Burley House - Guest House

3.0 star property
City-center Lilongwe guesthouse with bar/lounge

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Burley House - Guest House

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Front of property
Point of interest
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe
Point of interest

Overview of Burley House - Guest House



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bar
  • Air conditioning
Off Ufulu Road, Area 43, Lilongwe
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Communal living room
  • Front-desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
Feel at home
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Deluxe Double Room

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Luxury Double Room

  • 40 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Comfort Double Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Lilongwe

Getting around

  • Lilongwe (LLW-Kamuzu Intl.) - 39 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • La Cantina - 8 min walk

About this property

Burley House - Guest House

Burley House - Guest House offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 25 per vehicle one-way. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and free full breakfast is available daily between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Other highlights include a snack bar/deli and a garden.




Sustainability practices

Water dispenser
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 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
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; your host will greet you

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


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Golfing nearby


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1988
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Hand-held showerheads
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 21-inch TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled) and air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • 9 bathrooms
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Chef
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 25 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 6)

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between December 23 and January 5.

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 16 costs USD 0 (one-way)


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.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Burley House
Burley House Guest House
Burley House Guest House Lilongwe
Burley House Lilongwe
Burley House Lilongwe
Burley House - Guest House Lilongwe
Burley House - Guest House Guesthouse
Burley House - Guest House Guesthouse Lilongwe

Frequently asked questions

Is Burley House - Guest House currently open?
The property is closed between December 23 and January 5.
Does Burley House - Guest House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Burley House - Guest House 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.
Are pets allowed at Burley House - Guest House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Burley House - Guest House?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Burley House - Guest House?
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 Burley House - Guest House?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Burley House - Guest House and nearby?
Burley House - Guest House has a garden.
What's the area around Burley House - Guest House like?
Burley House - Guest House puts you in the heart of Lilongwe. Popular attractions include Bingu National Stadium, which is 10 minutes away by car.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Susan, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent service, great food, and comfy bed.
Paul, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect for stopover in Lilongwe before flying out next day.
Mary, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Returning to Malawi after thirty years, with my 20 year old son who has never visited the country, I was looking for somewhere to recuperate after the long journey that would give a good first impression. Burley House was exactly what I was looking for - beautiful garden, comfortable beds, welcoming staff - nothing too challenging before we set off to explore the country.
Rose, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very clean and friendly staff
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Burley House Guest House
Relatively new, rhe staff makes efforts to keep their guests satisfied. Internet access, contact numbers and Map needs some work. There are a few structural improvements that could be done, but understandably this will take time and money. Overall, an enjoyable stay. I would gladly book with them in the future.
Junaid, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff at Burley House are exceptional! They anticipate & cater for guest needs before guests even have time to realize they need a thing or service. All of the staff are friendly but also allow guests to have their own personal space. The setting is very tranquil & chic, & offers many outdoor group & individual work / meeting spaces with good wifi. The neighborhood is very walkable, & there are other guest houses & restaurants within walking distance if you want to explore. But it is not necessary to go out for meals, since the food at Burley is 5 star. The family style table encourages guests to interact & create a community of travelers. The airport shuttle includes concierge service all the way through immigration. As a single traveler, I really appreciated this.
Geri, 5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This was one of the best stays I have had anywhere. The house is clean, very peaceful and quiet and you can hear the birds in trees in the garden. The rooms are a good size, well appointed and the beds are exceptionally comfortable. The shower is good and toiletries are provided. There a blackout curtains and mosquito screens on the windows and nets around the beds. They also off a laundry service for any of your clothes and a desk in your room where you can work. The hosts are excellent, attentive and super professional and nothing was too much trouble during our stay. There are vegetarian and vegan options for breakfast lunch and dinner and everything is homecooked to order. There is also a very good choice of breakfast options including soya milk. You can also eat in the garden if you want to and there is internet throughout the building. There is a small bar for alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks and a very comfortable lounge where you can watch television if you choose or have a game of pool. The house seems very safe and secure and the location is pretty quiet apart from commuting times when there is very light traffic noise. It was like staying in a top hotel but in the comfort of my own home and when I am next in Lilongwe I look to stay here as my first choice. I really recommend this place to all travelers looking for a home away from home with comfort, good food and peace and quiet. 5 stars from me!
Helen, 4-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A real find
Apart from the bed being a bit firm for my taste, we enjoyed our stay. The place is clean and very well maintained, with pleasing décor and furniture. It's in a peaceful location on the edge of Capital City, but access to town was easy. We ate dinner twice at the guest house and I have rarely found such good food in Lilongwe - or anywhere in fact. I've stayed in q number of places in Lilongwe , including the Sunbird hotels, but will now choose to stay here. What made the stay particularly good were the staff. Malawians are by nature a friendly people, but the staff at Burley were faultless.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

B&B atmosphere
Adequate continental breakfast. Good dinners at reasonable price. Small, intimate B&B type atmosphere. Other guests were quite interesting international business people. Inn could benefit from some updating and maintenance. Room keys are difficult to use.
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