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Ngalawa Beach Village

Chwaka Bay (East Coast) | P.O. Box 3557, Tanzania
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Ranked #6 of 118 Zanzibar B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are very clean although not extremely spacious. Hot water supply is excellent but there is little room for clothes. The beach is lovely despite being highly affected by tides. The hotels restaurant serves excellent food / we found the service at the restaurant quite slow and not up to the standard of the hotel. Don't expect rooms with sea... More

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Nazareth, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 05 days in this lovely place. The Beachhouse we booked via Booking.com is no more but an acceptable alternative was offered. Mr Sadru is a wonderful man making all feel zen and enjoy. The Hotel is a little isolated but offers all ingredients for a relaxed and stressless holiday. Wonderful staff and most important... a delicious cuisine !... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A week of lasting memories. We spent 7 nights from 14 June, the staff at Ngalawa Beach Village had been excellent and very welcoming. Our dietary preferences were catered for at all times. The meals were superb, and presented in a 5 star way. Mr Sadhru and his team run an excellent facility.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We spent 7 nights from 1-7 April this year. The 'venue' itself is fantastic. The accomodation is comfortable, though tiny cupboard space, and 'rocking' toilet. Though we complained, it was never solved. Our sea-view unit had no sea-view. The food: well presented, but the presentation doesn't matched the quality, though the afternoon hight-tea is very enjoyable with some snacks as... More

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

Greetings from Zanzibar Erica !! I have read your review, and thank you for taking the time to express your view. 1) honeymooners have a specific pkg thru the agent and us . Some are more exravagent than others, depending on budget.in the evening all tables are lit with designer candle holders and candles 2). When you arrived April 1... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We had a fabulous time at Ngalawa!!!! The staff are ALL amazing, so friendly, courteous and helpful. We spent 6 blissful days at the resort, relaxing, enjoying many cocktails :-), and swimming and lazing round the pool or on the beach. THANK YOU Jo-Anne and Val for ensuring our honeymoon was all that we had wished for, and all the... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

14- 21 January 2014 I have thought long and hard about what to say regarding my experience at Ngalawa Beach Village and can truthfully state that it was the very best experience I have had in all my travel experiences and for this priceless memory there is no words to describe the bliss, but let me try some pointers: We... More

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Erie, PA
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We were visiting in Stonetown, Zanzibar and last minute decided to take in the East Coast. Staff at the Pearl of Zanzibar hotel in Stonetown were able to set up private taxi and accommodation at Ngalawa Beach Village at an unbelievably reasonable price. It was only about a 45 minute ride from Stonetown. The place is exceptionally clean and very... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We stayed at Ngalawa for one night, beautiful place, well designed and so quiet and peaceful, the bar is located just above the water with amazing view of the bay, the restaurant offers unique and high end service, food is excellent !

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Attention!!! You site is great, but customer service... not so good! I've tried to send you numerous emails to correct this false information: I noticed before the review was published, that the name of the hotel was wrong! Still I havent heard back from you! So, PLEASE correct it quickly, honors to whom it belongs! Ngalawa Beach Village: If you... More

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

Greetings from Zanzibar Michael p. I see what has happened here...THE FIRST PART OF YOUR REVIEW IS FOR THE HOTEL NEIGHBOURINB US WHERE YOU STAYED !!! I believe the only way to rectify this is to write to trip advisor and they will sort it out for you. The review itself BELOW is about us at Ngalawa Neach Resort !!!... More

New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We were disappointed with our beach experience in Zanzibar. Traveling to the other side of the planet to discover that our hotel was located in a bay where the tide is huge was a real disappointment. As a consequence, there is actually no sea to bathe in most of the day. And even when the tide is high, the sea... More

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

Dear Pierre L : We have been thinking about you both , and hope you managed to get your beautiful hand carved Zanzibar chest back to New York undamaged !! I empathize , its a long journey home . Please , on behalf of our staff ,Sadru and myself thank you for chosing us. It was a short stay but... More

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Address: Chwaka Bay (East Coast) | P.O. Box 3557, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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