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“Great people and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ngala Beach Lodge

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Ngala Beach Lodge
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Vancouver, Canada
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333 reviews
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“Great people and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

Chris, Sandy, and their staff are very accommodating and friendly. We stayed in a deluxe chalet which was average if not a little rustic. The bed was large and comfortable. The mosquito netting had a few rips and did not sweep along the ground as much as you would have liked. That being said we really did not see many mosquitos maybe because they had sprayed a couple of days before. The bathroom was large and the shower had hot running water but it was basic. We were on full board and it was too much food but it good food. They did not have Wi-Fi but they let me use their key (dongo) in order to download the emails. It was a nice place to stay for a couple of days.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Nether Wallop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed in one of the very comfortable thatched cottages, which had a very comfortable bed and enormous shower. The rest of the family stayed in the dormitory, which was clean and spacious. The food was excellent, one night we had the most perfect beef Wellington and every Wednesday is Pizza Night with the most amazing pizzas from a wood fired oven. We were so welcome and nothing was too much trouble for the staff.
Fireworks on the beach to see in the new year will be a happy memory for years to come.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

We had such a great time at Ngala Beach Lodge! The rooms are clean and the beds are really nice and good. The owners Sandy and Chris are such wonderful people and make sure you enjoy tour trip to the max. When you go to the North of of the lake make sure you stay at Ngala beach Lodge! Good food, good service and a wonderful spot at the lake.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Lilongwe, Malawi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

I have stayed here a few times now and each time I love it just as much.

On the last occasion we stayed in the dorm on the first night, and then camped the second night as part of our travelling around Malawi.

The owners Chris & Sandi are always so welcoming and friendly, attentive and fantastic hosts. The staff are also very good.

The food is always great, and I particularly love the home baked fresh bread. The pizza night, although we missed it this time, on Wednesday nights is always something to be there for!

There's a great infinity swimming pool looking out on to the lake or if you prefer you can also swim in the lake instead, there's a fantastic spacious beach area also with a beach bar which has amazing views!

Highly recommended to stay here if you're stopping in the area.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

Like the reviews before us, we cannot praise both the location and the warmth and friendliness of Sandi and Chris and their staff enough. We were able to relax and wind down before travelling around Malawi and then we stayed a few more nights to wind down again before our trip home. Beach was quiet and beautiful, food was lovely and the dogs Scoop, Hector and of course Wallace were great company. A drive out in the TR4a was an added bonus. We will be back to visit again for sure.

Room Tip: Beach front rooms are the best, but the others were just as quiet with lovely views.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Orebro, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

This place is paradise, thats the only word to describe it! An amazing beach without people hazzling you, clear water, wonderful, delicious food and awesome staff! Chris and Sandi are helpful beyond belief, and you cannot ask for better hosts! =) Cute, cuddly and friendly dogs also gives the whole place a warm and cozy athmosphere. We initially planned to stay three nights, but it was so wonderful that we booked an extra night the first day we arrived =)

Do not hesitate, make a booking now! =)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

We booked and stayed for 3 nights. My two friends live in Lilongwe Malawi and I was visiting from Australia. It was a 4 hour trip. Chris and Sandi and their staff greeted us warmly..settled us in and then we had a great feed. My room looked over the beach to the lake. It was a joy to watch the sunrise each morning as the fishing fleet returned with their nights catch to the nearby village. The 3 days passed in a timeless manner, such was the level of relaxation.
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Room Tip: ask for one facing east across the beach so you can see the sunrise
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Ngala Beach Lodge
Address: Main Road | Ngala, 15km north of Dwangwa, Nkhata Bay, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Northern Region > Nkhata Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Nkhata Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our luxury accommodation and friendly personal service with stunning views of both the lake and Vipya Mountains. Ngala Lodge is one of the only places on the lake that offers a view of both sunrise and sunset over the water. The spacious accommodation will ensure comfort and privacy.The accommodation comprises: • 2 x Deluxe A-frames with private verandas which overlook the beach and lake and offer guests privacy and comfort and feature a private garden. Each room has en-suite bathroom, sitting area and coffee and tea station. 1 x Deluxe A-frame with 2 bedrooms, lounge area and private veranda. Also overlooking the lake this accommodation offers personal space and privacy. •6 x Executive Rooms with private verandas. All of these rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, sitting areas and coffee and tea stations. They overlook expansive gardens to the infinity pool and lake beyond.Our friendly trained staff will attend to your every need; we at Ngala pride ourselves on providing the highest levels of service. ... more   less 
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