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Pemba Lodge Ltd.

3.5 of 5 Shamiani Island, Kiweni (Shamiani) 3361, Tanzania
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Honiton UK
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Together with my wife we spent five nights at Pemba Lodge in early December, 2014. We are seasoned travellers to Tanzania and have stayed at other resorts on the mainland, in Mafia and on Zanzibar Island. Our expectations for a pleasant holiday at Pemba Lodge were dashed and while the manager Ali did his best to keep the place going,... More 

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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Pemba Lodge Ltd., responded to this review

Dear Leo C, Thank you for your detailed comments regarding your stay at Pemba Lodge, and please accept my sincere apologies for letting you down! As our rating and other reviews show, Pemba Lodge has hosted many extremely happy guests, and the fact that we've had negative feedback twice in the space of less than two weeks made it rather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As the boat was sliding towards the shore I could not believe it was true. The ocean was full of different shades of blue and so clear that I could easily see the fishes swimming by in shallow waters. A short trek to the lodge and we were greeted with some cold drinks. I loved the privacy and simplicity of... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An eco-lodge is a great way to go however, this needs to be coupled with good service, especially if the prices charged are going to be high, some form of value has to be given. Set on a beautiful beach, the location is wasted by people who have little interest in running a proper lodge and providing service to tourist.... More 

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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Pemba Lodge Ltd., responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we always appreciate to get the feed back even not positive . We believe this is the only way to improve our lodge and guarantee better experiences in the future. We are very sorry that your one night stay was a disappointment. We will go through your comments step by step within the management and... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent fantastic 3 nights in Pemba Lodge in mid November. We would have love to stay longer if we didn't have to go back to work! It was a hidden paradise and tranquility! The accommodation was designed with well thought. We especially loved the solar lantern, simple but very effective. The shower nozzle was blocked with calcium deposit (?)... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We have just returned from an amazing week at Pemba Lodge. Everything was great, the scenery, the coral, the fish, the food, the service and the ambiance. If you want to have a peaceful holiday, but with the chance to go on a diversity of trips then this is the place to come. The Lodge Manager , Ali, was wonderful... More 

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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Pemba Lodge Ltd., responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments! Ali and the rest of the team are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and your boat ride to the Island. We are looking forward to wel come you again in near future. Asante sana. More 

Tampere, Western Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I recently spent only couple of days in Pemba Lodge and although the visit was short, the experience in relaxation, activities and overwhelming nature was as fulfilling as a week anywhere else. This little piece of heaven with its wonderful team of welcoming staff offered us the best snorkel, kayak, turtle spotting and scenery I could have ever imagined. The... More 

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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Pemba Lodge Ltd., responded to this review

Dear Nora H, Thank you very much for writing so enthusiastically about us on TripAdvisor! I’m delighted you enjoyed everything we have to offer at Pemba Lodge as well as Mnarani to the full – including the natural beauty surrounding both places, and the different ways of exploring them. We are particularly gratified to hear you did not miss out... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I spent a couple of days at Pemba Eco Lodge in September and I wish I could have stayed 4-5 nights! I still managed to go snorkeling on the amazing reef, kayaking in the lush mangroves and swimming on a beautiful, white-sanded, secluded beach (ask the guys for the sunset beach near the turtle pond, they will know... be nice... More 

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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Pemba Lodge Ltd., responded to this review

Dear PSalminen, Thank you for staying with us at Pemba Lodge, and share your experience about it! Yes, we think so, too: It is a little piece of paradise, and we do our best to keep it like this: low-impact, restful and in tune with the natural surroundings. It's very rewarding to share it with guests who appreciate it so... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I spent 6 nights at Pempa lodge, and i had a wonderful time. Thanks to Ali , Moahamed and Marmoud who made my staying an unforgetable experience. I enjoy every moments from the arrival with catamaran from Nongwi, to the departure. The food was tasty, and well presented, I liked snorkling and kayaking, I would like to come back again.

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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Pemba Lodge Ltd., responded to this review

Dear Laurence8037, Thank you so much for your great review of Pemba Lodge! The team is delighted they have done so well by you, and send their regards! Best wishes More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I recently spent 3 nights on Pemba Island with my husband and we right away felt like we landed in heaven. Ali and Mohammed quickly felt like family and the rooms are soooo beautiful, I just wished we had more time to stay! The food was incredible, too. The Octopus was the best I had ever had and heading out... More 

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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Pemba Lodge Ltd., responded to this review

Dear DMeisch, Wow!! right back at you for your great review about your stay in Pemba Lodge, and we all are pleased to know how much you enjoyed. Thank you for this and for staying with us, and all the best from Ali and his team! More 

Durban, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had a fabulous stay at Pemba Eco-Lodge. Three nights was far too short - there is so much to do. I cannot fault anything: food, beach, snorkelling, room. The staff were just the best with their playful sense of humour. The adventure of getting there is part of the charm. We knew we were in good hands when Ali... More 

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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Pemba Lodge Ltd., responded to this review

Dear Denise C, Thank you for taking the time to write so enthusiastically about your stay with us at Pemba Lodge. It was our pleasure having you, and Ali and his team are of course very pleased with your feedback!. In particular I would like to thank you for your good wishes for the people of Shamiani, and wish you... More 

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Address: Shamiani Island, Kiweni (Shamiani) 3361, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Pemba Island > Kiweni (Shamiani)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pemba Lodge Ltd. 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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