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Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is THE place to stay in Cape Maclear. We stayed in a 4-person chalet, which was very comfortable. The food was great, and the ambiance is fantastically laid-back. It reminded me of Ghana or the Caribbean in some ways. There is no wifi, but even better, the whole town is a hot spot, and the Gecko staff and show...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a few meals at Gecko during our visit to Cape MacLear. Besides the really good thin based pizzas they also offer a variety of daily specials which were just as good. Friendly service (except on New Years day - probably tired from the party) and reasonable food waiting times, definitely one of our favorite spots to eat.

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Pune, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went their only for dinner, ordered veg and non veg pizza, fish and chips, chicken, all were good, pizza was really more than we expected, DJ was playing good numbers, ambiance is okay okay, overhaul quite good

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Stephen W, Owner at Gecko Lounge, responded to this review

It is good to hear that our kitchen continues to please. our pizzas have always been a draw and new varieties increase their appeal. Thank you for visiting us.

Shropshire
Reviewed 2 December 2016

A good beach bar, the sort you find in Greece or Spain doing all day breakfasts, pizza, beef burgers and fish and chips. We had breakfast there on three occasions, it is the only place we found in five weeks in Malawi that could cook bacon properly (not overlook or burn it), they'd also make a really good pot of...

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Vereeniging, South Africa
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

After extensive travelling though Africa this is where my friends and I finished our journey. We came to rest and reflect and did exactly that. Situated right next to Lake Malawi your guaranteed beautiful views and great swims. Authentic Malawi is also experienced with locals on either sides going about daily life and routines. Their chef is amazing - He...

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Blantyre, Malawi
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Good place, stayed in their beach tents. Very comfortable, located few feet from lake. When staying in Cape Mclear you can rough it out or pay a little more and stay at mid range place. I have seen a few places here and the mid range places are definitely worth it. Malawi is a very basic country anyway, Cape Mclear...

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Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a place where you can have great food and some privacy, to avoid the hordes of local sellers bothering you full time. This is a very touristic place, so don't expect to have a glimpse of any local culture, apart from the restaurant staff.

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Bruchsal, Germany
Reviewed 21 October 2016

On our Trip through Malawi we stayed at Gecko Lounge for a couple of nights. A Basic room with clean shower and toilet, and even a Moskito net is all you really need for a good rest in Malawi. For dinner you can find a good choice of food and breakfast with a great real coffee, makes my day perfect....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Gecko lounge is situated right on the lake shore. It has a beautiful deck where you can enjoy sundowners and meals. Everyone raves about the pizzas but to be honest, they are average, the location makes them seem better. The full English breakfast was good by African standards. It is worthwhile getting up early and watching the locals go down...

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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely place for one or more nights over, or just to have lunch or dinner or even a drink on the bar. Set right on the main street of Chembe and facing, of course, beautiful Lake Malawi, this is what you'd look for after a long journey. The food is great (there's even good pizza!), the public areas are...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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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 

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Address: Chembe Villgae, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park > Cape Maclear
Price Range: $20 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Go for a room/dorm further away from the bar as it'll be quieter”
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“All rooms are NOISY . They say tell us to turn the music down" but they dont”
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