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On the beach, motor boating, fishing
On the beach, motor boating, fishing

Sunbird Nkopola Lodge

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationNkhudzi Bay Beach26 min drive
    Popular LocationLake Malawi Museum30 min drive
    Popular LocationMonkey Bay Beach30 min drive
    AirportMonkey Bay (MYZ)39 min drive

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  • Deluxe Chalet (Deluxe Chalet Room)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Sofa Bed and 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Chalet (Deluxe Chalet Room)
  • Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Studio, Lake View (Lakeview Studio Room)

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 King Beds
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  • Deluxe Room (Hillside Deluxe Room)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Deluxe Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Superior Room (Hillside Superior Room)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Deluxe Room (Hillside Deluxe Honeymoon Room)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room (Hillside Deluxe Honeymoon Room)
  • Honeymoon Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsHoneymoon Room
  • Suite, Lake View

    Room amenities

    • 29 sq m
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, Lake View
  • Family Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 King Beds
    More detailsFamily Room
  • Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Room
  • Suite, Lake View (Lakeview Suite)

    Room amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, Lake View (Lakeview Suite)
  • Studio

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Superior Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room

About this area

Club Makokola

Located in Mangochi, Sunbird Nkopola Lodge is in the historical district and on the beach. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Lake Malawi Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Nkhudzi Bay Beach and Monkey Bay Beach.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Nkhudzi Bay Beach - 26 min drive
  • Lake Malawi Museum - 30 min drive
  • Monkey Bay Beach - 30 min drive
  • Lake Malawi National Park - 43 min drive
  • Liwonde National Park - 69 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportMonkey Bay (MYZ) - 39 min drive


  • The Beach Side Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Malindi Bar — 1 min walk
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About this property

Sunbird Nkopola Lodge

Waterfront hotel with an outdoor pool
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a poolside bar, a coffee shop/café and a business centre. All 55 rooms provide conveniences such as kitchens and coffee makers, plus Select Comfort beds and LED TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include room service (during limited hours), free newspapers and free bottled water.
Sunbird Nkopola Lodge offers 55 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. Beds feature Select Comfort mattresses. This accommodation has kitchens with coffee/tea makers.

Bathrooms include a shower, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. 42-inch LED televisions come with premium digital channels and pay-per-view films. Microwaves, fridges and in-room massages can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free secured self-parking on site
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Aerobics classes
  • Fishing
  • Motor-boating
  • Outdoor pool
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge (on request)


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business centre
  • Conference space


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Linens
  • Select comfort bed


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 42-inch LED TV
  • Digital channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Fridge (on request)


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free newspapers
  • In-room massage
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

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
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

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
Sunbird Nkopola Lodge Mangochi
Sunbird Nkopola Lodge Hotel Mangochi

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Sunbird Nkopola Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sunbird Nkopola Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge?
As of 21 Jan 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge on 20 Feb 2021 start from NZ$249, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Sunbird Nkopola Lodge have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Sunbird Nkopola Lodge pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Sunbird Nkopola Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is Sunbird Nkopola Lodge located?
Nestled on the beach, this Mangochi hotel is in the historical district and within 20 mi (32 km) of Nkhudzi Bay Beach, Monkey Bay Beach and Lake Malawi Museum. Lake Malawi National Park is 24.4 mi (39.3 km) away.
Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 19 reviews
5 - Excellent 11%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 19 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 19 reviews
3 - Okay 26%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 19 reviews
2 - Poor 16%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 19 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Business traveller
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Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
Room service was slow. one time l waited for over an hour and a half for my dinner to be delivered to my room. was told that breakfast was served from 6.30am but this was not so. aT 6.30 AM the staff would still be busy bringing foof from the kitchen. This was inconviniencing as l had early morning starts. When l checked out on the 12th of February, l asked for my invoice to be sent to me by email. Up to now the invoice has not be sent
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Overall dissapointing considering the cost of this hotel
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
Good view by the lake. Condition is old. Not worth paying that price for.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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?
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2019

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