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La Madrugada Beach Resort

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Beach Road, Makunduchi, Tanzania (Formerly Zanzibar Azure Beach Resort)
1 room 1 adult
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nive hotel, placed in the heart of Indian ocean on the beaitiful islamd of Zanzibar, Tanzania. We had lovely stay woth very friendly staff :) The food was ok as wekl as the rooms were very clean. The hotel is sitiated one interesting village named Makunduchi where you can see local people's life and make friends :)

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes !! there are areas that are not up to western or Middle East standards but you don't come to Africa for that or for fantastic food however what you do get at Madrugada are fantastic staff who genuinely want you to have a lovely relaxing holiday. The location (for us !) was paradise, great beach 10 mts from the... More 

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san jose, nm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We with friends (13 Ukrainians and 1 American) stayed here 4 nights after safari. This is a slightly isolated place, just you and ocean with its tide. For people who like serenity. Very few local folks on the beach, spacious clean rooms, food is good. Staff is also very helpful. Solomon (manager) arranged us good price for Jozani forest and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the hotel for a couple of days. It has a beautiful inner garden and a sea view. Hotel is offering a multitude of tours and if you cooperate with a couple of people you can get a long way with it. Hotel is suitable for backpackers who have modest comfort standards, and are not crazy about food.... More 

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Leipheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you look for minor deficiencies you will find them here as you would in any other African 3 star hotel. However the staff were always there to help out whenever possible. Let me thank the management who were always there but kept a low profile and the staff especially in the kitchen and restaurant who prepared ugali (a type... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 3 night at the hotel and were quite disappointed. The food was bad, the buffet was poor and not suitable for vegetarians - u eat only steamed rice, steamed veggies, either potatoes salad or chips... Everything at the hotel was very expensive!!!! The food and drinks at the restaurant are in dollars and if u want to pay... More 

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Thank Maya S
Moshi, Tanzania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed in several different accommodation options all over Zanzibar island and this was by far the worst. We stayed for three nights and after the first day we spent as little time as possible on the actual grounds. Out of their control: -Poor beaches -Isolated location (best to rent a car so you have flexibility. If we hadn't... More 

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Hollola, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic location if you want to relax and and take in true natural wonders such as the coral reef accessible on foot and the blindingly white sand. The food was delicious too! The staff did their best attending to our needs which is not self-evident in many other parts of the world. We want to go back.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Zanzibar for our honeymoon in December 2015 and stayed at 3 different resorts during our 2 weeks stay. Really enjoyed Zanzibar until we got to La Madrugada, the resort was very average and very expensive compared to the other resorts. The food was okay but nothing special, and the staff was very friendly. That's the only good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good (my boyfriend tells me; I was recovering from food poisoning from elsewhere!) and the staff friendly, but the beds were just awful - v uncomfortable, mosquito net too small, etc. Also, the rooms face each other, not the beach. We weren't impressed, and we actually moved to a different hotel the next day.

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