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Mbuyuni Beach Village

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jambiani Village, East Coast of Zanzibar | at the beginning of Jambiani Village, Jambiani, Tanzania
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Ranked #6 of 8 hotels in Jambiani
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
JRogers70 Vancouver, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When travelling, I always use Trip Advisor, review hotels in my price range & then make a short list of about 5 that suit my needs. This is what I did for Paje but when I went to book a week in advance, every one of my choices was fully booked due to a film festival in Stone Town. I... More

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Lamu Island, Kenya
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there for 2 nights. The place itself is very nice, nice food, friendly/helpful staff. They arranged a snorkeling trip which was very nice (and reasonable priced as I was the only one on the dhow). The pool is very clean. The beach in front of the hotel is not good for swimming. There are sharp rocks in the... More

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Triengen, Switzerland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are very big and clean. there is more than enough space for the luggage.There is a sofa inside, two beds, a big table and a shelf for the cloth. The best was the big balcony with a sofa and a outside-bed.A rope for the cloth...and a very nice view to the ocean. Unfortunately the access to the ocean... More

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a room with the perfect view of the beach,very spacious,clean and airy. The food was great and the staff very helpful. The manager Uhuru was also very welcoming and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

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Marietta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Beautiful location right on the beach, wonderful food reasonably priced so there wasn't any need to go anywhere else on the island if you didn't want to, very responsive, friendly staff, free wifi, spacious bungalow with the tropical feel we were looking for, swings, hammocks, and chairs all facing the beach, clean and inviting pool, super value for the money

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Antwerp, Belgium
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Very big room for 2 people. Shower and Toilet in the same space as the bed. Food is really good and you have a lot to choose from. Lot's of books (mostly in german, some in english and dutch), games availlable;

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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We paid the maximun price and still the room we had was maybe the worst of the resort. The room was too small for us and very hot because the wind did not reach the building. If they didn't have any other room for us they should reduce the price a lot. So there is other options in resorts at... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Just between Paje and Jambiani Mbuyuni Beach Village is a perfect place to quiet down and relax. Very good value for money. Nice and friendly staff. Good food also though lunch and dinner is served for limited hours only and orders must be done beforehand.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Beautiful place, amazing view, friendly and helpful staff! But sometimes you have to wait for your dinner to be served up to 1-2 hours :) Sightseeing in Stone town, Diving, going to Prison island and Safari in Arusha->UNOFRGETABLE!

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Victoria, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I returned again to stay here with my daughter after going on safari from Arusha. The staff were mostly the same and very welcoming. The menu has been expanded both for food and drinks. There weren't any power outages this time. We got the same room, warm water (rather than hot) but very clean and well kept. The pool was... More

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Address: Jambiani Village, East Coast of Zanzibar | at the beginning of Jambiani Village, Jambiani, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Jambiani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Mbuyuni Beach Village 2*
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Mbuyuni Beach Village Hotel Jambiani
Mbuyuni Beach Village Zanzibar/Jambiani

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Mbuyuni Beach Village is located on the east coast of Zanzibar, right at the beginning of Jambiani village, 4 minutes drive after passing Paje village. ... more   less 
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