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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Our arrival at the hotel did not start well as the room we booked were given to other visitors, despite us requesting the specific room. However, the manager, Nedson, went out of his way to sort out another room for us. We had a wonderful time and the staff were friendly. Morris at the pool is a real treat and...

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Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of Sunbird Livingstonia Beach. We apologize for the mishap with the room that you had initially booked, but we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to seeing you back in 2017! Kindest regards.

Chililabombwe, Zambia
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Had a great time and loved the food,was so stuffed didn't manage to snorkel 🙈. Beautiful view of the lake and clear clean water. Only thing I didn't like was that we paid for a boat cruise for 2 and instead we were about 7 of us on the small speed boat, felt claustrophobic sitted inside with so many people...

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Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Dear Dingase, Thank you for taking time to review your visit with us at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach. We are glad you enjoyed staying with us, and we would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused with the boat ride. As such, we would like offer you a complimentary boat ride for two on your next visit (all you have to...

Reviewed 11 December 2016

I stayed at this facility on the weekend of 4.12.2016 and had a very nice time. Staff are helpful with a prestine beach. Watersports and activities are available at reasonable prices. Food and accommodation is over priced as in all the Sunbird hotels. Menu is fair but still over priced.

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Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Dear Johan, Thank you very much for your review of Sunbird Livingstonia Beach. We are glad you had a great stay while you were with us, and we have taken note of the issues you have mentioned in your review. Hoping to see you back sooner than later. Kindest regards.

Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Very poor service takes tooo long for the food to come on your table. Waiters are very lazy. Needs some management. Very poor indeed. Waited one hour just for my sandwich. And when it came was very cold and inedible. Must improve otherwise all other areas average. Place you can forget easily in malawi

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Sunbird-Malawi, Nedson Chikuta - General Manager at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Dear Jelani M. Thank you very much for the feedback on your stay with us at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach. I am grateful for your comments as such information enables us to continually monitor and improve service we are offering. Please be assured, I have reviewed the issues raised on service which you have mentioned takes too long for food to...

Nairobi
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This hotel is a pleasant surprise on the shores of Lake Malawi. It's an adequate accommodation in terms of the size and cleanliness of the rooms. Our room (220) had it's own balcony right on the beach so that we could rest there in the shade and still enjoy the goings on at the beach. The view of the sunrise...

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Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Dear Victoria, Thank you very much for your great review of the resort! We are glad that you found everything to your liking, except for the glitches with the internet. We have been sorting this problem out, and we are sure that you will have a better experience the next time that you visit Sunbird Livingstonia Beach. We are happy...

Puerto Cayo, Ecuador
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Picture this... you are sitting under the shade of a Plumera tree covered in wonderful smelling, brightly colored yellow blooms on a back drop of perfectly blue skies watching people swim, boat sail by, and birds flying to and from the small island that sits in Lake Malawi. The aroma of food is carried through the air on the breezes,...

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Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Dear Dr. Bublak Thank you very much for your amazing review of Sunbird Livingstonia Beach! It always brings us great pleasure to know that we have made your stay (no matter how short) at our hotels and resorts a memorable one. We are happy that you enjoyed your meal, and the relaxing atmosphere at the resort! We do hope to...

Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We really had a great time here. The bed was to die for, the room was nice, clean. The food was yummy and worth every penny. The staff was really polite and helpful. The view was great. Definitely would love to go back again

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Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Dear Margaret, Thank you for your great review of Sunbird Livingstonia Beach! We are so happy you had a lovely stay with us and that you enjoyed the service. We do hope to see you back very soon. Thank you again for the amazing review!!!! Kindest regards.

Reviewed 7 September 2016

Only in Africa one could be treated to a pleasurable Beach resort experience at a Lake shore, and the mighty LAKE MALAWI is no expception! This property is an attestation to that. It boasts a sandy beach, pleasant waves and a cozy cove bookended by greenery patched rocky hills. Thanks to the location you can never escape from stunning views...

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Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Dear Prasanna, Thank you for your wonderful and detailed review of Sunbird Livingstonia Beach!! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that everything was to your liking. We have taken note of the issues you have mentioned in your review and will take steps to making changes so that you have a better experience the...

Kenya
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The position on the hotel on the beach of Lake Malawi is superb, lovely grounds and very good food. It's an old hotel and the rooms are tired and in need of a revamp but the staff are very friendly and competent and the situation when the stars are out and the waves are lapping on the beach makes up...

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Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Dear Andy, Thank you for your review, and for the feedback. We greatly appreciate the time that you have taken to review us. Kind regards.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Very nice rooms on the beach of Lake Malawi. Breakfast is very good. Location is easy from Zambia and Lilongwe. Staff are very pleasant and helpful. Beautiful pool and pub area overlooking the lake. The lake water is clear and beautiful and it is close enough to the local village to experience the local environment.

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Sunbird-Malawi, Tamara Phiri - Guest Relations at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, responded to this review

Dear Jenny, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, and we hope that you visit us again very soon to enjoy the beach and the warmth of the people. Kind regards.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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Additional Information about Sunbird Livingstonia Beach

Address: Senga Bay, Salima, Malawi (Formerly Le Meridien Livingstonia Beach)
Region: Malawi > Central Region > Salima
Price Range: $194 - $342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sunbird Livingstonia Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Ask for a chalet overlooking the water”
salsez, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get a room with a lake view”
, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 220 is the jackpot.”
VictoriaN116, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't heavily rely on using you Visa/Master cards as the machines due to connectivity”
jamesoW1628HO, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the large deluxe rooms overlooking the Lake.”
LRa0, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
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