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The Makokola Retreat

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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“golf course”(10 reviews)
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“lake malawi”(23 reviews)
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
3.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Top notch , beautiful , awesome resort ! From food to decor , from staff to every little detail this place is just great . The non alcoholic mock tails served at the bar are all super tasty , mind blowing . The pool is...More

Thank nushrat t
Reviewed 21 November 2017

I spent 3 nights here with my staff on an Office retreat and it was great. This is a Lakeside resort in the south eastern part of Malawi and a great location for a weekend getaway from the city life. The ambiance is relaxing and...More

Thank Eugene N
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We stayed for 1 night (sadly), there was a large group of us travelling between Blantyre & Lilongwe and we arranged for a rest inbetween. A small slice of heaven. Rooms spacious & comfortable. Mosquito nets a bit of a challenge to fight your way...More

Thank kblair2016
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I usually don't read a good review but I would rather read a bad one. I was skeptical about this hotel when I booked but WOW... There was nothing like those bad reviews at all. Service was excellent. Staffs were polite and helpful. Food was...More

Thank Snittra
Reviewed 20 June 2017

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
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Conference Facilities
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Business Centre with Internet Access
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Tennis Court
Hot Tub
Golf Course
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Price range
US$378 - US$405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$378 - US$405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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thetravs
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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1 August 2016|
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"Rooms by the lakeside give you a great and relaxing view."
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"Garden view rooms near to reception desk can use back room door for an easy access to the beach and pool."
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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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