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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I always enjoy trips to Nkopola. A must visit place with top services,from the friendly staff and offcourse the beautiful views and chalets. It's definitely worth a visit and you won't regret the money spent.

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Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pempho, Thank you for your review on Sunbird Nkopola. We are very pleased to know that you enjoy your visits with us and we hope that you will be back to stay with us again soon. Kind regards. More 

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

We attended a Rotary conference for 4 days. The conference facilities were excellent and the staff coped really well with meals for all the extra guests who were not staying on site. Our family room overlooked the lake and was very comfortable and clean. The beach is beautifully kept, both service and security staff were polite and attentive. The beach... More 

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Thank sandyzim
Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review on Sunbird Nkopola Lodge. It brings us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, including the rooms, and the boat ride. Hopefully, you will stay with us again soon and enjoy a Malawi gin and tonic while the sun sets. Your review is greatly appreciated, and we hope... More 

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Despite Mangochi being mostly a rural area, the moment you enter Sunbird lodge everything changes. It exceeded my expectations at all levels - the accommodation, the conference center, the food and last but not least, the beach. They certainly know how to take care of the place and their guests. The only problem I faced is that I couldn't use... More 

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Thank Michael M C
Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Micheal, Thank you for your great review on Sunbird Nkopola Lodge!! It brings us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we do hope that you stay with us again sooner rather than later. We will find a way to sort out the ATM problem so that you and others may not face this... More 

Lusaka Province, Zambia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Stayed at Nkopola Lodge for 4 nights it was comfortable. meals very tasty we had a room overlooking the beach which was great. Our friends had rooms over looking the water but had to walk upstairs to get there so if booking and you are not 'fit' please let them know.

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Thank Judy L
Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Judy, We are glad you chose to stay with us at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, and we appreciate the time that you have taken to write this review. We hope that you come again soon and please feel free to request a room overlooking the beach as you check in. Thank you once again. Kind regards. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

The lake view is undeniably beautiful. But the service leaves much to be desired. If you try to sleep in one morning, you will receive 4-5 telephone calls asking if you are going to eat breakfast, when you are leaving the room, when they can clean the room, etc. So much for a relaxing morning of sleeping in! It felt... More 

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Sunbird-Malawi, Ellard Savala - General Manager at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Sunbird Nkopola Lodge. We apologize that you had a bad experience. However, we appreciate the time that you have taken to share your experience, and for the feedback that we have received from you. In regards to the phone calls, it is unfortunate that more than one telephone call was made asking for you to come... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

I spent 2 nights in this hotel. It was hot but the air conditioning worked very well. The breakfast was superb and well prepared in buffet style. The hotel is located right at the beach and there are excellent views for holiday travelers. The only thing that needs to be improved is the mounting of the mosquito net on the... More 

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Thank Jack M
Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jack, Thank you for your review of Sunbird Nkopola Lodge. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and we apologize for the mishap with the mosquito net. Your feedback is much appreciated, and we will do better based on your feedback. We hope that you will stay with us again soon. Kind regards. More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

I am very thankful to our host for choosing Sunbird-Nkopola; it's one place I felt closer to nature; lush garden, good landscape, Serenity and privacy, the wind and the sounds of birds and animals like alarm clocks in the morning. The view from our rooms was spectacular; sunrise early morning, the blue waters, the moon with its reflection, and the... More 

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Thank Maria Luz R
Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Maria, Thank you very much for your great review! It brings us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you loved every moment of it. We hope that you visit us again soon (despite the drive - but we think it's well worth it). Thank you again for the review! Kind regards. More 

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15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

New rooms by pool excellent Food useless Activities useless Pricilla very very helpful if it was not for her help would not come again Pool too small Other rooms need desperate upgrading to their new rooms standard

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Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Naeem, Thank you for your review. We are very apologetic about your stay, but at the same time grateful for the feedback that you have shared. With regards to the food, the hotel is planning on changing the menu and food variety. This will be done while simultaneously training our chefs to improve food quality. As for water sport... More 

Maputo, Mozambique
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Very well located at a sandy beach of Lake Malawi. Well kept, confortable rooms but not luxury. Nice gardens! The staff is so friendly, always doing their best to match guests needs. Restaurant is a weak point as well water activities as not all of them were available during my stay. It was relaxing as expected, not more than that.... More 

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Thank MTAlmeida
Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and will work towards improving our service in the restaurant. We are working to reintroduce water sports and activities at the resort, so we hope that you will enjoy your next stay with us. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 December 2015

I spent 4 nights in the hotel. Beautiful spacious rooms on the beach front of the lake. The view is simply breathtaking. The food was lovely with different variety and the service was very good. Hotel is beautiful, well kept and maintained.

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Sunbird Nkopola Lodge

Address: | Village Nkopola, Mangochi, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Southern Region > Mangochi
Price Range: RM871 - RM1,174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunbird Nkopola Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 55
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“Ask for a studio room with an outlet straight onto the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles 533judyl, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Normal rooms are economical, all rooms have very good views as windows are facing towards the beach front...”
 of 5 bubbles 27marialuzr, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“definately beach from rooms but chose the ones on the father end because of noise around the bar area.”
 of 5 bubbles mkenyahh, 17 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on the beach are great.”
 of 5 bubbles beng521, 2 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The best rooms are #24 to 32, excellent sea view and good wifi connectivity”
 of 5 bubbles ewenlb, 17 Jul 2015 | Read review
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