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    Pole Pole Bungalows

    Plot 16 - Utende Beach, Mafia Island, Tanzania
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    Overview
    • Excellent89%
    • Very good9%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travelers talk about
    “day bed” (8 reviews)
    “each evening” (10 reviews)
    “seafood” (15 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Suites
    Bar/Lounge
    Multilingual Staff
    Laundry Service
    Shuttle Bus Service
    Private Balcony
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed March 14, 2013

    We spent five days at Pole Pole in February. The first night we had to get used to the starry sky which seemed to envelop us in the silence. It didn't take long! We were grateful to the staff, from management and waiters to boatmen...More

    2  Thank KaPluke
    Reviewed February 17, 2013

    We came here from a hectic 10-day safari and were grateful for the ultimate tranquility we discovered at Pole Pole (trans. "take it easy"). Eight traditional and elegantly appointed bungalows are set in a former coconut plantation on a sandy bluff 30' high, immedaitely behind...More

    2  Thank Ian W
    Reviewed February 6, 2013

    We stayed here in january, 2013 for four nights and apart from one night there were no other guests. Coming from Australia and its location near the Whitsundays and pacific islands means we may have a higher expectation than others and although the island is...More

    4  Thank CPM35
    Response from PolePoleMafiaIsland, General Manager at Pole Pole BungalowsResponded February 8, 2013

    Thanks so much to CPM35 for their kind words about Pole Pole! We appreciate the feedback, and always value what our clients have to say about us, both positive and negative. Our beach is not privately owned, and we do have the occasional fisherman coming...More

    Reviewed February 2, 2013

    We stayed at Pole Pole for 4 nights towards the end of January following on from our equally excellent safari experience in Selous. We were welcomed by Charlotte (Enrico was away during our stay) and from the moment we got there nothing was too much...More

    2  Thank Caribou4T
    Reviewed January 27, 2013

    We stayed at Pole Pole in the beginning of January this year. We have travelled through Tanzania for 2,5 weeks already and have stayed in several hotels and lodges. But what we found here exceeded all of our wishes and expectations.. First of all: Mafia...More

    1  Thank Immsti80
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • $210 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 7
    • Location
    • Tanzania >
    • Pwani Region >
    • Mafia Island
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    • Pole Pole Bungalows Hotel Mafia Island
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    Traveler (213)
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    Sa q
    December 27, 2016|
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    Response from Debbie B | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, we travelled by a tiny plane, we were told their was a ferry but it was very slow and even the locals described it as unsafe, it's not unusual for a ferry to sink so I'd go by plane if you can!
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    October 30, 2016|
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    Response from Reto R | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, the time we were there, there was WIFI available but only around the reception area. No WIFI in the rooms. Cheers, enjoy your vacation.
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    "They are all private and have nice views. Super roomy with airflow and privacy."
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    "Bungalows 6 & 7 are family rooms [2 bedrooms] so more spacious and private at the end of the row of..."
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    "All rooms are good"
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    "2-roomed bungalows have less good views and the second bedroom is not great."
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