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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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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Warszawa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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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
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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 

de bilt
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

we were looking for a quiet place to stay but still with enough challenges to keep our teenage daughters happy. Happy kids means great holiday. And it worked like a charm. This resort is a friendly and welcoming place. We stayed in the family house - huge!! - and we felt so at ease and at home. Pools are clean... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Thanks so much La Madrugada for the warm hospitality you accorded us during our 3 nites stay at you lovely restaurant. clean environment,warm staff with big heart & i cant forget to mention Mr. Solomon for the deep concern you made to ensure that we were home away from home, thumbs up boss, Mr. Ali the bar tender thanks for... More 

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Gaborone
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We (parents and a 2.5-year old) enjoyed our stay in Madrugada. Jurgen and Solomon were very friendly and helpful, the room was spacy and clean and the swimming pools and restaurant were very well maintained. The shortcomings are the beach which was not great for swimming so we had to mainly use the pools and the fact that there is... More 

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

Dear Evgenia Thank you very much for your review. I just want to inform you that there are 3 restaurants around: 1 is 100 mtr. from the hotel, annother one is 150 mtr and a third one is 1 km from here. We now also offer 2 times per week (monday and saturday) a free shuttle service to Jambiani for... More 

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