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14 Ocean Road, Bagamoyo Tanzania
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#1 of 17 Specialty lodging in Bagamoyo
Travellers Lodge is situated in a gentle curve on a long, white sand beach in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Step from your room into the warm Indian Ocean and enjoy the timeless views of enchanting dhows and Bagamoyo’s historical buildings in the heart of the Swahili Coast. Choose to stay in a beach or garden cottage spread throughout the lush, tropical gardens. Our restaurant offers a wide selection of well-prepared local and international dishes and our comfortable and friendly bar is always well stocked. Travellers Lodge is family-friendly. We speak German, English and Kiswahili. Karibu to Travellers Lodge!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children's playground
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Swahili
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Arthur D wrote a review Sep 2020
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania3 contributions
We stayed three nights for a much-needed getaway. The grounds are beautiful and shady, a great place for our primary-age kids to roam about. The service is excellent; I recommend pre-ordering lunch and dinner and specifying the time. A highlight of the menu was the "seafood fondue", a really fun and tasty experience of cooking your own. The beach can get busy later in the day with fishing boats and foot traffic, but it didn't stop us from making sand castles. Owner-operators Helen and Frank are friendly and welcoming, happy to chat and swap stories. All up, it's a very pleasant getaway spot; comfortable, quiet, all in order. We will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: The gardens are shadier, but the beach gets stronger breezes
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Response from Travellers Lodge, Owner at Travellers Lodge
Responded Apr 7, 2021
Dear Arthur, many thanks for your kind review and useful info. We really appreciate this. You are warmly welcome.
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Effy P wrote a review Aug 2020
14 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed 3 nights at Travellers Lodge. At the beginning I planed to stay one or two nights but the Lodge is so lovely so I stayed 3. Just on the beach. You can walk to the center. Very beautiful tropic garden. Warm hospitality from the owners Hellen and frank and the stuff. The Bungalow is big and beutiful.No luxury but you will find everything you need. Nice restaurant with terrace. Very good value for money. I loved it Effy Perry Tel Aviv
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Travellers Lodge, Owner at Travellers Lodge
Responded Aug 23, 2020
Dear Effy, thank you so, so much for your kind review and attention to detail. It was a pleasure having you stay with us, and we hope to welcome you back soon!
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andfood wrote a review Feb 2020
Malaga, Spain97 contributions77 helpful votes
We stayed one night which was fine for us. The rooms are a good size and clean but lacked small details like a place to hang the towels, a bath/shower floor mat, some information about the hotel facilities in the room etc. Rooms look out across the palm trees to the beach which is suite colourful with the local fishermen in the morning and football and other activities in the afternoon. Dinner was fine, breakfast was quite poor in comparison to other hotels. Only cash accepted. Very helpful owner
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from travellerslodge, Owner at Travellers Lodge
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Dear andfood, we appreciate the review. Thank you for the helpful suggestions and you are quite right - we are working on those extra details. We have replaced most airconditioners & water heaters in the last year, we have painted & varnished, renovated bathrooms & makuti thatched roofs. There are hooks behind bathrooms doors & racks for towels. We usually have a full buffet breakfast with a good selection to choose from - tea, coffee, chocolate, fresh juice, eggs, toast, pancakes, oats, fried tomatoes, sausage & seasonal fruits, so I will look into this. We hope you will see the improvements if you pass this way again. Welcome!
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JosieMvandenhoek wrote a review Dec 2019
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania6 contributions2 helpful votes
Image a cottage set in a beautiful garden with the beach almost at our doorstep. We spent 3 nights here and enjoyed a comfortable bed, the hot water shower, daily servicing and a terrace with 'kiti cha uvivu', lazy chairs.... We were surprised by the quality of the restaurant, the food was excellent as was the service. We enjoyed a blend of good Swahili kitchen, chapati, samoza, curries, coconut rice and more continental flavours as a cheese toasted sandwich and oatmeal porridge for breakfast.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from travellerslodge, Owner at Travellers Lodge
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Dear Josie, many thanks for your kind and informative review. So kind of you. Welcome again!
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Felix R wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
My family regularly visited Bagamoyo since the early 1990s. We possibly belong to the first visitors of Travellers Lodge, when we first stayed there in 1994, at a time when the property had less than a handful of rooms. During a three-week road trip through Tanzania in November 2019, my dad and I decided to visit Travellers Lodge again and see how it is doing. The place has grown organically and now has approximately 30 rooms (most with a sea view), boasts a collection of over 100 different palm tree species and has a garden of Eden leading up to the Indian Ocean. Frank and Helen - the proprietors - have managed to achieve what most hotel owners in the region have failed to do: To develop a destination that is serene, functional and which benefits the local community greatly by providing long term employment. Several other hotels have opened and closed on either side of Travellers Lodge, but Travellers Lodge has endured. It was beautiful to meet staff who have worked at the hotel since the 1990s and early 2000s. For my family, Travellers Lodge remains the best hotel to stay in when in Bagamoyo. Value for money is fantastic. The owners are very informative and eager to share their own and Bagamoyo's history with visitors. Highly recommendable and can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from travellerslodge, Owner at Travellers Lodge
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Dearest Felix, thank you from our hearts for this generous review. We hope we manage to live up to your kind words. We look forward to your next stay with us. You are always most welcome.
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TanzaniaPwani RegionBagamoyo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Travellers Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Travellers Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Old Boma (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Travellers Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Travellers Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a seating area, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Travellers Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Travellers Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Travellers Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Poa Poa Restaurant, Pizza Fresh, and The Funky Squids beach bar & grill.
Does Travellers Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Travellers Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Travellers Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Travellers Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Swahili.
Does Travellers Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.