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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Absolutely stunning location. Fantastic place to get away for a few days and enjoy peace and quiet. The meals at the restaurant are great - the baboons are still around but seemed to have learned to stop stealing food off our plates lately :) We've stayed several times now, and have always loved every moment. We will be back.

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

Dear Jeremy, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for your review on Sunbird Ku Chawe. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we will be waiting for the next time you visit :) Kind regards.

Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We arrived here at 1300. It's a Sunday on a long weekend. Nobody here is prepared or ready to deal with all the people getting away for the day. It's so typical sunbird. We had to run after someone to get tables and chairs so we could have a place to sit despite their store being FULL of extra seating...

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

Dear Sam, Thank you for choosing to visit Sunbird Kuchawe and, most importantly, for your helpful feedback on your meal experience. I learnt with regret that the service was not satisfactory. This has been looked into, and you can be assured that you will have a better experience on your next visit. WiFi is free only to guests resident in...

Reviewed 23 March 2016

Rather expensive for somewhere with very little charisma and salty, sloppy, sickly food. Staff not too good either. The food is yummy but by no means what you would expect for the money. It is VERY cold up on the Zomba plateau, even inside so take warm clothes. Wifi is NOT free.

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

Dear Gill, Thank you for choosing to visit Sunbird Kuchawe, except for the regrettable service experience. I greatly thank you for taking your time to bring these issues to our attention and sincerely apologize for the inconveniences caused. Be assured that your concerns have been taken to heart and corrected for the benefit of future visitations. Once again thank you...

Mulanje, Malawi
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Very helpful staff. The trip up the plateau is worth a go and the breakfast is sumptuous! The hotel has lovely gardens and the rooms were nice and big. Our family of 5 fit in one room, which is a definite plus!!

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

Laura, Thank you very much for your good review of the hotel!! We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope that you visit us again soon :) Kindest regards.

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

We were looking forward to lunch at Ku Chawe for our son's birthday. We were advised there was a buffet when I booked a table. When we were seated we were told there was no buffet. The pastry in our starter was so hard it was inedible. My 'medium' steak was overcooked. They couldn't process visa and didn't accept cheques!...

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Sunbird-Malawi, Silvester Mtambo - General Manager at Sunbird Ku Chawe, responded to this review

Thank you for your preference of Sunbird Kuchawe for your son’s birthday lunch, and also for the valuable feedback on your experience. I would like to assure you that your concerns have been well received, and be assured that the issues raised will be corrected. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this situation caused you. May I humbly ask that...

Reviewed 21 January 2016

We went for a family lunch whilst staying elsewhere on the plateau. The restaurant is a bit dim and lacking character so we sat in the garden which is beautifully maintained and has areas you can see the spectacular view of Southern Malawi from. However after waiting over an hour for rather interesting club sandwiches which weren't very nice, we...

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Sunbird-Malawi, Silvester Mtambo - General Manager at Sunbird Ku Chawe, responded to this review

Dear Laura, I would like to thank you for choosing to visit Sunbird Kuchawe for lunch. It is with great concern that I learn of your unsatisfactory experience, resulting from the quality of food and service rendered to you, when you patronized our restaurant. This was very unfortunate and regrettable. Please note that your concern has been taken with the...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

I have visited this hotel on numerous occasions over the last decade and nothing changes.It is set on the Zomba plateau and the surroundings are quite spectacular with interesting walks which can be done on ones own or accompanied by a guide. However there is little sign of any investment or staff training. The rooms are quaint and interesting with...

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Sunbird-Malawi, Silvester Mtambo - General Manager at Sunbird Ku Chawe, responded to this review

I thank you for choosing to stay with us at Sunbird Kuchawe and more also for bringing these issues to our attention. Be assured that your concerns have been taken to heart and corrected for the benefit of future visitations. I sincerely apologize for any inconveniences that have be caused from this situation. Kind regards Silvester.

Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to be in solitude. Wonderful breakfast. Beware of monkeys. A place to rejuvenate yourself. Best place to be spent with your better half. It's 1hr drive from Blantyre. A visit to stable plateaus was a nice experience. It's an ideal weekend getaway.

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you very much for your review, and we hope that you will stay with us again soon.

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

The journey up the mountain to the hotel was as spectacular as the hotel itself. It is perfectly situated for a panoramic view across the whole of Malawi and the staff were friendliness itself. The food is a little basic, but well cooked and tasty.

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

Thank you for visiting Sunbird Ku Chawe and we hope that you enjoyed it and that you pay us another visit soon. We appreciate your feedback and are grateful for your review.

Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

As hotels go this is beautifully situated on the edge of the Zomba plateau. There are well-kept gardens from which fine views are afforded. The double room was spacious, clean and as you would expect of any normal western hotel - very little African charm was evident. The breakfast was excellent - a wide-ranging buffet of well-prepared food including cereals,...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 8,038 - ₹ 16,919 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunbird Ku Chawe 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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