We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Amazing setting, disappointing service”
Review of Mkonge Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Mkonge Hotel
Ranked #7 of 12 Tanga B&B and Inns
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The setting of the Mkonge is beautiful. However from the moment of arrival the service was unfriendly (apart from the room maid who was most friendly and accommodating). The rooms are adequate but the bathrooms dated.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms
See more room tips
  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Deborah G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (68)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

8 - 12 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 4 January 2017

The location is lovely and so is the view over Tanga bay. However, that’s where the good news stops. Other than the lady who cleaned our room the staff were very unfriendly, particularly the two ladies at reception were downright rude. The rooms are outdated and the bathrooms are in dire need to renovation. The fruit at breakfast was very good but the rest on offer was poor. The manager never greeted any of the guests or made eye contact. Security was also an issue. One day we returned to the hotel to find all the keys to the rooms inserted outside the rooms so that anybody could have entered at any time. In addition, on two consecutive evenings we saw the two security guards outside the entrance of the hotel fast asleep when we returned shortly after 9pm. This hotel has a great deal of potential and would greatly benefit from some renovations and a change of management.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank zortean
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We spent few relaxing nights at Mkonge hotel before Christmas and we really enjoyed our stay. Kids loved the swimming pool and the gardens, they enjoyed the space to run around.
Breakfast was not he greatest, but sufficient, none of us walked away hungry. Strangely we only had one meal at the hotel, but it was a nice one, fish was fresh, chips were crispy and chicken well grilled.
To us this is the place to stay, affordable and nice. Friendly staff.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
Thank Nina K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Hotel is good... but too noise while there's a function... it has veryyyy POOR room service... you never get what you asked for... even if you tell them more than 5 times.... poor WiFi Internet access.. it's never connected..

Stayed: December 2016, travelled on business
Thank Tasneem S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MkongeHotelLtd, Manager at Mkonge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

There was a marriage on the garden

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Three nights were spent at this hotel during a business visit.

The hotel is set in pleasant grounds with sea views and outside dining facilities. The staff are very pleasant and welcoming.

The rooms are however very dated and the bathrooms in need of complete refurbishment.

On the plus side, the bed was comfortable and a fridge was provided.

Hot water is from solar energy and it takes a while to run warm. There is low water pressure in the shower which was also very grubby.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled on business
Thank David H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Tanga hotels
25.3 km away
Peponi Beach Resort
Peponi Beach Resort
#1 of 7 in Tanga
162 reviews
4.4 km away
New Kwetu Hotel
New Kwetu Hotel
#5 of 7 in Tanga
9 reviews
27.2 km away
Fish Eagle Point
Fish Eagle Point
#2 of 7 in Tanga
132 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.5 km away
Nyumbani Tanga Hotel
Nyumbani Tanga Hotel
#6 of 7 in Tanga
15 reviews
0.0 km away
Panori Hotel
Panori Hotel
#4 of 12 in Tanga
27 reviews
0.0 km away
CBA Hotel
CBA Hotel
#1 of 12 in Tanga
16 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Mkonge Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mkonge Hotel

Address: Hospital Road, Tanga, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Tanga Region > Tanga
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Tanga
Price Range: $138 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing