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“Run down hotel - Avoid Ora Hotels” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Coral Reef

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Coral Reef
Pwani Mchangani, Pwani Mchangani, Tanzania (Formerly Ora Resort Coral Reef)   |  
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“Run down hotel - Avoid Ora Hotels”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We were sent to this hotel when we were turned away from the Ora Makuna Majiwe one we booked and paid for and after visiting Myblue in Nungwi. Again, in the brochure it looks ok, even on sites it looks okay. But, it's very run down, the swimming pool was green and the food was terrible and almost non-existant! The 'breakfast' was the poorest I've seen in a hotel. They didn't even have butter! Tea or coffee was a shared flask... In the evening the salt and pepper pots had to be shared and returned to a communal table. It was a very depressing experience. The local staff though were very friendly with us as were the Director and his wife (although they only spoke Italian) they were very sympathetic and completely understood that we couldn't stay in such a squalid place, especially when they found out how much we had paid for the bungalows at Hakuna Majiwe. The bungalows that we had been promised to replace the ones we had booked down in Paje turned out to be two abandoned rooms, filthy and in my view un-fit for human habitation - certainly not a family on holiday. They tried to 'spruce' them up with paintbrushes while we there waiting and were going to 'replace' the screens/windows. I was not allowed to take photos...They did have other bungalows that looked nice but the hotel infrastructure is very much in need of investment. It looks like they're closing down. I don't know how much an Italian package costs - very cheap I imagine...I would strongly advise people to avoid this hotel and all the other Ora Hotels as the three we visited were of very poor standard and to go all the way to beautiful Zanzibar and stay in one would ruin anybody's holiday!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Coral Reef

Also Known As:
Ora Resort Coral Reef Hotel Pwani Mchangani
Ora Resort Coral Reef Hotel
Coral Reef Hotel
Coral Reef Zanzibar
Coral Reef Zanzibar/Pwani Mchangani
Address: Pwani Mchangani, Pwani Mchangani, Tanzania (Formerly Ora Resort Coral Reef)
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Pwani Mchangani
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Pwani Mchangani
#5 Romantic Hotel in Pwani Mchangani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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