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Woodlands Lilongwe

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March, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A superb location. Staff ever smiling and so helpful.Special thanks to Mr and Mrs Thakrar for undivided attention in every area of the hotel. Currently going through a revamp but with what is current they go above and beyond to satisfy needs. No better place to unwind after a long haul flight or road trip. The Indian cuisine is fantastic...

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Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed 6 March 2017

had a few freinds from overseas and put them up for a night . the chalets are nice but could do with a bit of maintainance. we had supper and was surprised that the food choice was good. we had the vegetable platter not good. chicken in the basket nice. overall is a nice place to go different atmosphere a...

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Woodlands Lilongwe Hotel Restaurant From previous reviews, one might be justified in thinking I’m a disaffected curmudgeon. True in some matters... but I try to write honest and balanced reviews that readers can trust; isn’t that the point, after all? Being an Englishman resident in Singapore and a frequent traveller to the sub-continent, I like to think I know a...

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Blantyre, Malawi
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I staid at Woodlands now three times in the past 2 month, first time it was all nice, second time we had to notice the bathroom wasn't clean at all and the price increased, when asked they told me that they made a mistake on our first visit! Now on our third and last stay, the room wasn't swiped, bathroom...

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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Just had the Portuguese steak, nicely tender - if it wasn't for the poor seasoning I would have given them 5 stars. Will definitely come back so they can redeem themselves and would gladly recommend to anyone. They do both continental and Indian cuisine - that's also a nice touch. The waiter, Gift, was very nice and made sure to...

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Oslo
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Chalets fine, a bit dark and far to go down the garden. Location felt a bit far away from everything, but This is the only place I've been in Lilongwe, so have nothing to compare to. Maybe just the character of the city: spread out.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This lovely retreat is close to town. Amazing to be in the bush within 5 minutes from the city. The rooms are well appointed with cable tv. The food is divine. Staff are friendly and efficient. Roaring lions can be heard in background, monkeys roam the estate and I even had an evening visit from an antelope outside my chalet....

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Thank LeeLancaster
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Pleasant, peaceful spot, surprisingly quiet given proximity to city centre; shady flat camp pitches with large ablution block; nice restaurant and pool area; bush babies and monkeys provide entertainment. Reasonably pricey for what it is; the local nature reserve is devoid of any nature of note.

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Had small dinner. With our young kids. Nice terrace. Delicious Indian curry (cooked by Indian chefs) and good soups. Waiters super friendly and good service. Very fair value. Set in lush forest. Recommended. Also goo with the kids , since they have space to run around. Accept visa

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Dehradun, India
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Never stayed here, but met someone for breakfast. The property is near the national park, so you can hear the wild animals at night. One of our colleague stayed here and enjoyed it. Had breakfast here, and it was good.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Woodlands Lilongwe previously known as the Sanctuary Lodge is a boutique hotel built in a river fronted nature reserve in the heart of Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi, 'the Warm Heart of Africa' and land of the 'Lake of Stars! Under New Management, the hotel offers luxurious accommodation in lilongwe in a pristine indigenous natural woodland of miombo trees spread over 9 hectares. Individual chalets offer secluded and exclusive accomodation each with its own private veranda set in a protected wildlife park with a prolific birdlife as well as monkeys, bush pig, buck, porcupines, bush babies and crocodiles. The Woodlands Lilongwe hotel is the perfect place to work or play for guests and visitors alike. It's an idyllic location for business meetings, lunches, dinners, wedding receptions, birthday parties, or simply meet for a casual drink after work. A fabulous campsite set apart from the main buildings and the chalets is equipped with excellent ablution, washing and cooking facilities with banks, restaurants, supermarkets and shops located within walking distance making this an ideal location for campers, overlanders and backpackers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Woodlands Lilongwe

Address: Youth Drive | City Centre, Lilongwe, Malawi (Formerly The Sanctuary Lodge)
Region: Malawi > Central Region > Lilongwe
Price Range: RM436 - RM594 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Woodlands Lilongwe 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“All rooms are chalets set in natural wooded surroundings with individual parking near to individual chalet. . At one with Nature.”
onebjay, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay there!”
Guido_JMX, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Chalets 1 to 5 are the best. But only chalet 10 has a double bed. The others only have 2 single beds. A bit on the down side.”
212Andrew1958, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Book early. We could not get space on our return trip.”
LindainAfrica, 18 Jun 2015 | Read review
“# 7,8 and 9 have the least traffic noise”
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