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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Surrounded by acres of tea, the Huntingdon House is on the grounds of the Satemwa Tea and Coffee Estates. The road to the hotel from the main road is unpaved, so it may be difficult in rainy season to get there. The estate is beautiful! Once you arrive, you are greeted with a tea of your choice. You can go...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Satemwa for the day and had lunch. The estate is very scenic and lovely to walk around but it was the food that I was really impressed with. The two course lunch is some of the best food I've had in Malawi and is very reasonably priced. I'd recommend anyone in Blantyre to make a visit here.

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We had dinner and tea here on two separate occasions. The house and grounds are stunning! With an entire field of full blooming Hydrangeas, and vine-covered walkways, the gardens were gorgeous! The tea and scones were scrumptious. But the dinner was what really stood out. The food was amazing and gourmet, and even though it was at a reasonable price,...

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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved our stay at Huntingdon House. Would refer our friends & family or anyone looking for pure luxury & beauty in Blantyre. Good food, lovely accommodations, friendly staff. Great hiking trails, beautiful picnic area. We're not tea drinkers but I'm sure the tea was nice as well.

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Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This Place is not to be missed!! Stunning surroundings in the middle of the very old tea estate. The converted Colonial estate is just super charming. Individually decorated rooms all with their own history. We stayed in the old Chapel. 100 Square meters and 7 meter ceiling height made it a unique experience. The estate garden is a time travel...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great location, in a beautiful tea and coffee plantation. The house reminds of an old English (Scottish!) Manor with a lot of carachter, beatifully adapted to accomodate modern needs and yet faithful to its history, making you feel that you leaped back in time. Rooms are specious and nice, staff is very friendly and Flora is a great manager who...

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winchester
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had a really enjoyable single night stay here. The rooms are amazing, and the food (especially super) was possibly the best we had in Malawi. Service very friendly. Rooms are expensive though not as extreme as some in Malawi (I'd put it just into the Luxury, maybe should be high mid-range), but food and drink are amazingly reasonable. The...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

A beautiful colonial house on the stunning Satemwa Tea Estate. Totally personal service, log fires and great food. Huge and individual rooms. Plenty do occupy yourself like a picnic on their own site at the top of the hill, tea tasting, bird walks, etc.

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We spent a very relaxing afternoon at this magnificent place, just strolling around the beautiful gardens and enjoying ourselves doing nothing. It all began with the 10:30 Tea Tasting Tour we reserved with them, that turned out to be very disappointing and certainly not wooth the time or the money. We left it halfway through, returned to the lodge and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We started our honeymoon in Malawi at Huntingdon House. We were in the Chapel room, which is quite spectacular if a little cold as it's very big (although they provided us with hot water bottles and we were fine - it was also winter time, so this is likely as cold as it gets). The food is amazing and the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arguably the most scenically beautiful region of Malawi, The Thyolo district forms the heart of Malawi's tea producing region with rolling hills of immaculately cultivated, emerald green plantations and some of the oldest estates in the country. With magnificent views of Mount Mulanje and the Lower Shire valley to the west, Satemwa enjoys a temperate climate of the Shire Highlands and relaxed ambiance of a by-gone era. Visitors to this corner of Malawi cannot but help to be caught up in the colonial magic of the area and diverse scenery which ranges from tropical evergreen forests to riverine thickets and rolling hills. Huntingdon House was built in the 1920's and the estate has been in the Cathcart Kay family for generations with members of the family still running the tea and coffee production of the estate. The grand old colonial style house has been tastefully restored as a joint venture between the Satemwa Tea Estate and the Ulendo Travel Group. ... more   less 

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Address: Satemwa Tea Estate | PO Box 6, Thyolo, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Southern Region > Thyolo
Hotel Class:5 star — Huntingdon House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“The Chapel room is the most private. All rooms are super nice.”
N1824VQdavidh, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't miss the walk to on picnic area to the top of the estate (3 hours round trip)”
didierv467, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I love Mother's room but it was a bit noisy towards the morning when staff are working to set up for breakfast. Father's room is better.”
kcs1103, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There are only five rooms - all are beautiful and distinctive”
annsQ4882KQ, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Mothers, which was special enough, but the Chapel is something extraordinary.”
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W3551CUjamesr, 6 Jul 2015 | Read review
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