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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Very poor service takes tooo long for the food to come on your table. Waiters are very lazy. Needs some management. Very poor indeed. Waited one hour just for my sandwich. And when it came was very cold and inedible. Must improve otherwise all other areas average. Place you can forget easily in malawi

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Thank Jelani M
Sunbird-Malawi, Nedson Chikuta - General Manager at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Dear Jelani M. Thank you very much for the feedback on your stay with us at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach. I am grateful for your comments as such information enables us to continually monitor and improve service we are offering. Please be assured, I have reviewed the issues raised on service which you have mentioned takes too long for food to... More 

Nairobi
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98 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This hotel is a pleasant surprise on the shores of Lake Malawi. It's an adequate accommodation in terms of the size and cleanliness of the rooms. Our room (220) had it's own balcony right on the beach so that we could rest there in the shade and still enjoy the goings on at the beach. The view of the sunrise... More 

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Thank Victoria N
Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Dear Victoria, Thank you very much for your great review of the resort! We are glad that you found everything to your liking, except for the glitches with the internet. We have been sorting this problem out, and we are sure that you will have a better experience the next time that you visit Sunbird Livingstonia Beach. We are happy... More 

Puerto Cayo, Ecuador
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80 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Picture this... you are sitting under the shade of a Plumera tree covered in wonderful smelling, brightly colored yellow blooms on a back drop of perfectly blue skies watching people swim, boat sail by, and birds flying to and from the small island that sits in Lake Malawi. The aroma of food is carried through the air on the breezes,... More 

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Thank DrBublak
Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Dear Dr. Bublak Thank you very much for your amazing review of Sunbird Livingstonia Beach! It always brings us great pleasure to know that we have made your stay (no matter how short) at our hotels and resorts a memorable one. We are happy that you enjoyed your meal, and the relaxing atmosphere at the resort! We do hope to... More 

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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We really had a great time here. The bed was to die for, the room was nice, clean. The food was yummy and worth every penny. The staff was really polite and helpful. The view was great. Definitely would love to go back again

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Thank margaret m
Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Dear Margaret, Thank you for your great review of Sunbird Livingstonia Beach! We are so happy you had a lovely stay with us and that you enjoyed the service. We do hope to see you back very soon. Thank you again for the amazing review!!!! Kindest regards. More 

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142 reviews
134 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Only in Africa one could be treated to a pleasurable Beach resort experience at a Lake shore, and the mighty LAKE MALAWI is no expception! This property is an attestation to that. It boasts a sandy beach, pleasant waves and a cozy cove bookended by greenery patched rocky hills. Thanks to the location you can never escape from stunning views... More 

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Thank Prasanna V
Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Dear Prasanna, Thank you for your wonderful and detailed review of Sunbird Livingstonia Beach!! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that everything was to your liking. We have taken note of the issues you have mentioned in your review and will take steps to making changes so that you have a better experience the... More 

Kenya
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99 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The position on the hotel on the beach of Lake Malawi is superb, lovely grounds and very good food. It's an old hotel and the rooms are tired and in need of a revamp but the staff are very friendly and competent and the situation when the stars are out and the waves are lapping on the beach makes up... More 

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Thank Andy W
Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Dear Andy, Thank you for your review, and for the feedback. We greatly appreciate the time that you have taken to review us. Kind regards. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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241 reviews
94 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Very nice rooms on the beach of Lake Malawi. Breakfast is very good. Location is easy from Zambia and Lilongwe. Staff are very pleasant and helpful. Beautiful pool and pub area overlooking the lake. The lake water is clear and beautiful and it is close enough to the local village to experience the local environment.

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Thank Jenny i
Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Dear Jenny, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, and we hope that you visit us again very soon to enjoy the beach and the warmth of the people. Kind regards. More 

Lilongwe
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is a lovely hotel with a spectacular view of Lake Malawi. Great for a holiday, nice beach, good swimming pool and an average gym. Staff are quite courteous and professional. You will get value for your money.

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Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Dear James, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of Sunbird Livingstonia Beach. We really appreciate your feedback, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come again soon!!! Kind regards. More 

India
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We stayed at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach for almost a week in early April. It is a most wonderful hotel. Lovely service, the rooms overlooking the Lake Malawi are amazing. The beach is clean and well maintained. The entire hotel staff looked after us very well. The room I had was spacious - bigger than some NYC apartments! Really. I was... More 

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Thank LRa0
Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relation at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review of Sunbird Livingstonia Beach. It brings us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we do hope that we are fortunate enough to have you come back to Salima and stay with us. We are looking at solutions to the ant problem that we are having, and... More 

Tacoma, Washington
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59 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Not much has changed in 20 years (the last time I stayed here), which is good and bad. The good is that the charm is still there. It's in a beautiful location and the staff really go above and beyond when it comes to friendliness (speed is another thing, but friendliness is top notch). The hotel pool is just steps... More 

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Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit (including the food and the service), despite the mishap during check in. We sincerely apologize for this, and we are glad it didn't put a dent in your stay. We are in the process of switching internet service providers, and as a result, we are facing... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Sunbird Livingstonia Beach

Address: Senga Bay, Salima, Malawi (Formerly Le Meridien Livingstonia Beach)
Region: Malawi > Central Region > Salima
Price Range: €200 - €295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sunbird Livingstonia Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Room 220 is the jackpot.”
 of 5 bubbles VictoriaN116, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't heavily rely on using you Visa/Master cards as the machines due to connectivity”
 of 5 bubbles jamesoW1628HO, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the large deluxe rooms overlooking the Lake.”
 of 5 bubbles LRa0, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The one on each extremes of the Hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles sadson, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Best place to relax or write a book or to have fun with family”
 of 5 bubbles mariarosac166, 17 Jul 2015 | Read review
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