Sunbird Nkopola Lodge

2.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Mangochi with outdoor pool and restaurant

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Sunbird Nkopola Lodge

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Beach bar
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Overview of Sunbird Nkopola Lodge



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
14 Chilembwe Road, Club Makokola, Mangochi
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Kitchen
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Deluxe Room (Hillside Deluxe Honeymoon Room)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed


  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Superior Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Studio, Lake View (Lakeview Studio Room)

  • 30 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 King Beds

Deluxe Chalet (Deluxe Chalet Room)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Sofa Bed and 1 Queen Bed

Superior Room (Hillside Superior Room)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Room (Hillside Deluxe Room)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Monkey Bay (MYZ) - 39 min drive
  • Lilongwe (LLW-Kamuzu Intl.) - 97.8 miles/157.4 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Zithere Pano Restaurant - 7 min drive

About this property

Sunbird Nkopola Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Mangochi, Sunbird Nkopola Lodge features an airport shuttle. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at The Beach Side Restaurant, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other features include a poolside bar, a bar/lounge, and a garden.



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/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices 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 sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 55 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • 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
  • 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

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


  • Free secured onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Fitness classes
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Volleyball
  • Motor boating
  • Fishing

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Conference space


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


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1971
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)

Room amenities

Be entertained

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

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Select Comfort mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • 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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

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).


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.
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.

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

Does Sunbird Nkopola Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sunbird Nkopola Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge?
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.
Is there a pool at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Sunbird Nkopola Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge?
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.
What is there to do at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge and nearby?
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.
Are there restaurants at or near Sunbird Nkopola Lodge?
Yes, The Beach Side Restaurant offers international cuisine.
Does Sunbird Nkopola Lodge have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker, a microwave, and a refrigerator.
What's the area around Sunbird Nkopola Lodge like?
Sunbird Nkopola Lodge is located a short 2-minute walk from Lake Malawi.







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8/10 Very Good

James, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Winifred, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Samuel, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Nkopola is beautiful only we didnt have to stay there. Expedia cancelled our booking the day we were meant to check in. We are very disappointed. Left us stranded. We rmailed to be refunded no reponse up to now.
Rhita, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

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
7-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Overall dissapointing considering the cost of this hotel
2-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Blair, 2-night business trip
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