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Ngalawa Beach Village

Chwaka Bay (East Coast) | P.O. Box 3557, Tanzania
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Ranked #5 of 111 Zanzibar B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014
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Rating summary
  • 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
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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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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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 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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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

Barcelona, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

An amazing hotel, if you are looking to relax and disconnect from all the stress, this is your hotel to spend your holidays... The owners are fantastic people ( Johana and Sadru ) they are take care for you at all time, the stuff is super nice and friendly. If I am coming back to Zanzibar for sure I will... More

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

Jambo jambo Janneke and Jacques !!!! What can we say when the guests are as amazing, sweet and so excited about life !!! You are missed . What a pleasure it was to host you ...and to celebrate with you as well. Canadian Lemon Meringue Pie martini will be forever in your memory!! I must say you both enjoyed everything... More

Oudtshoorn, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Fabulous, and simply awesome that is how we experienced Jo-Ann and hubby Shadrew (excuse my spelling) hospitality and their friendly staff. Clean crisp linen, towels and the divine food!!! We will definitely return to this village. Our 8 day stay was to short. Everyday was a food experience. We have never experienced that the owners are humble enough to spend... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

After a stressful year all I wanted was a a relaxing holiday. I came back from Ngalawa refreshed and ready for the New Year. I have travelled extensively, but have never experienced such caring and friendly service as I did at Ngalawa. The owners attention to detail and personal attention makes you feel at home. The rooms are spotless and... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

If you are looking for a beach holiday this is not the place for you. The beach is full of full of sea grass (which the hotel staff rake away), the water is extremely shallow (due to it being in a bay) and at low tide the water retreats about a kilometer off shore. This makes it impossible to swim... More

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

Dear Mr Craig B.. Thankyou for your reveiw of our little cultural hide away.All reviews are taken very seriously by us , and each point is researched before responding. In Zanzibar I can say there are NO beaches with all of what you were searching for..pubs,shops,and banks. THE BEACH.....we are tidal...when the tide is in the swimming is lovely and... More

Nelspruit, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

My wife and I wanted a quiet relaxing getaway and that’s exactly what we found at Ngalawa! I have never found a more friendlier place. We were met on arrival by the owners, Joanne and Sadru, and immediately it felt like home. With well-equipped and comfortable expansive rooms, gourmet meals (we even had to photograph them to show others how... More

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Additional Information about Ngalawa Beach Village

Also Known As:
Ngalawa Beach Village Hotel
Ngalawa Beach Village Hotel Zanzibar
Address: Chwaka Bay (East Coast) | P.O. Box 3557, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Zanzibar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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