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Atlanta, Georgia
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I spent a few nights here at the end of a long South African holiday, and it was just what we needed. We stayed in one of the beach villas (highly recommended). We arrived late at night to find that the resort was still holding the buffet open so that we could get dinner that night. We... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This location and hotel is soooo beautiful! The hotel style integrates itself perfectly into the island's scenery and African feel. Nothing was out of place. Not having a TV in the room may come as a disadvantage for some travelers, but we enjoyed it so much since we had detached from our daily routine and focused in soaking in the... More 

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DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear LidiaZ983, What a fantastic review! Thank you so much for your time in writing down all these kind words and compliments! We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your well-deserved break from everyday life to the fullest and that you were able to relax and have a good time with us. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

County Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We arrived at Diamonds Mapenzi after a fantastic 5 day Kenyan Safari. After the early morning game drives and substantial road journeys between each safari location (we went to Aberdare, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara), we were really looking forward to relaxing and chilling out, and Diamonds Mapenzi was just the ticket! We were travelling with our 2 sons aged... More 

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DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear DeeJL2015, Wow! What an amazing review! We are absolutely delighted to read that you have spent such a great chill out time with us and that you enjoyed all of our services to the fullest. Thank you kindly for your compliments to our staff, which they will be very happy to receive as well! We look forward to welcoming... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the best hotels in Zanzibar. Food, service excellent. The majority of the guest are from Northern Europe: Germany, Scandinavia, Poland, Czechia and Holland, however this Italian managed hotel challanges us with the italian times for dinners which starts at 7.30-8.00 pm. I would only recommend to reflect the Northern European life style and guests' profile and starts... More 

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DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear Marcin D, What an incredibly kind review! Asante sana! We are so pleased to read that we were able to create a perfect stay for you. Thank you for your feedback regarding dinner time and be sure that we will pass it onto our chefs in order to create the best possible culinary offer for our guests. We all... More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We spent 6 days at this lovely hotel as a way to unwind after climbing Kilimanjaro, and it was the perfect choice! The grounds are beautiful, with lots of space between the bungalows so your balcony never feels overlooked. The gardens are full of gorgeous flowers which attract lots of butterflies, and if you lurk about at dusk you might... More 

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DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear Emma F, Asante sana for taking you time in leaving us a wonderful and comprehensive review! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your week with us to the fullest from our gardens and beach, to our service and facilities! We appreciate your constructive criticism and will be sure to take them into account. We thank you very... More 

Layton, Utah
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach (also known as Planhotel Mapenzi Beach) is a wonderful, all-inclusive hotel in Zanzibar. The service was wonderful from the porters who take your bags to your room to the ladies in the boutique. Everyone was helpful and kind. The rooms were lovely and the beach was beautiful. There is some snorkeling, but you have to get very... More 

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1 Thank Amanda B
DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear Amanda B, Asante sana for your comprehensive review of our resort! Thank you very much for your kind tips and compliments! We are delighted to read that you loved every single minute of your stay and look forward to welcoming you back for another wonderful beach holiday! Kind regards, Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Management More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

DxvBooked due to good reviews on trip advisor. Beautiful beachside location in the north east of the island about an hour from Zanzibar city/Stonetown. All inclusive with good food to suit a range of tastes from Italian pasta and pizza, curries, western food, fresh grill and salads. If I am very critical I would prefer more fruit available at breakfast... More 

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1 Thank Rebecca P
DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca P, Thank you very much for taking your time in writing such a comprehensive review of our resort! We thank you for your constructive tips and have taken note of them! Thank you for your kind remarks and comments of our facilities, offerings and staff which were all able to create a lovely stay for you. We look... More 

chesterfield
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Just returned from a 2 weeks holiday from Zanzibar and a 3 day safari in Makumi Nat Park in Tanzania both places are fantastic The hotel Diamonds Mapezi beach what a place staff are very very helpful in every area ,then you look out onto the Indian Ocean with coconut palms and the turquoise and blue ocean this place is... More 

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Thank michael p
DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear Michael P, Asante sana for your kind review of our resort! We are happy to read that you enjoyed our breathtaking views and East African hospitality! We look forward to welcoming you back soon again for another stay in paradise! Kind regards, Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Management More 

East London, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Had such a lovely stay at this resort/hotel. Visited in June 2016. Perfect time of the year weather wise, awesome summer days, not too hot or windy.Food and cocktails were amazing. All inclusive option is definitely a must. Rooms were clean and cool and bathrooms were nice and bid. Resort itself was stunning with perfect upkeep of every inch of... More 

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DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear Sonia S, Thank you for taking your time in leaving us a review! We are delighted to read that you had a lovely stay at our resort from the beach to the staff! We look forward to welcoming you back soon again to paradise! Kind regards, Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Management More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Myself and friend booked into here for 12 nights 17th April 2016 to 1st May. Lovely location, peaceful and very scenic right on the ocean. Very big grounds, with an extreme amount of steps everywhere, which were not ever mentioned when reading about the Mapenzi. If your disabled or have back, knee or walking problems this is Not the place... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set on the east coast of Zanzibar on the Kiwengwa shoreline, Diamonds Mapenzi Beach perfectly blends in the natural environment of the surrounding landscape, covering an area of 4 hectares blessed with a long white beach and lush tropical gardens of palms and colourful bougainvillea. The Resort is just 40 minutes from Zanzibar international airport and is a perfect choice for guests in search of a retreat that offers a nice mixture of relax,fun and extensive all inclusive services ... more   less 

Additional Information about Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

Address: PO Box 100, Mahonda, Tanzania (Formerly Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club)
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Mahonda
Price Range: $211 - $471 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Diamonds Mapenzi Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 87
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Also Known As:
Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club Hotel Mahonda
Mapenzi Beach Hotel
Mapenzi Beach Zanzibar
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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