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“simply amazing, such a beautiful place!”
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The Tides Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Pangani
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4 reviews
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“simply amazing, such a beautiful place!”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

myself and my boyfriend arrived on sunday the 13th of july, the minute we stepped off the little plane and landed on the airstrip in mashado we were greeted by a very happy and jolly deeanne( manager ) who drove us to the tides lodge, where we were then greeted by steve who was just as jolly, which was so nice after a long haul flight, the two of them were so welcoming and friendly which really made you feel so at ease and happy.

we enjoyed 10 lovely days at the tides, the first night we experienced our first ever full moon which was a spectacular sight, and each night of the week we enjoyed a lovely dinner, the seafood is amazing so fresh and tasty, and if you order anything off the speciality menu make sure you try the chateau briand which is out of this world, the steaks were so tender and juicy.

we also took a snorkelling trip to maizwe island,deanne was so helpfull and stopped at nothing, which was so nice of her, she had organised drinks and a lunch which was served under a shelter set up on the island by the skipper and ali the snorkelling instructor. we thoroughly enjoyed our snorkelling, highly recommend going.

if you are looking for a place that is relaxing with spectacular scenery and i would highly recommend the tides, steve and dee and all the staff really do make a special extra effort and go out of thier way to accomodate you and cater to you, it was by far the best 10 days we had in tanzania and would return in the morning.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

A friend and I were desperate to get away from Arusha a few days, so we just spent 4 nights at the Tides, a place I've been to several times over the years - it's the perfect getaway! Beautiful drive down there, great welcome from Steve and De and the lovely Tides staff. Yummy food (especially the King prawns!), perfect weather at this time of year, and just a good place to rest and relax. We had lots of fun taking the sea-kayaks out, and at low tide we were able to kayak out to the nearby reef and see starfish, fish, and coral. We were also there at the right time to see green turtle hatchlings making their way from their nest to the ocean! It doesn't get much better than that! Thank you everyone at the Tides for another wonderful mini-break! Hope to see you soon...

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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JimBalf66, Owner at The Tides Lodge, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Hi Rebecca, It was great to see you back at Tides again and really pleased you were able to see the turtles hatching. See you again soon
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Arusha Region, Tanzania
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I recently spent two nights at The Tides. Our journey from Arusha had been somewhat long and eventful resulting in a much later arrival than anticipated. Steve kept in contact with us throughout our journey and greeted us warmly as we disembarked from the ferry.
When we arrived at The Tides we were greeted by Dee and a refreshing drink. From that moment we knew we were in excellent hands and our trip would be everything we wished for, which was basically relaxing and stress free.
Steve and Dee were genuinely warm, caring and professional without being intrusive. Additionally, all of the staff were attentive and professional.
Our room was amazing and had everything we could possibly need.
The location was incredible, the beach was so pristine and beautiful. A perfect place to hide away from the world and replenish your mind, body and soul.
We will definitely return again and again, Michael and Karen

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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JimBalf66, Owner at The Tides Lodge, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Dear Karen and Michael - thank you for your kind words - we look forward to welcoming you to Tides again.
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Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Both me and my girlfriend are 4 days into our 10 night stay here at the tides and its been just brilliant. The managers Steve and Dee have done everything possible to accomadate us and make our stay enjoyable. And enjoyable it is. Food is nice, service is nice and the rooms are nice. Overall a really great place and a must stay if you are ever in the area.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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JimBalf66, Owner at The Tides Lodge, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Thank you Jay for your review - as you say Tides really works well as a post safari 'chill out'.
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

We spent the second half of our honeymoon at The Tides having had a fabulous week on safari. Our stay was excellent from start to finish and the hospitality shown from Steve and De was second to none.

The food needs specific recognition as it was excellent at all times. The choice was great and the quality top notch.

In terms of recommendations for activities, our snorkeling trip to Mazawe Island was the high point of our week at The Tides and is an absolute must.

We would absolutely recommend The Tides for people who don't want to crowds and tourist feel that can be found on Zanzibar.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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JimBalf66, Owner at The Tides Lodge, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Thank you for your review - so pleased you love Tides and especially our cuisine which we take great pride over. It's great isn't it, having the whole beach to yourself and not having to share it with 100's of other as you do in Zanzibar
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Ouagadougou
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

We never slept so close to the rolling sea - and so well!
After the long trip from Arusha it was like arriving in kind of a movie. Owners Steve and Dee
gave us a very personal welcome and made us feel like their private guests. Four days
strolling along the beach, watching local fischerme prepare their nets and boats.
We enjoyed the lavish breakfast and in the evening the candle light dinner. Copliments to
the kitchen! My wife and me will certainly come back to The Tides Lodge, this was the
most relaxing part of our holidays in Tanzania. And we'll recomment it to all our friends in Germany.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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JimBalf66, Owner at The Tides Lodge, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Dear Rolf,
Thank you very much for your review and really pleased you enjoyed Tides and appreciated the personal experience you won't find at larger hotels. We look forward to welcoming you to Tides again.
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Dossenheim, Germany
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

After 15 days safari and a lot of exciting and action we had 4 wonderful and relaxed days at the Tides Lodge. The bungalow was very comfortable only some metres away from the beach, the staff were very, very friendly and we had always excellent diners. The manager Steve and De made all our wishes come true and organized our short trips to Pangani, the small village Ushongo and the wonderful snorkelling trip to the beautiful Maziwe Island.
It was the perfect conclusion of an unique stay in Tansania.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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JimBalf66, Owner at The Tides Lodge, responded to this review, August 8, 2014
Dear Petra - thank you so much for taking time to review your stay at The Tides and really pleased you had such great time. It sounds like you took the opportunity to go on a number of excursions during your visit. I am sure you will agree the visit to Pangani is a really worthwhile trip if you are interested in the fascinating history of the Swahili Coast. The very informal (and free) walking tour to our local village also gets great feed back from our guests who often have not had any opportunity to engage with the local population during their holiday. It is an enriching experience for most.
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Property: The Tides Lodge
Address: Plot 10 | Ushongo Beach, Pangani 46, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Tanga Region > Pangani
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Pangani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tides Lodge is situated in the middle of a huge picture post card bay - selected as one of the top 6 secret beaches in the World by the Sunday Times Travel Magazine. With only seven beach cottages and two family houses The Tides Lodge offers intimacy and luxury. The cottages are bright and breezy with large billowing nets decorated in a simple fashion. The high light of any visit to The Tides is the excellent cuisine. ... more   less 
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