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The Makokola Retreat

Lakefront hotel in Mangochi with golf course and spa

  • Free full breakfast

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Shores of Southern Lake Malawi, Mangochi, Malawi
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 66 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Golf course
  • Restaurant and pool bar
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • WiFi in the lobby

For families

  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar

What’s around

  • Nkhudzi Bay Beach - 13.8 mi / 22.2 km
  • Lake Malawi Museum - 17.2 mi / 27.6 km
  • Monkey Bay Beach - 17.4 mi / 28 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room, Beach View
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Beach View
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms, Beach View (Superior)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Lake View, Lakeside
  • Standard Room, 2 Bedrooms, Beach View

Location

Shores of Southern Lake Malawi, Mangochi, Malawi
  • Nkhudzi Bay Beach - 13.8 mi / 22.2 km
  • Lake Malawi Museum - 17.2 mi / 27.6 km
  • Monkey Bay Beach - 17.4 mi / 28 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Nkhudzi Bay Beach - 13.8 mi / 22.2 km
  • Lake Malawi Museum - 17.2 mi / 27.6 km
  • Monkey Bay Beach - 17.4 mi / 28 km

Getting around

  • Monkey Bay (MYZ) - 40 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 66 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

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 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests 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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf course on site
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Tennis on site

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 5
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2583
  • Conference space size (meters) - 240
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • Garden

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at The Makokola Retreat are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Spa

The Lake Spa has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include hot stone massages, facials, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

The spa is open select days. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf course on site
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Tennis on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Water skiing on site

Small print

Also known as

  • Makokola Retreat Hotel Mangochi
  • Makokola Retreat Hotel
  • Makokola Retreat Mangochi
  • Makokola Retreat
  • The Makokola Retreat Hotel
  • The Makokola Retreat Mangochi
  • The Makokola Retreat Hotel Mangochi

Optional extras

WiFi is available in guestrooms for MWK 5000 per day (1-device limit, rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for MWK 5000 (1-device limit, rates may vary)

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

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

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.

FAQs

  • Yes, The Makokola Retreat 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.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, parasailing, and sailing, and practice your swing at the golf course. Additional recreation onsite includes racquetball/squash. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. The Makokola Retreat also has a fitness center and spa services, as well as a garden.