Actually we stayed in Samaki Lodge which is close to Palumbo Reef Resort and we used the restaurant in Palumbo Reef and the swimming pool and the bar, too. We spent there ten nights in January 2013. Hotel is surrounded by nice garden and has a gorgeous white-sand beach, nice pool area, very helpful staff and security provided by Masai warriors. A fish village and locals fish from their dhows just offshore.
Food was tasty - chicken, beef, rice, chips, pasta, fruits, cakes. Seafood was always fresh, having been caught the same day (several times while having breakfast we saw fishermen bringing a big tuna or swordfish).
We have been to two trips with a local guide called Jerry whom you can meet on the hotel beach at the place where a bed service is provided. A man usually wearing a cap with peak and a bag on his shoulder speaks English and Italian and a bit Czech, too. We were pleased with his taking us to Stone Town, Prison Island and Spice tour thanks to his friendly approach and a good price. We recommend his service warmly.
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March 31, 2013
You had the chance to try both hotels!
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And from what you are writing..it was perfect!
Samaki Lodge is a secluded hotel, for people they want a very quiet place, and with his 32 rooms can offers all the facilities for a perfect vacation.
Even Palumbo Reef with his 100 rooms, all well located, provides for the best accommodation.
Our beautiful garden give the possibility to enjoy the nature having also the total privacy.
In fact, like you are saying all the rooms are surrounded by tropical plants and the atmosphere is really perfect to achieve a complete relaxation in both hotels.
At your disposal, the beautiful white sand beach, still uncontaminated!
Our management is appreciated and we are renowned especially for our cuisine.
The restaurant offers always a big variety of fish, meat, pasta, vegetables, desserts and exotic fruits, everything really tasty and fresh!
In short, we can offer everything is necessary for a perfect holiday!
So, dear Pesakar, we thank you and we wait you to come next time, maybe with some friends!
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