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Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The view was great. We enjoyed the meals and the pleasant staff. I am vegetarian and found there to be great vegetarian options. The rooms themselves weren't spectacular, but to views and the food more than compensate!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Atop the Zomba Plateau, you'll find this cozy lodge. This is a very peaceful, serene location, but is also isolated from anything else. It takes about 30 minutes to get up to the top to the hotel from Zomba town. Drive carefully! I've seen many accidents along that tarmac. The hotel is lovely, the food is good, and the staff...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cannot fault the location of this hotel, the views are stunning. The hotel however is run down, the rooms need some serious upkeep and the food in the evenings is mediocre at best. I've often not eaten the food served or bothered to go to the restaurant as I'd rather make a sandwich in my room. The staff are...

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Thank Emily N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the hotel restaurant while doing some walking in Zomba. The hotel itself seems very nice, the staff are very polite. The restaurant has a lovely terrace with fantastic views. I was very happy with the food, I had a burger from the "snack" menu and was very pleased to get a very good burger and chips for less...

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Thank Ellie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the views and place are amazing, the food and service falls short! I don't really have much more to say on this, perhaps someone needs to take it over and make it the star it could be as it left us rather disappointed.

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Thank Cicero B
Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed 22 March 2017

It was a wonderful stay at Ku Chawe after some years and the room - hill side deluxe, given was spacious and ideal for a family of with two small kids. The Food was delicious and enjoyed the strawberry ice cream. I will definately plan for another trip to the mountain

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Thank gchibwana
Blantyre, Malawi
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The views of the hotel are serene as it's up a plateau, I would recommend this place to everyone who wants to relax. The food was good especially breakfast as dinner had a limited variety for the buffet. Very ideal for a family with small children as it has a lot of play area in it's plush gardens.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Arrive in Zomba and head straight up to the plateau.. Greeted with beautiful views that cameras cannot capture.. The lodge itself is clean and of a high standard.. The staff here are kind and helpful.. Food here is great.. They have a buffet with cultural and western cuisine. Monkeys running around the place give a great sense of being in...

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Thank Iron T
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The views are incredible and staff is very helpful, but at $250 USD per night it is not worth the money. Cold showers, phones don't work and room service was very poor. I would suggest travelers stay in Zomba town and just visit the Zomba Plateau for the day hikes, horseback riding etc. Save your money for other activities.

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Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Ku Chawe, responded to this review

Dear Curt, Thank you for visiting Sunbird Kuchawe and for your compliments of our location, premises and facilities. We also thank you greatly for taking your time to point out areas that require improvement and be assured that all your concerns have been taken to heart. I would like to assure you that the issues you have brought to our...

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Nice locations and grounds and comfortable bar and restaurant areas. Second floor rooms have paper thin walls, it's as if you are in the same room to those next to you and can hear their conversations. A few small insects in the bed, but that's just Malawi. Some in our family were very ill after eating here, not sure of...

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Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Ku Chawe, responded to this review

We thank you for visiting Sunbird Kuchawe and most pleasantly your compliments of our location, premises and facilities. We also thank you greatly for taking your time to point out areas that require improvement and be assured that all your concerns have been taken to heart. I therefore would like to assure you that your concerns will be given the...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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Additional Information about Sunbird Ku Chawe

Address: Zomba Plateau, Zomba, Malawi (Formerly Le Meridien Ku Chawe)
Region: Malawi > Southern Region > Zomba
Price Range: ₹ 7,974 - ₹ 16,855 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunbird Ku Chawe 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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“Hill side deluxe rooms are wonderful, have a nice view as well”
gchibwana, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay here, that is my tip.”
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“You want to make sure you go up the mountain road during daylight. It could be a bit scary in the dark.”
DSStephens, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Great view”
Stuart-forster, 18 May 2016 | Read review
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