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AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa

#1 of 5 Hotels in Pemba
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3.5 of 5
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Alberton, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 2 nights in Apartment suites. Very comfortable and organized rooms with good fittings and GOOD wifi. The bed is really excellent. Breakfast on terrace facing the ocean is of high quality. Only problem in the room is low shower head pressure and water not very warm. But i will be back and hopefully can enjiy the gym spa etc... More 

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Jonathan P, Executive Assistant Manager at AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Equality11, Warm greetings from AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit to our hotel. I am pleased to know you had such a pleasant stay with us and being able to experience one of our modern apartments, a true home away from home. The water pressure... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here on business for 3 nights in Feb 15. The hotel is probably the only reasonable hotel in Pemba. It is situated about 10-15 mins from airport. To get there you will get a flavour of the area, basically the roads are unmade and that's what takes the time. Hotel itself, first impressions not bad, photos probably don't do... More 

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Jonathan P, Executive Assistant Manager at AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Dave L, Warm greetings from AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit to our hotel. Pemba is a developing city and the local authorities are working to restore infrastructures such as energy and road networks. I very much appreciate your feedback pertaining to the shower heads... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights on business. Rooms are in several blocks in a resort type layout. Room 615 was a 2min walk and had the most amazing views of the beach (I believe all rooms starting with 6 have this view and are on the upper floor) Beautiful hotel with stunning surroundings and constant security on the 'resort'. Conference... More 

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Jonathan P, Executive Assistant Manager at AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Cleasho, Warm greetings from AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit to our hotel for your organisation's conference. I appreciate your feedback regarding quality of the steak which will be addressed by our culinary team. Quirimbas restaurant is an open air restaurant with sea views and... More 

Catfield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Thank you so much for the return of an item very dear to my husband that was left in his room and returned to us. The honesty of whoever handed it in is outstanding and will always be remembered. Special thanks also to james and johnathan!

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Jonathan P, Executive Assistant Manager at AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Shence1, Warm greetings from AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your visit to our hotel. I am delighted to learn that your husband's item was successfully returned to you. I will be sure to share your feedback with the entire team. Please feel free to contact me when... More 

George
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Had problems with credit card, hot water, power and housekeeping staff knocking on my door at 8 am every morning. Flies at breakfast not great. While i realize it is a area problem they don't try very hard to keep them off the very plain breakfast buffet, For the price compared with world wide prices definitely not value for money....... More 

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Jonathan P, Executive Assistant Manager at AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Russell858892, Warm greetings from AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your visit to our hotel. I am sorry to learn that you had experienced some short fall in service which I can assure you will be addressed with the team. Hygiene is taken very seriously and we have... More 

Surrey UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Stayed at hotel 18-20 feb on business check in ok after changing room to ensure double bed instead of larger room but 2 single beds. Wifi only worked in bar and main part of hotel so pretty much useless as had to work in bar area for wifi, not the end of the world but annoying. Bed was hard as... More 

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Jonathan P, Executive Assistant Manager at AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear petrol1967, Warm greetings from AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit to our hotel. I appreciate your feedback regarding experiencing some connectivity challenges with the WIFI in certain areas of the hotel, I would like to assure you that we are presently in the process of... More 

Maputo, Mozambique
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Internationally maybe not really a 5-star hotel, but for Pemba it is. I have been there several times every year since they opened in 2001 / 2002 and it is a very charming place. They have been growing very much since the Gas sector took off in Pemba, some 5 years ago, but is still a very nice place. Quality... More 

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Jonathan P, Executive Assistant Manager at AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Nicolandia, Warm greetings from the recently re-branded AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent return visit to our hotel. I appreciate your feedback relating to the internet which we recognise is a key service to our valued guests and particularly business travelers. Unfortunately during the earlier part... More 

doha
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Well after travel all Mozambique from Maputo till the north stoping in major cities Pemba resort was like reaching even. That pool without end the starts at night, the room and the personnel made those 10 nights unforgettable...did my PADI open water there...with a instructor British lady...no words. Need to come back some day

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Jonathan P, Executive Assistant Manager at AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Renatocosta, Warm greetings from AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your visit to our hotel. Unfortunately at this time we do not have diving available, please feel feel to share your feedback with me directly; jpayne@minorhotelgroup.com Please feel free to contact me when you wish to return it... More 

london
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Some areas are a little tired,but overall a great hotel. Nautical restaurant does amazing sea food at a reasonable european price. But its not cheap due to the amount of oil and gas traffic in pemba at the moment. Its a bit isolated but great views out into the indian ocean.

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Jonathan P, Executive Assistant Manager at AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear catfordtourer, Warm greetings from AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit to our hotel. Clube Naval our signature restaurant and Quirimbas restaurant offer hand line caught fish and a great variety of other local seafood from calamari to lobster & crab. Pemba is one of the... More 

Beijing, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My wife and I spent our honeymoon at this luxurius hotel. Apart from the shacks in the back ground the world class foods( crab and rice), the scuba diving and the sparkling infinity pool with a prestine white sand beach in the background sets a tropical scene for a tremendous vacation and on budget. South Africans who venture north will... More 

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Jonathan P, Executive Assistant Manager at AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear desouthafrican, Warm greetings from AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent honeymoon, congratulations on your nuptials - on behalf of the entire team we wish you a lifetime of happiness together. Northern Mozambique is a charming destination, culturally rich and has some of the finest seafood such... More 

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