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3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Praia da Barra, Mozambique
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Barra Lodge
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed in the Casitas, and it was relatively comfortable. In general, the service in Front of House was prompt and professional. Top Restaurant had relatively standard food fare, and the service was sufficient. The beach bar had a great menu, and service. There is lots to do at the lodge, and surrounding areas. Barra Lodge is Central & Well... More

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BarraResorts, Public Relations Manager at Barra Lodge, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Barra and enjoyed all the activities which are on offer... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Where do I start ? No Management, poor service, food quality and variety poor, Day visitors took both the pool and all facilities over, including carrying own alcohol and cooking utensils through resort. A serious Lack of concern around complaints - Catamaran cruise a joke, safety not a priority in any activities. Expensive resort - Zero value for money.

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BarraResorts, Public Relations Manager at Barra Lodge, responded to this review

Your complaint is noted and will certainly be highlighted in discussion with management at the lodge More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Very poor service, poor management, day visitors Walking through resort at will, petty theft, accommodation not as requested. False advertising g on web ie no microwave etc etc Very unfriendly at boarder post. Unsafe my daughter broke her arm from falling from upper walk way etc etc

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BarraResorts, Public Relations Manager at Barra Lodge, responded to this review

We strive to offer guest satisfaction and will most certainly look into your grievances while staying at Barra Lodge More

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I traveled with a group of friends to Bara lodge and we had the time of our lives. The weather was amazing and the staff very friendly. We stayed in the self-catering chalets and all the necessary equipment was there for preparing meals, etc... The cleaning staff arrived daily to clean and do the dished (an added bonus). The porch... More

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BarraResorts, Public Relations Manager at Barra Lodge, responded to this review

The marine experience at Barra is one not to be missed and it's good to hear you were able to enjoy and appreciate the experience this little piece of paradise offers... More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

A couple of friends and myself spent the last week of nov and first one of des at barra lodge, we used the 6 person houses and had a wonderful relaxing holiday, a lot of memories made, the ocean safari (whale shark snorkeling) is a must.

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BarraResorts, Public Relations Manager at Barra Lodge, responded to this review

With a warm ocean, Whalesharks and miles of open beaches who needs to leave...? We are soo pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back... More

Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

I spent a week at Barra Lodge with a group of friends. We stayed in the self-catering cottages. The cottages were spacious, clean and functional, and it had everything that you could possibly need while staying there. The staff was friendly and helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding areas. The buffet breakfast at the lodge is also amazing and great... More

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BarraResorts, Public Relations Manager at Barra Lodge, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay at our lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back for some more fun in the sun More

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Stayed at Lodge first week of November, and yes the place needs attention, but on the positive side: 1) Clean room, comfortable bed and pillows 2) nice food, very pleasant waiters and chef 3) no TV or WiFi, time to talk without distractions 4) staff always friendly and helpful What will I suggest: Mosquito spray and a bottle of water... More

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BarraResorts, Public Relations Manager at Barra Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. It's good to have happy guests enjoying themselves at Barra Lodge. More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Lodge was very dirty! Ants were crawling everywhere, table was broken and shower was greenish and old. I saw older posts on TA where they promised to do something about that, but nothing has been done. We had a group in a house next to us that played very loud music (with a DJ) until 7:15 in the morning. They... More

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BarraResorts, Public Relations Manager at Barra Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review which we will certainly pass on to lodge management for their attention. More

Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My family have been going to Barra Lodge since 2005 and it's lost its sparkle. The beach bar used to have a great vibe and was the the place that attracted people from all the surrounding places. Not any more. The whole resort needs a minor "facelift" to restore it's mojo. Guests notice when a place is tatty and don't... More

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BarraResorts, Public Relations Manager at Barra Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We certainly take your comments seriously. Maintenance is an on-going process and is definitely part of our plan to keep Barra attractive for our repeat guests. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We always make a point of visiting Barra Lodge when we are in Inhambane and surrounding areas and our last visit was in August, out of season. The beaches are still magnificent, but the beach bar was shabby and needs attention, even though there were only another 2 people there we couldn't find a waiter, the "shop" was closed and... More

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BarraResorts, Public Relations Manager at Barra Lodge, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear your experience was not as expected. Maintenance is certainly an on-going process and it is very often during our quieter times that a lot of maintenance needs to be fitted in. Barra Lodge management and staff certainly strive to meet every guests expectations and it is disappointing to note that this time we did not... More

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Additional Information about Barra Lodge

Also Known As:
Barra Hotel
Barra Hotel Inhambane
Barra Resort Inhambane
Barra Lodge Mozambique/Inhambane
Address: Praia da Barra, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Inhambane Province
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Inhambane Province
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Inhambane Province
#10 Romantic Hotel in Inhambane Province
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Barra Lodge 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Barra Lodge, the flagship Lodge of the praia da barra area, is set in one of the most picturesque areas in Mozambique, with spectacular views of pristine beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Situated 485km north of Maputo, access by road is on a tarred road which is suitable for normal vehicles. The road from Maputo to Xai Xai has been upgraded and resurfaced. Please note that there are numerous towns and villages en-route and the main road often passes directly through these villages. Speed limits are enforced in these places and it is advised to drive with caution. Do not drive at night. From the historical city of Inhambane it is only a 30 minute drive to Barra Lodge and transfers are done by the lodge staff. Barra has secluded, unspoilt beaches, and is bordered by the Inhambane estuary on one side and the sea on the other. The lodge is nestled amongst groves of coconut trees and the warm Indian Ocean offers safe bathing all year round. Wide open, sun-drenched beaches offer endless hours of strolling pleasure. Barra Lodge caters for families with children and is geared towards fun and activities for the whole family. Other Services Offered: - Conference Facilities: Seating up to 60 cinema style, audio visual equipment available. - Weddings: We also cater for weddings, cocktail parties and special functions. - Activities Room: DSTV, pool table, table tennis, darts. - Swimming Pool: With kids paddling pool. - Curio Shop: Basic toiletries, sweets, clothing and curios. ... more   less 

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