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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We have been to Barra lodge around 6 or 7 times. The staff are wonderful the food is great. They do a wonderful job with limited local resources. I will continue to go there on holiday even with the change in management

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1Thank Ross E
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Barra lodge as we knew it, run down and poor service will be no more! It was auctioned to new owners who I hope will do fantastic refurbishments and make it as great as it used to be. Check if they are open if you have a booking soon

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6Thank Julie G
Cape Town
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

We were booked to stay here, but our Travel agent advised us shortly before the trip that they were closed. We opted to go to Palm Grove Lodge next door and were really glad about our choice. The photos you see on the internet of Barra Lodge are not what you actually see. The rustic Restaurant is dwarfed by a...

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7Thank Erlend_vM
Paarl
Reviewed 19 August 2015

The self-catering units are in serious need of maintenance and hygiene levels are poor. Sadly for the very willing staff at Barra Lodge the self-catering units have been neglected. Marketing brochures are somewhat misleading and the chalets hardly have a sea view. Furnishings are basic and the kitchen and bathroom facilities are rather 3rd world. Lighting is inadequate and one...

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Thank GeoffPPaarl
Durbanville, South Africa
Reviewed 21 July 2015

This is life. Once you feel the sand of Barra Lodge between your toes you will always long to be back. We stayed in the casitas. The accommodation was lovely. The cabanas are even better. Check it out. Barra has a stunning pool, but there is so many activities to choose from. The diving centre is at the beach bar....

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2Thank Lindie B
BarraInhambane, Online marketing at Barra Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Lindie Thank you for a wonderful review! We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday with us and we got to spoil you on your birthday. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 11 April 2015

This was the second time our group (47 people) visited Barra Lodge in Inhambane. We made our booking a year in advance. We booked 10 X 6 bed houses for 10 days ranging from 31 March to 11 April 2015. With our arrival all bookings were mixed up. None of the houses were allocated as per the mail from the...

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2Thank Gerrie M
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Barra lodge is an great place to visit and explore. We chose to fly which is very easy (just 1 hour 30 minutes from Johannesburg with a quick 20 minute bus transfer from the airport. You must expect that developing countries will have certain constraints, but the place is really amazing. The beach and scuba diving is top notch. All...

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BarraInhambane, Online marketing at Barra Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Will Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip advisor. We love hearing from our guests and we are super excited that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back to our lodge in the near future.

Reviewed 19 March 2015

I want to advise visitors that is looking forward to a dream holiday at Barra Lodge, that our experience was dissapointed. There was no safe for our valuables. Our trip ended with a stolen camera and my diamond wedding ring. (R60 000,00 later). The facilities was not up to standard (air-conditioners and DSTV out of order). We complained every day,...

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6Thank Yvonne S
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 14 February 2015

Barra lodge is an amazing stay. It's not easy to get to (long, difficult drive is worse than the expensive flight and shuttle!) but once you're there, it's simply incredible. The service, surroundings, facilities and beach are relaxing, beautiful and charming. All the staff are incredibly helpful and kind. The beach is incredible and idyllic. It's extremely hot during the...

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BarraInhambane, Public Relations Manager at Barra Lodge, responded to this review

Thank for taking the time write a review. We love hearing from our guests. We are glad that the destination made up for the challenging drive. We hope to see you soon!

Maputo Province, Mozambique
Reviewed 16 January 2015

This was my families third visit to Barra lodge and again we greatly enjoyed our visit. Accommodation was good and the best is all the facilities and activities they offer. We did ocean safari for the first time and saw whalesharks.. What makes Barra though is the great atmosphere and friendly staff. Will be back. Muito obrigado

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BarraInhambane, Public Relations Manager at Barra Lodge, responded to this review

Thank for taking the time to write a review. We love hearing such great feedback from our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Barra Lodge, the flagship Lodge of the praia da barra area, is set in one of the most picturesque areas in Mozambique, with spectacular views of pristine beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Situated 485km north of Maputo, access by road is on a tarred road which is suitable for normal vehicles. The road from Maputo to Xai Xai has been upgraded and resurfaced. Please note that there are numerous towns and villages en-route and the main road often passes directly through these villages. Speed limits are enforced in these places and it is advised to drive with caution. Do not drive at night. From the historical city of Inhambane it is only a 30 minute drive to Barra Lodge and transfers are done by the lodge staff. Barra has secluded, unspoilt beaches, and is bordered by the Inhambane estuary on one side and the sea on the other. The lodge is nestled amongst groves of coconut trees and the warm Indian Ocean offers safe bathing all year round. Wide open, sun-drenched beaches offer endless hours of strolling pleasure. Barra Lodge caters for families with children and is geared towards fun and activities for the whole family. Other Services Offered: - Conference Facilities: Seating up to 60 cinema style, audio visual equipment available. - Weddings: We also cater for weddings, cocktail parties and special functions. - Activities Room: DSTV, pool table, table tennis, darts. - Swimming Pool: With kids paddling pool. - Curio Shop: Basic toiletries, sweets, clothing and curios. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barra Lodge

Address: Praia da Barra, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Inhambane Province
Price Range: $304 - $732 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Barra Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
Barra Hotel Inhambane
Barra Resort Inhambane
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Inhambane Province
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Inhambane Province
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“The cabanas are equipped wit air conditioners and are for large families. Lot of accommodation on offer. Ask before you book.”
 of 5 bubbles lindieb961, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
“It seems you can't really choose as allocation is changed as they please.”
 of 5 bubbles 574gerriem, 10 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Choose aircon type cabana, beach facing.”
 of 5 bubbles Willj225, 8 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The 6-sleeper chalets are great for a well-priced self-catering stay”
  • The lovely, large, well-priced chalet
 of 5 bubbles L3702HXmarkm, 14 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Best value are the cottages, but if you can afford an upgrade the cabanas are reallly good too.”
 of 5 bubbles albert0ds, 15 Jan 2015 | Read review
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