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    Thumbi View Lodge

    Village Road, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park 0157, Malawi
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    Overview
    • Excellent73%
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    • Average4%
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    1 - 5 of 153 reviews

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Thumbi View Lodge is the best place to stay at Cape Maclear. We stayed here a couple of weekends in October and November, and we can definitely say that it felt like home. Noleen and Chris are very hospitable and friendly, they will make sure...More

    Thank KarlijnvD
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed here for 5 nights. Friendly staff and owners. Great value for money accomodation and food/drinks. This accomodation is quite budget with quite small rooms and the power in Malawi is on and off constantly so we didn't always have a fan etc. (Although...More

    Thank Cherrypoppie
    Response from Travelfirst1, Owner at Thumbi View LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you kindly for the review We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes we have finished the solar installation in the front section and where your room is we now have lights and fans even when there is no power. The rest of the...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Clean lakeside view room and I had a very powerful shower with reliable warm water and good mosquito nets to keep you protected. The power for me wasn't an issue other than it preventing the fan at night as it was very hot! I really...More

    Thank charliedd2017
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    I booked via their own online booking site instead of booking.com, which would definitely have been the better choice, since when I arrived they told me, that they only have a private room for that night and are booked out for the rest. My booking...More

    Thank Julia S
    Response from Travelfirst1, Owner at Thumbi View LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hello and thank you for the review, we deeply regret that you felt so let down. However there is also a different side to what happened. We never told you that we received your booking too late. I receiving your booking REQUEST right after you...More

    Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed here for five nights and really enjoyed it. The staff are brilliant, the food amazing and the free breakfast is really good. Kayaks can be rented here and the diving school is right next door. There is a catamaran sunset cruise organised from...More

    Thank VinnySo
    Response from Travelfirst1, Owner at Thumbi View LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    People that stay here longer miss it the most when they leave, as I am sure you now know! Yes as an added benefit to Thumbi view guest they get a discounted rate on kayaks as well as the sunset cruise. This makes is super...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Breakfast included
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$20 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 17
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    • Location
    • Malawi >
    • Lake Malawi National Park >
    • Cape Maclear
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    Pool & Beach (18)
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    Hotel & Grounds (95)
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    MandyBruckner
    20 July 2017|
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    Response from Travelfirst1 | Property representative |
    Hello. Yes there are steps everywhere. Not hundreds but at least 3 to all rooms, restaurant as well as the bar. Transfers are 130$ one way and en-suite rooms are 55$ with breakfast included. Please email me should you... More
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    SabrinaCanada
    25 December 2016|
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    Response from Travelfirst1 | Property representative |
    Hi. Yes you can easily. We do have space, do you have our email address? Let me know if you want a room or dorm. Thank you
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    lusich
    16 December 2016|
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    Response from Travelfirst1 | Property representative |
    Hello. Yes we have space.
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    Room Tips
    "ask for a lake side room, beautiful room and quiet , best choice"
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    "Try to get the seaside, other rooms are behind if you want to see to lake"
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    "Do not book the rooms in the back, outside the compound with no views or hot water."
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    "After a humanitarian project in the rural areas around Malawi this could be the best place to wind down and..."
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