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“Decent Budget Lodge”
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Korea Garden Lodge
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Lilongwe
Seattle, Washington
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“Decent Budget Lodge”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

I stayed here twice during my 3 month stay in Malawi. Both times I stayed in Bronze rooms, which are basic rooms with shared bathrooms. They were small, but clean and exactly what you would expect for the price, about $15. The price included a great buffet breakfast. I used the restaurant area to sit and use the free wifi. The staff were always nice and friendly. I am a budget traveler and this place was fine.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

I booked this place for a friend of mine. Payment was made in full by the agent. The agent sent proof of payment to this place on many occasions. I followed up regularly with Stanley and Linda. They supposedly had not received their funds. This had nothing to do with me. They should have followed up with the agent. Bottom line is they tried to extort funds from my friend who was staying there. Suddenly, on a Friday after 5pm they asked their bank who miraculously found the funds. What nonsense.

Do not stsy here. Be careful of the staff. Do not pay deposits upfront. I do not trust this place at all.

Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

As an overnight stop before catching a flight this is the place to be, the room we stayed in was basic but clean, with clean shared bathrooms. Breakfast buffet in the morning is good and sets you off nicely for your travels

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We stayed in the bronze suite which seemed more like dorms. The rooms were poorly lit and mouldy. Toilets in the suite were often used by staff, and the staff took naps in the vacant rooms. Lots of 'staff' lurking around the Bronze rooms. Wifi didn't work and there were also intermittent power shortages. The food was not good value for money, and the waiters were lethargic at best. The pool also wasn't swimmable.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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american in africa
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

My room, in the executive building, was quite shabby and not very clean. The free internet connection did not work the entire time I was there. The restaurant staff were friendly, but the front desk clerks were surly and unhelpful. For $80 a night, this is a very poor value.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Edipsos, Greece
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Moved here from mabuya camp and glad I did. The are expensive rooms here but I opted for the cheapest room, standard room with a fan and shared clean toilets and showers. Free buffet breakfast included in the room price, and very helpful and friendly staff, would recomend if you are spending a few days in Lilongwe

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Launceston, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 28 January 2014

it was hot and the pool was very refreshing even it was not the cleanest but it was there :-) - simple but clean and reasonable for that price - for Malawian standard it is very well kept , i have seen more expensive places and not in better condition. I was there in 2010,2011
the people staff is friendly and helpful .

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Korea Garden Lodge
Address: Plot No.3056, Tsiranana Avenue | Area 3, Lilongwe, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Central Region > Lilongwe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Lilongwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Korea Garden Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 338
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