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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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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The rooms especially the shower was superb, the service is above par, the swimming pool is excellent. 9 days was simply not enough. Mr Jurgen, Mr Solomon and Ms Lucia ensured our requests were met and we sincerely appreciate and enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended.

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Cape Town, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The hotel was peaceful, situated on a private beach. The swimming pools were immaculate. The bed was decorated beautifully with flowers twice during our four night stay, great attention to detail!. The food was generally better than anywhere else we ate in Stone Town - especially the fish of the day. Juergen, the owner, was very helpful, nothing was too... More 

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

Dear Trisha Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I think there was a misunderstanding with our offered buffets. We also offer a la carte menues even when we have a bufet. We just recommend the buffet as the chefs are busy and there will be no waiting time when you select the buffet. More 

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