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Sunbird Ku Chawe

TravelocityUS$126*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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sheboygan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a little run down = our windows didn't close completely but the setting is so lovely and the staff so eager to please and the food very delicious that it's easy to overlook the little things. The beds are very comfy and we even got a bathtub!!! Highly recommend cocktails in the bar as you watch the sunset.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very amazing day at sunbird Ku chawe. Very beautiful place, we took a lot of panoramic photos. During our visit we tasted the food at the restaurant and then went do see water falls! There is much places to visit and activities to do.

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Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 10 April 2017

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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Reviewed 8 April 2017 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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Reviewed 25 March 2017

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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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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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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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Sunbird Ku Chawe

Address: Zomba Plateau, Zomba, Malawi (Formerly Le Meridien Ku Chawe)
Region: Malawi > Southern Region > Zomba
Price Range: €99 - €205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunbird Ku Chawe 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The higher the room, the better the view.”
sheboygannancy, 6 May 2017 | Read review
“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.”
69curth, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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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