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Fundu Lagoon

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4.5 of 5
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Wambaa Peninsula, Tanzania
Fundu Lagoon
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  • Location
    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 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 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 

london
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58 reviews 58 reviews
55 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We ended our safari with 5 nights here. Just beautiful, the night we arrived dinner was on the beach - very lovely. Our room was amazing - so comfortable. Fantastic shower, lovely products/gels etc. The staff were lovely and made us so welcome, the food was gorgeous - lots of wonderful fish, everything was fresh and lovely. We had a... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay at Fundu Lagoon. I'm glad that you liked our speedboat, and what fun to to arrive on a night when dinner was being served on the beach too. I am delighted that you felt that everything was perfect for you both, and also thrilled to read that you want to... More 

Bath, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We stayed here for 7 nights for our honeymoon and from start to finish everything was incredible. The boat ride to arrive - the beautiful pier and being greeted with a fruit cocktail and hot towels at the end. We were very kindly upgraded to the jungle suite and it was absolutely fantastic - very indulgent and luxurious. The amount... More 

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

How wonderful to read that Fundu Lagoon played such a perfect start to your marriage - thank you for choosing to spend your honeymoon with us. It is by no means always possible, but when we can, we like to try and upgrade our guests whether they are on their honeymoon or not, so I'm delighted that your Jungle Suite... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Coming from someone who doesn't holiday in the same location twice I've now visited Fundu three times. It's a bit of a shlep but worth every single mile. The bedrooms are luxurious, private 'tents' with the most amazing showers, complete with gorgeous shampoo, conditioners and shower gel. The fully stocked, complimentary mini bar is perfect for pre sundowners on the... More 

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

How truly lovely to have had you back to stay with for third visit - it really is the highest compliment considering you say that you don't holiday in the same place twice! Yes, we are a bit of a shlep to get to, but I'm glad that you still think that it's worth every single mile; at least the... More 

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