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4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Wambaa Peninsula, Tanzania
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Fundu Lagoon
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Pemba Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

We have just spent a week at Fundu and very much enjoyed it. It takes some getting to but it does feel like really getting away from it all once you're there. I would describe it as 'rustic' but in a good way, natural materials and lots of comfort set into a beautiful shell-strewn beach and jungle full of monkeys... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We stayed in Fundu for a week in January for our honeymoon following a recommendation from friends who stayed two years ago. While our expectations going into the week were already high, they were easily surpassed. Hannes leads an exceptional team that caters to all of your needs whether it be relaxation or activities. We learned to dive during the... More 

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ellis f, Creative Director at Fundu Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review of your recent stay at Fundu Lagoon. It was particularly wonderful to read that some of our past guests had recommended Fundu to you - I am delighted that we surpassed your expectations, and that you both had such an enjoyable honeymoon with us. Hannes will be so pleased to read your... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We booked Fundu lagoon through Safari and Beach and we were not disappointed. Flying via Niarobi, with a one night stop over in Stone Town, Zanzibar, we still had to fly to Pemba Island, then by car to the port on Pemba Island and then speed boat to Fundu. It is a fairly long trip but well worth it. 90%... More 

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ellis f, Creative Director at Fundu Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review of Fundu Lagoon. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you liked the ambience of the resort, along with our menus, snorkelling and other amenities. As you quite rightly pointed out, being tropical, it can indeed get very hot and humid at the resort, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I have traveled extensively in Africa and have stayed and many different hotels and resorts, I was pleasantly surprised by Fundu and how they were able to provide everything you would expect in a quality 4/5 star experience in such a remote part of the world. What a wonderful place, from the moment we arrived in Pemba we were treated... More 

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ellis f, Creative Director at Fundu Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review of your recent stay at Fundu Lagoon - I particularly appreciate your comment about being 'pleasantly surprised' by everything that was on offer and provided at the hotel, since, having travelled all over Africa, you clearly really do understand the day to day problems of getting items delivered to such a remote part... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were recommended this hotel from Safari and Beach who organised our honeymoon in December 2014. We had been on safari for five days previously and we were told this would be the perfect way to spend the last 9 days - we were not to be disappointed! We were greeted by Lizzie who is infectious her smile and her... More 

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ellis f, Creative Director at Fundu Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent holiday at Fundu Lagoon. Fundu is a great choice to make for a holiday after being on safari - it's a wonderful place to relax as you both found out, despite seemingly keeping yourselves extremely occupied with every single water based activity that we have on offer! I'm so... More 

Iver, Buckinghamshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have just returned from a wonderful 3 week trip to Tanzania & our first stop was for 6 nights at Fundu Lagoon.We have talked for some years about visiting Pemba & Fundu after being recommended it by James O'Farrell at Imagine Africa & whom we have booked several trips with. Well he was definitely right and we had a... More 

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ellis f, Creative Director at Fundu Lagoon, responded to this review

I was delighted to read your wonderful review of your recent stay with us at Fundu Lagoon, and I am so pleased that you enjoyed everything that the hotel has to offer. You both certainly seem to have made the most of every opportunity to try out as much as you possibly could over the 6 nights that you were... More 

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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

After reading all the reviews so far mine will be nagative but that´s the way it is. We landed at Pemba airport and were picked up by a shabby looking taxi that had seen better days.. the driver had body odour which was quite unpleasant in the air conditioned vehicle. Once at the harbour we were whisked away by the... More 

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ellis f, Creative Director at Fundu Lagoon, responded to this review

I was deeply saddened to read such an unhappy guest review of Fundu Lagoon, and Hannes has been having some serious discussions with our heads of department since your review was published. It goes without saying that you should not have experienced any problems during your stay with us, so I will try and address some of the issues that... More 

Garden of England
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Staff are brilliant and so much fun when you get to know them... I think this is down to Hannes and Ellis who really are hands on and respect their staff. Food, especially soup - great. Breakfast plentiful, lunch and evening meals tasty. I reiterate the soup is the best. Property is lovely but not great if you do not... More 

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ellis f, Creative Director at Fundu Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review of your recent stay with us at Fundu Lagoon, and also for your very kind compliments to Hannes and myself - we do indeed have the utmost respect for our staff and are so fond of each and every one of them as they all play a major part in the day... More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

After spending a few nights on safari this place is the perfect spot to relax and unwind with unlimited cocktails and a great pool. As we were the only people at the resort for a couple of nights we got upgraded to one of the suites - what a delight. If you can get one of these rooms, highly recommended!... More 

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ellis f, Creative Director at Fundu Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your recent holiday at Fundu Lagoon. I am so pleased that you both had such a great time with us, and I would agree that unlimited cocktails are indeed a fantastic way to kick start the unwinding process, together with some excellent food from our chef. We do have the most... More 

dublin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Everything about this hotel was perfect. The staff were great. As our deal included all food and drinks we were able to leave our valuable is a safe in reception and relax for our week without worrying about bringing cash with us. lovely beach, lovely pool, meals were excellent, there were plenty of areas to disappear to to enjoy the... More 

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ellis f, Creative Director at Fundu Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of Fundu Lagoon. Our staff will be so pleased to read that you were happy with the service that you received, and I am glad that you enjoyed the freedom of being able to wander about the resort without having to carry credit cards and cash with you - I think that element... More 

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Address: Wambaa Peninsula, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Pemba Island
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Fundu Lagoon 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Fundu Lagoon Pemba Island
Fundu Lagoon Hotel Pemba Island

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