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Hippo View Lodge

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Hippo View Lodge in Liwonde offers an eclectic mix of experiences. The Lodge appears to be aiming to capture both a holiday crowd (with oddly proportioned painted statues throughout the gardens, and facilities for children) as well as hosting conferences (with many rooms, and 'conveyer belt' breakfasts). I'll focus on the conference aspect. Be prepared for a mish-mash of...

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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Having read the reviews of this place we were very hesitant to stay there, but Malawian friends said it was OK. We were thankfully surprised that it was a Ken of a location, with fabulous gardens and nice views of the Shire river. The rooms are good by Malawian standards and as to the reviewer who complained about the 'desk'...

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Hippo View Lodge is both really nice and sometimes rather challenging. The grounds are amazing and huge -- Beautiful green grass, all kinds of trees, scattered tables under pavilions. And it's right along the Shire river, which does have hippos! We could see them from the hotel and hear them snorting! We also took a 1 hour river trip...

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Biggar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Malawi most beautiful of countries needs an up market western standard hotel from which you can explore its attractions. Hippo View is ideally placed and at first sight has the facilities but is fatally flawed by a management that would make Basil Fawlty look efficient On arrival we were accompanied to our room by a member of staff who made...

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Blantyre, Malawi
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Rooms are bad, linens and towels have seen better days. Food is also substandard, a lot of items on menu are not available or only available on weekends. Basic things like cheese and tomato sandwich was horrible. Building and structure look out of place with no regard for architecture sense. Depending on which room assigned to you, you could be...

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Upon arrival the receptionist that had made the reservation was not on duty and he had not left a message or info for his colleague. After one hour With back and fort discussion I was offered a room for twice the price agreed on phone. On check out the receptionist taking the booking was on duty and showed me where...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I am a member of a Christian Support group and we spent 2 weeks helping and working in Malawi. We were going to stay in Chilama but due to problems we stayed at the above lodge for 2 nights. A pleasant place on the River Shire, so we saw many hippos and birds. Rooms pleasant, restaurant OK. Extra charge for...

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East Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 11 June 2016

I was here while we conducted a project in the region. The restaurant menu is large but virtually nothing was available. Only 1/4 chicken and chips, some Chinese and Indian food. The internet is almost unusable and relatively expensive. Rooms not serviced with towels and toilet paper. BUT the most horrible thing is that when I went to close my...

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Kisumu, Kenya
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I recently had the opportunity to visit this facility for a 2 day training.The facility is conveniently located-about 2 hours away from Blantyre.Has a nice view of River Shire and the environment is serene and quiet-good for reading or any private meditation.The food was great and the portions were generous.The staff was very friendly and helpful to us.Felt that the...

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Blantyre, Malawi
Reviewed 17 March 2016

The rooms are basic without a proper desk for business, the kitchen is full of oil and expired items, management is not interested to improve the quality, the main goal seems to be making money without any interest of the customers views

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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hippo View Lodge

Address: Liwonde National Park, Liwonde National Park, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Southern Region > Liwonde National Park
Number of rooms: 81
Also Known As:
Hippo View Lodge Malawi/Liwonde National Park
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“River facing views are better”
WP664, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get a room facing the garden - stay away from upstairs rooms or those by the generator. Bring mosquito repellent and anti-malarial meds!”
Walker57, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try getting a room closer to main building otherwise you will be walking senselessly”
liketravelling2016, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms larger and had a pleasant balcony, + facilities. 1st floor rooms smaller, balcony or facillities”
Carolann117, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for rooms that face the River”
DianaMaugo, 16 May 2016 | Read review
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