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Mamamapambo Boutique Hotel

P.O.Box 695, Jambiani, Tanzania
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

9 nights spent in this little pearl on the white beach of Jambiani. Only 6 rooms, all beautifully decorated with very good taste, clean and directly overlooking the sea. Great food freshly prepared by the staff smiling and friendly under the super vision of Christina and Paul, the young couple who run professionally the hotel. Tasty barbeque seafood served on... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Mamamapambo is located on a beautiful beach in the south of Zanzibar in a small fishing village, hotel has everything you need for a relaxing holiday, a beautiful sea view, nice rooms spacious and full of charm, great food and attentive and friendly staff. This place will remain long in my memory. Special thanks to Christina who arranged a romantic... More 

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Fabulous end of our trip to Tanzania, after climbing Kilimanjaro and visited national parks, we wanted to relax and this small hotel with only 6 rooms was really a worthy conclusion of our wonderful experience in Africa. Paulo and Christina welcome you with warmth and kindness, the team always smiling and helpful ready to fulfill every need. Have stayed the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is a lovely small B&B with 4 ocean-view rooms and 2 non-view rooms. I booked a non-view room and was wowed by its spaciousness, beautiful designer touches, extra closet nook for suitcases, large well-appointed bathroom. However, this room was right up next to the reception and fronted a local driveway. I just did not love this room. The extra... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Beautiful, incredible place with the brightest blues, the shiniest seas. The beach is incredible, white sand, and industrious people growing seaweed everywhere. Sailing on the Dow on the lagoon was a highlight. The food is good, and the Jam is exquisite.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Stayed at mama mapambo for 7 days after a long safari in Tanzania and Kenya, we have found the perfect place to relax and rest after a hard week. The hotel is small and very private, very large rooms with spacious bathrooms and beautiful hammocks overlooking the sea, great food and well-mixed between local and international. Staff incredibly friendly and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

With all the excellent reviews I think my expectations were sky high, which is why I was slightly disappointed! It is true that this is a sweet, African beach styled small hotel, with great staff. Food is delicious and drinks are good. However, I suppose first impressions are really important, and when we arrived there was no one to meet... More 

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Paolo V, Proprietario at Mamamapambo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Would like to clarify a few points regarding your opinion about our hotel ... Upon your arrival, you are greeted by our general manager, Shariff, who gave you the room and a short briefing. This is the service we give to each of our guests. Your original booking was for a superior room without sea view with a/c for your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

we had two amazing weeks at mama mapamba very far away from usual tourism. Paolo, Christina and their extremly friendly stuff were always present when needed. Fantastic cuisine, fabulous fresh sea-food, a very good cocktail-bar, a talented tour-organiser in the lodge, very nice anti-stressing room decoration with a beautifuf terrasse 6m away from the turquois sea, etc.... many thanks again... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Cool place, the best place on our trip. Mamamapambo has a unique style, few rooms overlooking the beach of Jambiani, a beautiful garden where you can relax and read a book and where they prepared a romantic dinner by candlelight. Staff kind and caring that makes you feel at home, excellent cocktails prepared by Francis. Thanks to Sharif for his... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The hotel was amazing in front of a breathtaking exotic beach with a traditional African decoration , the stuff was very very very helpful always with a smile on their faces , the rooms were very clean and the food was really nice. We did the paradise island excursion with our guide Shawl which was unforgettable. We met the locals... More 

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Address: P.O.Box 695, Jambiani, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Jambiani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
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