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Panga Chumvi Beach Resort

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Matemwe | Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our 3 nights stay at Panga Chumvi as it is a small resort on an isolated beach close to a village. The rooms are small but comfortable, ours was 10 steps to beach. We spent a lot of time on our verandha, hammock or sunbed reading and watching the passing parade (not busy, no traffic jams) of... More 

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We stayed at Panga Chumvi three nights, this February 2015. That is, not the high season and even close to the main rains. But we were lucky with the weather, and found Panga Chumvi delightfully quiet... From our double room in a bungalow practically on the beach, no other noise than the sea coming in and going out... The staff... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

What?? Is this place for real? I came to Zanzibar to stay right in front of the ocean. Oh boy, I did get lucky in coming to Panga Chumbvi , didn’t I? This is an affordable hotel, set in a beautiful beach. The beach-front villas are right in front of the ocean. When the tide is high, you walk just... More 

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PangaChumvi, Owner at Panga Chumvi Beach Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks for your really nice review - we know that our location is very special indeed, but we are thrilled when our guests feel happy and content here too. Thanks for the compliments about the staff and food - we are so glad to know you've enjoyed yourself here - do visit again! More 

Burgos, Spain
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

we felt really lucky to find this place quiet and enchanting.....i would recommend it everybody.... nice rooms,with a big garden with hammock directly to the sea...incredible place and the food and the staff amazing ANA

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London, United Kingdom
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64 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We visited Panga Chumvi twice in 2012 and on moving back to Kenya, we couldn't think of a better place to spend Christmas. As before, the rooms are beautiful in their simple, elegant way, and the beach is just as stunning as before. Christmas itself was a low-key affair and we welcomed that. On Christmas eve braided banana leaves were... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A friend and I recently stayed at Panga Chumvi for three nights. It's located on a gorgeous stretch of beach, is incredibly peaceful and relaxing. We had all our meals in the restaurant and the food was really tasty. Pretty much everything was locally sourced and the menu was small but varied. We found all the staff from those that... More 

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Bayreuth, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We have been the second time at Panga Chumvi and felt so happy to be back at this amazing place. The area of this Resort is very spacious which means you really have this kind of privacy you need to relax and recover from stress in any form. You can enjoy the incredible view from your own veranda, listening to... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The hotel location is outstandingly beautiful, with long white sandy beaches fringed with coconut palms and casuarina trees, overlooking the warm turquoise-coloured clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Snorkelling over corals and brightly coloured fishes is good in front of the hotel, and excellent possibilities are easily available by boat. The management and staff were very friendly and always willing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed at Panga Chumvi for 4 nights in August 2014. We stayed in the Banda bang on the beach- the only such banda in Mawtemwe I guess. We had our own veranda/ orch just 10 meters from the sea. Rebecca was very helpful both during the planning phase (very prompt in responding to mails) and during our actual stay.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What an amazing place! I have travelled to Zanzibar many times and panga chumvi and the matemwe area has been my favorite so far. There were 7 of us staying there and the rooms are clean, simple, and very comfy with a an incredible view and an even more incredible beach out front. The staff and Rebecca were wonderful and... More 

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