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Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed there during the long weekend,very pleasant and calm. We had a wonderfull time. We just got a little uoset because after the reception is closed you cannot get any assistence... I found out that the oven wasnt working after 6pm and there was no place I could go for assistance because the reception was closed. So if you going...

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Thank Ana Patrícia M
Catharina W, Public Relations Manager at Bay View Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ana Patricia Thank you for posting a review and apology for the problem with the oven. The house to the right of our reception is where one of the owners of Bayview Lodge stay - permanently. We'll make a point of informing all guests in future that they're welcome to ask Sharon or Gideon for their assistance after hours....

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 11 March 2015

We had cause to spend a few days in Inhambane in October 2014 after a glorious trip further north, and chose Bayview Lodge at Barra Beach to stay. Expecting it to be a let down after our stay at Pomene Lodge, it was a real highlight. The secret weapon was the absolutely fabulous restaurant there - called the Green Turtle...

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Thank Caroline V
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2015

We stayed in Bay View Lodge over Christmas time and enjoyed the lodge a lot! Cleaned chalets, friendly and helpful management and staff, Fantastic position and Beautiful view on the ocean! It is not first time when we come with family and friends to spend holiday time in Bay View and will definitely recommend to everybody! Fantastic place!

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 11 December 2014

What a wonderful find this lodge was! Our cottage was lovely, equipped with a mosquito net which was beautifully draped around the beds, and a fully set up kitchen (if you want to self-cater) and a comfortable lounge and a wooden deck from which to relax with a sundowner. All of the cottages are not even a minute's walk away...

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Thank Daffioso
Europe
Reviewed 17 October 2014

The Bay View Lodge ist not one of those fancy, decoratively trimmed beach lodges but has a cosy and relaxed atmosphere and offers spacious, straight-forward accomodation at a fair price. Very friendly and supportive hosts, and on its grounds it has what must be one of the best sea-food restaurants along the coast (The Turtle). The beach is, of course,...

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Thank Worldexplainer
Gauteng
Reviewed 23 April 2014

The cottages at Bay View Lodge are spacious, clean and air-conditioned, with comfortable beds and mosquitoe nets. Accessibility to the beach is excellent for families with all their beach paraphernalia and for fisherman who need to launch their boats. The family who run the lodge, especially John and Sharon are extremely helpful and friendly. Definitely worth a stay!

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We are a young couple that stayed at Bayview Lodge during the Dec 2013/Jan 2014 period. Accomodation although slighly outdated in styling, was spacious, comfortable and our home away from home for the week we spent in Moz. We especially appreciated our cleaning services who made sure our place was in top notch (no beach sand :) or dishes )...

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Thank LeeSom
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 January 2014

A large group of us (adults and children) stayed at Bayview Lodge (in the 'Dive House') during December 2013/January 2014 and found the accommodation to be excellent! The house was exactly what we needed, especially with aircon, which you don't ordinarily find in Moz and very close to the beach where we could launch our boat and jetski. Management at...

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Thank Jacki C
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Although we have been to Mozambique before, the accommodation at Bay View is a few notches up from our previous trips. Very comfortable (mozzie nets and aircon!), spacious living areas and right on the most fantastic beaches! The daily cleaning service afforded us more time to spend doing nothing. Chalets are well equipped to make self catering a pleasure. although...

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Thank gdevries
Hoedspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 16 November 2013

What a wonderful resort. Eight days of bliss. Great chalet, great staff, great situation and excellent management. If a beach holiday is what one wants you couldn't find better. Really everything one could want and more. We will certainly be back for more of this perfection!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bay View Lodge is situated on Barra beach (Praia da Barra) on the northeastern tip of Inhambane peninsula with a long, sandy beach in front and an estuary behind. All units are within 60 m from the beach, offering self-catering or catered (full or half board) accommodation. The area is famous for snorkeling and scuba diving, and world famous for diving with whale sharks and manta rays. Inhambane town is one of the oldest trading centres on the east African coast, with one of the largest number of dhows (local fishing boats)occuring in the area. Guests can arrive over land - NO 4x4 vehicle needed - or can fly in to the lodge, with daily flights between Johannesburg, South Africa and Inhambane. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay View Lodge

Address: Barra Road | Ave Josina Machel, Praia da Barra, 1300, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Inhambane Province
Price Range: $84 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Number 4 and 5 are nearest the sea but they are all OK the farthest room is 100m to the beach so no stress ”
 of 5 bubbles EricJ401, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Unit 5 is only a few steps from the beach and restaurant. Has a wooden walkaway to the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles CoreneBloemfontein, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Chalet 5 is the closest to the beach.”
  • Chalet 5
 of 5 bubbles grahaml35, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are literally on the beach but unit 5 is something special!”
 of 5 bubbles Mickaelam13, 3 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the units closer to the beach although all are amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles Ttfromjhb, 12 May 2015 | Read review
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