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Ngalawa Beach Village

Chwaka Bay (East Coast) | P.O. Box 3557, Tanzania
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Ranked #7 of 125 Zanzibar B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Stone Town, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is far from my first stay at Ngalawa Beach Village. I live in Zanzibar and am fortunate to have a plethora of hotels to visit, and yet I keep returning to Ngalawa. There are many reasons for this; Sadru and JoAnne are wonderful hosts - warm, friendly and always willing to help; the staff are treated well and so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose Ngalawa out of 3 options due to the reviews on trip advisor. Mainly because the food reviews were phenomenal and secondly because it is a rather small resort with only 18 suits instead of the bigger resorts you can find in Zanzibar. I was not disappointed by the food or the accommodation. If anything than my expectations were... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ngalawa Beach Village was everything and more I thought it would be. Friendly staff, delicious food and comfortable rooms. The beach is tide affect but the pool is always available. They cater to everyone's dietary needs and have a quaint spa room to deal with any aches and pains that might need attending to. Thank you for a delightful stay.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff Upon welcome, we were greeted warmly enough by the on duty manager. The porters were absolutely lovely and very courteous. The owners did introduce themselves and were helpful when we needed any assistance. The kitchen and bar staff were a pleasure and served us diligently throughout our stay. The cleaning staff was friendly and professional - polite and patient.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We can and will, highly recommend, (which we have, to numerous already) Ngalawa Beach Village. Apart from the friendly staff, the attentive hosts and the wonderful food, the activities we took part in were meticulously coordinated with drivers that were both friendly, knowledgeable and always on time. Not once did we have to wait for transport, leaving and returning to... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I experienced disappointment in terms of what the package would include. When I heard that there was drinks included, I thought of beers and cocktails, like you always get with all inclusive packages that I have heard of at other resorts. We excepted we could not do anything about the unlimited soft drinks, so we spiked it with the liquor... More 

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

Dear Meerkat Greetings from Ngalawa Beach Resort and all of our staff : We remember you very well , even after a year has passed since your memorable visit… We are happy that your Father and you 3 young adult kids had a wonderful time and some fantastic family time..However..Allow us to clarify points that are important: 1…Yes we are... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I stayed for 4 nights at the village. Sandru and Joanne are great hosts with big hearts, reflected in the manner in which they treat their staff,the result of which can be seen in the manner in which the staff subsequently treat us as visitors. Sadru was always willing and helpful in organising activities.JoAnne took a walk with me to... More 

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

Jambo Kholofelo !!! Thank you for your review , we are so happy it was everything and more than what you expected. Thank you for not just your kind words about our staff , but as well how respectful you were to them ! They thought you were very special as do we ! We look forward to seeing you... More 

Cape Town
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We spent a week at this lovely hotel which was excellent. Sadru and Joanne and all their staff were always very helpful. The hotel is in a quiet position on the east coast and provided transport for trips to places of interest to visit on the island. The food was excellent and our stay in Zanzibar was an experience we... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This hotel offers a suberb holiday experience. The hosts and all staff from management to dining and ground staff and drivers make this an unforgettable holiday without fuss. The food is excellent, accommodation very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Would love to go back. Spencer and Toni Wiggins

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I was a solo traveler so initially I thought I would only stay a couple of days and then move onto another area, but the hotel was so relaxing and the perfect size, I ended up staying 6 nights. There are opportunities to do daily excursions and it was always nice to return to this property as a home base,... 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): $$
Number of rooms: 20
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