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Reviewed 12 March 2011

We stayed at Kinasi Lodge for 4 nights at the end of a 3 week holiday in Kenya and Tanzania. The individual thatched rooms are spacious, clean and well appointed, although we did not find the bronze sinks to our taste. The bar/lounge area is comfy and relaxing, the pool is kept clean, and the food is very good with...

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London
Reviewed 6 March 2011

Had a great stay here for 3 days on a recent trip around Tanzania and Zanzibar. Mafia Island is a really interesting place and quite different from other parts of Tanzania. You land on one of those really bumpy landing strips that you see in adventure films, and then go for about an hour's ride on an unmade road until...

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edinburgh
Reviewed 17 January 2011

I expected so much more from this resort. I thought it would be quite simple and rustic, instead it was dated ‘1970’s’ style. The beach area was beautiful, but if you wanted a drink you had to return all the way to the main hotel as there was no-one around offering this service. At the pool, the ‘Pool Bar and...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 28 December 2010

Kinasi Lodge is an excellent place for a couple that is satisfied with spending a few relaxing days in a beautiful lodge with lots of trees, flowers, birds and squirrels (and even some bats). The bungalows are very nice (although they could be a bit larger), verandas are stunning with hammocks and nice views, bathrooms very good as well. We...

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Sedgefield, South Africa
Reviewed 8 November 2010

Kinasi is a wonderful getaway away from the crowds and mass-tourist destinations- beautiful setting and rooms (website photo's are truthful) lovely manager and staff, great location, privacy, slow relaxed atmoshere and pace and most importantly for the scuba divers - FANTASTIC diving and great dive team. We had a wonderful time and recommend it to any person who needs a...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 November 2010

I spent several days in Kinasi Lodge and they were great, everything was perfect. I really suggest Mafia Island and Kinasi hotel.

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 30 October 2010

we had no idea it would be this good !! ... I'm a big fan of onlineresearch every time I travel and to be honest I was not impact by thephotos on the website however when we arrive there : oh my god what aplace!!! (was the first reaction)the athmosphere is relaxing, the rooms are perfect and the staffservice is...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 29 October 2010

Heads up readers...we must say it...Kinasi Lodge is the place we've always dreamed of when we were planning our honeymoon. Try to imagine the most peaceful, romantic, relaxing place on the sea-side...now add the superb quality of food, the kindness of the people, the variety of the activities...well that's what you'll find at Kinasi. Rooms are huge, extremly confortable and...

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 23 October 2010

Definitely the place to go on the main Island!!! Me and my wife travelled all seven continents and can not remember we were ever treated as good as by this staff. They did everything within their power to make us feel right at home. The food was great (already a reason to come back) and the service even better. We...

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Luxembourg
Reviewed 8 October 2010

I just can say OUAHHH!!!! I've worked in hotel business for years and I can just tell you that this hotel is an amazing from the beginning till the end. The manager Sebastian is just great. He is helpfull, engaged, present, polite and his team is amazing. From the chef who serves you amazing dishes (national & international, it was...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kinasi Lodge is a boutique hotel on Mafia Island, approximately 100 km south of Dar es Salaam. A short ride across the island from the airport and the main town of Kilindoni, the lodge overlooks Chole Bay in Mafia Island Marine Park. This intimate and lovely resort, situated in an old cashew and coconut plantation, provides a luxury stay amidst stylish décor and magnificent natural surroundings of the protected marine park. The swimming pool is surrounded by verdant gardens with sunbeds and alfresco lunchtime seating on the pool terrace. To add refinement there is a wine cellar with a signature wine list and an outdoor pergola cocktail bar, a spa with expert Thai personnel providing aromatherapy, Thai massage and hydrotherapy and a host of leisure time options for those after-work periods. Everything about this elegant hotel - from design and furnishing to our food & beverage and staff service - is done with a passion for perfection. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kinasi Lodge

Address: Kilindoni Road | Utende, Mafia Island EAT, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
Price Range: $386 - $505 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kinasi Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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Kinasi Hotel Mafia Island
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“Rooms placed near the reception area, saves the walk to n fro.”
 of 5 bubbles Alvia1977, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms have a sea view and family rooms are available”
 of 5 bubbles 919peterf, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Take insect repellent!”
 of 5 bubbles Well_Travel1ed, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Go for the cottages above the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles Ctbm4, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Good food, very friendly staff and super service, nice spacious room, very clean.”
 of 5 bubbles NZ_European, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
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