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wien
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a very warm welcome by the resort manager who led us to a wonderful beach villa right at the sea. very original and very comfortable, it puts one right into the holiday mood ,-) the beach walks were lovely and there was always something to discover. the food was fine - especially lunch - and we enjoyed a... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Built using local timber and materials, the first impressions of the lodge are of a "Robinson Crusoe" style island hideout. What becomes clear very quickly though is that he never had it this good. Nestled on a secluded shoreline, these luxury permanent 'tented' suites are all unique and well appointed within the lodge, some hidden in the jungle above and... More 

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ellis f, Creative Director at Fundu Lagoon, responded to this review

I love your analogy of the "Robinson Crusoe" design of Fundu Lagoon with what Robinson Crusoe might have experienced himself! What a wonderful description of the resort, and thank you so much for your incredible review of your recent stay with us. I am very proud of our staff and the high standards of service that we offer - we... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a week at Fundu Lagoon after a few days of Safari. After a 45 min drive from the airport to the ferry port we were taken to the resort via a RIB boat where we were welcomed by Ramon the manager who showed us to our rooms. The place is amazing, as it is only... More 

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ellis f, Creative Director at Fundu Lagoon, responded to this review

How kind of you to write such a wonderful review of your recent stay with us at Fundu Lagoon. I am pleased to hear that our remote location and 'desert island' feel suited you both so well after your Safari trip. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your accommodation, along with the food and beverage choices that are available to our... More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
Reviewed October 21, 2016

After a very early flight from Dar es Salaam, you are picked up at the airport by friendly Mussa, driven across Pemba (the cloves, vanilla and cinnamon island), put on a fast boat and then...you see it, the long wooden peer where Ramon, the managing director awaits for you to greet you. The hotel is barely visible, blending in with... More 

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ellis f, Creative Director at Fundu Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful description of your journey and first impressions of Fundu Lagoon. It is indeed 'Karibu Fundu Lagoon'! I am so pleased that you enjoyed the relaxed and informal ambience of the resort, and also that you found that you were able to maintain your privacy. Feedback from our clients is genuinely appreciated, so thank you again... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We stayed for one week at the Fundu Lagoon with my husband. It was recommended by the agency Imagine Africa (they are really good btw). A really great place overall. Food, landscape, activities, services, people, relaxation, everything was there ! A special note to the management of the hotel who was great, and to the diving center which is really... More 

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ellis f, Creative Director at Fundu Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent stay at Fundu Lagoon. I am so pleased to hear that you both enjoyed our location and ambience of the resort, along with the food menus, activities and other amenities on offer to our guests. Ramon will be delighted to read your comments, as will Filbert and his diving team. Feedback from... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Fundu Lagoon is a remote hideaway that takes some getting to, but if you want quiet relaxation this could be the place for you. Tented rooms are good, but if you can stretch to it go for the suites for space. Standard rooms are OK, but small and we had a smelly drain in the shower (avoid room 13 which... More 

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ellis f, Creative Director at Fundu Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent stay at Fundu Lagoon. I am glad that you felt that our 'remote hideaway' (good description!) was worth the long journey once you arrived. I will most definitely ask Ramon to investigate your comment about the problem with your shower drain, as that should not have occurred, so do please accept my... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 13, 2016

We spent the final week of our honeymoon at Fundu Lagoon at the beginning of August and it was incredible. We were greeted with smiles at every turn by the very polite, well trained and friendly staff and they could not have done more for us during our stay. As we visited after a week long safari across the Northern... More 

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ellis f, Creative Director at Fundu Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent stay with us at Fundu Lagoon. Fundu is a great way to unwind after going on safari, and I'm glad that it didn't disappoint you in any way. What a truly fantastic compliment to read that you both couldn't think of anything that we'd missed - thank you. Ramon,... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed October 4, 2016

Great location. The way the resort has been built to hide amongst the trees means that the natural beauty of the area is not disturbed. The views were lovely, especially of the sunset. We had a hillside room, but still had a lovely view of the sea framed by all the trees from our balcony. The food was overall good,... More 

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ellis f, Creative Director at Fundu Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review of your recent stay with us at Fundu Lagoon. I was so pleased to read that you loved our jungle location and enjoyed the views from your hillside room - there are some wonderful vistas from there across the sea, and I agree that sunset is spectacularly beautiful. Our chefs will... More 

Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 28, 2016

We stayed at Fundu Lagoon first week of September after week on safari in Tanzania. Great location,food and accommodation was good but the down side for us was being bitten so much,we were told there was no mosquitos in the area and the bites were from sand flies. I had taken a 100% deet spray with us and also used... More 

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ellis f, Creative Director at Fundu Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review of your recent stay with us at Fundu Lagoon. I am sorry to hear that you got bitten so badly by the sand flies. They are a real nuisance I agree, and unfortunately this season they seem to be more prolific than in past years. It seems to be the general case... More 

Steyning, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Food poor and unimaginative, unclean, had to pay extra for everything e.g. fruit cocktail which I've never heard of in all-inclusive before! Eaten alive by insects especially when having bbq on beach all in all a very disappointing experience !!

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ellis f, Creative Director at Fundu Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us at Fundu Lagoon. I was very disappointed to read your comments, and a little baffled by them - for example, when we met in person and enjoyed a conversation in the restaurant, you gave me no indication at all that you were having a problem with the food choices... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Fundu Lagoon

Address: Wambaa Peninsula, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Pemba Island
Hotel Class:5 star — Fundu Lagoon 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Fundu Lagoon Pemba Island
Fundu Lagoon Hotel Pemba Island
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“The Beach suite and Superior suite 16 are TOPS!”
 of 5 bubbles DevilliersPA, 1 week ago | Read review
“Beachfront rooms have instant access to the beach via a few steps and have amazing views”
 of 5 bubbles C9026KIjohnc, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“A beach room !!! Definitely.”
 of 5 bubbles virginief776, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
“If you can, go for a beachfront room. The views are incredible and it is fantastic to have your own bit of beach to enjoy.”
 of 5 bubbles RobMeakins, Oct 13, 2016 | Read review
“really wouldn't waste your money!”
 of 5 bubbles leoa404, Sep 20, 2016 | Read review
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