We stayed here for 12 nights from the end of January. The hotel was very quiet for the first few days but more people arrived at the beginning of February.
We had a basic room furthest away from the sea, which suited us perfectly as we were also away from the families with children!!!
In truth, all the rooms are basic but you can pay for an upgrade to get aircon and a fridge. As the hotel was not even 1/2 full, Juergen gave us a fridge in our room, which was great. He also arranged for a sofa with cushions to be put on our terrace, as we sat there every evening playing scrabble.
This hotel maybe basic but it is so full of charm, and the staff are delightful, nothing is too much trouble.
The rooms are cleaned daily, there is ample hot water, the only downside is that the matresses on the single beds do sag a bit, making them a bit uncomfortable...........could be improved.
Having said that, almost everything else was excellent, location, service, food, swimming pools (salt water, so no chlorine, and SO clean and warm).
The hotel may be a bit remote for some as there is no real resort in walkable distance and the only local restaurant was closed when we were there, so we ended up eating almost everyday at the hotel, which was fine.
But the setting and location is idyllic, perfect for a relaxing holiday and although there is a lot of coral on the beach, there is a clear sandy area just opposite the hotel......just watch out for jelly fish! Nobody on the beach trying to sell you anything, just a few locals working, the odd holidaymaker and miles of white sand dotted with an amazing selection of beautiful shells......what more do you want?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Madrugada Beach Hotel & Resort *** with its 37 rooms is located at the South-East coast of Zanzibar in Makunduchi, which is an amazing coral village with white sand beaches that go down in gentle slope on a turquoise background. Great location to relax from the business life, not recommended for people who search an exiting night life. The location is also perfect for various sorts of beach activities, but also an excellent base to explore the island. Amenties: 2 swimming pools, private beach, SPA and small Gym on site, most rooms with A/C and oceanview, free WiFi, Tour desk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Madrugada Beach Resort Zanzibar/Makunduchi