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La Madrugada Beach Resort

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Beach Road, Makunduchi, Tanzania (Formerly Zanzibar Azure Beach Resort)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Average 3* hotel very well managed by Medea (please excuse spelling). Spacious rooms leading direct to pool or onto beach. At least here there is still water when the tide goes out and it doesn't go out for 2km as it does at Paje. Breakfast ok but lunch and dinner menu very uninspiring. If you have transport there is great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent four nights here. Beautiful location and very helpful staff. Some of the food in the resturant was a bit dull but okay. The bar was a nice touch, great place to end the evening. The hotel offers snorkelling tours but you could just as well go down to the beach by the hotel. Lots to see if u... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed there for one week mid July 2015. I have a 2 yrs old and the place is indeed family and kids friendly. Nice isolated beach. Beautiful clean swimming pools with a kid pool. But the best of all is the staff. Very kind and friendly. They have some toys that my daughter would use. The place is big... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I got back 3 weeks ago from a lovely relaxed stay at La Madrugada. We originally booked for 2 nights but extended for longer finding the place really welcoming. The staff and manager Mireia were fantastic, really friendly and helpful. The only negative is the food, unfortunately this really needs improving. Had the food been better we would have definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I went with my family, a large group of 10 people and we had a fantastic time! The service, the friendly staff, solomon was a great help and will definitely be finding my way back. The hotel is everything written here and more. The hotel can also arrange a snorkeling and swimming with the dolphins which we had fun with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were here in the opening day of the hotel 1 year ago by suprise, there was beautiful memories . This year , we came back and once again we have other perfect holidays. Our room was very clean , the food was nice , the staff: very , very friendly and very very attentive . The colour and smell... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A nice place to spend your vacation - with good service and many friendly and helpful people. Thanks to everybody: Mireia, Solomon, Mary, Ali and all the other nice people who made our stay comfortable and unforgettable. The room was clean, very nicely equipped and wonderfully decorated - every day in another way.

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Arusha, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I stayed here with my family for three nights, being my first visit in Makunduchi, but second visit in Zanzibar. During our stay we experienced a wonderful hospitality, an exceptional service from Management and staff: wonderful food, clean room and a relaxed bar at the swimming pool. Travelling from the Airport (an hour), gave us an expected glimpse of Jozani... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great hotel an hour from Stone Town so quiet beach and close to local village so a more 'authentic' experience. Hotel staff extremely friendly and helpful, Mirea was a fabulous host who organised many trips and events if you got bored. I did Stone Town, Spice Tour and a local wildlife walk with a boat ride in a traditional dhow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

About one hour drive from Stonetown and hotel arranged cheap pick up from there. Free wifi, private beach, friendly and helpfull staff. Place to relax because no tv on the room! Reasonable prices for drinks and diner.

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