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Ngalawa Beach Village

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Chwaka Bay (East Coast) | P.O. Box 3557, Tanzania
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Ranked #16 of 136 Zanzibar B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Dar es Salaam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Ballito, South Africa
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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 

Ballito, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a well run and organised place to stay. The food is absolutely delicious and in one week we never had the same dish more than once for lunch or supper. A variety of meat is provided and if you do not like fish for instance, then management will gladly make a special arrangement provided they are informed in... More 

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

Jambo Erica , Habari yako Thank you for your lovely kind review. We are very happy you have such a great sense of adventure , You are such a lovely and gracious woman and myself Val and our staff really enjoyed time spent with you we are a 3 star and this is our choice , however our quality is... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

To let the whole world know my wife and I had an excellent time for our honeymoon beautiful place outstanding owners&staff if anyone wants to go and enjoy their honeymoon I would say that in zanzibar ngalawa beach village is the best place to go have fun and de-stress without television as there is always things the couple can do.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Arriving in DAR es Salaam -0400 in the morning there was no transfers between the 2 terminals, I made contact with the owner of Ngalawa beach Village to assist me in this matter, Mr Sadru made contact with me, to assist us with an transfer for our internal flight from DAR - ZNZ - he contacted one of his connections... More 

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

Greetings Riaane V and family ! Thank you for your valued review and for taking the time to evaluate us. We at Ngalawa Beach enjoyed your family and your great sense of curiosity in regards to the unique culture here on this darling Island . We are thrilled that you loved the food and nature that this resort has to... More 

Madrid, Spain
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This was not what we expected at all for our honeymoon. We went there to rest for a few days and it was just impossible. The hotel was noisy, there was loud music from a party at the pool until late at night and our room was full of mosquitoes and spiders. The rooms were mediocre, but that's what you... More 

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

Greetings MeryMad from Ngalawa Beach : Thank you for taking the time to post this review. I have contacted your travel agent for all communications as to ensure |I have a clear and informative picture as it was many months ago . 1 ) you arrived late in the afternoon , had a lovely dinner and all was well.. 2)... More 

Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My review is written in total honesty and I do not intent to offend anyone... ARRIVAL: Upon arrival Joanne and Valery welcomed us and were friendly where we were then taken to our rooms by one of the workers. ROOMS: The rooms were rather mediocre and I actually expected more, but then again it is a 3-star resort. The bath... More 

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

Happy New Year... We are alway appreciative of fair and honest feed back based on facts not perception.. from our valued guests a. Please allow me to address the important points where you may have been misinformed . A) At NO time during or after you're stay was any staff "fired " and at NO time was there time for... More 

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