We have been here for 5 nights. We read beforehand the reviews and also our travel book which mentioned it as not the best value actually so we were not too convinced but booked it anyway as the places adjacent were slightly too pricy for us.
All I can say is that we were positively surprised.
The rooms were absolutely okay, very clean, could just need some maintenance here and there but nothing major.
The food was very good and definitely enough. They just start to change here some things due to the new management e.g. The snacks you can order at the beach bar.
Also the service was very nice. Some of the waiters are still a bit inexperienced but the new management is definitely heading into the right direction.
In general the new management is very nice, talks to the guests and takes remarks very seriously so you also feel valued as a guest!
And the beach is awesome!
We had a very nice stay at Mafia Lodge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mafia Island Lodge stands amidst tall palms on a sandy beach in Chole Bay, in the heart of the marine park near Utende village on South coast of Mafia.14 Superior rooms, 18 Standard rooms and 2 Family rooms are set among the coconut palms with their own veranda overlooking the bay. They are all self-contained with air conditioning. Twin and double beds are available. Among the 34 rooms there are 2 family Suites, which are made out of 2 comfortable connecting rooms with one sharing bathroom, each one with its own veranda overlooking garden and sea. They may comfortably accommodate a max of 5 guests. All our rooms have garden and sea view. Hot and cold water is available 24 hours a day. The main lodge has a relaxing atmosphere with a large open restaurant, bar and lounge area. Board games, table tennis and volleyball are also available.Other facilities include a gift shop, laundry service, excursions, snorkelling, sailing and scuba diving.The cuisine is continental with an emphasis on seafood. Snacks, sandwiches and bitings are also available.Located on our beautiful beach - the only one in Chole Bay unaffected by tide - our Beach Bar offers light lunches and early afternoon fare such as salads, sandwiches and freshly caught fish, complemented by a fully-stocked bar. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mafia Island Hotel Mafia Island