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Mnarani Beach Cottages

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North Coast | P O Box 3361, Nungwi, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2008

I had just finished 3 weeks of volunteering in an orphanage in Arusha and wanted to see the Indian Ocean. I had heard of Mnarani through fellow volunteers, but had not made reservations before my trip to Zanzibar. I stayed a night in Stone Town (where I made the reservations from), but left my traveling companions behind and went to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2008

date review: March 27, 2008 Tony & Ellen from Holland We stayed at Mnarani the last two weeks of January. We had a perfect relaxed holliday! We had booked one of the beach cabins. These are rather small, but clean and tidy (airconditioned!) and with a very beautifull view on the sea. The restaurant serves a dayly menu and even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2008

We visited Mnarani after two nights in Stonetown. We were pleased to find the relaxation and the great hospitality among the staff. I tried to find out what could be the explanation why people complained about the resort but with no luck. The standard is pretty much what we're used to when we visit greek islands in July. This is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2008

We stayed there for 2 nights recently and were quite pleasantly surprised with what we saw. We had booked for the Zanzibar house honeymoon suite but upon day or check in we were told by the receptionist that they had made a mistake and they only had the Deluxe rooms available in Zanzibar house.We were quite upset, but to their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2008

The place is fantastic. I am an experienced traveller and I can say objectively that Mnarani was great. The owner is a gentleman. Care and attention are evident in everything from the garden to the beach area, the bar and the rooms. The food is outstanding, and the pina coladas are world class.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2008

We stayed in Mnarani Beach cottages for three days and we absolutely loved the place. Our room was in the relatively new Zanzibar House directly opposite the seaside. The rooms are decorated with local furniture and beautiful flowers on the bed. They are spacious and include a fridge and beach towles. We absolutely loved the veranda with a comfortable hammock... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2008

After a long illness from which I am still recovering, we selected this hotel for a convalescence period in which the plan was to do nothing but lie in the sun and read. For this the hotel was perfect. We booked directly and at every stage, from initial enquiry to arrival at the airport for the return flight, the staff... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2008

I booked Mnarani after spending hours on Tripadvisor reading positive reviews for this place. I was truly mistaken. Let me tell you the reasons why: 1) THERE IS NO BEACH: Mnarani is located in Nungwi which is supposed to be one of the best beaches in Zanzibar, but the truth is you cannot swim on the beach in front of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2007

This was my first visit to Zanzibar, and it won't be the last! For the most part, our stay was very pleasant . I spent quite a bit of time with the owner and made several practical suggestions on how this beautiful resort could be upgraded and improved with not too much effort or money, I am not sure whether... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2007

This place is absolutely beautiful, located on the eastern end of Nungwi. The whole ressort is perfectly clean, very friendly staff (most of them are from Dar or Kenia, non locals) that are always helpful for any kind of requests. Rooms (we had standard) are rather small but functional with a private terrace. Food is nice, always a choice between... More 

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