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“Serene and Surreal”
Review of Villa Habsburg B&B

Villa Habsburg B&B
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Villa Habsburg B&B
Ranked #1 of 4 Tete B&B and Inns
Arusha, Tanzania
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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“Serene and Surreal”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Whether coming from the north, passing the huge coal mine, or the south - which looks like a bit of a wasteland - Villa Habsburg is an incredible experience if you need (or want!) to stay in Tete. It is on the north shore of the Zambezi River, to the east side directly before crossing the bridge. After bumping along the sandy road, arriving at Villa Habsburg is an oasis, with its extremely hospitable (and fascinating) owner/manager Monika von Habsburg and her staff. There is a choice of rooms, all with AC, books galore and atmosphere, the main/dining room is a work of art, and a sparkling swimming pool looked to be near completion. Internet access was good, although it was tempting to just sit in the garden along the Zambezi River rather than attending to work. Only breakfast was served at the time of my visit, but there are restaurants not too far away.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

A real surprise - a small European heaven in hot, ugly and uninviting Tete. The small B&B is located in a garden on the north bank of the Zambezy, with nice view of the river and the city. The rooms are impeccable, with air conditioning, nice bed with a mosquito net, up to date bathroom, and Wifi. The breakfast is excellent. You can relax in the garden in the evening looking at the sunset over the river. The owner is a charm, looking after the smallest detail. By far the best choice in Tete.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Villa Habsburg B&B
Address: Bairro Matema, Tete 50100, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Tete Province > Tete
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Tete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Habsburg, our exquisitely designed Bed and Breakfast in Tete, Mozambique is a charming manor house, nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River. Our Bed and Breakfast offers four well appointed rooms each with its own unique decor and ambiance. The Basil Room and the Gardenia Room offer spectacular views of the Zambezi River, while our Lavender Room and Jasmine Room offer private access and garden views. All rooms are appointed with luxury linen, mosquito nets, wireless internet, desks and en-suite bathroom facilities. ... more   less 

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