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Ngalawa Beach Village

Chwaka Bay (East Coast) | P.O. Box 3557, Tanzania
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Ranked #9 of 122 Zanzibar B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
MarcH43044 Ely, Minnesota
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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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    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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Ely, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hidden-away gem on the busy island of Zanzibar is fantastic. Sadru's grounds, the pool and common areas are beautifully designed. The food, featuring an African/European themed menu is amazing. We would love to return for another visit.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff - perfect, very friendly & competent Food- very good, except for breakfast. Hotel should consider a buffet Refreshments- beverages at the bar unaffordable, overpriced & you don't have an alternative in the surrounding areas. Rooms-Average, towels definitely need to be replaced!!! Taps can do with better cleaning methods. Swimming pool overdue for maintenance/cleaning. Attractions - You have to be... More

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

Greetings from sunn Zanzibar ! Thank you so much for your review of Ngalawa Beach Resort. . Your compliments in regards to our food has been passed on to our well trained Chefs . Although we do breakfast buffets on special occasions or for large groups , we have found them to not be efficient when our capacity is lower... More

Tanzania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great few days with friends at Ngalawa BV. Kaka Sadru and the staff are friendly and very helpful. The food was great and well presented. The rooms are spacious and very clean. Very nice pool and entertainment area. Day trips available. We plan to return to NBV for our wedding aniversary in September

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I had a memorable week at Ngalawa Beach Village from 22nd to 29th July 2014. The thing that struck me the moment I arrived was how quiet it was. It was so peaceful. The hustle and bustle of getting out of the airport and through the busy streets of Zanzibar left us a little uncertain as to... More

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Oslo
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ngalawa Beach is the right place to re-charge your batteries. May be a bit too isolated for some and not the choice if you are looking for late party hours and a lot of action, but ideal for lazy days with a good book. It is always a gamble when you stay at a full-board place with a fixed menu,... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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
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4 helpful votes 4 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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23 helpful votes 23 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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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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