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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let us start by saying that the location is wonderful, right on top of the mountain and offering breathtaking views of the valley below. Premise looks nice and the garden is wonderful: lawns are always mowed perfectly and bushes are perfectly trimmed and there is a vast array of different trees all with the tag detailing their species. Breakfast buffet...

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

Dear Marco, Thank you for your compliments and also choosing to stay with Sunbird Kuchawe. We, however sincerely regret the unfortunate service that you experienced during your stay with us and our apologies for the inconveniences caused. More importantly, thank you for taking your time to bring these issues to our attention. We would like to assure you that your...

Oslo
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The hotel and garden is magnificent, but having eaten there at two different occasions, I feel the need to say: the service at the restaurant is the worse I've experiences after 6 weeks in Malawi. The waiters were not at all attentive, and we had to ask several times for the menu, the drinks, the food and the bill. This...

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Sunbird Kuchawe, and for taking the time to review the property as well as for bringing these issues to our attention. Your compliments of our resort are encouraging, we are grateful in this regard. We would like to assure you that all the concerns that you have brought up have been...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We were in Malawi for some training and we stayed at the hotel and also did the training there. It is a beautiful place with good food and facilities but the real prize at this wonderful hotel is the remarkable staff. They could not have been more helpful and kind and they really went out of their way. I have...

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

Thank you for your great review of Sunbird Ku Chawe. It's always a pleasure to know that our guests had a wonderful stay with us. We strive to make your stay as comfortable and as pleasant as possible, so we are glad that everything was to your liking. We hope that you will be back to stay with us again...

Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Beautiful gardens and location, spectacular views from comfortable rooms (complete with fireplace), excellent, friendly service, welcoming atmosphere, good conference facility, excellent social arrangements, nice food - especially enjoyed the breakfasts - buffet style is good for groups. Looking for an excuse to visit again soon.

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

Thank you very much for your great review of Sunbird Ku Chawe! We are so glad that you had a lovely stay with us and that you are keen to come back! (We are hoping that will be sooner than later)... Perhaps next time, your group could go for an excursion to the beautiful views around the hotel. Thank you...

Malawi
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Attended a conference over the weekend, service was excellent, location absolutely beautiful. The hotel is 10 km up the mountain in a cedar forest. The grounds are immaculate, very friendly staff. Highly recommend. Lots of walks on the mountain and fantastic views.

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

Thank you very much for your great review of Sunbird Ku Chawe! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that everything at the hotel was to your liking. We hope that you come back soon! Kind regards.

Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The gardens and the views around are spectacular. The rooms are clean and spacious, and the terrace to the gardens makes them even more attractive (it seems that most rooms have one, but you better check it out). A lovely hotel in a beautiful setting. Total relaxation is inevitable.

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

Dear Ohad, We, at Sunbird Ku Chawe, would like to thank you for your review of the hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you come again soon. Kind Regards.

Margate, South Africa
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Held a strategic planning facilitation conference with Malawi's leading general insurer recently. Staff went out of their way to meet all our requirements. Rooms were adequate and the venue is well situated for a peaceful conference. They have also improved the WiFi. Well done Sunbird.

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

We are glad that you had a pleasant stay while at Sunbird Ku Chawe, and that all your requirements were met. We do hope you come back soon. Kind regards.

Rogers, Arkansas
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Set against a beautiful tropical-type landscape on top of a mountain, this upscale resort is the perfect escape. The drive to the resort is winding and breathtaking. Once you arrive, you are greeted by friendly staff and perfectly manicured landscaping. We arrived to a bit of fog covering the mountain, which actually added to the relaxing atmosphere one feels here....

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

Dear Stanley, Thank you very much for the great review! We are glad that you had a pleasant stay with us, and hope that you are back soon to enjoy more of the mountain. Kindest regards.

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Our team was cycling across Malawi and two of our stops included Sunbird resorts, including Ku Chawe at the top of the Zomba Plateau. Most of us cycled up to Zomba, some serious hills, but the final climb to the resort was a killer - only 6 of our team made the final ascent by bike! But the reward was...

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

Dear Neil, Thank you very much for your review of the resort! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you loved the views and the atmosphere at Sunbird Ku Chawe! We do hope that you you have another cycling tour so that you can come back and spend more time with us, as well...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 3 August 2016

You are going to find the Sunbird to be one of the most scenic places in all of Malawi, and believe me Malawi has a lot of great scenery. Every direction you turn, every room you enter, and every step of the way you will want to snap just one more picture so you can remember the place. Food is...

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

Thank you very much for your wonderful review on Sunbird Kuchawe!! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay while with us, and we really hope that you come back to take as many pictures as you wish! Thank you once more! Kindest regards.

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  • Free Breakfast
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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: €221 - €296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunbird Ku Chawe 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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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.”
 of 5 bubbles DSStephens, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Great view”
 of 5 bubbles Stuart-forster, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room with a fireplace in cooler months.”
 of 5 bubbles Jeremyw, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“Pick the rooms with views which are called superior or deluxe.”
 of 5 bubbles laurakQ9050CM, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1- 10/15 near the carpark have sliding doors which open to your own private seating area overlooking the gardens”
 of 5 bubbles penelopec206, 18 Aug 2015 | Read review
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