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Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 100, Mahonda, Tanzania (Formerly Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club)
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Mahonda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

We celebrated our engagement at Mapenzi and we were overwhelmed by the super friendly staff! Every member at the restaurant or pool/beach bar went out of their waypto make you feel warm and welcome. The friendly greeting of "jambo" instantly putsoyou in a good mood and I still find myself wanting to greet people with a friendly jambo. Excellent value... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Stayed here for a week after a grueling safari. Completely chilled out after the stay - just what was needed. I was worried that as a vegetarian I would struggle. Well I was overwhelmed with the variety of food on display for every meal thanks to main Chef Victor:) Everything was well laid out with so many different choices from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We spent four nights at Mapenzi towards the end of September after being on safari and it was a lovely place to spend some "chill out" time. While it is a large resort, it never felt crowded as the grounds are spacious, as well as being beautifully maintained. We had a garden room towards the back of the resort which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Romantic atmosphere. Very good (and safe) food and drinks. Very good service. Room a bit outdated but clean, spacious and everything works OK (no TV however). Good sleep quality. Quiet: no hard core discos, no loud night entertainment. Many Italians guests but also people from other countries. On the minus side: During high tide there is no beach, during low... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

After trying several all-inclusive resorts in Zanzibar - I'm sure this is the one where you get most for your money. Great food and staff, all welcoming and some good activities available! To go sailing at sunset, or to do some kayaking in between the hours on the beach or by the pool - a true paradise for couples, families... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Excellent value for money! Lovely spacious room and amazing twin shower!! Great A/C in working condition and wifi is receivable from the beach cottage but you need to pay an extra amount at the reception for password. Many entertaining events- beach barbeques, acrobats, pool side dinners etc. But still has a serene and private atmosphere -lots of space! We had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I spent the first week of our honeymoon at Sandies. Overall we had a great time – although this was possibly due to it being our honeymoon rather than being due to the hotel experience. There is certainly much room for improvement: Food: • Lunch and dinner were very good. Certain items ran out quickly however and... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stayed at Sandies Mapenzi Beach in September for one week either side of our safari in Tanzania. It was a wonderful experience. The hotel is built on the hillside and, if there is a downside it is the multitude of steps for those with walking disabilities. However, if you can manage these, the accommodation which stretches from beach to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My wife and I spent two weeks at Sandies and thoroughly enjoyed it. On arrival at reception it was a quick and easy check in with a very efficient front desk. Stayed in a superior garden room wich was sufficient for what we needed. Always plenty of hot water when required no matter what time of day. The food was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We booked 2 nights at this resort online and paid for a ‘beachfront’ bungalow. The reception and lobby area of this hotel is huge and has several seating and lounging areas over different levels which break up the space very nicely. On checking in, we were offered cool towels and drinks which were very welcome. A brief explanation of the... More 

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Address: PO Box 100, Mahonda, Tanzania (Formerly Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club)
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Mahonda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 87
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Also Known As:
Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club Hotel Mahonda
Mapenzi Beach Hotel
Mapenzi Beach Zanzibar
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club Zanzibar, Tanzania

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