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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The resort is beautiful, clean and pleasure. The pictures on the website are totally true. Perfect location for not been bothered by the beach boys... the owner, Marco, is just fabulous ... always there for us... booked the trips for us, took us for his grocery shop around the local market and took time to explain about his own experience...

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Hello Debora, thank you. What you wrote it is true. Personally I try to help customers who wish to understand some little things of Zanzibar. I am always available to tell from our life in Zanzibar perspective. Actually also all our staff is always available. The philosophy of the resort is "also" sincerity. Some days everything is perfect, other days...

Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Mchanga truly lives up its warm hospitality & positive reviews. Our choice of room was the one with sea view for 3 nights which was exactly how the pictures described it - Simple yet cozy. Marco & his staff were polite, friendly and helpful with any queries we had. Prices for drinks/ lunch/ dinner were quite fair especially considering the...

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Dear Aarti, Thanks for using your time to write a review of our resort. First of all I want to say publicly that the real pleasure in doing our work with guests from around the world is just meet and serve customers like you and your husband. It is not easy to explain what is important for us to meet...

Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

For what you pay you are better off else where. We booked our spot and arrived in the afternoon, the room was a lot smaller than what we had thought based on web pages. There isn't much of a sea view in any of the "sea view" rooms. The beds are really hard as well and not flat, still don't...

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Dear Joshua, I am very sorry to read your review. I realize that working in tourism exposes us all operators personal judgments of every visitor, but I find your very unfair judgment. I will not speak of the hard or soft mattress or the like because they are depending on the tastes of each of us. But let me underline...

Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I only left yesterday and already cannot wait to return. Rooms are clean and simple-book early to get the sea view rooms as they are very popular. The food was deliciously homemade with the option of a different three course set meal each evening, which I can highly recommend (no choice to make and cooked with simple, fresh local ingredients)....

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How nice to receive your review. Thank you. Our resort is very happy to accommodate people like you, female travelers who look away and try to discover the world through the wonderful eyes of curiosity. You'll always be welcome. A warm greeting from all the staff of Mchanga Beach Resort.

Reviewed 18 August 2016

The hotel is situated far (enough) from 'loud' parts of the island, it has only 10 rooms and it is managed by a dedicated staff including Marco, Samuel and others. You can count on interesting tips and anecdotes about local culture and habits. The food is delicious, especially the evening dinner at 7:30 based on the fresh fish/beef, but also...

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Dear Justyna, Thanks for reviewing our resort. We try to improve every day our services to customers, we hope to have you back to Zanzibar in order to switch back days on this beautiful beach. Thank you

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Mchanga beach resort could not be more welcoming, friendly or relaxing. From the moment you arrive you feel at home. You take off your shoes and dont put them on again for a week. The staff go out of their way to make you feel at home, and what a home it is! Superfine white sand, fabulous food (daily specials...

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We could not love this place any more! From the minute we got here and were encouraged to take off our shoes by the lovely Marco, we felt right at home straight away. The place is stunning. Right on a gorgeous quiet beach, without all the noise of Beach Boys hassling you, it honestly felt like paradise. Even when fully...

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Dear Thushani, thank you for your review. Making this work is not easy, because you have to deal with different people every day, people from every country in the world with different cultures and habits. It 'still a wonderful job, because it allows you to be in contact with a "parallel universe" of people's lives: the universe of the holidays,...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 27 July 2016

After spending two weeks in Zanzibar we we're looking for a resort to book ten rooms for a week of holidays with friends. We passed Mchanga Beach Resort, met the owner, Mr. Marco, who showed us one twin room and gave his business card with an estimate of room rates, adding that we can find more info in Internet. Well,...

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Mr Jelena K, the story you described does not represent the truth. You are entered in the resort from the beach and you have asked the waiter to accompany you to see a room. The waiter called me (I am the GM, not the owner) and I have said to you that the resort was full I could show only...

Auckland
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is a good mid-range resort at Mchanga beach. In July it was a peaceful oasis, away from the beach boys, suitable for families and couples of all ages. There are 6 front bungalows - some with sea views and therefore slightly more expensive - others with views to a lovely garden setting. The bungalows are spacious, clean and tastefully...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This was exactly what we needed after a safari: a small, quaint, and secluded hotel right on the beach. The territory is covered with beautiful white sand, so one never has to wear shoes. Marco is an amazing host, who makes you feel like his personal guest. The staff are all local, and they are extremely nice and very well...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Karibu, Close your eyes, imagine silence interrupted only by the sea and the sound of coconut trees, white sandy beach and peace...welcome to Mchanga of Zanzibar. We are located 40 minutes from Stone Town on the north east of the island between the Matemwe and Pwani Mchangani villages where there is no presence of large hospitality establishments. Mchanga in swahili means sand, therefore our paths, the floor of our restaurant and bar is made with the same white sand of the beach....at your arrival you will be asked to remove your shoes and wear them again only at your departure. Our only purpouse is to make you feel comfortable and pamper you with the luxury of simplicity. Recharge your batteries by enjoying the tranquility of our location, the food of our restaurant, the selection of our cocktails and an extensive menu of treatments and massages. Every boungalow has been decorated with local patterns and motives made by locals; satellite tv, A/C, comfortable beds and all the amenities to make your stay even more enjoyable. We do provide a number of services such as private transportation from and to the airport, excursions to the various points of interest of the island...everything to make your stay hassle free. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mchanga Beach Resort

Address: Between Pwani Mchangani and Matemwe, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island
Price Range: $131 - $432 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Mchanga Beach Hotel Zanzibar
Hotel Style:
#48 Spa Hotel in Zanzibar Island
#78 On the Beach Hotel in Zanzibar Island
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“Any room is good”
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“the beach front rooms have lovely views”
 of 5 bubbles TZnomad, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ask for room number 1 or 8 these are in front and have the best view!”
 of 5 bubbles HenkElshof, 30 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I was in room 5 - if you want to use WiFi, it worked in the room”
 of 5 bubbles RosieC_11, 19 Jun 2015 | Read review
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