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Mnarani Beach Cottages

North Coast | P O Box 3361, Nungwi, Tanzania
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Ranked #12 of 17 hotels in Nungwi
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
EsmeHarris2014 Tanga, Tanzania
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Tanga, Tanzania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW

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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Addison, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 11-year old daughter and I spent 4 nights at Mnarani Beach Cottages in July 2014. Everything about our visit was fabulous. The Cottages are immaculate and have a retreat-like feel with a quiet atmosphere. The staff are attentive, skilled, and friendly. They helped us book a range of activities and offered advice without pushing us towards any particular excursion.... More

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on Zanzibar in June 2014 at the Mnarani resort. We booked the honeymoon cottage. The communications regarding the booking were very good and timely. I overbooked my transfers from the airport on line and was notify immediately by the front desk staff of the error. They were very quick at offering a credit to the reservation. The staff... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location alongside turquoise sea, that rolls in under the deck at high tide, so that you feel almost at sea. Lovely gardens with hibiscus hedges, provide a shady respite from the sun. The rooms were small, but were very clean, with nice views, across gardens and deck, of the sea. Nice, authentic locally made sun loungers to relax on.... More

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Moshi, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My trip to Nungwi was my first solo holiday, and I was a little bit nervous. However, the staff at Mnarani were so positive, friendly and fun that I felt really at home and very safe and comfortable. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and (in May at least) very peaceful. It is a short stroll away from the main hub... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely time!! Great views!! Wonderful swing & hammocks to listen and watch the waves crash! Great quiet location with east beach walking to the village. Fantastic staff that made our stay so much better. loved and looked forward to every meal cooked by the great chef on location!! Yum! Would stay again in a heartbeat! Thanks!!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this hotel at the end of a holiday that took in Kilimanjaro and Stone Town. As we had climbed Kili, a good bit of R&R was in order. Mid June 14 saw us on the edge of the wet season with the hotel practically to ourselves. All I can say is lucky us. Some real high points.... More

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

Dear GForce5, Thank you for your detailed and positive review of Mnarani! I have passed on your compliments to my team, and we are all pleased that we did well by you. The guys at our watersports center are happy to hear that you enjoyed your snorkeling trip so much, too. With regards to the range of dishes available at... More

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Address: North Coast | P O Box 3361, Nungwi, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Nungwi
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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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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Nungwi #9 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi #11 Romantic Hotel in 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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