Annie's lodge had a variety of rooms ranging from MWK6000 to MWK16000, all are self contained rooms. . I asked to see every type of room and the new self contained and en suite rooms are spacious. All rooms looked very clean and very comfortable.
I chose a room that had in room tea facilities, TV with 5 channels, Phone with a 24 hour reception desk, mosquito net, clean sheets, towels, soap. wifi, laundry service and a fan.
The hot and cold breakfast is MWK 1300 for an extra person otherwise it is included in your room Rate. Since food products are generally expensive in zomba due to its remote location, it was worth the price. Generally the food is good, there is lots of choice on the menu and they will cater to any demand if you give them a few hours to meet it.
The criticism is that the restaurant needs refurbishment and i believe a new one is being built. All food in general in Malawi contains lots of oil, so be sure to say that there shouldn't be lots of oil on the fried foods. The Internet connection is up and down but that is due to the unreliable service providers. There is a gen set only available in the restaurant.. The desert options and limited on the menu so it was suggested that i go to Annie's Garden corner cafe to try out their pancakes and cakes. It is 20% cheaper as they just opened. The food and Beverage service is a bit slow but Malawi has a very slow paced sense of atmosphere, so expect that everywhere.
Everyone is very warm and considerate.
There is still lots of room for improvements like a swimming pool and more entertainment as Zomba lacks that. However i didn't go to Malawi with much expectation and i was not disappointed at all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Great quality three star service. We make 'things right' and we 'Exceed Expectations'. Guaranted a warm welcome and a comfortable stay. It is your home away from home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Annie`s Hotel Zomba