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14 Ocean Road, Bagamoyo Tanzania
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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
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children's playground
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Snorkeling
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
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Bottled water
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, German, Swahili
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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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Response from travellerslodge, Owner at Travellers Lodge
Responded Feb 28, 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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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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Response from travellerslodge, Owner at Travellers Lodge
Responded Feb 28, 2020
Dear Josie, many thanks for your kind and informative review. So kind of you. Welcome again!
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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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Response from travellerslodge, Owner at Travellers Lodge
Responded Feb 28, 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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We stayed 20 persons for 2 nights at Travellers Lodge. Rooms were good, beds excellent. Beach at high tide very good, at low and medium tide a bit to walk to the sea. Food very good, nice atmosphere in restaurant and bar. Good service. We even got some rooms to shower and change clothes when we came back after safari, before leaving to the airport!! Can recommend the hotel for.a relaxing holiday!
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Response from travellerslodge, Owner at Travellers Lodge
Responded Nov 30, 2019
Dear Avadeler, thank you so much for this lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us in Bagamoyo. Welcome again! From all of us at Travellers Lodge
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I was part of a group of 10 from the UK working for a week in Bagamoyo. We could not have picked a better place to stay and the service we received was equally wonderful. It is in a perfect location next to an unspoilt beach and the "huts" are spread out across the gardens. The huts themselves were just what was needed - air con being essential to be able to get respite from the heat if you are not used to it. Nothing better after a long day than to sit outside your hut and listen to the ocean! With us using so many of the huts there were one or two minor issues with plumbing etc but let's face it, this is Africa and any issues were dealt with quickly and effectively. Helen, the owner of the Lodge, and her team could have done no more to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. They were flexible with meals, helpful with local tips, good humoured and seemed to genuinely enjoy us staying with them. The food really was perfect - local food if wanted but with plenty of options like pasta etc for those wanting something a bit more like home. Breakfast was spot on and we never had a problem with supplies running low. The bar area was a great place to meet and unwind and the prices for local beers and drinks was good, much better than in usual hotels. Security was good, at night there was always an unobtrusive presence in the gardens which was reassuring. There was also the option of using the safes in the offices for storing valuables. An unexpected bonus was the laundry service. There was a basket in the room, anything left in there would turn up the next day freshly laundered for no extra cost. All in all Travellers' Lodge exceeded our expectations and made a great trip even better. We are so glad we chose this place out of all the options in Bagamoyo. Many thanks to Helen and her wonderful team!
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Response from travellerslodge, Owner at Travellers Lodge
Responded Nov 10, 2019
Wow, what a fabulous review! We thank you from the heart. It was an absolute pleasure to have your group of lovely people staying with us. We hope we contributed positively to your experience in Africa. You will always be warmly welcome. Greetings and karibu tena from all of us at Travellers Lodge Bagamoyo.
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TanzaniaPwani RegionBagamoyo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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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.