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Butiama Beach

Msufini, Kilindoni | PO Box 47, Mafia Island 0202020, Tanzania
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights at Butiama mid March and were blown away with the service. It would be safe to say that it superseded our expectations. What we loved most of all was how few other tourists there were!! The rooms were simplistic yet stunning and the beach was beautiful and well maintained, great for long walks with no body... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
60 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 2 weeks at Butiama Beach, after spending 8 days climbing Kilimanjaro and 5 days on safari, and loved it. The chalets are roomy, well thought out, extremely clean and well maintained. Each chalet has a large private terrace, with a couch, table/chairs and hammock. They have planned and built the chalets to provide a sense of privacy with... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Butiama Beach was a delight and our thanks Ellie at Exoert Africa for recommending it to us. It really is a wonderfully relaxing lodge, the perfect place to chill out before returning to real life back in the UK. The whole place is delightful. Very laid back but all kept in good order and runs like clockwork. Maura and Moez... More

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Amsterdam
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my girlfriend stayed on mafia island in another place. But we found this place while strolling along the beach near the harbor. We asked if it was possible to eat here and use the beach. The manager (lovely Italian woman) said it was no problem and was very polite!! Of course the beach beds were reserved for the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I stayed here January 2014 following a safari in Selous. If you going to Mafia Island, I can't imagine a better place to stay, especially at the price. Maura, who runs the resort, was absolutely super as were her staff. When I ran out of sunblock and couldn't find any on the island she was able to organize getting some... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

We did two nights (only.....) at Butiama after the Safari in Selous and wish we could have stayed longer at this lovely place! The owner Maura is very helpful and did a flight rebooking in no time for us. The place is really well maintained by the staff and nothing that would disturb your privacy. After dinner the place is... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I stayed at Butiama with a friend over a weekend in January 2014. We chose Butiama because of the excellent reviews and their good rates. Everything about Butiama was perfect: best service I've had in East Africa (discreet yet always available, fast and with a smile),very good food, lovely grounds and relaxing lounge area. Very quiet and peaceful, perfect for... More

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Bautiama is beautiful and tranquil! The accommodation is fantastic, the bar and restaurant are both very good. the staff are very helpful and cheery. but to top it all is Maura worked tirlessly to ensure my weekend at Bautiama was more than perfect. i would most certainly go back and recommend it. Thank you for an excellent weekend. Peter

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The 10 days we stayed at Butiama was fabulous - we were looked after and given time to relax; and the food and service was wonderful. Definitely worth a return visit. Being the only lodge on the western side of the island, provided us with quiet and peace. We also enjoyed the informal character of the lodge. No evening gowns... More

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Miami, FL
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

My fiance and I stayed at Butiama Beach for 3 nights to wrap up our 14 day honeymoon in Tanzania and we are so glad that we did. Owners - I rarely add this section in my reviews, but for here you have to. Maura was amazing. Very responsive, always curious, and nice to a fault. We emailed back and... More

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Additional Information about Butiama Beach

Also Known As:
Butiama Beach Hotel
Butiama Beach Hotel Mafia Island
Address: Msufini, Kilindoni | PO Box 47, Mafia Island 0202020, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Mafia Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and experience true relaxation with us at Butiama Beach. Our unspoiled location in a tropical palm grove on the beach has everything you need to unwind, let go, and be yourself. Watch the whale sharks come to feed as the morning sun glints on the turquoise surface of the Indian Ocean. Sail to a pristine sandbank in a traditional dhow, snorkel and dive at some of the richest reefs in the world. ... more   less 

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