Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel

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Minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing

Overview of Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel

Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel

3 out of 5

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
71 Zomba Plateau Road, Zomba

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of Malawi1 min walk
  • Popular LocationLiwonde National Park55 min drive
  • Popular LocationLiwonde National Park55 min drive
  • AirportBlantyre (BLZ-Chileka Intl.)65 min drive

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About this area


Located in Zomba, Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel is in a rural area and in the mountains. Local points of interest include University of Malawi.

What's nearby

  • University of Malawi - 1 min walk
  • Liwonde National Park - 55 min drive
  • Liwonde National Park - 55 min drive

Getting around

  • Blantyre (BLZ-Chileka Intl.) - 65 min drive


  • The Mulunguzi Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Bastions Bar — 1 min walk
  • Local Restaurant — 3 min walk
  • Zomba Gymkhana Club — 3 min walk
  • Uncle Dan's local restaurant — 3 min walk

About this property

Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel

3-star hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
This hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and 24-hour room service. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a business center, a meeting room, and concierge services are onsite. All 37 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Guests can enjoy fireplaces, and other standard amenities include minibars, coffee makers, and TVs.
Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel offers 37 air-conditioned accommodations with fireplaces and minibars. Satellite television is provided. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

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/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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Mountain biking

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • Garden


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Free cribs/infant beds


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower


  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar


  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property 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 Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a 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

Property is also known as

Ku Chawe
Sunbird Ku Chawe
Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel
Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel Zomba
Sunbird Ku Chawe Zomba
Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel Hotel
Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel Zomba
Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel Hotel Zomba

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 38 reviews
5 - Excellent 34%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 38 reviews
4 - Good 47%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 38 reviews
3 - Okay 18%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 38 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 38 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
Ku Chawe's situation and views are uniquely beautiful. The buildings somehow achieve the impression of a mountain hideout. Staff service was very good, going out of their way to please. Having stayed there before I was pleasantly surprised with the improvement in food standards, particularly in the evening. However, its a good idea to order well in advance if you don't want to be waiting at the table for too long. They do need to improve their culture with regard to coffee - for the price charged one would expect a far better service around it. Strangely penny pinching with regard to amenities, low quality toilet tissue provided with only one roll in the bathroom, only one towel when we checked in as a couple with a young child. Nevertheless, overall a very pleasant stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Business traveler
Disliked: Staff & service
stunning location
The place lives from its stunning location and the beautiful environment up on the Zomba Plateau and the breath-taking view from the terrace and the garden. In therms of service, restaurant, maintenance and internet access, there is still space for improvement.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group, Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great views. Staff were very friendly and tried hard but they lack training.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2021