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Mnarani Beach Cottages

North Coast | P O Box 3361, Nungwi, Tanzania
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Ranked #11 of 17 hotels in Nungwi
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
travelatheart85 Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 6 days ago NEW

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 NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week 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 2 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

Issaquah, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came from a 5 day stay at the Rift Valley Children's Village where our daughter had volunteered before she passed away. Mnarani was the perfect respite after an emotional trip for our family. The staff was warm and gracious. The food was fantastic and the setting couldn't be beat. Our lodging was perfect and the low-key ambience totally fit... More

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

Dear Kathy, Thank you so much for staying with us, and for telling others on TripAdvisor about it! We feel honoured to have been part of this very special journey of yours, and pleased that you’ve found in Mnarani what you were looking for. It would be our pleasure to welcome you again! Best wishes from all of us! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed a couple of nights in the garden view rooms, they are very small but when their is so much to do outside you don't need a big room, the staff were awesome super friendly and extremely helpful, they would go out of their way to help you organise or make reservations anywhere you like it has everything you... More

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

Dear pmcnjg, Thank you for writing to TripAdvisor about your stay with us! It was a pleasure to have you here, and we are delighted that you enjoyed and appreciated our hotel and service so much. We hope to welcome you again soon! Best wishes! More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I was there last month with my wife on holiday! We really enjoyed ourselves, the hospitality, friendliness and reception from staff was quite good, we loved our family room right in front of the beach with a balcony! This is definitely not our last visit at Mnarani Beach cottages. I recommend the place, especially during the low season when the... More

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Dear becher k Thank you for sharing your Mnarani experience on TripAdvisor. It makes us proud and happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you again! 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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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Nungwi #8 Family Hotel in Nungwi #8 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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