Heuglins Guest House: Our full report
Heuglins Guest House is situated in the northern suburbs of Lilongwe, Malawi's capital, a few minutes away from the city centre and approximately 35 minutes' drive from Lilongwe International Airport. It is named after the brightly coloured Heuglin's robin, often seen in the lodge's gardens.
Heuglins Lodge offers six bedrooms, accommodating up to 12 people. Four of these have adjoining bathrooms. It also has a dining and lounge area offering satellite TV and a self-service bar, a wildlife library and an outdoor swimming pool in attractive gardens. Chefs prepare home-cooked cuisine on a daily basis.
Business users will appreciate Heuglins' small business centre with internet access, printers and photocopying facilities; each room has wireless internet connection.
Heuglins is an ideal lodge for overnight stops in Lilongwe, either before or after an inter-continental flight, and is occasionally used as a relaxing interlude before or after a safari.
Chauffeured transport is available for trips into and around Lilongwe, or for transfers between the airport and Heuglins if required.
Privately managed by Wilderness Safaris, Heuglins Guest House ensures you a safe and comfortable stay in Lilongwe.
Ideal length of stay: Heuglins is most often used as an over-night stop when passing through Lilongwe – although some will stay longer, using it as a base from which to explore Lilongwe.
Food & drink
Food quality: Resident chefs can prepare three meals per day, if required.
Dining style: Individual Tables
Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Drinks included: Bar not included
Birdwatching: Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary is near to Heuglins, and a real draw for keen birders, with opportunities to spot the olive sunbird, Livingstone's loerie, finfoot and the red-throated twin spot.See more ideas for Birdwatching in Malawi
Attitude towards children: Children welcome
Property’s age restrictions: None
Special activities & services: Babysitting service
Equipment: Heuglins has cots and high chairs available for children.
Generally recommended for children: Yes
Notes: Their current children's policy is: - children under 3 years old pay for their meals only, - children age 4 to 11 years old pay 50% of published rates, - children over 12 years old pay full adult rates.
Power supply: Mains Electricity
Communications: Broadband internet access (each room has a wireless internet connection for laptops)
TV & radio: Satellite television
Health & safety
Malarial protection recommended: Yes
Medical care: An excellent private clinic is within a mile.
Dangerous animals: Low Risk
Security measures: The lodges has a guard on duty during the day, several guards at night, and is surrounded by a security fence.
Fire safety: Heuglins has fire extinguishers in its public areas.
Disabled access: On Request
Laundry facilities: Available at a very small extra cost-allow 24 hours.
Accepted payment on location: Accepted currencies are Euros, GB Pounds, US dollars, SA rands. Travellers cheques are also accepted, as are Visa and Mastercard credit cards. (There's usually a 6% surcharge on any credit card use – to allow for high local transaction costs.)