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Where to Stay in Lilongwe

Lilongwe is the capital of the tiny African country of Malawi. It contains many nature preserves, including the Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary. The northern area of the city, New Town, is the modern region of Lilongwe. Old Town in the south dates to the original village. Since the city is very spread out, staying at one of the hotels near the airport may be convenient.

Old Town

Old Town has been around since Lilongwe was a fishing village. This area features most of the city's markets and traditional restaurants. The markets are a great place to find souvenirs and get a taste of a traditional African market. Old Town contains the most classic and cheap hotels in Lilongwe.

1. Longonot Guest House

Longonot Guest House is one of the low-cost hotels in Lilongwe. It is near a supermarket and provides televisions in all rooms along with daily breakfast.

2. Kiboko Town Hotel

A great midrange option in Lilongwe is Kiboko Town Hotel. This hotel has friendly staff, a tour desk, and a playground for kids, making it family-friendly.

3. Sunbird Lilongwe

This luxury Lilongwe hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar. There also is a business centre, and free Wi-Fi is available to guests.

New Town

New Town is the planned part of Lilongwe that was created in the 1960s. This area is very modern and contains many government buildings and foreign embassies. The Parliament Building is a brand-new structure in the area.

1. Klaus Guest House

Klaus Guest House is a great budget hotel in Lilongwe for cost-minded travellers. It is close to the city centre, and some rooms are equipped with kitchens.

2. Crossroads Hotel

This Lilongwe hotel provides comfort at an affordable price. It is very business-friendly and close to many of the government buildings. There are conference rooms and a business centre.

3. Sunbird Capital Hotel

If you’re looking for a last-minute hotel in Lilongwe, Sunbird Capital Hotel is a great option. It features a tennis court, pool, and two restaurants. The hotel is near a golf course and Lilongwe City Mall.

Lilongwe Airport Hotels

Lilongwe's main airport is Kamuzu International Airport (LLW). Most African airlines and a few European ones fly to this airport. Airport hotels in Lilongwe are the best option for business travellers. They also are ideal for those who will be in the city for just a short visit.

Kamuzu International Airport Hotels

1. Crown Lodge Lilongwe

At this cheap hotel in Lilongwe near the airport, guests can dine at the on-site restaurant. The hotel provides modest lodgings and offers free parking.

2. Nelly's Guest House

This is a great stay for those looking for last-minute hotels in Lilongwe. It provides free Wi-Fi, and each room is air-conditioned.

3. Cluny Lodge

Cluny Lodge is the most luxurious hotel near the airport. It features extravagantly styled rooms along with a bar and free breakfast.

Skyscanner can help you find hotels in Lilongwe that fit your budget and offer the amenities you desire.

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Summer WilmsFremantle

Lilongwe isn't the most exciting place but it is pleasant, especially as African cities go. There are a lot of shady, tree-lined roads and friendly people here. If you're headed anywhere in Malawi, chances are that you'll need to stop here for stocks and supplies.

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Fadi SinnoBeirut

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The least expensive month is May, with an average of £54 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Lilongwe is September, with an average price of £68 per night.
The average price of a hotel in June last year was £66 per night. This is 8% more than the average nightly price of £61 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Lilongwe, the expected average temperature in June is 9.9°C/49.8°F. The warmest month is typically November, which averages 16.3°C/61.3°F. The coolest month is July, with temperatures averaging 5.6°C/42.1°F.
The nearest airport to Lilongwe is Lilongwe (LLW) (13.82 miles).

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