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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

As the only other hotel in Mkoani has closed down, I stayed here for a couple of nights. Whilst it was clean and the manager greeted me, the other staff did little to make me feel welcome (I was on my own) and I even had to ask for the room to be cleaned the second day as they just... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Mkoani is a lovely, friendly town at the south west corner of Pemba. It is also (for the time being) the main passenger ferry port to Unguja (Zanzibar). The Panorama Hotel is a clean convenient place to stay for visitors to Pemba. It has great views over Mkoani bay and of the jetty - so literally you can sit in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This place is very close to the main port, which is super convenient. The staff was very, very helpful (one of their "concierges" was in the way a lot, but probably with good intentions) and the rooms are beautiful and large. The island is great, and this pace is a wonderful place to stay while you're in Pemba. We had... More 

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Piestany, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Nice, safe place with spacious rooms and a spectacular 180 * sea view. Big breakfast are included in a price and for an extra charge you can get the most delicious meal in the area. Helpful and curious staff can give you some useful tips. Rooms are equipped with traditional beds from Zanzibar, just unfortunately the mosquito nets need a... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

arrived on pemba at lunch time to be met by "prince" and the taxi driver we had booked via the hotel. good interesting 45min drive to Mkoani collected some lunch on the way. The hotel is basic but we knew what to expect, after a tour of the hote grounds we unpacked and settled in, lunch took about 2 hours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Stayed at the hotel for one night only. The rooms are decent with Zanzibari beds and mostquito-nets. The hotel are situated a short walk from the port in Mkoani upon a hill, seemingly situated above a small village which brings ambiance to the place. The best think with the place are the wonderful employees (and trainees). We went for a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We went to Tanzania to see wild animals in their own habitat which was very amazing then we went to the Island of Pemba.On the 15th of August we arrived at the small port of Makoani after a ferry trip from Zanzibar Old town we were greeted by prince the manager of the hotel and gave us a ride to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights and really enjoyed our stay. Their staff member picked us up from the ferry port and continued to be friendly, hospitable, and very helpful to us the remainder of our stay. Our room had an amazing view of the ocean and presented incredible sunsets each night. Although fairly expensive, the meals here were very... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

We arrived in Mkoani after a dissapointing stint at Verani beach resort, but had no ferry on the day so had to spend the night somewhere. We met Ali who was extremely friendly and welcomed us with a very much appreciated offer of a cup of tea. He also arranged a trip to Misali island to do snorkelling which was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

We stayed in this 'hotel' in February 2011. It is a very unpretentious set of rooms with a wonderful view of the sea and as it faces west has glorious sunsets. Travellers expecting luxurious living will be disappointed. We were not. There was a perfectly adequate ensuite loo and shower room with hot water, and the bedroom was spacious and... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
History:The island of Pemba known as 'Al Jazeera Al Khadra' (the green island, in Arabic) is an island forming part of the Zanzibar archipelago, lying off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. It is situated about 50 kilometres to the north of the island of Zanzibar. In the 1960s Zanzibar was united with the former colony of Tanganyika to form Tanzania. It lies 50 kilometres east of mainland Tanzania. Together with Mafia Island (south of Zanzibar), they form the Spice Islands (not to be confused with Maluku Islands of Indonesia or Pemba island of Mozambique). In 1988, the estimated population was 265,000, with an area of 980 km². Attractionocean panorama is situated at jodenni Mkoani and is becoming well-known for its dive sites, with vertiginous drop-offs, untouched coral and very abundant marine life. The central town Mkoani is located on a hill with a view to the west on the bay and the tiny Misali island where the tides determine the view of sunsets and sunrise. the island is an eclusive site for snorkeling or mesmorising the wildlife such as tropical birds or marine insects. Why stay at Ocean Panorama? have you ever heard the saying paradise on earth? well this quatation lives up to its name at Ocean Panorama, you will not be dissapointed. We offer the best in East African cuisines with a wild range of spices and tropical fruits. " We wish you were here,you wish, you would never want to leave" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zanzibar Ocean Panorama Hotel

Address: PO Box 100, Mkoani, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Pemba Island > Mkoani
Price Range: $73 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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