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The Old Boma at Mikindani

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Boma Street, Mtwara Tanzania
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The Old Boma is a beautiful hotel in Mikindani, southern Tanzania, with views of the Indian Ocean. A restored colonial building with restaurant, bar, spa and swimming pool. The Old Boma is run by Trade Aid, a charitable trust that actively promotes sustainable tourism. This is achieved by providing vocational and environmental education, training and employment within the local community.
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Free breakfast
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Khalid wrote a review Jul 2021
Arusha, Tanzania234 contributions43 helpful votes
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This fotmer colonizer building has been preserved and turned into something positve ghusnoffering some good quality hotel services catering to western tourist market. The decor is interesting. The absolute best part of this whole hotel is the wondeful staff. The are warm and welcomong. Many thanks to Lucas, Hassan, Mohammed and Asni for being stars.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Be bice to the staff.
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davedcw wrote a review Nov 2019
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
When I lived in Tanzania many years ago, I visited the Old Boma a number of times when working in Mtwara. In 2009 I returned to propose to my wife on the balcony of the room - unforgettable. When I came back in 2016 to spend 6 months in Tanzania with for work with my family, the hotel had reached a very high standard. Spotless and yet a training hotel. Impeccably managed. We will be coming back soon for another unique experience!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Jenny H wrote a review Jul 2019
Salisbury, United Kingdom25 contributions5 helpful votes
We have just returned from a magical 10 days at the Old Boma hotel which overlooks the town of Mikindani and want others to know the great experience they can have there. The Old Boma has been lovingly and authentically restored to make a very comfortable small hotel. Yes, it's a training hotel but all the staff were happy, friendly and very keen to provide excellent service. We slept in the biggest, most comfortable and most beautiful bed I have ever seen; carved and painted with exotic birds. Meals, taken by the pool, were always delicious and fresh. Hearing the haunting music from the mosques and celebrations in the town some evenings added to the magical atmosphere. Trips, organised by the hotel, were great value and very informative and fun. We particularly enjoyed the trip to the fish market at Mtwara. Mikindani itself is an interesting town, with a long history well documented in the museum. We enjoyed walking around the town and finding out about the charities working there; seeing a completely different way of life was certainly thought provoking and will remain in our memories for a long time.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mauro C wrote a review Oct 2018
Trecate, Italy1 contribution
Excellent Very nice staff in training Good food and cocktails but.... unfortunately no air condition... Good for couples or business trip Old style large room but comfortable No amenities in the bathroom
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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FAZEL83 wrote a review Jul 2018
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia50 contributions27 helpful votes
We were not able to get booking for our nights. So we went for lunch instead. Very good polite staff, excellent location and very nice breeze.. settings are very homely and very good view... I knew the boma before the hotel was built... It is very picturesque and well built. Could never imagine a hotel at the place. Well done!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Just had lunch but enjoyed the time spent there
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US$127 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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TanzaniaMtwara RegionMtwara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Boma at Mikindani
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Boma at Mikindani?
Nearby attractions include Makumbusho MIKINDANI Museum (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Boma at Mikindani?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Boma at Mikindani?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Boma at Mikindani?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Boma at Mikindani?
Conveniently located restaurants include Msemo Southern Cross, GR7 lounge, and GR7 Legends Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Old Boma at Mikindani?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Old Boma at Mikindani have airport transportation?
Yes, The Old Boma at Mikindani offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Old Boma at Mikindani offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.