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    The Makokola Retreat

    P.O.Box 59, Mangochi, Malawi
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    Pool & Beach (47)
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    Overview
    • Excellent45%
    • Very good36%
    • Average11%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible4%
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    “club mak” (17 reviews)
    “golf course” (10 reviews)
    “pizza” (10 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Suites
    Bar/Lounge
    Spa
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Golf Course
    Dry Cleaning
    Tennis Court
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 112 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Top notch , beautiful , awesome resort ! From food to decor , from staff to every little detail this place is just great . The non alcoholic mock tails served at the bar are all super tasty , mind blowing . The pool is...More

    Thank nushrat t
    Reviewed 21 November 2017

    I spent 3 nights here with my staff on an Office retreat and it was great. This is a Lakeside resort in the south eastern part of Malawi and a great location for a weekend getaway from the city life. The ambiance is relaxing and...More

    Thank Eugene N
    Reviewed 10 September 2017

    We stayed for 1 night (sadly), there was a large group of us travelling between Blantyre & Lilongwe and we arranged for a rest inbetween. A small slice of heaven. Rooms spacious & comfortable. Mosquito nets a bit of a challenge to fight your way...More

    Thank kblair2016
    Reviewed 11 August 2017

    I usually don't read a good review but I would rather read a bad one. I was skeptical about this hotel when I booked but WOW... There was nothing like those bad reviews at all. Service was excellent. Staffs were polite and helpful. Food was...More

    Thank Snittra
    Reviewed 20 June 2017

    Before flying to Malawi, I read many good comments about this lake resort, but nothing can properly picture the magnificent of this gem. The place is a huge garden, plenty of green and trees, squirrels, monkeys, birds and lizards. The bar and the restaurant are...More

    Thank Alejandro P
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Free Internet
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Conference Facilities
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Tennis Court
    • Hot Tub
    • Golf Course
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$373 - US$406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 70
    • Reservation Options
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    • Location
    • Malawi >
    • Southern Region >
    • Mangochi
    • Also Known As
    • The Makokola Retreat Hotel Mangochi
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    Traveller (135)
    Pool & Beach (47)
    Room & Suite (24)
    Dining (11)
    Hotel & Grounds (93)
    Bathroom (9)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
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    thetravs
    23 August 2016|
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    Response from Tionana_mawa | Reviewed this property |
    The best currency is US dollars; you can pay in dollars and can always change it when needed. In Malawi we generally give a 10% tip. In restaurants it is best to give a cash tip directly to the waiter/waitress as many... More
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    1 August 2016|
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    Response from gnamoloto | Property representative |
    We use UK plugs.
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    susan k
    27 May 2015|
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    Response from john r | Reviewed this property |
    Only 1 I believe ,it was where the president stays
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    Room Tips
    "Rooms by the lakeside give you a great and relaxing view."
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    "Garden view rooms near to reception desk can use back room door for an easy access to the beach and pool."
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    "The more expensive individual thatched bungalows are much better equipped and spaced out well"
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    "Lake view is wonderful, if possible."
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