My husband and I stayed at Mamamampambo for 5 nights in November 2013 during our Honeymoon and that experience was even better that we could ever imagine, really!
We stayed at the room # 6 (Deluxe Room with sea-view) on the second floor with our own sea-view veranda. I could spend hours there watching breathtaking view of high and low tide changing, watching local people everyday life: men fishing on theit traditional boats - dhow, women picking and drying out seaweeds, children playing and sailing toy boats.. The hotel is located in the middle of Jambiani village so be ready to experience the local colours of runnung village life with all the accompanying smells and noices. Nevertheless, that don't bother you at all because as soon as you get there you feel as a part of this strange interesting world. Local village people are friendly, especially children who are curious, mischievous and never miss a chance to speak to tourists and ask for some treats.
Food was oustandingly delicious for reasonable prices, plentiful breakfasts, rich choise of dishes for dinner. 2 times a week special dinner is served in the garden for all guests: swahili food dinner and BBQ dinner. We were lucky to experience swahili dinner and my husband and I concurred that it was the most delicious dinner while in Zanzibar.
Hotel is located rather far from StoneTown and other touristic places so that's the best place for those who are looking for relax and quietness, romantic location on the beach makes it perfect for honeymooners. We rented a car for the whole period of our stay in Zanzibar so we were free to drive around the island and arrange all the tours and other activities by ourselves. However, if you don't have a car the hotel offers a range of tours and can arrange transfers wherever you need.
The hotel is decorated in African style with impeccable taste, each detail is unique, has its own soul and perfectly fits its place. We were so amazed at the hotel design that asked Paolo and Krisitina to let us bring our photographer (who was coming later to take pictures of our HoneyMoon) to shoot on the background of their awesome hotel. They were so nice to agree though at the moment of photoshooting we already left the hotel moving to the north of the island. Thank Paolo and Kristina so much for that and for the amazing romantic candlelight dinner they arranged for us in the garden. Thay always were so friendly and helpful and made our stay at their hotel unforgettable!
No doubt we would recommend this hotel to our friends and if we come to Zanzibar in the future we'll be glad to stay there again and again!