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The Makokola Retreat

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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“club mak”(18 reviews)
“pizza”(11 reviews)
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AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been to this place server all times and every time it looks and becomes better. I love the customer care and love shown by the staff. I also love the fact that it gives u the best view of the lake and a...More

Thank Madalitso Aline... M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let’s just say that, compared to other resorts around lake Malawi, it’s not too bad. But service needs a lot of work, staff just “hangs out” most of the day and it is altogether just not worth it. Restaurant was ok considering the horrible food...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at the Club Mak for almost two weeks. The resort is extremly beautiful with love for details. The rooms are very clean and enjoyable. We had the best pizza and gelato at the restaurant - the food is fresh and delicious. You...More

Thank Andre W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always love my stay here. I am always given my favorite room (32) and my experience at the Makokola Retreat is sublime. Excellent style and taste mixed between traditional African decor and Western charm! Truly a slice of heaven and if you’re visiting Malawi...More

Thank Lucinda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up spending Christmas' here as a child. Returning there 15yrs later was a revelation. Mr. Dumba is still doing a great job running the place. It has evolved with the times and is a great showcase of how amazing lakeside leisure can be....More

Thank evan c
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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Conference Facilities
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Business Centre with Internet Access
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Tennis Court
Outdoor pool
Hot Tub
Golf course
Details
Price range
US$379 - US$422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$379 - US$422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Traveller (171)
Pool & Beach (48)
Room & Suite (39)
Dining (18)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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thetravs
22 August 2016|
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Response from Tionana_mawa | Reviewed this property |
The best currency is US dollars; you can pay in dollars and can always change it when needed. In Malawi we generally give a 10% tip. In restaurants it is best to give a cash tip directly to the waiter/waitress as many... More
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Tansysue
1 August 2016|
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Response from gnamoloto | Property representative |
We use UK plugs.
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"If you want lakeview, be sure to specify, because many have no view"
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"Rooms by the lakeside give you a great and relaxing view."
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"Garden view rooms near to reception desk can use back room door for an easy access to the beach and pool."
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"The more expensive individual thatched bungalows are much better equipped and spaced out well"
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