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Mangrove Lodge

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PO Box 4269, Chuini, Tanzania
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sadly we only stayed in mangrove lodge just for 1 night. We needed to change the booking a couple of times and it was never a problem. The italian owner is a perfect host, when we arrived she directly gave us great tips what to do on the island. You can even take a bike from the hotel and bike... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was originally going to stay for only one night... But when I saw the beautiful jungle garden and my enormous, light-filled room and gorgeous Zanzibari bed, combined with Haji and Marina's unparalleled hospitality, I changed my entire trip in order to stay three more nights. Haji and Marina utilize sustainable and local resources, incredibly friendly local staff, and fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Gorgeous, peaceful, a quiet wonderous estate. Great restaurant - a fusion of Italian (Marina is from Milan) and local Zanzibar(ian) cuisine ( Haij is from the island) on a high level of Deliciousness!!! Seafood cooked on the grill - homemade breakfast treats from the local village - very fresh fruit - and juice. The room was large, cozy and beautifully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Mangrove lodge is a short distance outside stone town and hidden through the jungle on the coast. The couple who own it were really helpful in providing suggestions and organising trips for us which took a lot of the hassle and stress out of the trip. The lodge itself is on a very quite beach with white sand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A very nice family run lodge on the beach in Zanzibar. The owners and staff are very friendly and accommodate your every need. Great views of bay from the dining area. Great sunsets from their beach. Good value for the lodging and meals (breakfast was included). They arranged reasonable price transport to/from airport, town and tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Positives: Excellent food throughout Quiet and relaxed atmosphere Great helpful staff and owners Lovely views over the estuary and good beach location the beach attendant was particularly keen and vigilant Negatives: Expensive and especially the airport transfer - all food and drink priced in US$ Need hard soles or footwear to go in the sea

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We've just come back from a lovely week at Mangrove Lodge. Our hosts were so friendly and accommodating. They own and run a lovely lodge away from all the over development on other parts of the island. We really appreciated how they, and all their staff, welcomed us. Sharing a low key beach with the local community was a privilege... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My three teenage daughters and I were greeted warmly by Marina and Haji on our arrival at Mangrove Lodge. We stayed in a large roomy hut, with beautifully made beds, a large fan and spacious shower room. All the staff made us feel very well looked after, from the incredibly smiley barman and waiter, to the beach attendant who kept... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Absolutely wonderful! We enjoyed our week at the Mangrove Lodge and are happy to recommend it. If we were to run a little resort hotel, this is exactly what we'd do. To be clear, this isn't a big fancy all-inclusive. You won't find water aerobics, a pool, air conditioning, fancy high pressure shower heads -- and that's ok. You will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

A perfect place with lovely hosts that make you feel welcome. This is a hide out spot where you can stay on your own and never have to feel alone! Tranquile setting in the forest with a lovely beach just a minute walk. Will definately stay again the next time I visit Zanzibar, will feel like coming back to see... More 

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