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Mnarani Beach Cottages

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Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Upon arrival to the airport, you are asked to complete a blue customs? Card. They take it, not even giving it a glance, and wave you through.. What's the point? Airport bathrooms are awful. No toilet seat and filthy. On the 2 hr drive from the airport here, I was extremely nervous.... I have been in Africa for 6 weeks... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel has "back to basics" relaxation at heart. There are no tv's in the rooms, but the rooms, although basic, are clean and adequate. The standard rooms could do with a revamp, but the deluxe rooms are awesome. They have a sitting area, private veranda, dressing room with kettle, fridge and extra basin. The staff are welcoming, friendly and... More 

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Nassor M, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear LarryMallach, Thank you very much for you time in writing us a review or your recent stay with us. We are delighted to know that you spent a lovely and pleasant time with us and you loved our settings , rooms, our food, and our services. It will be a real pleasure for our whole team to welcome you... More 

Victoria, British Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I spent three nights at Mnarani Beach Cottages and wish we had been able to stay longer. The location is beautiful, our cottage was clean, comfortable and well laid out. The room was well maintained, with a great shower and beautiful flowers left on the bed each day. It was lovely to walk on the beach down... More 

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Nassor M, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Stephen B, Thank you for your kind words about us! How great that you’ve made yourselves truly at home and have nothing but good things to say about Mnarani, our team and our food! We loved having you here, you’ve really put our motto “Come as a guest, leave as a friend!” into practice  We are already looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved everything about it. The food is good, the rooms are relly clean and spacious, the pool is clean and the service is excellent. The outdoor area is clean and cosy. Also its right by the beach and the natural aquarium. Would definetaly want to stay there again!

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Nassor M, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Anny Mjoll S, The pleasure was ours and we were very pleased to welcome you to our home on the beach. We are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we do look forward to welcoming you back in the future More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely stay at this hotel. Great to have lovely beds overlooking the Indian Ocean. Great service. Staff were all so friendly. Food was lovely every evening for dinner-they change it up every night-buffet one night, a la carte the next. The only thing is the garden view rooms are incredibly small. The sea view rooms are much... More 

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Nassor M, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to review us; we are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at Mnarani . Please visit us again soon! More 

Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mnarani Beach Cottages is a cozy and quiet hotel of high standard on the Northern tip of Zanzibar. The rooms are clearly high standard and the staff is most eager to provide good service, whether it be room service, in the restaurant, at the pool, or in the beach bar. The tide sometimes comes almost up to the wonderful deck... More 

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Nassor M, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review

What a lovely review! We are delighted to see that you were fully satisfied with everything in our resort including our location, room, service and you overall had a pleasant and enjoyable stay. We hope we can have more opportunities to keep hosting you and your family. Best regards from us all! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful places I have seen, amazing place for a holiday, you can relax by the beach and enjoy tranquility at low tide and have a great swim at high tide. The place offers privacy but you can also socialize at the beach bar. The cottages are comfortable and clean, the staff is extremely polite and helpful,... More 

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Nassor M, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Eniko T, Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us.Your feedback was a delight to read! We are glad to know that you had such a nice holiday with us and that in one word, your whole experience with us was "awesome". Thank you so much, and we really hope to welcome you back soon.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service. The staff accommodated us very well. They kept dinner for us when we were running late from the forodhani food market. The waitress (Jina) offered to babysit my 1 year old while my wife and I had dinner peacefully. Such hospitality I haven't experienced in all my travels from various US, cities, Thailand, Japan and Australia. Shout out... More 

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Nassor M, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Huzeifa T, Thank you so much for your lovely review ! It was a pleasure for our team to spend time with you, and of course they are very proud that you’ve mentioned so many of them by name. you can imagine the big smiles on their faces ;-) Ahsante sana for choosing Mnarani Beach Cottages, and we definitely... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mnarani cottages is my favorite to stay a few days when I visit my family in Nungwi: relaxing, splendid view on the ocean and the beach; very friendly , you just feel welcome. the restaurant is very good

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Nassor M, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Marijkebosserez We are delighted to read this review of your recent stay . We all put in alot of effort towards our clients comfort each day and reading a review such as yours means everything to us. Thank you for making Mnarani your next home in Zanzibar and we indeed looking forward to your next visit. More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful spot here on the island. The bigger hotels are much busier and the beach and location not so nice. If you want nightlife and noise don't stay here. We loved it. Peace, quiet, Good good, helpful staff. Very small rooms. We had room 6 ocean view room. Lovely hammocks and swinging seats. Massage available. (She was very good).15 usd... More 

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Nassor M, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Travellingzebra, Thank you for your kind and detailed review of Mnarani Beach Cottages! I’m glad you enjoyed your stay with us. True, we aren’t a fancy resort, but a family place, quiet and peaceful, as you pointed out - and even if we are very busy, the size and layout of our place make sure that it doesn’t ever... More 

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mnarani Beach Cottages

Address: North Coast, Nungwi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Price Range: $127 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mnarani Beach Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Mnarani Beach Cottages Hotel Nungwi
Mnarani Beach Hotel
Mnarani Beach Resort
Mnarani Beach Cottages Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Nungwi
#10 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#11 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
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