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Station Road, Capri Point, Mwanza, Tanzania
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Ryan's Bay Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Mwanza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
29 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ryan's Bay Hotel is a well appointed hotel not far from the centre of Mwanza. Mwanza is filled with people and vehicles of various descriptions but once in the hotel's boundaries it is a quiet and pleasant environment. The hotel staff looked after us well. We were met by a taxi at the airport and we continued to use that... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed Ryan's Bay. Traveling in Africa I have stayed in a wide variety of hotels and was happily surprised by Ryan's Bay. Nice view of the lake, cheerful and competent service, very clean, newer and very pleased with the food. A/C went out first night is my only complaint and they promptly fixed it after I called. Where... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 4 nights whilst exploring Mwanza. The hotel staff were discreet, pleasant and very helpful. They went to great lengths to help me find the means to wrap a painting for transport without it being damaged. The rooms are airy, clean and mosquito free. The pool is fun, clean and just about big enough for a daily... More

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Accra, Ghana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been staying at Ryan's Bay during business trips over the last 4 years or so and I never tire of staying there . The rooms are very good , spacious and airy , most with a lovely view over the lake . Everything works in the rooms and there are enough electrical outlets for the business traveller to... More

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lucacio, Public Relations Manager at Ryan's Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued support in choosing to stay at Ryan's Bay Hotel and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. It gives us the pleasure and satisfaction to hear of your wonderful comments and that your stay with us was comfortable. We are always eager to hear of any suggestions on how we can improve our services, We... More

Newton, Wisconsin
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114 reviews 114 reviews
26 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I stayed 5 nights while in Mwanza, and Ryan's Bay was actually the best part of the visit. Their driver, Peter, was like having my own personal guide service to go anywhere in our out of town, and no chore was out of his ability to provide. Shopping help, negotiating with vendors on my behalf, advising on restaurants, safely and... More

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Ryansbay, Public Relations Manager at Ryan's Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and at the same time we are thrilled that your stay was comfortable and enjoyable. I will convey all the nice things you mentioned about Peter for I know he will have a big smile all day long. Thank you for that. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you again soon. Thank... More

Santiago, Chile
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Friendly people and superb surroundings the a great view of Lake Victoria. On arrival was greeted with friendly service and was upgraded to the presidential suite. I very welcoming thought after being on a mine for 4 weeks. The room was very spacious with lounge, 2 tv's a large fridge and 2 aircons. The room is well made up with... More

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Ryansbay, Public Relations Manager at Ryan's Bay Hotel, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that your stay was comfortable. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It does help us a great deal to know that we are doing something right. Please do not hesitate to email us any suggestions on how we can improve. manager@ryansbay.com. Thank you for choosing Ryan's Bay and we hope to... More

Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Wow! This is breathtaking hotel with unique architecture resembling a cruise ship. The hotel does have very good rooms. The only problem is that the hotel surrounding area is abit small. But generally, the fact that its within the city center and overlooking Lake Victoria, its a nice place for one to go and be out of the busy noise... More

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Ryansbay, Front Office Manager at Ryan's Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a fantastic review - 5 stars. We do get excited every time a client feels like the way you do. Thank you and we hope to welcome you to Ryan's Bay on your next visit to Mwanza. Kind regards Yvonne More

Sydney, Australia
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289 reviews 289 reviews
40 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

OK, so when you have stayed at places with no electricity, hot water or even water, anything that has all three plus wifi looks like luxury. Negotiated the US$100 down to $80 for my stay and thought I was in heaven. This place has it all. New hotel, water views, great restaurant and an outside deck where you can chill... More

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Ryansbay, Front Office Manager at Ryan's Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your feed back on TA. We do appreciate you taking the time. We are happy to hear that your stay with us was comfortable. If you have any other suggestion please feel free to email us as we eager to do better. Thank you and "karibu tena" Kind regards Yvonne More

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
84 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The location is the USP of this hotel. It is located on the banks of Lake Victoria, with almost every room having a balcony with a view. The pool and the restaurant also overlook the lake, which is very refreshing. The rooms and the bathrooms are of decent size, with all basic amenities included. The food was reasonably ok, so... More

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Ryansbay, Front Office Manager at Ryan's Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your experiences at Ryan's Bay Hotel. It is an important factor to us as we feel appreciated and influences us to work harder. Please feel free to send us your suggestions to manager@ryansbay.com Thank you for choosing Ryan's Bay Hotel and we look forward to welcoming again you soon. Kind regards Yvonne More

Musoma, Tanzania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Ryan's Bay was a wonderful place for a weekend away in Mwanza. The rooms are very nice and spacious. The shower was probably the nicest shower I've taken in East Africa - water was warm and pressure was steady. The hotel is not far from city-centre but far enough that you forget you're in the second largest city in Tanzania.... More

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Ryansbay, Public Relations Manager at Ryan's Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and your encouraging comments. We will convey the same to our staff. We are happy that your stay was comfortable as "customer service" is our No.1 priority. If you have other suggestions on how we can improve please feel free to email us at manager@ryansbay.com We know you have other... More

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Address: Station Road, Capri Point, Mwanza, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Mwanza Region > Mwanza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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