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Ryan's Bay Hotel
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Mwanza
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

The service and staff was amazing! Everything from the rooms to the restaurant, especially the Butter Chicken. A gorgeous view of the Victoria Lake, a wonderful pool to relax in and the rooms were very spacious and clean and the property is filled with lush and beautiful gardens. The owners gave us the royal treatment - so we say thank you to Lucas and Yvonne Fortes!!
Definately recommend this hotel!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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lucacio, Public Relations Manager at Ryan's Bay Hotel, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Thank you for posting your review on trip advisor.

Five star service to our 5 star customers !!!! We are extremely pleased to hear of your feed back and more so of your stay at RBH.

Thank you and we hope to see you again soon. Karibu

Kind regards

Yvonne
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

My purpose in visiting Ryan's Bay Hotel was to book a safari, and I couldn't have chosen a better one! The owners of the hotel were very helpful, informative, and accommodating throughout the booking process. My driver was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. As a woman travelling by herself, I felt very safe and secure at all times. The accommodations were spectacular and my driver never left until he knew I was settled in, which I really appreciated. All in all, I enjoyed the trip of a lifetime and would highly recommend that you take any opportunity to deal with these honest and lovely people who regularly give back to their community...something you don't find often in any part of the world!

Although I did not stay at the Hotel, I did visit the beautiful grounds and enjoy the spectacular view!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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lucacio, Front Office Manager at Ryan's Bay Hotel, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Thank you for all the wonderful comments you mentioned on trip advisor. I will pass on your feedback and comments to your guide, who will be thrilled to know that you had a great safari. Every single satisfied client simply influences us to do better.

We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you to Ryan's Bay Hotel.

Kind regards

Yvonne
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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

I've stayed long- and short-term at this hotel for business in Mwanza. The staff are incredible with children. The rooms are beautifully decorated. The restaurant is diverse, but a little expensive. Because I work in water and health, I've repeatedly tested the pool and taps just to calibrate my own equipment and it's always been safe.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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lucacio, Public Relations Manager at Ryan's Bay Hotel, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Thank you for taking time off your day to write your feed back. It is an important factor to us as we are always trying new ways to make our guests comfortable.

We are honored that you think Ryan's Bay is the best hotel.

Thank you for your positive and valued comments and we hope to you see you and the children again soon.

Kind regards

Yvonne
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Quarona, Italy
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

Ryan’s Bay is a haven of peace within lush and tastefully tended gardens. The swimming pool in the middle allows exercising and relaxing. A gorgeous view onto one of the many little bays of Lake Victoria spreads calm and permits the expansion of mind and soul. It is ideally located not far from the Mwanza town and business center. All rooms with balconies are stylishly furnished, sheer luxury and utter cleanliness prevailing. Beyond of what can locally be achieved their staff overall is well trained, always helpful and constantly striving to offer better service and attention to guests, an endeavour highly promoted by the quality-oriented management. In summary, an enjoyable stay for families is assured, and an efficient and satisfactory business venue guaranteed.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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lucacio, Public Relations Manager at Ryan's Bay Hotel, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your experiences at RBH. We are happy to hear that your stay was comfortable and relaxing. We are constantly letting our staff know that their services are well appreciated and this pushes them to do better. If you have any suggestions or comments please feel free to email manager@ryansbay.com

We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you soon.

Kind regards

Yvonne
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Moose Jaw, Canada
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

We travelled to Mwanza on the Easter Long weekend. After almost a year doing volunteer work in Dodoma we decided we had better get a look at Lake Victoria. Not having been to Mwanza before we did a quick internet search and settled on staying a couple of nights at Ryan's Bay Hotel. The room was very nice with a balcony looking out over the bay. We enjoyed the pool and the pool side bar. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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lucacio, Public Relations Manager at Ryan's Bay Hotel, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Thank you for your valuable feed back as it influences us to do better. If you any other comments or suggestions please feel free to email manager@ryansbay.com

We hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards

Yvonne
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at Ryans Bay, the staff were friendly, the food was great and the view breathe taking. The rooms are very spacious and clean each facing the lake and pool. I will definitely be back!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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lucacio, Public Relations Manager at Ryan's Bay Hotel, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Thank you for taking time to write your feedback on trip advisor.
Your feed back is an important factor to us as we are always finding new ways to improve.
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you again in the near future.
Kind regards
Yvonne
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

I travel to Mwanza reasonably frequently and Ryan's Bay is my first choice hotel. The food is good, the service friendly and the rooms spacious. Situated on the lake, I love watching the birds soaring on the updrafts.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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lucacio, Public Relations Manager at Ryan's Bay Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
We appreciate the time you spent in writing your review on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear that Ryan's Bay is your first choice and if you have any other suggestions on how we can improve we would like to hear from you - manager@ryansbay.com

We look forward to your next visit soon.

Karibu.

Yvonne
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Property: Ryan's Bay Hotel
Address: Station Road, Capri Point, Mwanza, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Mwanza Region > Mwanza
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Mwanza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ryan’s Bay is situated in the heart of the city – on the shores of Lake Victoria. It is luxurious yet affordable with 50 spacious rooms and 4 service apartments. Each guest room and suite offers a magnificent view of the bay. There's ample parking. The restaurant is spacious and also has an excellent view of the lake. It has a private swimming pool, complete with swim-to bar and lounging area for residents only. Other facilities include wireless internet access on the premises, Fitness center, room and laundry service and BBQ area. ... more   less 
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