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Blu Marlin Village

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Kumba Urembo | Kiwengwa Beach, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
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Amritsar, India
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly, there was no signpost even in near vicinity to direct me to the location. One is likely to move past it as there is no signboard facing the approach track (yes, a dirt track, there is no proper road) !! Bathroom fittings are coming apart. My room door wouldn't lock from outside, so it had to be left open... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first impression of Blu Marlin upon arrival seemed well. The beach and the pool are very nice, however there are some major shortcomings which are not just a nuissance but also a plain hazard. 1. Location: 25 $pp is too much for a single transfer. You can take a cab at Stone town for 15$ with more people. 2.... More 

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Newcastle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Well what an amazing stay, we arrived 13 december 15 and stayed for 7 nights and we had the pleasure of staying in th Crocodillo room. 1st floor with pool and sea views amazing again. we were greeted with a nice mango cocktail and given a brief run down of the hotel and its facilities by our fab host and... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Stayed there with my wife just for three night after our Safari in Tanzania. Very romantic and quiet place. Beautiful beach. A simple hotel but with everything you want. And if something is missing the hotel manager will make sure you have it. Food was good, nothing fancy but hey it's not a 5 star hotel. Great value for money.

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

We have just completed a 4 night stay here and can highly recommend it. We are 2 parents with 2 older children and stayed in a room with a double bed and bunk bed. We had breakfast and evening meal in our price plan. Location is great with own clean pool and plenty of sun loungers by pool and on... More 

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Helena
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I stayed at Blu Marlin Village in November 2014. Let me say that this place was a pleasant surprise! Price is very affordable for Zanzibar. The setting is wonderful. The property is well-cared for and maintained. The staff was excellent and helpful! In fact, the staff were an incredible bonus who enhanced my experience through their wisdom and advice. Would... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We chose Blu Marlin because of the price and stayed there for 4 nights, together with our daughter (2,5). The accommodations at Zanzibar are quite expensive. Blu Marlin is a fair deal, but there are beter places in this range (for example in Paje area). We enjoyed our stay at Blu Marlin, but the rooms and especially the bathrooms are... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Blu Marlin had just changed management when we stayed there. After travelling from the UK for almost 24hours, the pristine and clean room was a welcome! Admittedly, the salt water shower was a surprise, but it was manageable. Our air conditioning didn't really work properly, but for us it wasn't necessary and there was a constant breeze from the sea.... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Located within one of the little villages on Zanzibar this was a lovely find. Blu Marlin offers all of the comforts of a big resort such as a nice pool, private beach, and lounging beds, at a very reasonable price. The rooms are clean and comfy and all have excellent air conditioning (a real must!) Breakfast and dinner which are... More 

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Ambo, Ethiopia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The positive: Clean, charming hotel in great location. The beach is nice and quiet, with only a few local kids running around and a kite surfing place next door. Looks like an ideal place to learn how to kite surf, with calm, shallow water and few people or boats. The swimming pool is also quite nice. We booked a snorkeling... More 

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