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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mchanga Beach Resort 148€+local tax . Beautiful boutique hotel in the power sand . Seaviw room A/C fridge room service/ beauty and massage salon. Well managed by friendly Italian Marco. Great beach,activities ,pool,other resorts nearby. Very romantic st Valentine dinner. Little choice on menu in the evening, food quality lacking for such a great hotel.

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Marco M, Direttore at Mchanga Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hilary Thanks for reviewing our resort. We hope to have you back soon as our guest. I'm sorry if you've tried our selection of dinners for a good quality but not excellent. Our philosophy is to serve every day fresh fish and, of course, this depends on the type of fish that our fishermen bring n resort every morning. But...

Reviewed January 27, 2017

We had a fantastic time and spent some time hiring a scooter to ride up and down the beach. Dropped in at "Blue and Green " hotel for a drink and swim in their pool. We also walked up to Waikiki to have a pizza for supper for a change. It was peaceful at the hotel and so nice to...

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Marco M, Direttore at Mchanga Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Eleanor thanks for taking your time to write a review on our resort and our work. We hope to have you back pesto our guest to be able to serve again. a warm hug

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed January 5, 2017

We had our private wedding in Mchanga Resort Beach in summer 2016. The general manager Marco made our dreams come true and organised the best wedding we could imagine - on the beach while sunrise with beautiful flower decoration and just us. It fell very personal and special and everything went super smooth. This was not easy to organize as...

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Marco M, Direttore at Mchanga Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear boys, it was wonderful to watch your happiness. My work is done in two ways: the first to live abroad with different rates from the country you came from. The second to meet, to love and make happy customers and people that you meet in this wonderful journey. We have tried to give a tropical tale and the memories...

Bled, Slovenia
Reviewed January 1, 2017

The endless beach, filled with alabaster-white talcum-powder sand sandwiched between the blue reef and the green coconut palm trees, topped by a cushion of white puffy clouds. This is a scene I will remember from our five night stay at this resort. And of course the friendly local staff led by Marco, the Italian on-site manager who went all the...

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Marco M, Direttore at Mchanga Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Peter, thanks for writing to us privately and on tripadvisor. I personally (gm) I absolutely loved the way we talked. it is not easy to find clients (real travelers) who understand the benefits and sometimes the difficulty of a trip to Africa. We try to make wonderful the stay of each client. Sometimes this is possible, sometimes, unfortunately, it...

Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited Mchanga Beach Resort after having spent a few days on the other side of the island. It was a pleasant change to the busy tourist filled side of the island. The rooms are great and the swimming pool is well kept. The General Manager Marco is very warm and welcoming and has put a great...

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Marco M, Direttore at Mchanga Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ricardo, thanks for your review. it was great meeting you serve. You were a beautiful pair to be accommodated. We hope to see you again ppresto in Zanzibar. The next time you come to Zanzibar our garden will be even better. A warm greeting

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

The resort is beautiful, clean and pleasure. The pictures on the website are totally true. Perfect location for not been bothered by the beach boys... the owner, Marco, is just fabulous ... always there for us... booked the trips for us, took us for his grocery shop around the local market and took time to explain about his own experience...

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Hello Debora, thank you. What you wrote it is true. Personally I try to help customers who wish to understand some little things of Zanzibar. I am always available to tell from our life in Zanzibar perspective. Actually also all our staff is always available. The philosophy of the resort is "also" sincerity. Some days everything is perfect, other days...

Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Mchanga truly lives up its warm hospitality & positive reviews. Our choice of room was the one with sea view for 3 nights which was exactly how the pictures described it - Simple yet cozy. Marco & his staff were polite, friendly and helpful with any queries we had. Prices for drinks/ lunch/ dinner were quite fair especially considering the...

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Dear Aarti, Thanks for using your time to write a review of our resort. First of all I want to say publicly that the real pleasure in doing our work with guests from around the world is just meet and serve customers like you and your husband. It is not easy to explain what is important for us to meet...

Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

For what you pay you are better off else where. We booked our spot and arrived in the afternoon, the room was a lot smaller than what we had thought based on web pages. There isn't much of a sea view in any of the "sea view" rooms. The beds are really hard as well and not flat, still don't...

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Dear Joshua, I am very sorry to read your review. I realize that working in tourism exposes us all operators personal judgments of every visitor, but I find your very unfair judgment. I will not speak of the hard or soft mattress or the like because they are depending on the tastes of each of us. But let me underline...

Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 19, 2016

I only left yesterday and already cannot wait to return. Rooms are clean and simple-book early to get the sea view rooms as they are very popular. The food was deliciously homemade with the option of a different three course set meal each evening, which I can highly recommend (no choice to make and cooked with simple, fresh local ingredients)....

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How nice to receive your review. Thank you. Our resort is very happy to accommodate people like you, female travelers who look away and try to discover the world through the wonderful eyes of curiosity. You'll always be welcome. A warm greeting from all the staff of Mchanga Beach Resort.

Reviewed August 18, 2016

The hotel is situated far (enough) from 'loud' parts of the island, it has only 10 rooms and it is managed by a dedicated staff including Marco, Samuel and others. You can count on interesting tips and anecdotes about local culture and habits. The food is delicious, especially the evening dinner at 7:30 based on the fresh fish/beef, but also...

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Dear Justyna, Thanks for reviewing our resort. We try to improve every day our services to customers, we hope to have you back to Zanzibar in order to switch back days on this beautiful beach. Thank you

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Karibu, Close your eyes, imagine silence interrupted only by the sea and the sound of coconut trees, white sandy beach and peace...welcome to Mchanga of Zanzibar. We are located 40 minutes from Stone Town on the north east of the island between the Matemwe and Pwani Mchangani villages where there is no presence of large hospitality establishments. Mchanga in swahili means sand, therefore our paths, the floor of our restaurant and bar is made with the same white sand of the beach....at your arrival you will be asked to remove your shoes and wear them again only at your departure. Our only purpouse is to make you feel comfortable and pamper you with the luxury of simplicity. Recharge your batteries by enjoying the tranquility of our location, the food of our restaurant, the selection of our cocktails and an extensive menu of treatments and massages. Every boungalow has been decorated with local patterns and motives made by locals; satellite tv, A/C, comfortable beds and all the amenities to make your stay even more enjoyable. We do provide a number of services such as private transportation from and to the airport, excursions to the various points of interest of the island...everything to make your stay hassle free. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mchanga Beach Resort

Address: Between Pwani Mchangani and Matemwe, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island
Price Range: $83 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Mchanga Beach Hotel Zanzibar
Hotel Style:
#50 Spa Hotel in Zanzibar Island
#80 On the Beach Hotel in Zanzibar Island
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Behme grupa ot 20 choveka ot Balgaria ,platihme po 90 dolara na chovek za 10 dni,a vsastnost spahme 9,na mesto ni beshe kazano,che trqbva da platim po 9 dolara turisticheska taksa ,a nashi priqteli na ostrova nikade ne platiha nisto.Staite kakto vigdate zenite nqmat nisto obsto s nashata zena....S moqta priqtelka v ikonomi staq po 180 dolara na den.Hraniha ni s oskadna hrana,predimno oriz I kartofi.Ina Ludmilova I Andrea (italianez)ni pokazaha v Balgariq ,che otivame na drugo mesto,za da ne razberem istinskata zena na rezorta,tam vodqt zimniq sezon grupi .Marco ne ni izdade fakturi I pongee Ina ,vapreci che e vzela tolkova pari ot nas trqbvashe da ni varne 90 dolara na chuvek za 10 tiq den,,,,iskahme da vikne sobstvenika poliziq da napravim donos tam.... sobstvenika....ne ni sadeistva I nakraq behme zaplasheni nie s poliziq I zatvor ,ako ne si platim tezi 81 dolara taksa....zastoto mu kazahme da si gi vzeme ot negovite"priqteli"INA I ANDREA....Te postoqnno mu vodqt hora na "spezialni zeni i vklucheni napitki"postoqnno ni povtarqha,che tova bilo Afrika i ste idem v zatvora....nakraq.sled kato platihme se pregrastaha i targestvuvaha....Andrea diode s Ina Karaivanova do Balgariq za sledvastite gertvi...grupa vse ot neini poznati i poznati na poznati i nikoi do posledno ne znae kade otiva....ug go njma tova mqsto v buking,chastna vila bilo....a otdelno tam vi chakat vsichki ekskurzii na spezialni zeni...troini i chetvorni....a za daivinga da ne obsagdame....I za tova Marco -sobstvenikat igrae rolq,che nisto ne znae.....Nadqvame se ot Balgaria spomostta na sadebnite organi sperm tezi izmami na "priqtelski nachala"i tozi Marco da ne pozvolqva podobni izmami na obekta si....otvrateni sme ot otnoshenieto i tarsim dobar advokat da zastiti propusnatite ni polzi platen na troini zeni....Ako sluchaino drugi balgari ili italianzi opareni ot tezi hora prochetat napisanoto,molq da se svargat s nas,Molim za sadeistvie i ot BUKING!!!!!

11 days ago
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
over a year ago

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