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Sunbird Nkopola Lodge

Beachfront hotel in Mangochi with outdoor pool and restaurant

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking

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14 Chilembwe Road, Mangochi, Malawi
  • Room service was slow. one time l waited for over an hour and a half for my dinner to…

    Feb 4, 2020

  • Overall dissapointing considering the cost of this hotel

    Oct 26, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 55 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Business center

For families

  • Kitchen
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Nkhudzi Bay Beach - 13.4 mi / 21.6 km
  • Lake Malawi Museum - 16.8 mi / 27 km
  • Monkey Bay Beach - 17 mi / 27.4 km
  • Lake Malawi National Park - 24.4 mi / 39.3 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Family Room
  • Standard Room
  • Studio
  • Suite
  • Superior Room
  • Suite, Lake View (Lakeview Suite)
  • Deluxe Chalet (Deluxe Chalet Room)
  • Studio, Lake View (Lakeview Studio Room)
  • Deluxe Room (Hillside Deluxe Room)
  • Superior Room (Hillside Superior Room)
  • Deluxe Room (Hillside Deluxe Honeymoon Room)
  • Deluxe Room
  • Honeymoon Room
  • Suite, Lake View
  • Room

What’s around


  • On the beach
  • Nkhudzi Bay Beach - 13.4 mi / 21.6 km
  • Lake Malawi Museum - 16.8 mi / 27 km
  • Monkey Bay Beach - 17 mi / 27.4 km
  • Lake Malawi National Park - 24.4 mi / 39.3 km

Getting around

  • Monkey Bay (MYZ) - 39 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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14 Chilembwe Road, Mangochi, Malawi

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 55 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 2:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Airport shuttle*


  • Free secured onsite self parking

Payment types at the property


Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Volleyball on site

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • One meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1971
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • 42-inch LED TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free newspaper
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Kitchen
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Beach Side Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Malindi Bar - This bar specializes in international cuisine.

Small print

Also known as

  • Nkopola
  • Sunbird Nkopola Lodge Mangochi
  • Sunbird Nkopola Lodge Hotel Mangochi
  • Nkopola Lodge
  • Sunbird Nkopola
  • Sunbird Nkopola Lodge
  • Sunbird Nkopola Lodge Mangochi
  • Sunbird Nkopola Mangochi
  • Sunbird Nkopola Hotel Mangochi
  • Sunbird Nkopola Lodge Malawi/Mangochi
  • Sunbird Nkopola Lodge Hotel

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Sunbird Nkopola Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, The Beach Side Restaurant offers international cuisine.
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like fishing and motor boating. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics , racquetball/squash, and volleyball. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
  • 6.0.Good

    Good view by the lake. Condition is old. Not worth paying that price for.

    3 night business trip, Jun 22, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    The view of the lake was pretty. The room was a 2* at best. I expected 3* at least. Very poor shower and at one stage I almost got burnt very badly whilst in the shower. Conference food was good but the hotel breakfast was not great. The cost of wine is exhorbitant - daylight robbery!!! Waiter service was way below standard - they need to spend a lot of time being trained. How is it acceptable that one has to wait 40minutes or more to receive their drinks order?

    Mwaka, 4 night business trip, Apr 23, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    1 night trip, May 23, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    3 night family trip, Dec 26, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    1 night trip, Dec 15, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Blair, 2 night business trip, Oct 26, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    4 night trip, Apr 23, 2019

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