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Panga Chumvi Beach Resort

Mnazi Mrefu, Matemwe Tanzania
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#9 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Matemwe
Panga Chumvi Beach Resort, Matemwe, on the north eastern coast of Zanzibar, is right on the white sand beach opposite the pristine coral reef of Mnemba Island. We are a small eco lodge with 15 rooms, none of which are further than 40 metres from the beach.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Parking garage
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Bottled water
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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DrAlexL wrote a review Feb 2021
Barcelona, Spain4 contributions
Going to stay in this place we had some mixed feelings, but in the end we liked almost everything. The location of the hotel is very good. A little bit interfered by the constant tides (we used to swim long distances in the morning and evening), but you can get used to it. The manager Jamal seemed like a good person to ask for help, if need be. A kilometer from the hotel there is a village with a small store and market, where you can go to get local products. There are a few minuses, but it is not critical. The rooms do not have frigеs and teapots. So forget about cold drinks (for whom it is important). And also about hot evening tea. The prices in the local restaurant leave much to be desired, although the staff is very friendly. As an option, you can drop by a small cafe on the shore called Bakupenda with more democratic prices. The rest is fine. PS do not forget to rent a small car as the public transport is unpredictable:) Sincerely, Alex L
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Hans H wrote a review Feb 2021
Risskov, Denmark5 contributions
We(a group of 10 people) enjoyed our stay at Panga Chumvi. Lovely Rooms in a very quiet location. The pool is kind of dirty and the beach is not always possible to access. However you are living in paradise and the manager Jamal is always there to help you, providing very useful help, very fast. If you are looking for a quiet ambiance this is the place to go!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Shame sheha wrote a review Jan 2021
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania8 contributions
I'm a good guy I do all trips for cheap price I offer you all welcome and do scussion with me I hope if you will follow me you will be happy with me I always here at the beach in pangachumvi and magic boutique hotel, organize with me ABDUUL HAAMID TOUR many tourists come to my office and to organize so welcome again thank you all friends from different countries
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Alana wrote a review Nov 2020
17 contributions1 helpful vote
We’ve stayed at Panga Chumvi in November 2020 for a week or so and it’s been such a pleasant stay! First of all the location of the hotel is perfect, right at the beach !!! Our room was facing the ocean and we could see high and low tides directly from our bed ! Beds of this hotel deserve a separate praise , I’ve never slept so good anywhere in my entire life! They have bathrobes !!! Whole territory is very beautiful has sun and shadows and a swimming pool ! Hotel staff is so friendly and helpful! Manager of the hotel is a sweet man who can help you with anything and will always check on you in the morning and evening if you meet him, always smiles ! Restaurant staff is welcoming! Breakfasts are great, although I’d suggest to add one more main dish like pancakes or something, not just eggs :) but fruits and bread and drinks are great! And again while having breakfast you’re enjoying the ocean view ! During low tides you can easily explore the alga farm and see all kinds of sea creatures! Fishermen offer to catch a very fresh fish or lobster and bring it cooked for you right to your hotel room (we had a lobster for just 10$) Anyways you just have to stay in there if you’re coming to Zanzibar ! You won’t regret it at all!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Sindyyy wrote a review Nov 2019
111 contributions29 helpful votes
We stayed in Panga Chumvi 10 days. •The location: beautiful place - Beach is beautiful ( but you can’t swim there , because of low tide and sea urchins, sea weeds..) so if you want to swim in Indian ocean every day- this hotel is not for you. But Beach is beautiful - palmtrees, White Sands. This is perfect . ——-The Beach Boys are A little bit annoying, there are no privacy in Beach at all. You Cant relax.. because every time Beach Boys and Massai are following you and asking something There are no SHOPS OR SUPER MARKETS in this area so be prepared ( nearest super market was like 20min driving away with car!!) Next to this hotel there are cute local village Matemwe -it was so interesting to walk there . • FOOD - the food was tasty, but very expensive . So if you want to eat cheaper - go to the Furaha local restaurant or Bob garden Swahili restaurant. (It is about 15min walk from hotel walking next to beach to the left side) • breakfast : -.... breakfast was so bad. There is no choice at all. Every moorning the same -egg(you can choose omlet, boiled egg,etc) ; panckakes; some fruits ; one type of juice; bread and coffee.. that was all. Every moorning the same . No meat at all!!! I was dissapointed . • ROOM- room was clean all the time. Thank you for good room service - every evening there come girls who are spraying mosquito spray. It is very important for travelers. Of course hotel are very old and i suggest you to do some updates /upgrades and then you can ask so much money for stay.. our stay was cheap so everything was great but there was people who stayed and paid 1200 dollars and more. Sad . And there are shampoo and shower gel but i suggest you to take your own because in hotel this thing was not in high quality. ++There was no electricity or hot water problems. Everything was great . WiFi in room was medium, but for Africa that was ok. ++ there are Beach towels, kettle with tea &coffe . • POOL was so Nice.. water was always so warm and clean . Loved and enjoyed it . Thank you for ir Also the staff is friendly and manager was so helpful&nice person .
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Panga Chumvi Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Panga Chumvi Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Matemwe Beach (0.7 miles), Bandas Live Music (0.4 miles), and Cannibal Party (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Panga Chumvi Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Panga Chumvi Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Panga Chumvi Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Panga Chumvi Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bin Jabir Restaurant, Furaha Local Restaurant, and Seles Beach Bar and Restaurant.
Does Panga Chumvi Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Panga Chumvi Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Panga Chumvi Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Panga Chumvi Beach Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (7.2 miles) and Fukuchani Ruins (8.7 miles).
Does Panga Chumvi Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.