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Travellers Lodge
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6 reviews
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“great value for a relaxing place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Very nice relaxing garden with scattered bungalows providing pricacy. The beach is a landing beach for fishermen but nice. Hot water works. Food is excellent. Staff very friendly. Nice place to cool your head off from the heat of Dar es Salaam's corporate life.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Midland, Canada
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89 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights at the end of a month long safari. Arrived Dar domestic terminal at 4:30 pm from up country. Took until 9:00 pm to reach the hotel. Awful journey in the dark. Advice, if not local don't attempt this drive at night when most of the 5 million people in Dar are trying to do the same. Hotel was really great about late arrival and served dinner even though kitchen was closing. Food was good. Beachside rooms are not because beach is actually public so the rooms are in the gardens. Rooms extremely basic with double bed, two bedside cabinets, two hard chairs and canvas deck chairs on the balcony. No screens so necessary to use the AC and can't really enjoy the balcony. The gardens are beautiful with colourful blossoms on the trees but nowhere to sit and enjoy this. Presume that this is also the campsite in season. The beach was full of rubbish and it's a shame nobody seems to care. The water was hot and at least here you can sort of swim. Very little to occupy three days in Bagamoyo. The sights can be done in one day. On the bright side the staff were really friendly and helpful. Just beware the "Tuk Tuk" tour guide. He's more expensive than the original quote. Shopping cheap but more stressful and pushy than at The Slipway in Dar Es Salaam.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Antwerp, Belgium
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

We stayed here for camping for 1 night. There aren't a lot of places to camp in bagomoyo, but the price of 12 dollars for camping is to much. It was the highest price in all Tanzania and the website give different prices (maybe it should be updated). The ablutions aren't that great (poor shower with cold water, the toilets waren't clean) and the staff wasn't that helpfull (we asked about an electrical lead to extend ours and kept on waiting). It is a beautiful garden where you can camp and there is lots of shadow, but for the price, we expected a lot more...

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Couscouscurry
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Dresden, Germany
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74 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

Stayed at Travellers Lodge both with family and with a big group of 50 people. Evrytime it was a very good experience. There are almost exclusively pros: Staff is very helpful and friendly, food is excellent: local food as well as international (I remember the Bolognese ;-). The manager speaks both English and German, and the location is great and close to nature (often you see Mungos): the hotel area is a big garden, the beach is very beautiful (because the are a lot of fishermen with their boats it is not the cleanest, but good to swim for adults and children, lot of fauna to explore at low tide.
The 2 cons: payment only cash (that might cause some trouble because the only atm machine in Bagamoyo often is out of work) and there is no pool: but that is not important because of the beautiful beach.
You should go on a snorkel trip by a traditional dhau to a sand bank that is only accessable at low tide - around 1 hour by boat. Bagamoyo has a lot of old buildings to visit too - use Tuktuk (or Bajaji) for exploring the town (markets, old mission, ruins of Kaole, crocodile farm...)! When planning airport transfer take care for the traffic: at night you need around 60 minutes (maybe even less;-), during the day it might take you several hours!
The hotel offers free beach towels and free WiFi at the restaurant. To resume: it's the perfect place to start or to finish your trip to Tansania when arriving or leaving via Dar es Salaam.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank StefanDD
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Canada
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214 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2012

We camped here as we were on a self safari. The price was double of any other campground we stayed at. If it was the same price as other camps we would not complain. But the shower was very weak, I nearly fell through the loose toilet seat. Service and staff was good. I asked if I could wash my truck and they washed it for me. Of course I did tip the lad who washed it. Maybe the rooms are a better place to stay if you come here.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Raroboy
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2012

Simple, lovely, thatched huts in lush gardens and next to pristine beach without other tourists. Helpful and knowledgable staff. Super relaxing and a perfect break after a conference in Dar. The town is walking distance and full of history, well worth a visit. I loved this place.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Hanaa2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

Thanks to Nick Walter and the staff at Travellers Lodge. When another hotel in the area overbooked and didn't honor our reservation, Travellers Lodge came to our rescue! What a rare treat! Nick really went out of his way to be welcoming. They couldn't have been more accommodating. This great place is right on the beach, great food, wonderful rooms, but mostly the friendliest staff around. And a short walk to Bagamoyo town....

If you are planning a trip to Bagamoyo, Travellers is the place! Reasonable prices, beautiful location, clean, air conditioned rooms and wonderful staff.

Thank you, Nick Walter and your wonderful staff.

Room Tip: There are rooms closer to the spacious tropical lodge or ones closer to the beach... your choice...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Travellers Lodge
Address: | P.O. Box 275, Bagamoyo, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Bagamoyo
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Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Bagamoyo
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Number of rooms: 24
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