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Hotel Escondidinho

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The hotel is located at the old slave trade building, therefore an historical building worth the visit. However, the bed was terrible and the service and food at the restaurant was very poor. We stayed there only the first night of the three we had planned to saty at the Ilha de Moçambique and left with a back pain...

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Ankara, Ankara, Turkey
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Lovely garden with swimming pool, birds singing in the morning; attentive management, good service and staff, good food, excellent location... Definitely recommended for yr stays in Ihla de Mozambique!

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Teruel, Spain
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Comfort in Mozambique. Shower with hot water but none in the basin. Swimming pool and free internet connection. Restaurant with surly staff. Watch out for overcharging on the sandwiches! Breakfast comes in any order and even without plates!

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Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I was looking forward to my stay. we had booked a week of exploring the Island and were looking forward to what we thought was a quaint place to stay. I booked the room months in advance and wanted to pay for the stay. The manger gave us a price and I tried paying but could not pay with Mets,...

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Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Our stay here was characterized by confusion from the outset. There are two email addresses on their webpage; got no response when trying the first, and just after several days when trying the second. Once communication had been established we repeatedly made it clear that we wanted to book a family room for four persons. Yet upon arrival this detail...

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Our first proper stay on a "mission" to see the Swahili coast from Ihla de Mozambique to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Hospitality, romms and especially the food was great. Tuna Carpaccio and Smoked Marlin salad - a dream for those who love the fruits of the ocean. Look forward to come back with my family and stay some more nights!

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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Visited Ilha with a friend for one night. The room was airy, romantic and beautiful but the bedding old and tired, the mattress ripped. The pool was green (as it was when friends visited 2 weeks ago) and there was no sign of management. Breakfast was included in the price but any extras were extremely pricey! 100mts for 1 scrambled...

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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Had lunch and was on pool across the day. Good property with nice restaurant and bar. Pool is differently designed with white cement finishing and keeping it simple gives good feel. Food is delicious well presented and in appropriate portions. Good place for day outing.

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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous time at Hotel Escondidinho! Great service, particularly from George, one of the waiters in the restaurant. It's a very laid back and relaxing place. We had one of the best New Years ever there. The hotel has an interesting history as it was the house of a slave trader centuries ago. Quite chilling when you think...

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Nampula, Mozambique
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Its just a marvelous place at Ilha, An old Portuguese family house operated as a hotel by french management. Beautiful architecture with spacious room. Very tasty food especially sea-food. Swimming pool at its best for family.

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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Hotel Escondidinho

Address: Praca das Amoreiras | Bairro do Museu, Mozambique Island, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Nampula Province > Mozambique Island
Price Range: $40 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
Also Known As:
Escondidinho Hotel Mozambique Island
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Go to another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 2630ben, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Avoid rooms facing street if you are a light sleeper”
 of 5 bubbles Mohnomishe, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are diffrent - so I'm sure all will find a favourite!”
 of 5 bubbles Safari-Njemah, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Spacious family room at first floor”
 of 5 bubbles 168irfanq, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Better choose rooms in the first floor. The ground floor rooms are too close to the swimming pool.”
 of 5 bubbles nereas_13, 3 Sep 2013 | Read review
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