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    Norman Carr Cottage

    Southern Lake Shore, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
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    May 7
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (98)
    Pool & Beach (30)
    Room & Suite (17)
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    Overview

    • Excellent83%
    • Very good14%
    • Average1%
    • Poor0%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    “monkey bay” (13 reviews)
    “fish eagles” (18 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Beachfront
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    3 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 3 July 2016

    Norman Carr Cottage is a truly lovely place to spend some time on the Lake. The Chalets are tastefully decorated with much local charm but also very functional and comfortable. Ours was right on the lake--we could just step out onto the beach. Amenities are...More

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    Reviewed 28 June 2016

    We stayed at Norman Carr for 11 days and will recommend them for the most enjoyable, welcoming and comfortable holiday destination. Taffy and his staff were the best hosts and created a real family and homely atmostphere. The food were tasty, the staff very friendly...More

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    Reviewed 11 June 2016

    Do you want the ideal place to do nothing, then this is it. Or you could water ski, snorkel, canoe or cruise the lake and feed the fish eagles or take a sundowner cruise and watch the African sun fall from the skies as you...More

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    Reviewed 16 May 2016

    Superb place. Real family atmosphere. So peaceful. The history literally oozes out of the place, only enhanced by tasteful modernisation. Cuisine exceeds its already excellent reputation. Spacious private rooms, and fantastic open air garden showers.

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    Reviewed 2 May 2016

    Norman Carr Cottage lodge is simply awesome. The atmosphere welcoming, rooms more than comfortable. Only one complaint - I put on pounds with all the delicious food. The daily rate includes three sumptuous meals a day. Fresh fish from the Lake, fruit and veg arrives...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Hotel class
    • Number of rooms
    • 5
    • Location
    • Malawi >
    • Lake Malawi National Park >
    • Cape Maclear
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    Traveller (98)
    Pool & Beach (30)
    Room & Suite (17)
    Dining (11)
    Nearby
    Nearby Attractions
    Kuti Wildlife Reserve
    42 reviews
    76.86 km away
    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    mumbick
    What is the half board coast per person?
    8 October 2016|
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    Response from Jamesholden | Reviewed this property |
    There is no half board. Room, all meals [and coffee] as well as two trips or cruises on the lake are included daily. The owner, Taffy, will discuss prices with you, just email and talk to him, he is an amiable guy. I hope... More
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    gibbylou
    How many hours away from Blantyre?
    11 January 2016|
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    Response from Taffy H |
    Hi, that will be 3 and a half hours drive.
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    Luke Y
    What is the standard rate for accommodation in Cape Maclear in Malawi per night(that is bed and breakfast.)/
    8 August 2014|
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    Response from reluctanttraveller47 | Reviewed this property |
    No real answer to that as there is such a huge range of different accommodation types. If you are thinking of the excellent Norman Carr remember standard prices include full board; also that it is several miles from Cape... More
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    Room Tips
    "All rooms quiet and comfortable, we had a lake facing room."
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    "The lake view rooms are well appointed and spacious"
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    "Ask for a chalet on the beach"
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    "Take any, the lake of stars is viewed from the all."
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