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La Madrugada Beach Resort

3.0 of 5 Beach Road, Makunduchi, Tanzania (Formerly Zanzibar Azure Beach Resort)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I very much enjoyed my 10 days at La Madrugada Resort. The location is superb to get away from the papasi (annoying guides). The beach is quite nice and not crowded at all. My room was very pleasantly decorated and large. The A/C worked well and we had plenty of hot water. The management was great and there were not... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here for a total of 8days. The first two days were amazing. But I son realized that things were not right. They tried to overcharge me a couple of times and even managed to get money off me while I expected a refund. The food was blunt and basic. Jorgen wasn't interested in having anything to do with... More

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

Dear Letty When you write a review you should write the truth and not leave out facts. To your points: 1. overcharge: Your group coordinator ordered a cheap food consisting out of "ugali and beans" for 3 US$ pp because you have a small budget. As you ordered an upgrade to a BBQ with starter, fish, chicken, octopus,.. and desert... More

Sandbach, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated on the South East corner of the island, La Madrugada is in a remote location far from anything which is splendid if you don't do night life, pubs and bars. It's location also means that guests are not bothered by locals trying to sell their wares, which has happened to us at a much fancier hotel. The staff are... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beach, clean pools, phantastic room service, helpful waiters, barmen and chef - what else can you desire? The fact that the location is an hour away from town makes it a quiet place surrounded only by bush and the sea. Excursions and transfers are easily organised and Solomon, Juergen and their staff do everything to make it a pleasant... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice place, staff super helpfull and dont forget to do excursions with them, they are very profesionals and well organize, i had tried before with other excursions companies and cant be compared with La Madrugada excursion team

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It is a down on the southern end of the island so it was quite and a bit secluded. It was nice to be away from all the other vacationers. It is priced very well and all the rooms had A/C which I really enjoyed. Unfortunately the internet was terrible. The signal didn't reach the rooms and even when you... More

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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

we had great time there. we were amazed by the service there! the crew was more than amazing with great smile and funny. The room was done twice with great care each day and the 2 free water bottles were a nice gesture :) all in all it was very good and the food was great Only it's away from... More

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Sandton, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We have stayed here for 8 nights and it was the best deal I could get on the internet! This is my 4th visits to Zanzibar and staying at La Madrugada has been the best! The staff is friendly and rooms are cleaned twice a day and decorated with flowers. Breakfast is fruit , egg and even pancakes! We have... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Fantastic hotel, lovely staff, service was superb! Location on the island was perfect for me and my boyfriend, quiet and very romantic! Thanks to everyone there especially the manager (Juergen) for making our holiday so magical! Would recommend this to anyone who wanted Paradise.... Short taxi journey to Jambiani for nightlife! Perfect! X

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The hotel is very nice, is's clean, the staff is friendly and the price is good. The pool area is beautiful and the beach is beautiful too. The location is a bit out of the way, but it's only 1 hour 10-15 minutes by car to Stone Town and the western side of the island. To Paje it's 15 minutes... More

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Address: Beach Road, Makunduchi, Tanzania (Formerly Zanzibar Azure Beach Resort)
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Makunduchi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — La Madrugada Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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