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1 room, 2 adults

Sunbird Capital Hotel, Lilongwe, Malawi

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (free)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
Chilembwe Road, Lilongwe, Malawi

Family-friendly Lilongwe hotel with outdoor pool, connected to the convention center
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • In-room childcare (surcharge)
    • Babysitting or childcare (free)
    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Children's pool
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  • old but good hotel. Experience staff makes the difference. pleasent surrounding…Sep 27, 2017
  • Although this hotel is tired looking. The food, service and cleanliness were very good.…Mar 3, 2020

Sunbird Capital Hotel, Lilongwe, Malawi

from Rs7,005
  • Deluxe Room
  • Presidential Suite
  • Studio, 1 King Bed
  • Room
  • Superior Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Superior Room
  • Room

What’s around Sunbird Capital Hotel, Lilongwe, Malawi


  • Heart of Lilongwe
  • Lilongwe City Mall - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Bingu National Stadium - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Old Town Mall - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Lilongwe Golf Course - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Civic Stadium - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km

Getting around

  • Lilongwe (LLW-Kamuzu Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 170 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Free babysitting/childcare


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Vincents Restaurant - Overlooking the pool, this fine-dining restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Mimosa Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Sunbird Capital Hotel, Lilongwe, Malawi’s small print

Also known as

  • Sunbird Capital
  • Sunbird Capital Hotel
  • Sunbird Capital Hotel Lilongwe
  • Sunbird Capital Lilongwe
  • Sunbird Capital Hotel Hotel
  • Sunbird Capital Hotel Lilongwe
  • Sunbird Capital Hotel Hotel Lilongwe


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.

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.

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.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MWK 24745.00 per person (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Sunbird Capital Hotel, Lilongwe, Malawi

  • Does Sunbird Capital Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Sunbird Capital Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Sunbird Capital Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Sunbird Capital Hotel?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Sunbird Capital Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Sunbird Capital Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Sunbird Capital Hotel?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Sunbird Capital Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MWK 24745.00 per person one way.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 44 reviews

Very good 8.0
Comfortable stay
Improved since last stay. Comfortable rooms. Good food. Service variable.
Andrew, za3 night business trip
Fair 4.0
Not worth the money at all
The room was old and needed maintenance. The toilet wouldn't flush, the sink wouldn't drain. Theres no power point next to the bed. The service at breakfast was poor as was the quality of food. The toilets next to Vincent's are old and in such a bad state for a nice restaurant. The only thing that was good was the food - ordered room service and the food in Vincents. the concierge staff are also very friendly
us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Everything was perfect
had a wonderful stay at the hotel. Staff so friendly and helpful and the room was clean and great. Breakfast was amazing! Pool and gym was also okey!
ie2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good hotel in Lilongwe
I have stayed for a single night. Nice place, amenities, good enough service. A minus for the food. Should be better.
Manuel, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Month long business trip
Stayed at the Capital during a 5 week business trip. The staff wete very attentive and friendly and the room was cozy. The gardens were nice with many quiet places to sit and work. Internet was ok at tge beginning but towards the end it waa barely functioning. Breakfast was a bit boring after the 3rd day as the menu started repeating. Food was decent but not exceptional. Vincent's was perhaps the slightly better one of the restaraunts. Pizza, although raved about, was not veey good. There are much better food options around for cheaper. A bit far to Old Town, but quite a few decent shops and restaraunts/cafes nearby (short taxi ride). All in all, it was good value for money.
I R, us28 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Everything always works
This is our preferred hotel to stay in Lilongwe. Amenities always work. Great location for government meetings. Great garden.
us5 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Returned for business.
All good. The outdoor dining area downstairs makes for a good working and dining environment.
Richard, us3 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Comfortable but unsatisfying
I have stayed here often before but find little improvement in overall condition of hotel and services.Its a comfortable hotel and one can get by adequately - but WiFi is very poor, food is average at best and service variable.
Andrew, za3 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Great choice. Excellent value for money.
Service was excellent. The initial greeting and the attitude of the head concierge was one of the best I had experience. His service and good humour alone is good reason to return to this hotel. The hotel is excellent value for money and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Lilongwe.
Ishmael, us3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Quiet and good sleep time
4 nights business trip, hotel very close to the office, quiet sleep and good bed and pilllows. No so much activity in the area if you are looking to often go out but if it is a place to rest after a day of work, it is a good choice.
Francisco, usBusiness trip

Sunbird Capital Hotel, Lilongwe, Malawi

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