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P.O. Box 93, Mahonda, Tanzania
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Nyota Beach Bungalows
Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Mahonda
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Good location on the beach. The place was a bit run down, but the rooms were very clean. The generator was only turned on after dark, which meant the beers were warm if there was a power cut in the day. It was a very laid back place and all the staff were friendly and helpful. I paid $40 a... More

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Montrouge, Ile-de-France, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We stayed two nights in Matemwe. It is a very peaceful village and a nice place to go diving. The bungalows were simple but nice and clean. The staff were friendly and the food was good... However we payed 75$ per night which is a bit expensive, because you can find the same quality for cheaper (50$).

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Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Didn't enjoy this place much. The food was OK and eatable but that is all. Prices were acceptable. My wife had prawns but felt they were not cleaned properly. I had chicken, the sauce tasted like Cheese Whiz. The portions are large if that is important to you. Prawns cost 18,500Tsh and the chicken 15,000 Tsh. The staff was very... More

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Calgary, Canada
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32 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

We recently stayed at nyota and while decent, it definitely was not worth the cost that they were charging ($75). For that price I would expect that a mosquito net with holes would be replaced - and moreso, the replacement would be new and not one with even more holes than the first one (as was our experience). Overall didn't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

It was my first travel to visite zanzibar,I have been in kenya before,I went in matemwe to find good place and stay in nyota,I did not believe the staff of there were helpfull and very charming,team work.The room 9 seaview was good and quity with fresh atmospher.I did see small place good like this paradise before

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Finland, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

I visited zanzibar 1/5/2012.I stayed in nyota for four days,the room was good,and service too.it was small place quity and good atmosphere.staff were charming for clients and my room 5 yellow nyota was great and quity.The restaurent of nyota is simple than it so amaize.I hope on my next plan to visite africa I will stay again.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Me and my friend we whent in Nyota beach bungalows but what we find was orrible , place of beach boys manage by a briton ridicular guy name James and one rasta boy Eddye, just a joker we realize that is not manage from the right people ! some old man of the local village of Matemwe plus one forenar... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

If you value your life and safety don't stay here! We planned to stay 3 nights but after such a terrible experience left after 2 nights. The management is the worst i have experienced with the manager Abdul always drunk or having a severe hang over. He is rude not only to the guests but is a bully to the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

We stayed 2 nights in Nyota because the rest of Matemwe was fully booked. The hotel is not that bad, the room with sea view was OK. What we found terrible was the management and the staff working there. They don't care for the guests,you see every day different persons hanging around and you never know who is in charge.... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

I stayed in Nyota 4 nights in July with two other friends. We arrived from Kendwa which is a much more buzy place. The beach in Matemwe is really beautiful, and the atmosphere in Nyota is very special! It is very very easy to relax there. It is a small place built in a local Zanzibarian beach style. Perfect for... More

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Address: P.O. Box 93, Mahonda, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Mahonda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Nyota Beach Bungalows Hotel Mahonda
Nyota Beach Hotel
Nyota Beach Bungalows Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Nyota Beach Bungalows is a small ambient resort located near the quiet village of Matemwe on the North-Eastern coast of Zanzibar. Set on an idyllic 5 km long white-sand palm-fringed beach, cooled by an Indian Ocean breeze, it offers a wonderful relaxing stay in Paradise. ... more   less 
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