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Milton, Vermont
Reviewed 24 September 2015

This was the best way we could have possibly ended our 2 week trip in Malawi. We had been roughing it, backpacking, hiking, safari, etc. We were so worn out, tired, and dirty. Instead of staying in the cheaper location before having a 30hr trip home, we decided to "splurge" a little and get a nice place to relax. We...

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Akossa, Public Relations Manager at Sunbird Lilongwe, responded to this review

Dear R.M, Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your next Sunbird experience...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I enjoyed the room and facilities. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was well priced and delicious. Try the pizza. Excellent! The bed was very comfortable and the bath was fabulous. All round a great stay.

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Akossa, Public Relations Manager at Sunbird Lilongwe, responded to this review

Dear Nola, Thank you very much for your review; we're glad you enjoyed your stay at Sunbird Lilongwe and do hope that you'll come stay with us again sometime soon.

Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

A bit outdated, but very welcoming. The food on Thursday night was traditional. Try the goat stomach. I couldn't... Otherwise it really has a nice feeling to it. Some places I have been to are 5 star but don't feel good, this place feels good. I will be back.

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Akossa, Public Relations Manager at Sunbird Lilongwe, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thank you very much for your review; we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Sunbird Lilongwe and hope to host you again some time soon. Sunbird staff are well known for their warmth and friendliness and nowhere is this more apparent than Sunbird Lilongwe, our little gem in the heart of Malawi's Capital City.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Positives: - The staff from the Manager, reception, waiters to the porters. All make you feel welcome and are very happy and smiley. - The rooms are a good size, comformtable, clean and well furnished but definitely in need of a facelift - Lovely gardens and there is a pool (which was undergoing maintanence when we stayed) - Designated smoking...

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Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This is meant for the businessman who is really busy and spends less time at the hotel. Good if you are not looking for "royalty". The gym however is certainly not recommendable. Very good bars where you meet the down to earth Lilongwe residents

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Unfortunately this hotel lags far behind, it is outdated, grotty dark and dingy, considering the price they charge it is outrageous. The staff while very nice and friendly are untrained and at times inept. The rooms are not the cleanest, and could defiantly do with an upgrade, they look and smell like they have come from the 70's.. Internet ......

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2015

This hotel is a good base for seeing the old town of Lilongwe. The staff are very friendly and the breakfasts were great. The rooms are clean with comfortable beds, with duvets and mossie nets, and working digital TV so I got to watch some of Wimbledon. The restaurant meals are ok and fairly priced, which is helpful if you...

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Akossa, Public Relations Manager at Sunbird Lilongwe, responded to this review

Dear Alice, Thank you very much for writing on your stay at Sunbird Lilongwe. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Next time you come in, be sure to try out our Traditional Thursday meals in the Restaurant to get a feel of authentic Malawian cuisine!

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Hotel is one of the best in Lilongwe. The property is well maintained. Rooms and cottages are clean. Prefer to stay at a cottage- its worth it. Wifi could have been better. Staffs are amazing- typical Malawians - well mannered, honest, always ready to help. Breakfast is good.

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Akossa, Public Relations Manager at Sunbird Lilongwe, responded to this review

Dear Orindom, Thank you very much for that positive review. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay at Sunbird Lilongwe.

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

This hotel is still in the 70s. Tired and worn out. The staff don't understand customer service. Furniture and furnishings are worn. Maintenance is sub-par. Better to stay in some of the small BBs in Lilongwe.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The hotel is OK. Clean and comfortable but mosquitoes are everywhere so ensure you use your net (they do have a few holes in) and use spray. The WiFi system is ridiculous and hugely annoying - definitely a big downer for the place. The staff are friendly but often wake you up early when starting work.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Sunbird Lilongwe

Address: Kamazu Procession Road | PO Box 44, Lilongwe, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Central Region > Lilongwe
Price Range: RM905 - RM1,097 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sunbird Lilongwe 2*
Number of rooms: 94
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“I stayed in a first floor room. I'd usually ask for second floor but felt safe and was away from street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Bryn81, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in another hotel are better...”
 of 5 bubbles SilentService613, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the rooms facing the pool or the garden.They are quieter-good for business.”
 of 5 bubbles DianaMaugo, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Do not select this place”
 of 5 bubbles Freda232015, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The rooms close to the pool have a veranda and are very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles VeroPretoria, 13 Oct 2015 | Read review
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