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Blantyre, Malawi
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately we couldn't stay there, but we popped in for lunch on our way to Blantyre and what a delight this was. This hotel is breathtaking! I'll make sure to spend a night here when in Malawi next time. A must visit!

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

Thank you for the wonderful review! We hope that you are back soon, to experience the magic of Sunbird Ku Chawe. Looking forward to your next visit! Kindest regards.

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hotel with amazing views. The service is a bit slow and could improve. The rooms are beautiful and well equipped.The hotel hosted a Christmas party for children and most of the day the gardens were occupied by the visitors with loud music going on till after 5pm. Next time please inform the occupants of such events so that we...

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at Sunbird Ku Chawe, and for the time you took to review your stay with us. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience that the noise from the children's party caused you, and thank you for being patient with us during this time. We so hope that you come again soon. Kindest regards.

Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The food is really amazing, Fish and chips, cheese and tomato sandwiches Service good and waiters very friendly as well. Hope to come stay for a few days soon and enjoy the amazing weather. Would surely recommend it to anybody

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

Thank you for the great review Ibrahim!! We are so glad that you enjoyed the family lunch! Please do come and stay with us for a weekend when you get the chance, so that you can really enjoy Sunbird Ku Chawe and all it has to offer. The weather is always lovely, and the fireplaces in the rooms complement the...

Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for a weekend and it was just perfect. It is so peaceful with stunning views and I loved the tranquillity and scenery. The garden is gorgeous. The inside is very different from all the other Sunbird hotels I have stayed. If has beautiful arches and explosed brick work. The room was great. Very comfortable and spacious with...

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

Dear Kylie, Thank you for the positive review and for choosing to stay at Sunbird Ku Chawe. We strive to make you comfortable and to have you truly experience the essence of the Warm Heart of Africa through our service. We do hope that you come back to visit with us again, and for more beautiful outdoor activities, do visit...

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 7 November 2016 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...

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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: €240 - €311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunbird Ku Chawe 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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