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Sheila's lodge

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Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Room amenity
Deep soaking tub, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Sheila's lodge

Sheila's lodge

3.0 star property
City-center Lilongwe guesthouse with restaurant

7,6/10 Good

4 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Off blantyre street area 43, Lilongwe, 30060

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Lilongwe

Getting around

  • Lilongwe (LLW-Kamuzu Intl.) - 37 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Urban cafe - 15 min walk
  • Lark - 16 min walk
  • Kaza Kitchen - 16 min walk
  • N1 Cafe & Grill - 5 min drive
  • Ama Khofi - 5 min drive

About this property

Sheila's lodge

Sheila's lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 25 per vehicle one-way. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Sheila's, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

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 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Onsite parking limited (max 2 spaces per unit)


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–9:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Room service (limited hours)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden


  • Closed captioned TV
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Portable fan
  • Electric kettle
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Yard

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Sheila's - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 25 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

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 24 hours between bookings.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, mobile payments and cash.

Also known as

Sheila's lodge Lilongwe
Sheila's Lilongwe
Sheila's lodge Lilongwe
Sheila's lodge Guesthouse
Sheila's lodge Guesthouse Lilongwe

Frequently asked questions

Does Sheila's lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sheila's lodge 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Sheila's lodge?
As of 28 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sheila's lodge on 29 November 2022 start from R1 452, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sheila's lodge?
This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Sheila's lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sheila's lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Sheila's lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 25 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sheila's lodge?
You can check in from noon - anytime. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Sheila's lodge and nearby?
Sheila's lodge has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Sheila's lodge?
Yes, Sheila's offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Urban cafe (15-min walk), Orchid cafe (2 mi), and N1 Cafe & Grill (2.1 mi).
Does Sheila's lodge have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
Does Sheila's lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a yard.
What's the area around Sheila's lodge like?
Sheila's lodge puts you in the heart of Lilongwe. Popular attractions include Tobacco Auction Floors, which is 5 minutes away by car.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Really pleasant Stay.
This lodge is in the are close to diplomatic missions in a lovely section of Lilongwe. The facility is clean and the people try hard to meet all your needs. We had several electrical blackouts but that was no fault of the facility. They do have an electric generator that kicks in after a short while. Lovely surroundings, nice garden and good breakfast. I recommend it.
robert, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

It was very quiet. I think we were the only guests. They had no drinks on hand but got us some from a neighbouring lodge. Dinner was decent Malawian food. Staff were very friendly and helpful. It was less than half the price of surrounding properties so good value for money. It was fine for a last night in country, where our only itinerary was to rest from the road and repack for the next day. If you are looking for a comfy lodge with ambience, food and beverage choices, and things to do, you will need to look elsewhere.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Peaceful and quiet surroundings
Peaceful and quiet surroundings. Room okay and clean as such (bathroom shelves need to be brushed up a little). Service level needs some improvement, but I noticed progress during the 4 - 5 days I stayed there. The manager really wants to make improvements, and she cares for her guests. I had a couple of good talks with her, and I believe that she's willing to and able to listen to advice to make this a really good lodge. If there still is anything to complain about, just ask to see the manager and there will be improvements. I'm not able to say anything about the kitchen, as I had my dinner and lunch meals other places. Wifi problems while I stayed there, but - according the manager - the wifi provider had discovered problems which the provider would sort out within a few days.
4-night business trip
Verified guest review