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    Gecko Lounge

    | Chembe Villgae, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
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    03/09/2017 04/09/2017
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    USD 30*
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    Traveller (78)
    Pool & Beach (13)
    Room & Suite (10)
    • Excellent34%
    • Very good45%
    • Average14%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible2%
    Travellers talk about
    “pizza” (28 reviews)
    “great food” (7 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Room Service
    Wheelchair Access
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    3 Sep.4 Sep.
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    • Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room - Non-refundable
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    Reviews (84)
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    1 - 5 of 79 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We went to Gecko Lounge for dinner with a friend and I had the pizza. It was so good that we decided to go there again a couple of days later even though we were only in Cape MClear for 4 days! The wine was...More

    Thank Stephanie G
    Reviewed 26 June 2017

    Had the one of the best burgers I've ever had here! Came with a big group of 17 and they accommodated us well, although the food took around an hour and a half to come (but this was to be expected when a group of...More

    1  Thank sgmck276
    Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

    Spent two nights with friends at the lodges. And the views across the lake are world class. Particularly with sun setting behind the island. By UK standards, the lodges are basic; by Malawian standards the height of luxury. But its the view from the veranda...More

    Thank Bill H
    Reviewed 1 January 2017 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...More

    Thank RL_Adirondack_Woman
    Reviewed 1 January 2017 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)...More

    Thank Mayra M
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    • Top amenities
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • USD 21 - USD 30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 5
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    • Location
    • Malawi >
    • Lake Malawi National Park >
    • Cape Maclear
    • Also Known As
    • Gecko Lounge Cape Maclear, Malawi
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    Traveller (78)
    Pool & Beach (13)
    Room & Suite (10)
    Dining (8)
    Hotel & Grounds (52)
    106 reviews
    4.90 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Kuti Wildlife Reserve
    44 reviews
    62.74 km away
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    Questions & Answers
    16 December 2016|
    Response from Stephen W | Property representative |
    I am sorry but we are fully booked at this time.
    16 December 2016|
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    Response from Stephen W | Property representative |
    I am very sorry but we are fully booked at the time you have asked for. In fact 7 rooms is more than 50% of our room total!

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