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Mnarani Beach Cottages

North Coast | P O Box 3361, Nungwi, Tanzania
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I got to the hotel at 1.30am as our plane had delays from JKIA. The next morning I woke up at 10am and was briefed and got a very big breakfast. My nine nights at Mnarani were wonderful. The ladies had such beautiful floral arrangement on the bed. The room was amazingly clean, great food above all very friendly staff.... More

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thanks to everybody for these days in paradise. Food was delicious and people were amazingly kind, friendly and hard workers. We strongly recommend the Mnarani Beach Cottages. Our honey moon was even more special thanks to you. Thanks a lot, Anna and Roger.

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Reedley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was such a great find! My friend and I had stayed nearby the night before in not such a nice place. We started wandering around and came upon Mnarani. The people at the front desk offered us a great deal that included breakfast and dinner as well as an ocean view room. There was nobody around so we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in sea view cottage. As other reviews say - very small room but clean and has private bathroom with good powerful shower. Great to relax on the deck. Few fellow guests so easy to find chair/lounger. If you're looking for sand head to Kendwa.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family stayed here in July 2014 in the family apartment, the staff was amazing, the hotel was nice, clean, secure-- grounds were beautiful. Really enjoyed our stay here and would stay again. We stayed here to dive with Aquarius Divers who were also great!

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Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is kind of a honeymoon place with couples and families with not very young children. It's nice and quit. Just next to the beach and the ocean and you hear the waves which is very nice. The rooms are nice. We lived in the deluxe and the standard and I prefer the standard because they are like small... More

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Tanga, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sea view cottages are very small, but very clean. The proximity to other guests is very close and if you are looking for exclusivity, this is not the place for you. However, the setting (a deck literally on the beach and in the sea) does make up for the limited space. The sea is absolutely stunning, with crystal clear... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel during july, my daughter loved the pool and rabbits walking around, staff is very friendly very good place to relax, beautifull view of the sunset and the sea has amazing color. the bungalows are small and too small for a longer period if you have an option to book a larger room I would do... More

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Astoria, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here 6 nights and felt like home. The staff was very accommodating to all our needs and we were impressed by everyone - reception, drivers, beach bar and restaurant server. Initially on our first night we were ready to leave due to my allergy of the cleaning/ air freshener chemical but the reception immediately took care of it... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at Mnarani beach cottages, and what a great place to relax it was! It offers a safe, quaint environment, with sprawling views of the wonderfully blue Indian ocean, and a lovely pool. The staff was helpful and when our AC failed in the middle of the night, the next day we were upgraded (not... More

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Address: North Coast | P O Box 3361, Nungwi, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Also Known As:
Mnarani Beach Cottages Hotel Nungwi
Mnarani Beach Hotel
Mnarani Beach Resort
Mnarani Beach Cottages Zanzibar/Nungwi

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Mnarani Beach Cottages is a beach resort hotel, located on the northernmost tip of Zanzibar Island in the village of Nungwi, next to the old lighthouse.Mnarani has been independently recommended by The Lonely Planet Guide, The Bradt Guide to Zanzibar and many other East African travel guidebooks. ... more   less 
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