We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 3 Mahonda hotels

Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 100, Mahonda, Tanzania
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club to your Saves list
Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Mahonda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
russellcloete28 Johannesburg
  • Overview
  • Reviews (328)
  • Photos (482)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (45)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

328 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (45)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful beach front hotel in the heart of Zanzibar, crystal clear blue water lapping the rocks in front of the hotels lawn which leads to the stairs to the beach. Great accommodation bungalow with views of the sea, beautifully made up room with traditional furniture from the island. The waiting staff at the hotel were amazing at all times and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My third visit to this resort, in 12 years, and it remains one of the most authentic hotels on the island. Upgrade to the beach chalets which are awesome. Food, theme evenings, staff, are excellent. Hotel is spotless. Beach is less busy than neighbouring hotels. Look out for beach agent Verimark who will get you excellent snorkeling tours. He is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
cape town
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Sandies end of July for 7 nights and had really a wonderful time. People at the reception were very welcoming when we arrived around noon and invited us for lunch immediately. After lunch our room was ready and our bed was specially decorated for our anniversary , see picture. Loved the food, every day something different and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Reykjavik, Iceland
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Mapenzi Beach Club for four days and the entire visit was just outstanding. The staff is extremely friendly and nice, the buffet was very good with well over 20 dishes, all the facilites in excellent condition and very beautifully decorated. The highlight of the hotel was the room we stayed in, situated on the beach with ocean... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, lets start with the Pros of this hotel: The room interior is lovely, the bed is comfortable, there is a wide selection of drinks at the bar, the cocktail bar set up outside on the sand and the outdoor BBQ evening was lovely. The table tennis/pool table were a lovely touch. The food was pretty good.The building is beautiful.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for three days and found the location, staff, ambiance friendly and very enjoyable. I am very fussy with food, I do not like buffets. This is without question the best buffet food I have ever seen and eaten. The food is fresh, good quality and well cooked. I expect the quality reflect the many Italian guests who... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We had a really wonderful time The staff are friendly and my kids made many friends within the resort to play with. More than enough entertainment all wonderful relaxation for all of us. The food and drinks did not disappoint at all really good and varied. The resort has people to do excursions however we found them expensive but can... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palo Alto, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is Sandies Zanzibar resort and it has little to recommend it. Igot sick in 3 days here after 10 days in Tanzania w/out incident. Pool and beach facilities below average. Rooms were fine but restocking of supplies (including H20) was erratic.Many annoyances from check in onwards. I hope one can findbetter in Zanzibar. If you do go book a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I stayed in one of the rooms a right at the beach front. Well worth the extra money. Had full board which was worth it. Wide selections during the buffet service. Pizza restaurant was good, you could each get an individual pizza made fresh from the oven. About an hour drive from stone town. Great service and happy smiles from... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Johannesburg, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A very cool place Laid back. Very friendly and authentic staff.good food , rooms are perfect Lovely garden setting Get ready for major harassment on the beach by the locals trying to take you on tours , sell you art etc Management couple are very helpful and create a a good atmosphere

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

Address: PO Box 100, Mahonda, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Mahonda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club 3.5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Tingo, Fastbooking, BookingOdigeoWL, HotelsClick and Venere so you can book your Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club Hotel Mahonda
Mapenzi Beach Hotel
Mapenzi Beach Zanzibar
Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club Zanzibar, Tanzania

482 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (474)
Hotel & grounds (57)
Room/suite (47)
Dining (43)
Pool/beach area (147)
View from room (21)
Family/play areas (2)
Bathroom (5)
Other (152)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (9)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Room/suite (2)
Dining (2)
Pool/beach area (1)
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Mahonda with
any amenities


Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Class
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer