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Mnarani Beach Cottages

North Coast, Nungwi Tanzania
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#14 of 36 hotels in Nungwi
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Mnarani Beach Cottages is a beach resort hotel, located on the northernmost tip of Zanzibar Island in the village of Nungwi, next to the old lighthouse.Mnarani has been independently recommended by The Lonely Planet Guide, The Bradt Guide to Zanzibar and many other East African travel guidebooks.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Full body massage
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Bottled water
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Bay View
Ocean View
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Dibzu wrote a review Mar 2020
Nairobi, Kenya2 contributions
Pros: The place is nice generally. The hotel staff including our tour guides were friendly and accommodating. The access to the beach and the clear blue water in the area is definitely a plus. Cons: the sitting area in our apartment was a bit stuffy and we had to keep the fan on constantly when we were there. No wifi in the rooms as well. The breakfast options weren't anything to sing about and the service team kept getting one of our friends order wrong most of the time. What irked me the most is that my trouser went missing and the response from the hotel staff was not satisfactory. I had to keep reminding them to give me an update and would generally give me the run around and ended up leaving the place without it. So no i will definitely not be back.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Tottie57 wrote a review Mar 2020
Widnes, United Kingdom4 contributions
A friend and I stayed at the Mnarani Beach Cottages in mid-February. After reading all the previous reviews we were very much looking forward it - sadly, we felt that it didn’t quite live up to these reviews and, at best, it was average. Whilst the hotel is clean, the decor is somewhat dated and needs updating. The staff, whilst pleasant enough, certainly weren’t as welcoming as we had been led to believe - the restaurant staff clearly had ‘favourites’ and the bar staff definitely weren’t friendly (one in particular was downright surly). As for the food, that too could best be described as ‘average’ - there was little variation and if you like to eat later, as we did, then very often they ran out of food. One very strange peculiarity, the window between the ensuite and the bedroom consisted of three large glass panes - two of which were clear glass! We were staying as friends and certainly wanted privacy when using the shower and toilet..... the staff seemed bemused by our request to cover the glass and simply did so by nailing up a bedsheet. The shining light for us in the whole holiday was the spa treatments - I would have to say that ‘Berina’ stood head and shoulders above all the other staff at the hotel - she was amazing. Not only were her treatments fabulous but they were also priced very reasonably and she was a great source of information about the local area - she was an absolute diamond. Overall the experience, apart from Berina, could best be described as “OK”
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Shiphira M wrote a review Mar 2020
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Sandy shores, clean beach, friendly staff, excellent rooms, lovely scenery, great ambiance, exciting tour options, strong Wi-Fi connections, all mixed to give you the perfect honeymoon experience! Need to get back there to continue honeymooning!!!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Freddy odhiambo wrote a review Mar 2020
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The place to be,very exquisite and spacious rooms with balconies staring at the ocean.amazing swimming pool,chill areas overlooking the beach gives an amazing veiw.and don't get me started on the beach!loved it here.definately coming back.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Kopela wrote a review Feb 2020
Prague, Czech Republic19 contributions3 helpful votes
We were with our small girls this February in Zanzibar, decided to stay close to Nungwi beach, just because of the beautiful and wonderful beaches. We have chosen Mnarani for our stay, two- bedroom apartment. Accommodation was just fine, reception ok, but wonderful staff in the restaurant as well in the hotels bar. Good selection of wine, it was really something perfect, specially sparkling wine was perfect for me 😊 Thank you. Ivana and family
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Date of stay: February 2020
$93 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mnarani Beach Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond (0.1 miles), Zanzibar Kilosas Conservation (0.1 miles), and Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fisherman's Seafood & Grill, Gerry's Bar, and Aluna Garden Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mnarani Beach Cottages have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mnarani Beach Cottages offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fukuchani Ruins (3.6 miles).
Does Mnarani Beach Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Mnarani Beach Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.