Simple but clean rooms, very friendly and kind staff, wonderful view on the lake.
The prices for food and drinks (all except beer) are a rip-off and far too expensive (e.g. Pizza US$ 12-14), the basic (but clean) rooms are also overpriced (USD 80-90). So it might be worth while to consider meals in the village.
All in all, good time and nice experience, the average rating is composed of nice location and good service with too low value for money. .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Prices: $90 Chalets $75 Rooms $15 Reed room per person Gecko Lounge is the only place to be at the weekends in Malawi - situated on the shores of Lake Malawi in Chembe Village in Cape Maclear (near Monkey bay). We have 2 self catering en-suite lakeside chalets & 4 x en-suite rooms & the Reed Room which is perfect for groups, families & travelers on a budget (sleeps 8 in private sections). We also have an already legendary Bar, damn fine restaurant & pizza oven, diving & kayaks, hi-speed wi-fi internet access, boat trip organization.... we do it all basically.... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gecko Lounge Malawi/Cape Maclear