We went to Mafia İsland Lodge during New Years 2013 and stayed for 4 days. The room was ok and clean but a had serious infrastructure problems. One day we came to the room and the sink was broken. They fixed it. The next they we came to the room and the room was flooding. They fixed it. Another day we came to the room the AC was broken they fixed it.
However, the worst thing was I literally lost weight during my stay in Mafia Island Lodge. The food was TERRIBLE (if you can find food of course). For the breakfast they were asking us "Do you want eggs". At this point whatever we asked for inside the egg, they were missing. No Potato, no onion, no bacon, no ham, no nothing. One time I was so hungry, I asked for french fries, guess what, they didnt have potato but at dinner they served potato..I should also mention the food we ate during dinner were very very bad.
The only thing you can do is to dive but please do not dive with mafia island lodge. They do have a nice attitude. I will write another review to PADI about them as well.
To sum up, dont loose time and money and have a great time somewhere else in mafia
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mafia Island Lodge stands amidst tall palms on a sandy beach in Chole Bay, in the heart of the marine park near Utende village on South coast of Mafia. 14 superior rooms, 18 standard rooms and 2 family rooms are set among the coconut palms with their own veranda overlooking the bay. They are all self-contained with air conditioning. Twin and double beds are available. Among the 34 rooms there are 2 family suites, which are made out of 2 comfortable connecting rooms with one sharing bathroom, each one with its own veranda overlooking garden and sea. They may comfortably accommodate a max of 5 guests. All our rooms have garden and sea view. Hot and cold water is available 24 hours a day. The main lodge has a relaxing atmosphere with a large open restaurant, bar and lounge area. Board games, table tennis and volleyball are also available. Other facilities include a gift shop, laundry service, excursions, snorkelling, sailing and scuba diving. The cuisine is continental with an emphasis on seafood. Snacks, sandwiches and bitings are also available. Located on our beautiful beach - the only one in Chole Bay unaffected by tide - our Beach Bar offers light lunches and early afternoon fare such as salads, sandwiches and freshly caught fish, complemented by a fully-stocked bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mafia Island Hotel Mafia Island