We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The worst hotel ever!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Blu Marlin Village

Save Saved
You added Blu Marlin Village to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Blu Marlin Village
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Kumba Urembo | Kumba Urembo, Kiwengwa, Tanzania   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #7 of 11 hotels in Kiwengwa
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The worst hotel ever!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We chose this hotel for our honeymoon based on the price and the reviews on here but they are very misleading. At every stage we were required to pay more money. The lunch meals were extremely overpriced and we were ripped off on the pick up and drop off at the airport. The drinks are more expensive than we'd paid in london!

The room was fairly clean but there was limited water and the bedding was not completely clean. However the worst part was the food. The breakfast was toast and juice, nothing else really. For the evening we had to give our order in after breakfast but there was no menu and all we were offered was meat and chips every day. Even though we'd already paid for this we ended up eating in a different complex, which gave a three course meal for the same price as the meat and chips we had to have each day for lunch.

None of the staff spoke English, just Italian and they made us feel really unwelcome. We had chosen Zanzibar because we are keen scuba divers but the hotel didnt make any accomodations for us to have breakfast before we left (only 15 mins before breakfast officially opened at 8am) and becasue we were not there during the day they wouldnt make us dinner. The diving was amazing and if we had been able to save any more money we would have definately swapped hotels. Whatever you do DONT STAY HERE!!

Room Tip: just dont stay here you wont be made welcome. We were kicked out at 12 and driven to the airport 7 h...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

109 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    56
    25
    13
    9
    6
See reviews for
16
54
6
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first

Been to Blu Marlin Village? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Blu Marlin Village

Address: Kumba Urembo | Kumba Urembo, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Kiwengwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kiwengwa
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Blu Marlin Village 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BluMarlin Village is in the most peaceful area of the splendid beach of Kiwengwa Zanzibar with its coconut palms and tropical plants not far away is the villafe of Kumba Orembo all around is a scenario of transparent crystalline water and a white beach where one can encounter children who live in the beach huts. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Tingo, Travelocity, BookingOdigeoWL, Expedia and Venere so you can book your Blu Marlin Village reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Blu Marlin Village Hotel
Blu Marlin Village Zanzibar/Kiwengwa

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Blu Marlin Village, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.