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Mamamapambo Boutique Hotel

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P.O.Box 695, Jambiani, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter and I spent one night here on a quick get-away from Dar. (yes, you can do it in one day though two or a week would be better) They put an extra bed in the room for us, and the whole place was beautiful. The hosts have just the right, warm welcoming but casual touch, our room was... More 

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Bovisio Masciago, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If you are looking for an exciting local experience you are in the right place . Homemade food , cooked just in front of you…excellent breakfast and personnel availability . The structure brings you into the local culture and tradition . Using it as a base Paolo ,Cristina and their staff are fully available to suggest you what is the... More 

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Skien, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stayed 14 days in one of the superior rooms with a/c. If you like to study native african life, this is the place. It was end of the season, and we have nothing to compare with, but we did not miss anything. The staff were extremely service minded and Christina and Paolo made their best to feel us welcome.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My experience in Zanzibar and in particular at Mamamapambo was superb. Since arrival I have been warmly greeted by Sharif and Mohammed that showed me where my room was and have always been helpful throughout my staying. Christina and Paolo have been great hosts - they made sure I was well taken care of and helped me putting together a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This place is perfectly fine, and the good points are all covered accurately in the other reviews, however following quite a bit of experience of Zanzibaris beach accommodation (we used to live there) I wouldn't rate this as particularly exceptional. True, it is in a lovely, not too touristy spot, and the food is better than average, but it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

An amazing, wonderful, magical place. From the moment I arrived I was welcomed. The staff was always smiling and helpful. Food was gourmet quality and our room under the eves was right out of a fairy tale. I hope that my review doesn't prevent me from getting a room next time, but they are well worth the rave review.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband and I spent 5 days there in late January. wonderful peaceful space, the highlight for me was the daily routine of the locals, earning a living, on the water, men fishing, women seaweed farming. Warm and welcoming staff, good food and cold beers. The electric often went off and wifi could be difficult but heh ! Your in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

we had booked through Borderless Tours and safaris for a getaway to Zanzibar, after staying for two nights in Stone town it was relaxing to be away from the busy town and enjoy the beach. the hotel is remarkable as me, my husband and our group enjoyed our stay in this wonderful hotel. the only thing that was upsetting was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

After 6 days on safari in Tanzania we landed in Jambiani, Mamamapambo was chosen for a week of relaxation. Beautiful location right on the beach, very romantic evening with candles light, great food and great service by the friendly and attentive staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

After 2 busy days in Stone town we came to this peaceful and beautiful place, Mamamapando Hotel on the beach of Jambiani. The architecture is just so amazingly pretty and well done, built with the regional materials, the Italian taste for perfect decoration and finishing quality and the good food made us adore this hotel. Only 6 rooms, peaceful and... More 

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