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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a relaxing stay on the islands with clear blue water and skies and amazing attentive staff food was served in the main building and was plentiful the hut was spacious wonderfully built and was fully made of wood toilets had no smell and i quite liked the idea of it being Echo friendly this isn't a one night stay -... More 

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Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

You arrive to the island by boat along a network of beautiful salt water channels. You sail through the mangroves and past the famous Baobab trees and finally arrive on one of the most beautiful beaches i have ever seen. It really feels like paradise. There is no one around except the local fisherman getting on with their daily lives.... More 

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Herzlia, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

I spent 4 days in Pemba Lodge. The place is a lost paradise. It is located on a small Island connected to Pemba Island by many shallow salt water channels. You can spend days touring between virgin mangrove area. I ran into no tourist anywhere near and only an hour kayak ride away you can run into small, most basic... More 

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Kiritimati, Republic of Kiribati
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Smelly toilets.. same food everyday. The lodge needs to rethink how it operates. Even though some staff are good there is only soo much they can do. One one day I had to buy chicken and ask them to cook it for me just so we could get a different meal. Definitely won't be going back there ever again.

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Thank Trishul S
Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Pemba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Trishul, I understand you stayed with us last year in December on that particular time I changed management and we had some issue rise up, but now things are going great again as you noticed we get a positive comment to our guests who stay with us recently. Im sorry we did not met your expectation. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

An escape from civilization to the real untouched nature. Everything is from natural material, nicely decorated and friendly staff. The sand is soft and white as nowhere before, recomend to snorkel in the green blue reef sea. Don't be surprised if some night animal visit comes to your bungallow. There are many pros, the only thing that bothers is the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We were the only guests here for a week. Fantastic white sand beach. Great snorkeling experience where we saw the local fishermen at work. Very friendly personnell at lodge and delicious fresh food from daily catch of the day. We felt like Tpm Hanks in cast away, except that we ha a house, fresh water and good food as well... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The property itself is gorgeous and the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful with all the activities we were interested in. As a couples getaway, it's perfect as the location is remote and the cabins are spacious and comfortable. Overall, this was maybe the best resort experience I've ever had.

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New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We had a thoroughly enjoyable 2-night stay at Pemba Lodge and wish we could have stayed for longer! We expected basic facilities and basic service but an idyllic location; instead, we got the paradise location but with incredible food and fantastic staff to boot. We loved having a pristine, white-sand beach (the softest sand you've ever found!) all to ourselves,... More 

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Thank Kirsty G
Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Pemba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kirsty G, Thank you very much for your glowing feedback about your stay at Pemba Lodge, we are all delighted that we have exceeded your expectations in every aspect. It is always such a pleasure to have guests like you who fully appreciate the beauty and peace Pemba Lodge and its surroundings offer. Yes, please do come back soon!... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

White sandy beaches, dense green mangrove forests, sharp grey coral stones and a calm turquoise sea provide an experience full of contrast and invite body and soul to relax and enjoy nature on this beautiful island. Friendly and helpful staff provide very good services and organise activities such as walks to the local village, diving near Misali island, snorkelling, local... More 

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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Pemba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ReinhardH917, Thank you very much for writing so beautifully about Pemba Lodge! Your review really sums up what we are trying to achieve there, and I’m glad to know you’ve enjoyed it all so much.. True, there is always still room for improvement, which is why we welcome constructive criticism, too. Some things are just part of being in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Many thanks to the owner Mr Nasoor who warmly welcomed us and happened to be there on our arrival day. Otherwise he is in Ras Nungwi, Zanzibar. Our sincere thank you to Mr Suleiman, Mr Ali, Mr Makame and boat Captain who made our snorkeling trip and stay unforgettable! We loved every minute of our stay and cannot wait to... More 

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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Pemba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Anita and Curt, Thank you for your wonderful review! It was a true pleasure to have you with us, and we are all looking forward to welcoming you again next year Karibuni saaana! Sunny greetings also from Suleiman, Ali and the whole team of Pemba Lodge. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pemba Lodge, situated on the remote and beautiful Shamiani Island off Pemba, Zanzibar’s sister island.It is Pemba’s first true eco-lodge ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pemba Lodge

Address: | P.O.Box 3361 - North Coast, Kiweni (Shamiani) 3361, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Pemba Island > Kiweni (Shamiani)
Price Range: $308 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pemba Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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Pemba Lodge Pemba Island, Tanzania
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