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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Visited in early July. The overall standard was excellent. The customer service however is simply incredible. The owners take a personal interest in ensuring you have a good stay. Comfortable modern well appointed rooms, quiet beaches, outstanding food comparable with top restaurants in London. My girlfriend has complex dietary requirements (vegetarian and gluten free) which were discussed with the staff...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Stayed here in June as part of a larger group cycling round the island. Beautiful location, nice room and pool. The hosts, Joanne and Sadru, are lovely and really make you feel 'at home'. The food was fantastic with a very wide variety/choice. I would really recommend waking up early to see the beautiful sunrise from the bar area of...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 June 2013

Joanne and Sadru are amazing, they made us feel sooo at home . The rooms magnifique , clean , fresh towels and their amenities the best...friendly staff and great food...the view from the bar towards the ocean was breath taking....Cnt wait to go back to Zanzibar...Thank you soo much...

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Dar es Salaam
Reviewed 3 June 2013

Just spent yet another weekend at the Ngalawa Beach Village. I have lost count of how many weekends I have spent there and each time I promise myself that I will be back. Looking out at the calm blue water and the fishermen's boats gliding by as you sip your cocktails is a special treat. They wave out to you-...

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Christina Lake, Canada
Reviewed 12 May 2013

After a eight day safari with Maasai Wanderings (which was incredible and we highly recommend the company-ask for Evarest!!) we spent a number of weeks at Ngalawa Beach Resort. We were warmly greeted at reception by the owners, Joanne and Sadru with a nice cold Sundowner drink upon our arrival and in no time at all we felt like part...

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JoAnne T, Owner at Ngalawa Beach Village, responded to this review

Sunny greetings from us and the entire staff of Ngalawa BeachResort !! What a pleasure to not only read such a delightful review, but as well to know that our team and our product have ticked all the boxes for you both. We were very impressed by the research you did before leaving Canada to embark on your trip of...

Naples, Italy
Reviewed 27 February 2013

After early morning wake-ups during a wonderful 10 day safari with Maasai Wanderings (ask for Evarest or Simon), walking down the steps to an oasis of beauty was another moment to be cherished in Tanzania. JoAnne and Sadru welcomed us like family, their hospitality endless. They endeavor to integrate into the culture and support local industries; Sadru was born in...

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JoAnne T, Owner at Ngalawa Beach Village, responded to this review

Jambo from Ngalawa! We do thank you for sharing your experience with us ..naturally we are thrilled that all of your expectations were met and more! For us it is thrilling to see our guests really "get" the African experience,and be so willing to venture in to the village,watch the beautiful Colobus monkeys and Sykes Monkeys that make themselves at...

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Have just spent a week at Ngalawa beach village, from the moment we arrived we felt totally at home . The location was great, our hosts made us feel totally at ease , the food was beyond great, and we left totally recharged. Everyone involved contributed to a wonderful holiday, this place should be available on medical aid!

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Whitehorse, Canada
Reviewed 14 February 2013

We just recently stay at this paradise after 4 weeks of travelling in Africa and hiking Kilimanjaro. It was such a great place to relax and do absolutely nothing or options exist if you want to get involved in activities. The rooms were very nice and the little detailed touches were refreshing. The staff were amazing in making us feel...

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JoAnne T, Owner at Ngalawa Beach Village, responded to this review

Greetings from beautiful Zanzibar! Thank you for choosing our litle hideaway for your time to rejuvinate from your Safari and Mnt Kili climb. You were both delightful guests, and I thoroughly enjoyed taking you fabric shopping and showing you some of our historical Stonetown. In regards to the airconditioning we would have been more than eager to rectify this issue...

Melbourne
Reviewed 8 January 2013

Ngalawa Beach Village on the east coast, is one of the most peaceful, restful places I’ve ever been to, nicely isolated from the bustle of Zanzibar town. We did not know anything about the resort before Maasai Wanderings suggested it as an extension to the safaris we’d already booked through them for October. The entire place is so peaceful –...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 January 2013

I am sorry to say but we were sorely disappointed by Ngalawa Beach Village. We stayed two nights, booked for 7 and simply decided to cut our losses and move somewhere where our "dream island holiday" will materialise. Ngalawa is a quaint little complex, with the dwarf goats and friendly staff, but they'll have to seriously address some issues if...

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JoAnne T, Owner at Ngalawa Beach Village, responded to this review

Greetings of the day It is with sincere concern that I reply to your valued review. I have taken the time to very carefully study each issue you seem to have had, and as well to read reviews that you have posted about other properties….. It is with pleasure that I will attempt to address each point. Here is why...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ngalawa Beach Village Resort is a very nice Resort of 20 suites all with sea view and beach. The resort is located on the east coast of Zanzibar and overlooks the picturesque Chwaka Bay. All suites have a stunning view of the Indian Ocean from private porch and are very tastefully decorated with an eye for local and cultural theme in mind. The landscaping is professionally designed and the Resort is well lit in the evenings. All suites have attached bathrooms,bathroom towels and pool towels, air condition unit, fan, a desk, a safety deposit box, a kettle for tea or coffee, a full size 6ft by 6ft bed, mosquito net, a mini bar fridge, a day bed, hair driers and two Zanzibari style chairs in the balcony with ocean view. The Resort has a strategically located Swimming Pool with a wrap around pool deck, made from the finest Tanga Stones. Overlooking the Indian Ocean, there is a private sunbathing area and there is a path that leads to "Lily's Beach Bar" located on the Jetty. Bars & Restaurants The Dining room offers a friendly, casual atmosphere, good service and a fully equipped Bar. A very good selection of music to add to the ambiance. Occasional live performers. The main Dining Room also offers Special Menu for intimate private tables in a reserved area. Pool Side dining on special occasions. The Resort has a full service kitchen offering a la carte menu or buffets as planned by the Chef. The menu is prepared with fusion of spices, the cultural cuisines, and abundance of Sea Food in mind, also vegetarian or special requests. Fresh fruits in season and a variety of desserts. A visit to our Coconut Spa is a special time put aside for you to rejuvenate your senses. Choose from variety of massage products for your indulgence. Retreat to the cool shade of swaying palm trees or gently swing on the hammock with a good book. ... more   less 

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Address: Chwaka Bay (East Coast) | Chwaka Bay, East Coast, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island
Number of rooms: 18
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