We stayed at Mchanga Beach Lodge for a total of 15 days. It is a beautiful location with powder-soft white sand. On arrival it does feel like you have arrived at an exotic island! It was very enjoyable, the staff was very friendly and accommodating with all our various requests. A Special thanks to Kain, James, Rose and Jennifer! However there is a few areas for improvements. The beach strip gets quite dirty after high tide, with several clothing item washed out. The seaweed growth has rather taken over. The beach boys (vendors) becomes a real pain. I think for guests staying more than 7 days, the food gets very boring and repetitive. Not having any bacon or meat at breakfast was a killer! The liquor prices were exorbitant, as their wines come from South Africa but has a mark-up of more than 600%! As South Africans we felt this was daylight robbery. Their prices are most definitely set for their USA and Europe guests. Paying full board we sort of expected to have soft drinks as part of the package. The aircons are not efficients for the bigger rooms (room 1) and they should have an extractor fan in the shower / basin area, as this gets unbearably hot and humid. Also the twin-bedded rooms (10 & 11) have no shelve space and are situated right next to the aircons and staff quarters which makes it extremely noisy. My grown up children found it difficult to sleep with all the noise.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Mchanga Beach Hotel Zanzibar