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Ngalawa Beach Village

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Chwaka Bay (East Coast) | P.O. Box 3557, Tanzania
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Ngalawa Beach Village
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Ranked #25 of 142 Zanzibar Island B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there for 7 days and I must say it felt like 2 days.The resort is a 3 star but the food, rooms and service is absolutely 5 star. I enjoyed the sparkling pool and the coconuts.Joanne and her husband were excellent, genuinely good people who were always ready to help with any thing we needed.I don't know when... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my partner were actually staying at the neighboring resort, when we stumbled upon Ngalawa Beach Village whilst taking a walk on the beach. We fancied a change of scene and as we entered the bar we couldn't believe the warm welcome we received. We sat and enjoyed our drinks while playing Boa (a great board game played among... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I did send an earlier review in. I have read some of the other reviews. I found your personal care and interests in your guests very special, specially in this world where we more than often pass by, without reaching out. I had waited ten years to go on this holiday and it is something I will always treasure. Joanne,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My wife and I where supposed to have quick Island holiday thus we decided on Zanzibar. Despite our previous experience back in 2007 we contacted Flight Centre as they normally have good deals on short notice, WHAT A MISTAKE!!!! We book 7 nights "Sea View & Full Board" from 24 to 31 March 2015 at Ngalawa Beach Village which came... More 

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JoAnne T, Owner at Ngalawa Beach Village, responded to this review

Greetings JJMad : It is unfortunate that you did not find our property to fit you're needs. Over 90% of our reviews show that we do EVERYTHING possible to ensure their comfort and that they have a fabulous holiday..... from our highly recognized food menu, to speaking shortly to individual guests to ensure they are happy , comfortable and satisfied.... More 

Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Sadhu, Joanne and your amazing team. A huge thank for a marvelous retreat in Zanzibar. The rooms are tasteful , the environs tranquil and the food is glorious . From the freshly baked breads at each meal to the thee and four course meals presented to us at each sitting Wow! But what impressed us most was the personal attention... More 

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JoAnne T, Owner at Ngalawa Beach Village, responded to this review

Greeting from sunny sunny Ngalawa Beach !! Thank you for choosing us and for you're kind words . It was our pleasure to see that you were not only relaxed , but have such an appreciation for nature and culture..oooh and that you both are " foodies " . We hope to see you both again in the future when... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Mr Sadru and Joanne together with the stuff, are one big happy family waiting to welcome their guests to their warm home full of love,the service one gets there, from the owners to the the stuff at large is absolutely outstanding,i have decided to make Ngalawa a home away from home

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JoAnne T, Owner at Ngalawa Beach Village, responded to this review

Dear Keleza: Thank you so much for your lovely compliments. It was such a delight to see how well you made use of the few days you had !! You are the ultimate guest ! It truly is a privilege for us to have guest such as yourselves and what a wonderful thing to say. This is now you're home... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ngalawa lived up to it's high reputation once again! Had an amazing birthday weekend at the Ngalawa with a group of 22 friends. Amazing Service, amazing food and great hospitality! The dinner was such a lavish affair followed by music and dancing on the sand. Thank you to the management and staff!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Me and my new hubby could not have chosen the best ever spot for our honeymoon. From the beginning we were treated like a king and queen. Joanna and Val is so friendly and professional about Everything. We just tell them what we want to do and they arrange everything for us. But the best surprise was our own romantic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

To Sadru, Joanne, Val and all the staff at ngalawa beach resort. Thankyou for making my holiday an unforgettable experience. Your excellent service and care really meant a lot. The food was top class, the rooms very clean and the staff honest and amazing. Hope to visit again some day. The tours organised where done in a very safe manner.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We decided from the start of our 7 night stay, to have an independent adventure that meant we sourced our own transport - only 1000 Tanzanian Shillings / US 55 cents / ZAR6.38c to travel from Chwaka to Stone Town aboard a Dala Dala (communal taxi) or a private luxury taxi for the entire day (which we did twice) @... More 

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JoAnne T, Owner at Ngalawa Beach Village, responded to this review

warm regards from Ngalawa Beach .. We are pleased you arrived home back to your own Lodge safe and sound.. Thank you for your fine compliments in regards to our staff and our wonderful culinary choices that you enjoyed to the extreme. Our mission statement here is unplug and recharge reconnect ...we make no apologies for not having t.v. ..and... More 

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