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Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear

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Overview of Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear

Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear

3.0 star property
Beach hotel in Cape Maclear with restaurant and bar/lounge

7.6/10 Good

18 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Lake Malawi National Park, Cape Maclear, 2188
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Room service
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Private pool
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Monkey Bay (MYZ) - 30 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Thoma´s Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Banapaya - 8 min walk
  • The Boma And Hiccups Pub - 11 min walk
  • Wilson's local food. - 12 min walk
  • Otters Retaurant - 12 min walk

About this property

Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear

A great choice for a stay in Cape Maclear, Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear features an airport shuttle. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. The helpful staff and bar get great marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 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, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 11:00 AM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • Business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Private pool
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 16 per hour (rates may vary)
  • WiFi is available in public areas for USD 16.00 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 50.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Annies Lodge Cape Maclear
Annies Lodge
Annies Cape Maclear
Annies Lodge Cape Maclear
Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear Hotel
Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear Cape Maclear
Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear Hotel Cape Maclear

Frequently asked questions

Does Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear 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 Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear?
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 Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear?
Yes, there's a private pool.
Are pets allowed at Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear?
You can check in from 11:00 AM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear and nearby?
Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear has private pools and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Banapaya (8-min walk), The Boma And Hiccups Pub (11-min walk), and Wilson's local food. (12-min walk).
Does Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private pool.
What's the area around Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear like?
Tranquilo Resorts Capemaclear is a short 1-minute walk from Lake Malawi and 9 minutes' walk from Museum and Aquarium. Travelers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/10 Fair

The lake was lovely, however, Annie's Lodge was a disappointment. - The shower was dirty - Large quantities of ants under and on the toilet seat and wash basin - The bath mat was a toilet seat cover! - Our bed was crawling with ants, and had to sleep in the spare bed I could continue...
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Decent, quiet spot on the beach. Breakfast and other food is a bit disappointing. We were almost robbed when someone entered the room in the middle of the night and we woke up just in time to chase them away - but beach-side security is definitely lacking!
2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, very friendly staff and the food is very nice, I strongly recommend it , it gives a true Malawi experience and is good value for the money, I will definitely come back if possible
F., 2-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Fantastic location and brilliantly helpful staff. Sadly very run down even by Malawian standards. No hot water at any time and often no water at all.
2-night trip
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6/10 Good

2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Expected more
The beds in family room are of steel frame squeaking whenever you move. It took 1,5h to prepare dinner plus they didn't have any steak even listed in menu. In the bar there was only one coke. On the other hand employees are welcoming and friendly.
Aleksandar, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent space at the Cape. Great Expedia Price!
I have stayed before and was a bit underwhelmed, to be honest. But Kelley and the staff have done a great job adding a few touches and upgrades! The food was fantastic and the amenities were very nice. Clean pool, great bar and the staff was splendid. Definitely recommend this quiet getaway! Stay and have dinner after a day or snorkeling or feeding the eagles! Kudos!
Stanley, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay.
Cape Maclear is the paradise beach of Malawi. So beautiful. Annie's Lodge is a great place to stay if you want some local luxury. Big rooms, big beds, right on the beach, green lawns, good food....everything you need. I love staying there.
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6/10 Good

Nice View, Nice Staff, Too Much $$ For What U Get
Since arriving in Malawi 6 months ago I had wanted to take my daughter to Cape Maclear and had heard good things about Annie's. Once there however, I was disappointed. Annie's is probably one of the few places in the area in its accommodation range - with luxury places or backpacker hostels as the other choices. Annie's probably has the best view of the lake and a pool. The staff too are a plus -- they were friendly and for the most part helpful. The room was just okay -- the door flimsy, the refrigerator and TV did not work, and the mattress was not the best. Still, my daughter and I slept well. Overall the rooms and facilities need an upgrade to continue to charge their prices.
2-night family trip
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