We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Traveller (49)
Pool & Beach (13)
Room & Suite (7)
Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“compost toilets”(10 reviews)
“kind of place”(3 reviews)
“point of view”(2 reviews)
AMENITIES
Internet
Free Parking
Beachfront
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (72)
Filter reviews
67 results
Traveller rating
35
12
8
6
6
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
35
12
8
6
6
Show reviews that mention
All reviewscompost toiletskind of placepoint of viewlake malawia great place to meetlake viewoutdoor showerjosiecommunitypermaculturebackpackershivlocalsschoolatmospherelodgechefs
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 67 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We read that it was top choice in lonely planet so decided to stay here. We had a private chalat. The place was not very clean. The local people that work there are very friendly, nice host, good cook. The owners/volunteers were less friendly, I...More

Thank maiike007
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This is such a lovely lodge. I volunteered there with one of their projects and it is just like home. The staff are very welcoming and very friendly, and it is very natural with a beautiful outdoor shower and a true outdoor feeling. The food...More

Thank Bgwp
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Butterfly Lodge is a well-meant approach to create an alternative kind of place for people from all over the world to meet. It attracts first of all backpackers, who find a comfy place and the possibility for self-catering. So far, so good. For travellers who...More

Thank Jürgen S
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

BEST place ever. I volunteered with one of the projects here and absolutely loved it. Can't wait to go back! Lovely staff, people and vibe! Right on the lake - very beautiful! Food here was really good and lovely bar right down on the lake...More

Thank Lilylunday2
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The Butterfly Lodge has a lot of things going for it: amazing lakefront views, really friendly and helpful staff, a litter of adorable puppies (!!), and a peaceful, tranquil atmosphere compared to the busier and more social Mayoka Village next door. However, our group was...More

Thank Stephanie2743
View more reviews
About
Amenities
Top amenities
Beachfront
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Details
Details
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (49)
Pool & Beach (13)
Room & Suite (7)
Dining (1)
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Butterfly Lodge staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"another place until deficits are ironed out"
Read review
"Worth the splurge for a room with an en-suite toilet, just so you can avoid going to the extremely smelly..."
Read review
"Look for a room at Mayoka instead"
Read review
"I was traveling alone and the dorm was a great value in my opinion. There are also more private options..."
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing