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Pemba Lodge Ltd.

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, Kiweni (Shamiani) 3361, Tanzania
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  • Location
    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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many thanks to the owner Mr Nasoor who warmly welcomed us and happened to be there on our arrival day. Otherwise he is in Ras Nungwi, Zanzibar. Our sincere thank you to Mr Suleiman, Mr Ali, Mr Makame and boat Captain who made our snorkeling trip and stay unforgettable! We loved every minute of our stay and cannot wait to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Spending some days in this little treasure Island make you feel like you are on another planet! Also for frequent travellers like us, it was really surprising, that something like this is still existing in our crowded world! Just to arrive there is a part of the adventure; if there is low tide it will be a walk through mangroves... More 

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

Dear Robert F, What a pleasure to read your detailed and wonderful review! It sounds like you’ve truly captured the heart and soul of Pemba Lodge, and it jut chimed with your own. This is what we’re aiming for! Ali, his team and I are very happy. You are right, Shamiani Island is its own little world, and at Pemba... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Pemba Lodge is situated on an island behind of a mangrove forest which you have to pass by boat or at low tide by walking through the mud. We arrived as the only guests at early night and there was nearly no light on as the old style solar system is much too small. As we entered our dark and... More 

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

Dear GreeceSailor, Thank you for your detailed feedback of your stay in Pemba Lodge, and I am sorry to hear you expected something different. While quite a few points you’ve raised are a matter of personal preference (our high quality medium-soft mattresses, the unobtrusive illumination that most people find romantic and fitting for a place surrounded by nature, the fact... More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

An absolutely stunning eco lodge, set in paradise. Very comfortable accomodation, well appointed rooms. The food was great, tasty & fresh, making good use of the loacal ingredients. Time was spent exploring the island by kayak, around the incredible water ways. On foot strolling on the powder fine sand beaches & under water, taking in the spectacular reef life around... More 

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

Dear Paulleask, Thank you so much for your detailed and favourable review of your stay at Pemba Lodge! How great to know that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay in “paradise” – the lodge, the food, the beach, the island itself... It sounds like you made yourselves at home there and totally caught the special vibe of the place.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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 December 16, 2014 via mobile

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

Thank you for take time to write about your experience with us. It always feels good to have a good review, to know that we have been able to satisfy a customer. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the lodge and we were able to show you the beauty of the island. I hope we get to... More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

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 November 30, 2014

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 

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