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#2 of 4 hotels in Mangochi
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Sunbird Nkopola Lodge is the premier beachside resort in the south of the lake, 24 km north of Mangochi. Set amidst tropical vegetation, Baobab trees in its own beach-lined bay, the hotel has some of the most spectacular sunrises and views in Africa.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Bicycles available
Boating
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Lake View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English
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NMP wrote a review Sep 2021
Lilongwe, Malawi180 contributions23 helpful votes
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In a nutshell their services are not what they used to be. I was disappointed to say the least. Decided to stop by Sunbird for lunch but the service was sooooo slow, no waiters in sight,we constantly had to keep asking the G4S guard to call us a waiter, the food was very meh, no flavor whatsoever just Meh.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Benedict Mndala, General Manager at Sunbird Nkopola
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your feedback on your experience during your last visit and I would like to apologise for the bad experience owing to slow service, waiters not in sight and food not tasty. Be assured that each of the mentioned issues have been discussed and remedial action taken to ensure that there is an immediate improvement in all areas. Obviously what you experienced is not acceptable and I once again apologise for the same. Looking forward to you having a better experience during your next visit.
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I j wrote a review Feb 2021
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates32 contributions55 helpful votes
Stayed 4 nights, considering covid and the fact that there was barely anyone there the service is horrendous! Pros New rooms are great (although expensive) Cons Dirty pool - were told it looks like that as hasn’t been painted for a year...i think its lack of use and cleaning Pool side furniture is tired and needs a refresh Kids playground is falling apart Food is mediocre (see pic of salad, not sure how you can serve something like that) Service is non existent-wait upto an hour for food and the chances the order is incorrect are very high...at breakfast not a waiter in sight for 20 mins, see pic Staff sleeping around on bar couches (see pics) The list goes on but best to stop there, its a shame as the place has so much potential if it had proper management in place. Bill for 4 days £1400....not great. Management needs to step up and be more visible
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Benedict Mndala, General Manager at Sunbird Nkopola
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your feedback which we value so much. I would like to apologise however for shortfalls experienced during your stay. Be assured that the shortfalls do not reflect our usual good service and may be taken as an isolated case. That being the case however we have discussed extensively all service related issues as a way of ensuring they do not happen again, while mapping out corrective action on all points. Kindly note however that after investigations, we have established that "the alleged staff sleeping around couches" were not staff members but guests. I hope this clarifies. Looking forward to serving you better next time.
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Vakarathiwe wrote a review Jan 2020
Malawi48 contributions5 helpful votes
Newly refurbished rooms really gave it a lift food menu well revised. Though bar closingbat 10pm on Saturday not great with visitors wanting to stay and party within the hotel. Had a lovely time though friendly staff all around
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Benedict Mndala, General Manager at Sunbird Nkopola
Responded 22 Oct 2020
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay. I have noted your comment on bar closing time of 10.00pm and have since worked on that to ensure guests enjoy without limits. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and we look forward to your next visit.
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CKN-Harrogate wrote a review Oct 2019
Harrogate, United Kingdom108 contributions56 helpful votes
This is a really nice place. Clearly money has been well spent and the rooms our group stayed in were spacious, clean and well appointed. The elevated bar overlooking the lake is a great place to chill. The staff were friendly and helpful. A much better option than the sunbird Livingstonia beach, where we had stayed the previous night.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Benedict M, General Manager at Sunbird Nkopola
Responded 13 Nov 2019
Thank you for taking time to give us feedback regarding recent stay with us, which we value so very much. Please feel free to contact me should there be need for further comments and or assistance. Our commitment is to give you our valued guests great experiences at all times and we look forward to welcoming you back to Sunbird Nkopola again soon.
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Maayanabanana wrote a review Apr 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel17 contributions2 helpful votes
A horrifying experience that left me covered in ant bites from head to toe. I stayed in one of the filthiest rooms I have ever seen, with ceilings covered in large amounts of mold, broken windows, small animal droppings on the furniture, and ants crawling out of the electrical sockets. Despite several requests to move to a different room, I was repeatedly told that the seemingly empty hotel, was at full capacity. In the middle of my first night there, I woke up to find my entire body and bed covered in hundreds of ants. The front desk told me that no manager was present and maintained that no other rooms were available. In sum, stay far away from this place and if there's nothing else available, camp outside in a tent.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Benedict M, General Manager at Sunbird Nkopola
Responded 13 Nov 2019
Thank you for the feedback above. On behalf of Sunbird Nkopola I wish to apologize for the unpleasant experience which you had, and I understand your feelings. While I take responsibility for the poor service delivery, I wish to advise of some major developments that have since been done to improve on your experience. We have now renovated all our rooms and we now have new rooms altogether. Please be advised that your bad experience is now a thing of the past. I will be glad to take your booking personally myself next time you wish to visit. Please feel free to contact me should there be need for further comments and or assistance. Our commitment is to give you our valued guests great experiences at all times and we look forward to welcoming you back to Sunbird Nkopola again soon.
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PRICE RANGE
US$72 - US$199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sunbird nkopola hotel mangochi, nkopola lodge
LOCATION
MalawiSouthern RegionMangochi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
78
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunbird Nkopola
What are some of the property amenities at Sunbird Nkopola?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sunbird Nkopola?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sunbird Nkopola?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Sunbird Nkopola?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sunbird Nkopola?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sunbird Nkopola?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sunbird Nkopola offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Does Sunbird Nkopola have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Sunbird Nkopola accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.