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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at La Madrugada for 4 days in December. Everything about our stay was great. The chef prepared really good meals, great cocktails available from the bar. The owner was very friendly and had great suggestions for excursions. I thoroughly enjoyed the massages too. This is a great no frills resort.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to la madrugada to stay for two nights. We were excited as we had seen the beautiful pictures on the website. But don't let that trick you!! When we arrived we didn't get any welcome. When we got to our room ( a familyroom for 4 persons), we found it was very dark in the room and it... More 

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Jürgen R, Manager at La Madrugada Beach Resort, responded to this review

Please keep in mind that we informed your friends that the hotel is officially closed in may due to renovation and rainy season. We just opened the hotel extra for you and your friends. So most of the stuff was in holiday and we only had basic services. I am very sorry that we had nearly the whole day rain... More 

London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

great place-traditional, high standard, tasty food, great location- very quiet and away from beach boys, very friendly and carrying staff, great view from the pool to the sea, rooms spacious and bathrooms as well, good value for money, sweet kittens to stroke if you miss your one left at home;-)

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Moshi, Tanzania
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I booked this hotel online; the pics were quite convincing, they had everything I was looking for - white sands, turquoise ocean, bluest pool and comfy furnishing. I was hoping for the best. It took a two hour ride with the public transport, I was exhausted and somewhat bored until I stepped into the hotel premises - indescribable. The online... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

La Madrugada was a gem we discovered by chance after hunting for weeks for a place in Zanzibar. We loved the pics and just came along not knowing what to expect. It is unfortunate that we only spent 2 nights because we wish it could have been longer. From the moment we called the resort we received a nice welcome... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We stayed here for 12 nights from the end of January. The hotel was very quiet for the first few days but more people arrived at the beginning of February. We had a basic room furthest away from the sea, which suited us perfectly as we were also away from the families with children!!! In truth, all the rooms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We stayed at La Madrugada for two weeks in the begining of February. The hotel is rather small, but it is its advantage, not a lot of guests like a boutique hotel. Rooms are tidy, cleaned every day, in the evening rooms was being preapred for night time by the staff. Pools are ok, cleaned every day, they have sea... More 

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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We spent four days in this lovely resort and had a wonderful time: the pools are nice and clean and chlorine-free, and the beach beautiful. We got three spacious rooms for our party of six which meant we had a full floor to ourselves with a porch with a marvellous ocean view. We also enjoyed the trips organized by the... More 

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Lydney, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were welcomed at the hotel by a friendly receptionist with refreshing towels and a cold drink. Our room was very comfortable with a good shower, air con, fridge and large bed with mosquito net. We were lucky to have a room nearest to the beach and the views were stunning. There are two pools and a children's pool and... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a lovely beach resort with an amazingly beautiful private beach! We loved walking along the beach and seeing the local people going about their daily work. The swimming pools were clean and warm but not too warm - so nice not to have chlorine in the water as instead they were salt water pools! Kids were in there... More 

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