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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Came here a couple of times for the pizzas because they were so good. Also had some delicious garlic bread. The scene is beautiful, raised and looking out over the lake whilst having food and the staff were all very friendly.

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

very friendly, helpful staff. Accommodation basic but clean and hot shower was a bonus. Geckos is in a prime lake side location. The food was vey good an it seemed popular with passing trade. The only down side at Geckos was the constant tormenting you recieve from local vendors. The management at Geckos were good at keeping them away from... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We stopped here for a lunch and were pleasantly surprised. The place is very nice. It is located in the middle of the village and has a direct access to a beautiful beach. We ordered a local fish which was excellent.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

The pizza is great here and everyone is so friendly. You sit on a deck overlooking the lake. Great place to chill and drink for a day out. Really impressive and I will definitely be back on my next visit.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I spent five nights here in the dorm by myself. Whilst a little more expensive than other places, the dorm is separated into mini rooms of two or three beds, so you have privacy. The restaurant is amazing, the catfish always freshly caught and well cooked. If you fancy something bigger the pizza is well worth getting. Service isn't too... More 

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Stephen W, Owner at Gecko Lounge, responded to this review

It is great to know that those travelling alone feel safe with us. We do try hard to ensure that people are left alone if they want to be alone. Thank you for your comments. More 

United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Great food, great music, great environment and directly on the beach. Even people not staying at the lodge itself are drawn for the above. We met lots of fellow travellers from around the world and were able to organise trips. Loved it.

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Narre Warren, Australia
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

Our family (2 adults and 2 small kids) stayed here for several weeks, as my husband has family in the area who we were spending time with. We chose one of the self-catering chalets. We found a small fridge, toaster, kettle and a decent selection of cooking equipment there (an electric cook-top, pots and pans, frying pan, crockery and cutlery... More 

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Thank Mishelle P
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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Always a pleasure to visit the lounge most amazing time of my life best food best views best party vib will return very soon promise Oh the sunset is the best ever staff very friendly and will always assist you

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

My friends and I stayed in one of the dorm rooms. The rooms had nice nets and en-suite bathrooms which came in handy. The rooms are more expensive compared to other dorms on Cape Maclear but honestly Gecko's is slightly nicer. I enjoyed the food at Gecko's as well. They have a nice burger. If I had other friends staying... More 

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Lusaka, Zambia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

I didn't stay at the property but came for the day for lunch. The food was wonderful. I had the fresh fish of the day pan fried and it was delicious. My friend had a burger and thoroughly enjoyed her meal as well. The staff were friendly and it was not a long wait for our food. The view is... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Prices: $90 Chalets $75 Rooms $15 Reed room per person Gecko Lounge is the only place to be at the weekends in Malawi - situated on the shores of Lake Malawi in Chembe Village in Cape Maclear (near Monkey bay). We have 2 self catering en-suite lakeside chalets & 4 x en-suite rooms & the Reed Room which is perfect for groups, families & travelers on a budget (sleeps 8 in private sections). We also have an already legendary Bar, damn fine restaurant & pizza oven, diving & kayaks, hi-speed wi-fi internet access, boat trip organization.... we do it all basically.... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gecko Lounge

Address: Chembe Villgae, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park > Cape Maclear
Price Range: €17 - €106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Gecko Lounge Malawi/Cape Maclear
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“Ask for any local food to have a good experience.”
 of 5 bubbles Felipecampbell, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We have not stayed overnight so I can't comment on that”
 of 5 bubbles Korbindall, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“Go for a room/dorm further away from the bar as it'll be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles absw2015, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The two chalets are the same with basic self catering. These are the best options.”
 of 5 bubbles 323lynettep, 4 May 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are NOISY . They say tell us to turn the music down" but they dont”
 of 5 bubbles sarahsE8564IG, 18 Aug 2012 | Read review
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