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Mchanga Beach Resort
Ranked #109 of 170 Hotels in Zanzibar Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed here for three nights after a two week safari in Kenya and Tanzania. If you want quiet, pure relaxation, isolated beach, good food, excellent service, comfortable rooms with air conditioning then this is the place for you. Rooms 1 or 2 have the best ocean views but all are fine.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

What more could you want? Gracious and attentive hosts; white sand beach on the Indian Ocean; delectable food beautifully presented; well-appointed and serene bungalows; friendly staff who work hard to make your stay enjoyable in every way. Mchanga was the perfect ending to our family reunion post-safari. It is in a peaceful secure spot amidst fishing villages, seaside homes, and a more boisterous resort. If you want access to nightlife, go elsewhere. The genius and the charm of Mchanga is the chance to settle into a beautiful day, every day, without a responsibility or care or distraction in the world. P.S. The very gentle and attentive spa services definitely helped with that relaxation!

Room Tip: The sea view rooms ate wonderful!
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

We stayed here for only 1 night as we were enroute to another lodge, but we would have stayed longer. Perfect for a 'get away from it all' break. Yes it is remote & quite a distance from the other hotels, but that's what some people want. The service was friendly as were the owners. As vegetarians, we found the food to be fantastic, delicately spiced and unlike other beach lodges - they offered a vegetarian starter & a main course.

Room Tip: Lodge number 2 has great views.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

We had 5 nights here, parents with 2 teenage daughters. A quiet and small development to get away from it all and relax completely. Beautiful scenery - palm trees, bougainvillea around the traditional palm thatched lodges, all very restful with great attention to detail. Very friendly staff and food pretty good too. Beach right in front is sandy and swimming is good. On half board, you will find that the bar bill for daytime food will be a bit steep, in dollars and western prices.

Room Tip: Some rooms are set back from the sea view a little but all the settings are beautiful
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

We spent the first few day of our honeymoon here and it was excellent. The food and staff were really good. Sand like powder and a very relaxed feel. It has everything you need without being over the top. I would recommend Mchanga Beach Lodge to anyone and everyone.

Room Tip: Our room was on the left hand side if you are facing the water. It was spacious and cheaper than a...
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

From 23 until 31 mrt we stayed in Mchanga.
It was very very nice! Thomas and Gloria the owners give you the feeling that you stay with friends. Every evening they came to ask how your day was.
The staff was very frendly and tried to give us a heavently feeling.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ton d
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

We had a wonderfully relaxing time at Mchanga after our safari. The staff were attentive and looked after us extremely well. The whole set-up is conducive to total relaxation. The accommodation is comfortable, spacious and well appointed; the cuisine is excellent and imaginitive; the facilities flexible and accommodating; the management unobtrusively helpful; the beach setting is quiet and beautiful with plenty of shade if required; in short a perfect chill-out.

Room Tip: No reason to believe that the other suites aren't just as good as our very spacious garden cotta...
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Steve H
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Additional Information about Mchanga Beach Resort

Address: Between Pwani Mchangani and Matemwe, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#52 Spa Hotel in Zanzibar Island
#84 On the Beach Hotel in Zanzibar Island
Price Range: $89 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karibu, Close your eyes, imagine silence interrupted only by the sea and the sound of coconut trees, white sandy beach and peace...welcome to Mchanga of Zanzibar. We are located 40 minutes from Stone Town on the north east of the island between the Matemwe and Pwani Mchangani villages where there is no presence of large hospitality establishments. Mchanga in swahili means sand, therefore our paths, the floor of our restaurant and bar is made with the same white sand of the beach....at your arrival you will be asked to remove your shoes and wear them again only at your departure. Our only purpouse is to make you feel comfortable and pamper you with the luxury of simplicity. Recharge your batteries by enjoying the tranquility of our location, the food of our restaurant, the selection of our cocktails and an extensive menu of treatments and massages. Every boungalow has been decorated with local patterns and motives made by locals; satellite tv, A/C, comfortable beds and all the amenities to make your stay even more enjoyable. We do provide a number of services such as private transportation from and to the airport, excursions to the various points of interest of the island...everything to make your stay hassle free. ... more   less 
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