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Mayoka Village

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Salima, Malawi
Reviewed 8 March 2016

The overall experience was good. The rooms are clean and reasonably priced. The food is good. This is one of the few places in Malawi where it is possible to find a little bit of a backpacker vibe as it is common in Asia. However, I was once refused service after ordering breakfast. Even though the waitress told me repeatedly...

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1Thank Chris G
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

After the huge number of positive reviews there's little to add in that way. But let me at least point out some things that we did not like that much. The house we rented was old, looked/ was run down. It smelled like an old gym. Our mattress was also old and really thin. I did not sleep well. The...

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Thank Klaas82
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

The accommodation and food are average. I get the impression that this establishment is trading on a reputation which it no longer deserves. Access and egress are via steep and uneven steps so it's not suitable for anyone less than fully able bodied. The evening I arrived I was immediately and repeatedly accosted by a paralytically drunk man who was...

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2Thank Bruce G
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 6 February 2016

I was so happy to be at Mayoka after leaving a place that did not live up to my expectations. Mayoka was fantastic, the staff were so friendly and really made you feel at home. My room was so nice and very clean and I had an absolutely fantastic view! Even though there were not many people when I was...

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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

We are travelling the length of east - south Africa and this place is one of the highlights so far! We set up a camp under the trees overlooking the water and stayed for 1 week over New Years. The party was amazing! The service is top! If u need anything, they will help you, or you can just stay...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 10 January 2016

I have just spent 8 days at Mayoka Village and I thank my lucky stars that I stumbled across it and chose to go there. Sure I can talk about the room and the food and service, which were all great, but what really stood out for me was the community warmth that Gary and Kathryn have created at Mayoka....

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Vienna
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Mayoka was a really good decision to go! You can rent some stand-up paddles or a kajak for free at the lodge and enjoy the lake! It is a real hotspot for backpackers and therefore the staff is used to handle them. Food was good and the view from the balcony is amazing. Sanitary facilites were clean and a good...

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Thank PhenixFelix
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2016

this place literally felt like paradise. I was unlucky enough to only have enough time for one night here, but stayed in a beautiful dorm with the most stunning view of the lake. the food was incredible, the best pizza I had in Malawi, and incredible pancakes. a really short walk to Chikale beach, arguably the best beach of Lake...

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Thank natasha s
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Lovely staff, good food, amazing location with private swimming. The owners have made a lot of good relationships with locals and support the community in many ways. Nice set up with lots of nooks and crannys to sit in.

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Thank Caroline H
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Rightly listed as number one place to stay in the bay. Cute huts built up the steep side of the lake make for good exercise. Hot water, baths, chill out places, great restaurant, lively bar, canoes, paddle boards, boat trips, fins and mask, for free use. Don't rely on wifi only 2 hours a day but often no electricity to...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mayoka village is an intimate travelers lodge offering individual chalets dotted on a green hillside right on the waters edge. We have camping and dormitories for the budget traveler and lovely en-suite cottages for the mid range market. We have a spacious, friendly and comfortable restaurant and bar area perfect for socializing and relaxing. We grow all our own food in our organic garden and cook excellent food fresh for each order. We offer free snorkeling, canoes, boat trips, wifi and tea and biscuits at 4pm. We collect guests from the bus station and ferries for free Nd love to upgrade people if there is space. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mayoka Village

Address: Chikale Beach Road, Nkhata Bay, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Northern Region > Nkhata Bay
Price Range: $3 - $8 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Mayoka Village Hotel Nkhata Bay
Mayoka Village Nkhata Bay
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“All have great views, but some are up higher and require walking a lot of stairs to reach the water.”
  • Outdoor shower
  • View of the Bathroom with Composting toilets and outdoor shower
andreatJ6895QF, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“If you're with a significant other, there are private rooms right on the water and you can hear the waves crashing all night!”
norab857, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I love room four”
kacherekastle, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose the waterfront chalets for the views.”
sclare, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The camp spots have wonderful views!”
nadiemw, 1 May 2016 | Read review
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