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County Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Just back from three night stay at the pestana bazaruto. Overall the stay there was very pleasant. We did some snorkelling which was amazing. We don't dive but that would probably be even better. The hotel is in good condition throughout. The food is good generally. You have to bare in mind that they are re supplied from the mainland... More 

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Thank Cathal R
Tony_VernonDriscoll, General Manager at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Cathal R Thank you for your valued review about your recent stay at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge on TripAdvisor. Your "other points" have been noted and currently being addressed by our in-house activities department with regard to briefing procedures on all activities offered at the resort. secondly, our Marketing and sales teams are reviewing the "how to get there" links... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

The Bazaruto Archipelago is a special untouched gem, Pestana gave us the perfect location to explore this marine wonderland. Friendly hosts, comfortable cabana right by the water and delicious food... Will dream of the chocolate eclairs for weeks! Thank you!

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Tony_VernonDriscoll, General Manager at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Hanli On behalf of all the management and staff we wish to thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge on Tripadvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back to our paradise. Kind regards Tony More 

Titchfield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We ended our three week African holiday by staying at Pestana Lodge on Bazaruto Island. We flew in a tiny plane from Vilanculos, I sat in the cockpit which was the most exciting thing I have ever done!! The transfer was about 20 minutes, we flew over the most exquisite turquoise sea, spotting turtles and manta ray as we flew.... More 

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Thank Sarah B
Tony_VernonDriscoll, General Manager at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sarah B Thank you for your review and sharing your recent experience at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge. Your review has been shared with all the staff and we all hope to see you again in our little bit of paradise. Kind regards Tony More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The flight in on a small plane provided breathtaking views of the archipelago, but once we had landed nothing else came close to this fantastic introduction. The resort needs maintenance work done, which can be expected in the remote location. This is made more noticeable on the long walks from the rooms to the main lodge. While the long walk... More 

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Thank Jared_B16
Tony_VernonDriscoll, General Manager at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jaredcbrand Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experiences at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge even though you stayed with us in August 2014, everyone's feedback is important to us. Since your stay in August 2014, we have been through a few changes to enhance our guests overall experience. We are embarking on a period of transition so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We booked this hotel not realising it was 500 kms. From maputo...so we phoned the hotel within half an hour to cancel and was assured by the manager he would cancel the reservation without charge...I have just returned homed to find my credit card has been charged over 2800 euros!! So be careful when booking with hotels.com. As they are... More 

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Tony_VernonDriscoll, General Manager at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Casavaledelrei It was very disappointing to see your comments posted on Tripadvisor. Firstly, as you had said, you cancelled your reservation within 30 minutes of booking your holiday so to post negative comments on the rooms, service and value was unjustified because you did not stay at the resort. You have branded the resort as "Despicable" due to your... More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We spent 6 days during our trip to SA, I wanted to do lots of snorkeling and some scuba diving, to see what was it like in the Indian Ocean. Well I couldn´t; the sea was always too rough to go, perhaps since the Lodge was almost empty, our last night we were only 4 guests, and the minimum was... More 

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Tony_VernonDriscoll, General Manager at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Fernando 1806 Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experiences at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge on Tripadvisor. Your feedback is of great importance to us. Pestana Bazaruto Lodge has outsourced all its activities to a professional company called Costa Norte who have the expertise to enhance our guest experiences. Your concerns about your activities experiences have been... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed there for a bit less than a week - and totally fall in love with it. But be careful, the hotel itself is quite simple, so if you are looking for luxury accommodation, this is not the right place to go. The rooms are quite rustic, but are clean and spacious and the food is also quite simple,... More 

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1 Thank Gael K
Tony_VernonDriscoll, General Manager at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gael K Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge. Your views have been shared with all the staff. Albeit simplicity that you observe, we are embarking on enhancing our guest satisfaction and offering our version of "barefoot Luxury" and comfort without losing the rustic feel to the resort. We all look forward to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We planned a two week trip to Mozambique and at the last minute decided to book two nights at the Pestana to celebrate my 40th birthday, which I am so glad we did. As one reviewer has pointed out, getting to Bazaruto is an expensive business and we decided to go for the helicopter transfer and wow was it worth... More 

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Tony_VernonDriscoll, General Manager at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge, responded to this review

Dear tjhmartin Thank you for your review and sharing your experience at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge on Tripadvisor. Our aim is to exceed all our valued guests expectations because service is our passion. We look forward to welcoming you back for your 50th and hopefully for a longer period next time. With kind regards Tony More 

Sandton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The most incredibly friendly staff - it was almost impossible to lift a finger without someone appearing and insisting on doing it for you. Well equipped rooms, good food, and an amazing view to top it off.

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Tony_VernonDriscoll, General Manager at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Caza773 Greetings from Pestana Bazaruto Lodge. On behalf of all the management and staff, thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge. Our passion is service and exceeding expectations and we look forward welcoming you back to our part of paradise. kind regards Tony More 

Maputo, Mozambique
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Simão Barbosa My wife and I spent a wonderful weekend at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge. We really enjoy the hospitality of Management and Staff, good food and of course we recommend this resort for the service rendered, location and friendly Staff. Of course Staff to clean swimming pool must be well dressed as the others Staff. Also some maintenance is needed... More 

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Thank Simão B
Tony_VernonDriscoll, General Manager at Pestana Bazaruto Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Simão B, On behalf of the Management and staff, a very special thank you for your kind words and sharing your experience about your visit to Pestana Bazaruto Lodge. Just to update you, the new uniforms for our pool jockeys are on the way. Maintenance is on going around the resort and your concerns have been brought to the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Pestana Bazaruto Lodge

Address: Bazaruto Archipelago | Bazaruto Island, Inhambane Province 4376, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Bazaruto Archipelago > Bazaruto Island
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Bazaruto Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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