Fantastic place to stay in Bagamoyo - either when camping or when staying in the spacious and authentically decor'd historic old building. Really relaxing outside dining, bar & garden area. Delicious food. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Firefly.
We stayed at the Firefly for 5 nights and had a brilliant time. The place has a great vibe to it. The buildings and the grounds are very authentic and the staff could not have been more helpful. Food sometimes took its time but was well worth the wait. Overall, if you are in Bagamoyo, I’d highly recommend the Furefly.
A really characterful and charming place to stay as a base to explore Bagamoyo. Friendly staff and nice food. The garden is an oasis and a great place to relax, eat and talk in the evenings. Very close to the beach too. Thanks
This place is located next to the beach (and many more), in the middle of the old town. It’s crazily beautiful and the breakfast is awesome. Many eateries nearby outside, art markets etc. The pool and lounge is amazing. The staff is super nice. I very happily missed my ferry out of here 😁
We did a 11 day circuit of Tanzania spending 2 days in Bagamoyo and stayed at Firefly. It is an amazingly atmospheric property with rooms in an old Swahili/Arabic mansion and huge grounds at the rear where there is tented accommodation or where you can pitch your own tent. The grounds border the beach but there seems to be no access to the beach from the property. The rooms are lovely old Swahili/Arabic with high ceilings so cool in the day. We loved them but some may find them "rustic". Our suite had a bathroom. The rooms upstairs are in row with a big passage space running across outside where you can sit. In between the mansion and the grounds is the lounging area with a nice small swimming pool, bar & kitchen. The property tries to be eco-friendly and that is very good. Unfortunately the staff service is lethargic - on our arrival no staff bothered with a warm welcome or our bags. We came down for breakfast on the first day and sat around waiting for service and although there were staff nearby no-one bothered to enquire after us. After ordering everything was served together and late. The eggs were cold and I sent them back - and this when there were only two tables been served. In the room our bathroom had a plug hole with a covered filter. When the bathroom is cleaned the cleaner does not bother to open the cover and clean the filter hence it was clogged with dirt and I had to point this out to staff. We would have loved to have some info on the history of the old mansion itself and the property overall (there is a garden in the grounds and a recycling unit)- no info was available on any of this in the rooms or in the lounge area at all. A bit of info on the town of Bagamoyo with recommendations of places to visit would have been great as well - again nothing. The property describes itself as a boutique property - we would expect a bit more staff service/attention in such places. The owner (we were told her name is Joanna) was around several times but did not once bother to introduce herself or enquire with us on how our stay was or how our day went. Nether did any of the staff - seemed rather nonplussed with their customers which sent out weird vipes. Amazing property but let down by the above hence the average ranking. Hope Joanna improves.…