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Mnarani Beach Cottages

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Sudbury, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel through Swala Safaris and found it very good. It is in Nungwi at the north end of the island, so it's at least an hour by taxi from the airport and Stone Town, but the location is lovely and handy to several good reefs for snorkeling, especially Mnemba Island. They will organize tours from the hotel....

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

Dear Gary K, Many thanks for taking the time to post such a nice review of your recent stay at Mnarani Beach Cottages. We are delighted to read that you had a very nice stay and you really enjoyed our rooms,location and our services. It was a pleasure having you and we would love to welcome you again soon.

Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice place to stay, near to the best beaches, the food is good, the staff is very friendly, the rooms are kind of small, people with more luggage may have a problem, for me however the only real issue was that the bathroom wasn't cleaned every day.

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

Rossana C, Thank you for your kind review of your recent stay at Mnarani Beach Cottages.How great to know that you've enjoyed everything we have to offer. I have taken note of your feedback regarding the bathroom. We always appreciate getting immediate report incase of any issue in the room, as we strive to give the best possible service to...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and i spent 4 days in the hotel. The food wasn't fresh and badly prepered. we got sick the day after we arrived there. They often made mistakes with registering drinks from the bar - wrote a wrong (higher) price and wrong quantities. BE AWARE!! During the tides the sandy beach is not accessible, but only a deck...

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

Dear Aharon A, We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback. We are pleased to hear that you liked your room. It is unfortunate that our meals did not reach your expectations, our professional catering team always prepare fresh food for our clients. We will look into your comments about the payment system for drinks at the bar...

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed October 31, 2016

This inconspicuous place is a gem in Zanzibar. Besides the fact that Zanzibar is an incredible island itself, the staff at Mnarani is incredibly helpful, kind and always available. The people have a smile on their face, all facilities are clean and the food is really really good! The best about this hotel though: the breath taking views! Every day...

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

Dear PhDWanderer, Thank you for your review, it really was our pleasure to welcome you to our home. Please visit again soon and until then.....Thank you very much

Reviewed October 25, 2016

What a stunning place and value for money. The beach cottages are perfect and well looked after. Stunning view and beach bar. The restaurant is fantastic and exceeded all expectations . The location is great, seeing that it is a 10 min beach walk to the main beach, so you not in the buzz, but still get to go there...

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

Dear Isolde B, Thank you for your kind review of your recent stay at Mnarani Beach Cottages and in our sister hotel in Pemba , Pemba Lodge.How great to know that you liked our location and services in both of our properties. It was a pleasure having you and we would love to welcome you again in the near future....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 24, 2016

We visited the hotel with my partner to get a spa treatment (we were staying at another hotel nearby). We absolutely loved the facial we received. The beautician was highly skilled, comforting, great to talk to, and obviously loved her job. It was a joy to be treated by such a professional. The setting of the location with the sound...

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

Dear theroamingtechnocrat, Thank you very much for your kind words and excellent review. This is music to our ears and i will pass on your wonderful comment to our practitioner. I’m sure you can imagine the big smile on her face...

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Very nice location with a very appealing sea front. You can find deck chairs and hammocks on a wooden deck above the beautifully colored sea and enjoy the view in kind of a private setting, as you won't be bothered by people passing by the beach. The room that we had (Unguja) was spatious, nothing too luxurious, but with everything...

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Dear sun_sea_scuba Thank you very much for your extremely valuable comments of your recent stay at Mnarani Beach Cottages! We are glad that you liked our hotel location, services and everything we have to offer.We certainly look forward to seeing you back in the near future.

Mauritius
Reviewed October 12, 2016

I enjoyed disconnecting at Mnarani. They only have internet in certain areas of the hotel, allowing me to really enjoy my vacation. I didn't open my laptop once in 8 days. The food at breakfast and dinner is quite good but lunch leaves something to be desired. Their drinks are not outrageously priced and the staff is friendly. The apartments...

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

Dear permanent-wanderlust, How wonderful to read your appreciative review! We are absolutaley pleased to know that you enjoyed our rooms, food, friendly staff and our services. Regarding lunch menu is noted and we are sorry that our lunch did not exceed your expectations. Thank you so much for choosing Mnarani Beach Cottages for your vacation , and we can’t wait...

Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We had a great stay in Mnarani Beach Cottages with our group and then with my friend, when we extended our stay. The resort has a really beautiful location and we had a bungalow just meters away from the ocean. Food was really nice (very local) and staff was really kind in overall. We had the chance even to spot...

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

Dear CsAndrea, Thank you for your kind review of Mnarani Beach Cottages! I’m glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had an excellent holiday and you could enjoy our wonderful location as well as food options, and thank you so much for such a good feedback about our staff as we consider them as our most available...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed September 22, 2016

The best and friendliest service from staff and nothing is a problem. Venue is picturesque and the beach area is magical. The rooms are clean and always remade daily. The food is very local and it is a good experience for local cuisine. Thank you management and staff from Mnarani Beach Cottages, Elroy and Annemie

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Dear elroy_vblerk, Thank you for choosing to spend your holiday with us at Mnarani . On behalf of the whole team; we are very pleased that overall you found your vacation relaxing and that you liked our hotel services and location and we hope that you will be back to visit us in the near future.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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: $130 - $190 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#11 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“The hotel rooms are on 3 floors, so if you have trouble with stairs, get one on the ground floor. They all have patios facing the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles garyk95, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Double with seaview.”
 of 5 bubbles rossanac70, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Love the cottages”
 of 5 bubbles , Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with seaview if you can!”
 of 5 bubbles sun_sea_scuba, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“If you want 24/7 internet access get a room near the pool”
 of 5 bubbles permanent-wanderlust, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
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