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Blu Marlin Village

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Kumba Urembo | Kumba Urembo, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
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Ranked #7 of 10 hotels in Kiwengwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014
MandyWouter Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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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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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

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
2 reviews
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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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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

It is a small place in a quiet place of Kiwenga. Good rooms with sea view (though quite small) and very clean.Small private balcony to feel the wind and browse internet freely. No sellers will bother you on the beach since the owner does not want his customers to be disturbed. There is a swimming pool. Just in front of... More

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

A lovely hotel on a beautiful beach. Great area, very quiet and peaceful!! The management were great- a really friendly Italian family. The staff were great too- really helpful- although sometimes there was a bit too much 'African time'! The hotel was very clean. The food was amazing- a starter, pasta dish, main (either fish or meat) and then desert... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

.... loved it ... loved it ... loved it. The perfect hideaway, a dream beach away form the hustle and bustle of the major resorts, lovely little hotel with a family like atmosphere, spotless rooms, well maintained facilities.The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We chose the half board option and the dinners were great with a choice of fish,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

We are a couple tried a relaxing, quiet and beautiful resort to spend two days of our holiday. Fortunately we chose the Blue Marlin Village in Kiwengwa. The staff is always available, welcoming and preparated. Very good value for money for both the bar and the restaurant,excellent cuisine and varied. Very cheap and delicious lobster dinner on the beach. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Had an amazing stay there. Highlights: very very clean Lovely bar area Local boys working there are so lovely and helpful Its around a 30second walk to the most beautiful peaceful beach i have ever seen. Downside: do not pay 40euro to be dropped off to the port. Complete rip off sorry but that made me so angry. Get a... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We chose this hotel for our honeymoon based on the price and the reviews on here but they are very misleading. At every stage we were required to pay more money. The lunch meals were extremely overpriced and we were ripped off on the pick up and drop off at the airport. The drinks are more expensive than we'd paid... More

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Address: Kumba Urembo | Kumba Urembo, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Kiwengwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Blu Marlin Village 3*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kiwengwa #6 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
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BluMarlin Village is in the most peaceful area of the splendid beach of Kiwengwa Zanzibar with its coconut palms and tropical plants not far away is the villafe of Kumba Orembo all around is a scenario of transparent crystalline water and a white beach where one can encounter children who live in the beach huts. ... more   less 
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