I am now sitting on my bed at the Panori, where we have been staying for the past 2 months. We leave for a few days and then , with great happiness, we return to our base, our home in Tanga! I cannot help smiling as I am writing this. 2 years ago, I had booked a room here together with my sister, but, when i saw the old AC, the decor in the room and the quiet reception area, I ran away and we went to another hotel, double price, supposedly better. I wondered how a friend of mine could possibly choose to stay here......
Well, 2 years on, and I am now staying HERE with that friend of mine and I WOULDN'T CHANGE this place for anywhere in Tanga. The staff, like everyone on Tripadvisor mentions, are sooo friendly, sooo helpful that we really feel like we are coming home when we drive into the driveway. The decor in the room is not fantastic..I cover the armchairs with my own colourful kangas!!, but, everything is really clean. The laundry service is great, John, the houseboy is amazing...he cleans the room, washes our clothes and washes our car.
When we arrive for breakfast, we are welcomed with big smiles by everyone , so , even if breakfast itself is a little bit of an adventure - to get all things together , at the same time!! - the warmth of the people somehow makes everything acceptable.
We come back from our few days away and again, we are welcomed with so much warmth and happiness. It is not easy to find such genuine care nowdays.
I now understand why my friend stays here and I would recommend Panori to anyone who visits Tanga and wants a very reasonably priced accomodation, in a good area of town....actually the best area in town, with lovely staff and clean rooms.
Would just like to add, that a car or a bike/motorbike is needed if you choose to stay here, as Ocean Drive, is a residential area and one cannot easily get transport. It takes 12 mins to walk to the bus stand.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE PANORI HOTEL RESTAURANT The Newly renovated Makuti Banda is a great place to enjoy a meal outdoors. The Swimming pool on one side and Children's playground on the other side. Indoor entertainment also available such as pool table and wide-screen TV for all your Sports channels. From starter to dessert the Panori Hotel has a restaurant with great cuisine from every corner of the world. Cracker Jack Prawns, Creole Chicken Curry, Kibo Roast Pork (the all time favorite). Seafood Curry, Lobster Thermidor, Chicken Tikka Masala, Swahili Beef Stew and Ugali, Vegetarian Lasagne, Paneer Curry, Fragrant Green Vegetable Curry and much more. One of the best eating places in Tanga. Fully stocked bar, Alcoholic and non-alcoholic Cocktail. Shakes and Smoothies. Our Gift Shop has a lot to offer in local arts, crafts and colorful African wraps and gowns. Free WiFi internet. Book your Dinner Parties, Children's parties and Poolside B-B-Q with us. ... more less
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