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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We stopped at this lodge while driving up Lake Malawi and checked out the rooms and had a drink at the bar before moving onwards to what we thought was a better venue. The rooms are quirky and fun if a little basic. The beach is nice and quiet and there is a tree you can stand next to if... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Like mentioned in other reviews the place is very remote and a 4x4 is advised when going there. Upon arrival we were welcomed and immediately asked for lunch. This was because it took quite a while to prepare (as in 1,5 hours). Although there wasn't a big menu to choose from, the food was good. At night we were in... More 

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Fisheaglebay, Owner at Fish Eagle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for coming to visit us at Fish Eagle Bay. We hope the minute Lake Flies were not too much of a bother. They do occur about 5 to 6 times a year when the North wind (Mpoto) blows. Although these Lake Flies are completely harmless, we understand that some guests may find them a bit of... More 

Lilongwe, Malawi
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

A very pretty lodge right on a quiet beach where you get no hassle (and that's not very common in Malawi). It's the perfect place to relax and only 2.5 hours away from Lilongwe. Food is nice but takes a while to prepare, so best to let them know in advance what time you want to eat. At night you... More 

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Cape Maclear, Malawi
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2015

I enjoyed staying here, my room was lovely and the beach is stunning! Camille and staff were ever so accommodating. Its just a walk away from Nkhotakota pottery, so perfect for going for a pottery lesson or a slice of cheese cake Simple but lovely

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Vienna
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

We will definitely remember Fish Eagle Bay Lodge as one of the best places we have ever experienced to truly relax: wonderful setting, no noise but the waves of the lake, an inspiring beach to enjoy long strolls, and a very pleasant bungalow / room and area to have a drink / dinner or simply read a good book. This... More 

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Hope to see you again, Gilles. All the best, Anchen More 

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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

After working 14 hours day in Nkhotakota boma for a week, we went here for relaxations a couple of days. The owner is a nice guy from Congo and we were very friendly welcomed by both him and his staff. The cabins are very romantic and you even have a view over the beach and lake from your bed. If... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

I have stayed here 3 times in the family (12 and 5 year old) room and value for money is exceptional.. it can a little quiet as it is never full but that all depends on what you want.... we went for an lovely walk on the huge beach and it was like being a rock star as there was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

I was tempted to give Fish Eagle 3 stars (see cons below), but the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff won me over. Pros: easy to find despite remote location, beautiful views of the lake directly from the cottages, tasty and reasonably priced food, friendly and helpful staff. Cons: my room only had one working outlet, which was in the... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

It has been awhile since I stayed at Fish Eagle but I love this place and I have recommended to friends. The cottages are quaint , modest but have all the things you need, the restaurant is the same , simple, friendly, unassuming and this is the best part - reasonable food and drink prices ... fantastic. Nothing is too... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

This is a place I like to come to when I really want to relax. Fish Eagle Bay Lodge is a little and cosy lodge situated by lake Malawi. Simple little cottages, but very nice. Friendly staff, Camile, Kika and Stanley, are very friendly and helpful. Have stayed here twice and both these time we were the only guests --... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fish Eagle Bay is a tranquil lodge situated on the magnificent Lake Malawi in the central region near the historic town of Nkhotakota. Kayak on the lake and experience the friendly people of the warm heart of Africa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fish Eagle Bay Lodge

Address: Mbalame Village | Sani, Nkhotakota, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Central Region > Nkhotakota
Price Range: RM179 - RM268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fish Eagle Bay Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Room 1 has more privacy and is the closest to the beach. The self-catering cottage would be great for a group.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnaS2015, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Room 1 is off to the side and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles lunpaul, 22 May 2014 | Read review
“Rondavals better if you are a couple or single.”
  • The self catering cottage
 of 5 bubbles oncebitten2xshy, 21 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Go for one of the self serving houses if you can, they are a little bit removed from the main building, it makes you feel like you have the beach to yourself”
 of 5 bubbles 966EmmaH, 23 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Have your time to rest at this place.”
 of 5 bubbles SamuM_11, 14 Dec 2011 | Read review
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