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3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Praia do Tofo, Tofo, Mozambique   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Tofo B&B and Inns
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“Best place ever..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Hello Everyone,
since me and my girlfriend have used Tripadvisore for many years we know how important it is to get good information about a place you are thinking of staying. We stayed at Baia Sonambula for just 4 days but we wished we had stayed longer. We stayed in Bungalow number 3 and it was amazing. With it's private terrace, reclying chair, and a big sliding door, with the ocean 50 mt away. The guesthouse has 3 bungalows and 2 rooms, plus 2 outstanding terraces with the best sea view you could possibly think of. The location is also perfect: 50 mt away from the beach, but slightly uphill, and that gives you peace, tranquillity and a great view. If you can try to get one of the bungalows, the rooms are also good but smaller than the bungalow.
When we got to Tofo by car we went around a bit looking for a place but on the upmarket side, Baia Sonambula, was the best choice for us.
The staff is very helpfull, they helped organizing the rest of our trip down to Maputo and were always there when needed it.
Since it has only 5 rooms, the atmosphere is quite and relaxed, perfect for a couple... so romantic
WORTH IT!!!!!

Room Tip: Go for room bungalow 1, 2 or 3. They are worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Baia Sonambula is one of the best places to stay in Tofo, Mozambique. Beautiful romantic guesthouse just near the beach. Beautiful views. Really nice people. Breakfast is really good, fresh fruit everey day and home made english breakfast, whatever you choose.
Rooms are really luxurious for Mozambique standards 4 star.
Nice comfy beds, good musquito net, nice ensuite bathroom.
Just great, relaxing, charming, beautiful and romantic place to stay in Tofo.

Room Tip: Room number 1, best room of the house, with ac.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

I planned a last minute trip for a long weekend to Tofo with some friends. Baia Sonambula (http://www.baiasonambula.com/) was one of the only places that had vacancy- one room in the main guesthouse and one in the owner's house right on the beach, Casa Azul, which has separate rooms for guests and an awesome porch for lounging around and watching the sunset. The owner, Laura, is an incredibly sweet Italian woman who had helpful suggestions for seafood, diving and snorkeling. Our snorkeling expedition, by Peri Peri Divers right next door, was in extremely choppy waters but we saw humpback whales and swam directly with whale sharks and devil rays.

The guesthouse is a short walk from the central part of Tofo (which is quite small) where all the restaurants, bars and craft market are. In the guesthouse, the rooms have high ceilings, mosquito nets and probably the most comfortable beds EVER- I haven't slept so well in ages. There were no vacant bungalows, but they looked very nice. Breakfast was great (served on beautiful terraces overlooking the beach) and the service was excellent. I thought it would be difficult to find since the map on their website has no street names, but it's not hard- you take the main road from Inhambane to Tofo and once you get to Tofo, just watch out for signs. It's at the very end of the road, right on the beach. You don't need a 4x4 but the road is a bit bumpy! My only complaint is that the shower in our room (#5) was very temperamental- boiling hot or freezing cold. Other than that I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Baia Sonambula Guest House

Address: Praia do Tofo, Tofo, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Tofo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Tofo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Baia Sonambula Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5

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