on what type of plugs to use in the rooms to re-charge batteries etc? Thanks
          1 August 2016|
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          Response from gnamoloto | Property representative |
          We use UK plugs.
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          susan k
          hi, i wanted to know if you have honymoon suites
          27 May 2015|
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          Response from john r | Reviewed this property |
          Only 1 I believe ,it was where the president stays
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          "The more expensive individual thatched bungalows are much better equipped and spaced out well"
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          "Lake view is wonderful, if possible."
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          "Although all the rooms are lovely, there is a newer wing, so specify when booking."
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          "Check that the mosquito net do not have holes and you are guaranteed a peaceful sleep."
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