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“Great stay, great place!” 4 of 5 stars
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| Dhow Harbour, Vilanculos, Mozambique   |  
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Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Vilanculos
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“Great stay, great place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

I stayed at Smugglers over the new year period with a bunch of my mates for a few nights. The rooms are cheap and clean, clean sheets, mozzie nets etc all provided! and underpriced if you ask me, its great value for money! Not to mention the great parties we had in the pub! If you are looking for a good time and reasonably priced accommodation this is the place for you! the staff were so friendly, great barman too and the waitors are always smiling! Great food and super breakfast, not to mention, once again cheap!...We all really enjoyed our stay, it would not have been the same had we never found smugglers! Thanks Jo for having us!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2010

We booked rooms at Smugglers for our last night in Vilanculos. The air-conditioned, ensuite rooms were small and basic, beds had clean sheets and mosquito nets. Good for one night, but if you're looking for anything more than a place to sleep you should probably search for alternatives. We paid 2400 MZN for the room, which is a bit much considering that breakfast was not included in the price. The standard rooms with shared ablutions (1600 MZN) are probably the more sensible option at Smugglers.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2009

I was at Smugglers for only one day, it was all booked (so do book in advance).
The place is very nice, near the city where you can find shops and just in front of the beach where the Dhow trips start.
The place has a lot of green areas (and when I say green I mean green) and a super swimming pool (not really neaded...).
The restaurant is also very good and cheep.
I reccomend this place for all jung people looking for firends and night fun.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Smugglers

Address: | Dhow Harbour, Vilanculos, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Vilanculos
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Vilanculos
Number of rooms: 12

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