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!
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
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
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.
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!…