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Sunbird Capital Hotel

Family-friendly Lilongwe hotel with outdoor pool, connected to the convention center

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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Chilembwe Road, Lilongwe, Malawi
8.0.Very good.
  • The hotel is ok but the problem is the booking system. I booked a room for a friend who…

    Sep 12, 2020

  • Although this hotel is tired looking. The food, service and cleanliness were very good.…

    Feb 27, 2020

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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
  • 48 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • 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
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 170 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free childcare
  • Health club

For families

  • Children's pool
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (free)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom

What’s around

  • Heart of Lilongwe
  • Lilongwe City Mall - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Bingu National Stadium - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Old Town Mall - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Lilongwe Golf Course - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • Civic Stadium - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Room
  • Presidential Suite
  • Studio, 1 King Bed
  • Room
  • Superior Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Superior Room
  • Room


Chilembwe Road, Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Heart of Lilongwe
  • Lilongwe City Mall - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Bingu National Stadium - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km

What’s around


  • Heart of Lilongwe
  • Lilongwe City Mall - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Bingu National Stadium - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Old Town Mall - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Lilongwe Golf Course - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • Civic Stadium - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km

Getting around

  • Lilongwe (LLW-Kamuzu Intl.) - 34 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 170 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


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

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

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


  • Free babysitting/childcare


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Health club
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Roll-in shower

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Turndown service

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


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

Special features


The Vincents Restaurant - Overlooking the pool, this fine-dining restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Mimosa Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Sunbird Capital
  • Sunbird Capital Hotel
  • Sunbird Capital Hotel Lilongwe
  • Sunbird Capital Lilongwe
  • Sunbird Capital Hotel Hotel
  • Sunbird Capital Hotel Lilongwe
  • Sunbird Capital Hotel Hotel Lilongwe

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MWK 24745.00 per person (one way)


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.

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.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

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 Capital Hotel 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 and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring garden views. Nearby restaurants include N1 Cafe & Grill (7-min walk), Lark (2.3 mi), and The Living Room Cafe (2.7 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MWK 24745.00 per person one way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation onsite includes racquetball/squash. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a health club. Sunbird Capital Hotel also has a garden.
8.0.Very good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Comfortable stay

    Improved since last stay. Comfortable rooms. Good food. Service variable.

    Andrew, 3 night business trip, Feb 4, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Not worth the money at all

    The room was old and needed maintenance. The toilet wouldn't flush, the sink wouldn't drain. Theres no power point next to the bed. The service at breakfast was poor as was the quality of food. The toilets next to Vincent's are old and in such a bad state for a nice restaurant. The only thing that was good was the food - ordered room service and the food in Vincents. the concierge staff are also very friendly

    1 night business trip, Nov 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everything was perfect

    had a wonderful stay at the hotel. Staff so friendly and helpful and the room was clean and great. Breakfast was amazing! Pool and gym was also okey!

    2 night trip, Nov 7, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice to have a pool. Would be nice to have better water pressure. Tub/shower is oddly plumbed and very slippery. Only one bath towel provided. Staff eager to help. Breakfast is good. Be sure to put Do Not Disturb sign out if you do not want staff entering your room.

    1 night business trip, Mar 8, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good hotel in Lilongwe

    I have stayed for a single night. Nice place, amenities, good enough service. A minus for the food. Should be better.

    Manuel, 1 night business trip, Dec 29, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Outstanding staff service, excellent amenities, good food, nice location, quality of rooms just average to good- a few signs of temporal wear and tear in the bathroom, but nothing major. Highly recommended!

    2 night trip, Sep 29, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I absolutely love the staff at Sunbird Capital extremely friendly, welcoming and efficient at their duties. I enjoyed the beautiful grounds and the peaceful environment. The pool needs some work and the housekeeping staff needs to be mindful of having loud conversations in the hallways especially early in the morning.

    SoloTraveller, 2 night trip, Aug 15, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Month long business trip

    Stayed at the Capital during a 5 week business trip. The staff wete very attentive and friendly and the room was cozy. The gardens were nice with many quiet places to sit and work. Internet was ok at tge beginning but towards the end it waa barely functioning. Breakfast was a bit boring after the 3rd day as the menu started repeating. Food was decent but not exceptional. Vincent's was perhaps the slightly better one of the restaraunts. Pizza, although raved about, was not veey good. There are much better food options around for cheaper. A bit far to Old Town, but quite a few decent shops and restaraunts/cafes nearby (short taxi ride). All in all, it was good value for money.

    I R, 28 night business trip, Aug 1, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Everything always works

    This is our preferred hotel to stay in Lilongwe. Amenities always work. Great location for government meetings. Great garden.

    5 night business trip, Jul 14, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Tout s'est très bien passé. Juste un petit couac lors de la réservation d'un taxi. Temps d'attente particulièrement long au niveau des restaurants.

    Germain, 1 night business trip, Nov 25, 2019

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