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Mangrove Lodge

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at Mangrove Lodge feels like coming home. The relaxed atmosphere and cozy places to wind down makes is the perfect place to chill while overlooking the ocean and the ruins - whether travelling solo or with friends. Marina and Haji treat you like family and will do their best to fulfill any request you may have, be it food-wise...

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Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super laid back admosphere, nice staff, great place, good food freshly cooked with local products. This is a great location if you are not the "average tourist" no aircondition, no hotel entertainment, no anoying people. Instead, a real jungle feeling, lemours, cats and birds nice lodge rooms in the shade, an empty beach, close to Stone Town and a good...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great value for money, only 10 rooms so its quiet and their private beach is awesome. Just a short 15 minutes to Stone Town if you want to do the activities/shops there. The meal is of a high quality especially the dinners. Rooms are huge and have lovely views of the sea and/or garden. Get the owners to organise a...

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Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

After reading so many positive reviews and beautiful pictures from tourists my heart stopped at Mangrove Lodge and it was the best decision!! From the moment I did booking through email I saw how professional they are. Big thanks to Marina and Haji who treats their guests and staff as part of the family as well they gave me many...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 23, 2016

What a lovely, lovely place. We were greeted warmly by Marina and Haji - the owners - who were generous with their knowledge of the island and helpful recommendations. The place is beautifully decorated with numerous places to laze about and enjoy stunning views. The food was delicious which was a real bonus. About a half hour drive from Stonetown...

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Reviewed September 11, 2016

Mangrove Lodge was my best experience in Tanzania! Very authentic- family owned lodge with beautiful rooms and views. Dining experience is amazing and massage/ yoga made the lodge very special. Wi-Fi available for free in common areas (beautiful view, great for relaxing). Beach access- almost private with no other hotels nearby, but still close to Stone Town. Safe transportation was...

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Reviewed September 10, 2016

The Mangrove Lodge is, in short, paradise. It has a very relaxing, family-friendly atmosphere and it lacks the touristy feeling that you find elsewhere on the island. Everyone is so welcoming and genuinely friendly. Haji and Marina (the owners) are the perfect hosts and their sons (who are all absolutely brilliant) kept us entertained. Shelley, who is researching waste management...

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Reviewed September 10, 2016

If you want to get a way from it all, then this is the place to do it. From beach-front yoga to an incredible menu that marries Italian and Zanzibari cuisine. The rooms are spacious with high ceilings and practical design. Nothing was a problem for the staff who were ALL very helpful ALL the time. If I had to...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

My 5th trip to Mangrove, it's a home away from home. The gardens are special, a maze of hibiscous and bourgainvilliea arch over soft sandy pathways, tall mango trees and swaying palms give Mangrove a hideaway for bush babies and humming birds. Mangrove is an accessable location, making it ideal to nip into stone town for dinner and then comehome...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Wow! If you want a secluded quite romantic getaway... This is the place. It was a dream! You'd get consulted daily or however often you wanted on what you fancied eating. Anything from authentic Zanzibari food to Spanish, English, American or let them surprise you. Plenty of fresh exotics and usual fruits as well. We went with our two girls...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Mangrove Eco-Lodge: responsible tourism in Zanzibar. A friendly atmosphere for an enchanting eco-sustainable resort. Deep in the tropical vegetation that surrounds Stone Town, the Mangrove Lodge offers a very peaceful and natural, homely and comfortable environment, in which the slow and quiet pace of the Zanzibar people allow you to forget the everyday hassles. We can bring you into the very heart of Zanzibar's lifestyle and culture. In line with the principles of the responsible tourism from the very beginning and with a great respect for the island, the Mangrove Lodge has grown on a green path with 360° responsible attitude. Spend a special holiday with us, enjoy the amazing white sand beach, guided excursions and stunning sunsets, and bring back serenity, cordiality and genuine fun, whilst stimulating the economic development and well-being of the local community. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mangrove Lodge

Address: PO Box 4269, Chuini, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Chuini
Price Range: $74 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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Mangrove Hotel Chuini
Mangrove Lodge Zanzibar Island/Chuini, Tanzania
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