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Mnarani Beach Cottages

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North Coast | P O Box 3361, Nungwi, Tanzania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been an Avid traveler visiting locations and Hotels across the globe and last 2 weeks have been travelling across Tanzania. After a tiring Kili Trek + Safari I wanted to relax at Zanzibar and hence booked Mnarani for 3 nights - Half board. Providing this review hoping its taken Constructively by the Mnarani Management rather than just responding... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very disappointed with my stay at Mnarani Beach Cottages. It was the slow season so there were very few guests at the hotel which resulted in decreased services. The food in particular was not very good. I also woke up in the middle of the night to cockroaches climbing on me. The hotel staff did come and spray... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there for 2 nights during our trip to zanzibar and it was truly a pleasant experience.. The hotel has a very nice pool with a nice restaurant at the beach which very pleasant.. The food was not bad but the drinks on the other hand were really good and the overall experience is worth it! Service was very... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've spent 5 nights in Mnarani Beach Cottages in the end of May and i would really recommend others to choose this hotel for your stay in Nungwi. My stay here was amazing. It was still quiet because of the low season and i've had some heavy rain showers, but that didn't bother me at all. It gave me loads... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff and owner of mnarani make the stay there very special.Its like being home but now you have a beach infront of you and you have this very fun staff around you with amazing customer service and amazing food.They catered for all our requests and demands without ever saying no.Definately going back!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Everyone is happy and polite. Good rooms, nice and relaxed atmosphere. A very good get-away-pkace, when you want to get out of the city. Nice beach around the corner, snorkelling oppurtunities and other water activities.

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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte P, Thank you for your nice feedback on TripAdvisor! It's great to know you enjoyed your stay with us and everything Mnarani and its surroundings have to offer. Please come back soon! Sunny greetings from Nassor and the team! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The bed was pushed against one wall to give a bit more space on the other side, but that meant you could not get out of bed on that side, so we moved it. We also had to move the clothes cabinet against the front window so we could walk around the end of the bed. The bathroom is small,... More 

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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Unbiased-Facts, Thank you for your very detailed review of your stay with us! I am delighted that you’ve enjoyed it, despite the fact that the Standard Room you booked was obviously too small for your needs; but, as you mentioned, we have a selection of rooms to suit every requirement. Thank you also for noting that our place is... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Avoid the cheek-by-jowl beachside hotels stringing the North West part of the Island - Mnarani is a real find, an oasis of calm and quiet, with stunning views onto the Indian Ocean, fabulous food and massages and a fantastic, hands-on owner. Visit and re-charge your batteries and senses.

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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear marpandc, Thank you for your lovely review of Mnarani Beach Cottages! How great to know you’ve enjoyed everything we have to offer and got your batteries recharged and your senses stimulated in our little oasis by the ocean. We’d love to welcome you again and spoil you some more ;-) Warm regards from all of us! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Had a very lovely stay at Mnarani over Easter. I agree with previous reviews regarding the friendly staff, great location (away from the madness of the main Nungwi strip which is great if you're after peace and quiet) and a beautiful view! My friends said the massage lady is amazing too, though I didn't get to have one unfortunately. However,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

You have arrived at the place where no further looking is required. From the driver (Sameer) who will pick you up from wherever you are in Zanzibar, to the reception (Amour, Khamis and the wonderful Margaret), to the restaurant where Gina, Naeemah and Saloom will bend over backwards to keep you smiling, to the bar which is occupied by the... More 

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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear nomi s, How wonderful to read your appreciative review! You are truly family now, knowing everybody and enjoying is what we are so happy to do for you. I have passed on your compliments to our team, I’m sure you can imagine their big smiles  Thank you so much for choosing Mnarani as your home, and we can’t... More 

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