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Central African Wilderness Safaris Chintheche Inn

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Chintheche Inn is set in extensive, lush gardens dotted with splendid, shady trees and overlooking Lake Malawi which, oceanlike, stretches to the horizon. The distant Viphya Mountains form a dramatic backdrop. There is a central dining area and bar, and meals often take place (weather permitting) under the stars or in a secluded corner of the garden, near the large swimming pool. Chintheche Inn boasts some of the finest beaches on the lakeside as well as excellent freshwater activities such as boating and snorkelling. Meeting and interacting with the local people, biking through villages and learning about the Chintheche Tree Planting initiative from our staff are just a little of what makes the friendly, laid-back Inn such a unique place to visit. Birdlife is abundant, while the reclusive mutable sun squirrel may be sighted in the gardens.
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Lake Malawi shore, Lake Malawi National Park Malawi
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Lilongwe Intl Airport134 mi
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I know this place since many years and was here twice this year. Something happened between 2017 and 2018: the quality of cooking has decreased, and I am not the only one who noticed it. Its not bad cooking - its good. And good is not enough if you come from a reputation of
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Response from Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Chintheche Inn
Responded 1 Oct 2018
Dear Stefandreas, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Chintheche Inn. We are glad to that you visited the property again and we hope that your overall stay with us was enjoyable. As with all of our properties, we do our best to ensure that all meals at the Inn are prepared with the freshly sourced local ingredients and we try to offer a variety of tasty options. We have taken note of your suggestions regarding the meals over time. Please be assured that we are continuously trying to uplift our standards and improve our offering at every property that we operate, as part of our ongoing commitment to deliver an exceptional service to our guests. We do strive to offer maximum value for money and keep our pricing both fair and competitive. We thank you once again for your valued feedback, we truly always welcome suggestions and input, and we sincerely hope that you will visit us again soon in the near future. Best regards, The CAWS & Chintheche Inn.
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Great place for a 2 night break on a trip from Nyika plateau to Lliwonde National Park with Central African Wilderness Safaris. Good swimming in the lake and excellent food. Easy walk up the rift valley and fascinating visit to Bandawe school.
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Response from Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Chintheche Inn
Responded 11 Aug 2018
Dear ammandaam, Thank you for taking the time to review Chintheche Inn! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on the northern lakeshore and were able to visit Bandawe School and the surrounding area during your trip. Thank you for commending the standards of food and dining that are offered at the Inn, our team will be really happy to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us. We hope to see you at the Inn again in the near future. Many thanks and best regards, The CAWS & Chintheche Inn Team
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This is an excellent place in Malawi. We arrived late after a long drive from Malawi and found the restaurant closed, but the staff made us sandwiches. and had personalized greeting cards on arrival :-)The views of Lake Malawi are fantastic and a provide good scenery for rest
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Response from Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Chintheche Inn
Responded 2 Apr 2018
Dear Robert K, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this delightful review of Chintheche Inn. It is a pleasure to hear that you had an enjoyable and memorable stay at the Inn and that you were able to relax and unwind on Malawi's scenic northern lakeshore. We really appreciate your kind comments about the restaurant and the overall ambiance at the property, and we thank you for commending our staff on their hospitality, attentiveness and standards of service. We thank you once again for your valuable feedback and we look forward to hosting you at Chintheche Inn again soon. Best regards, The CAWS & Chintheche Inn Team
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We arrived in pitch darkness in Chintheche after driving over 12 hrs. On arrival at 11pm, sadly yhe restaurant (and much needed bar), were closed. We opened the door to our rooms and smiled at the sight of toasted sandwiches left in our room with a note. What a thoughtful
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Response from Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Chintheche Inn
Responded 7 Jan 2018
Dear Madame_Trey, Thank you very much for taking the time to post this wonderful review of Chintheche Inn. We are very happy to hear that you had a pleasant and memorable stay at the Inn and we are delighted that you were able to enjoy a relaxed getaway on the northern lakeshore. We really appreciate all of your kind remarks about our standards of service, our accommodation, the facilities and amenities, the food and the overall ambiance at the property. We thank you again for your valuable feedback and we hope that you will visit us at the Inn again soon. Best regards, The CAWS & Chintheche Inn Team
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Nice little resort on the shores of Lake Malawi. Only 10 rooms or something so very intimate feeling. Room facing beach and lake with mini terrace in front of your room. Bathrooms a bit outdated . Excellent food. Some nights served on the candlelit beach. Room has watercooker
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Response from Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Chintheche Inn
Responded 9 Oct 2017
Dear DvA1966, Thank you very much for sharing this lovely review of Chintheche Inn. We are very happy to hear that you had a pleasant and enjoyable getaway at the Inn and we are delighted that you were able to relax and unwind in our tranquil and secluded lake setting. We really appreciate your kind remarks about our accommodation, facilities and amenities, the dining experiences that we provide, as well as the overall ambiance at the property. We are also glad to hear that you were able to experience and enjoy a variety of the activities that are on offer at the Inn. We look forward to you visiting us at Chintheche Inn again soon. Best regards, The CAWS & Chintheche Inn Team
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"room 1 - this is basically 2 rooms, one with a double bed and the other with 2 singles. great if you are travelling with small children."
"All the rooms face the lake so which ever you choose doesn't really matter."
"Wi-fi is available & fairly reliable (for Malawi) but limited coverage (only next to reception)."
"All 10 rooms overlook the beach and lake"
"All rooms overlook the beach."
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MalawiLake Malawi National Park
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