We had a disappointing stay here. The price of $50 is far too high considering the quality of the hotel. The 'trips' organised by Ali the manager are very expensive. You get the sense, he wants to make as much money from you as possible. Our rooms were very basic, and are not worth $50. They are $20 at best. In addition, they charge for food but again the prices are very high, especially considering the quality of the offering, was pretty basic. Mohammed the owner and his wife, were lovely but I didn't find Ali particularly friendly, welcoming or hospitable. In addition, following our first nights sleep I awoke after a few hrs with a burning sensation all over my skin. This lasted for well over 2 days or so and was incredibly painful. Speaking to a doctor on my return, it was suggested that this was most likely due to the substances used to wash the bed linen. Given this, I thought it was particularly unjust they offered no discount at all, which was remarkable given out of my 3 days there, 2 were spent in considerable pain.
- Also Known As:
- Zanzibar Ocean Panorama Hotel Pemba Island/Mkoani, Tanzania
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- History:The island of Pemba known as 'Al Jazeera Al Khadra' (the green island, in Arabic) is an island forming part of the Zanzibar archipelago, lying off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. It is situated about 50 kilometres to the north of the island of Zanzibar. In the 1960s Zanzibar was united with the former colony of Tanganyika to form Tanzania. It lies 50 kilometres east of mainland Tanzania. Together with Mafia Island (south of Zanzibar), they form the Spice Islands (not to be confused with Maluku Islands of Indonesia or Pemba island of Mozambique). In 1988, the estimated population was 265,000, with an area of 980 km². Attractionocean panorama is situated at jodenni Mkoani and is becoming well-known for its dive sites, with vertiginous drop-offs, untouched coral and very abundant marine life. The central town Mkoani is located on a hill with a view to the west on the bay and the tiny Misali island where the tides determine the view of sunsets and sunrise. the island is an eclusive site for snorkeling or mesmorising the wildlife such as tropical birds or marine insects. Why stay at Ocean Panorama? have you ever heard the saying paradise on earth? well this quatation lives up to its name at Ocean Panorama, you will not be dissapointed. We offer the best in East African cuisines with a wild range of spices and tropical fruits. " We wish you were here,you wish, you would never want to leave" ... more less