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“Fantastic Place!”
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Zombie Cucumber
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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85 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Fantastic Place!”
Reviewed 3 March 2013

I spent one night at the Zombie Cucumber on my way to Tofo. It is a nice place with lush grounds, good food/drink, comfortable dorms and clean bathrooms. Definitely a great budget option in Vilanculos!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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valerie1209, Propriétaire at Zombie Cucumber, responded to this review, 30 May 2013
Thank you Joe ; we just hope you'll stay longer next time.
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Beveren, Belgium
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

If you want a place to stay in Vilanculos that has the quality of a 500$ hotel but at the price of a good guesthouse Zombie is the place to be.
You can either have a hotel room or a cabin, both good value for your money. We enjoyed 3 nights there and hooked up with the owners and the locals to have food and drinks.
Best real Belgian fries we had here at Zombies, cooked to perfection like in belgium.
They also have a real Italian wood heated pizza oven and the pizza man seems to have Italian roots although he looks rather Mozambiquan.
Geert en Veerle

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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valerie1209, Propriétaire at Zombie Cucumber, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Hi Belgian guys. Many thanks. We are so proud and happy to read so nice comments, specialy about the chips and the pizzas ! Just to let you know : the pizzas' cooker is 100 % african, from Vilanculos !!!! We hope it's not too difficult in Belgium with snow and cold weather. Hope to see you another time in Moz. All the best...
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Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

The Zombie Cucumeber we stayed 4 nights. Very nice owners. Staff very helpful and friendly. Delicious calamari and pizza. Bar served very delicious food and drinks. Clean showers and toilets. Beautiful greenery in the camp. To the town about 10 minutes on foot. You can really relax.Place worthy of command. We are happy to be back. Regards owners and service

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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valerie1209, Propriétaire at Zombie Cucumber, responded to this review, 16 February 2013
Thank you so much. we are very happy to discover your comment because it was very difficult to communicate together ! Our polish is realy so poor ! I think that coming back home was difficult with a crazy difference of temperature.... Hope to see you a next time. Take care.
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2013

Valerie and Bruno have renovated this place, it is very nice and has excellent pizzas. The bathrooms and toilets are very neat. The pool is clean and a great place to enjoy gin tonics. try pizza zumbie which is very nice.
We could check out in the evening without paying extra because the place was not full when we were there. They can arrange all sorts of excursions.

Room Tip: For nice clean basic rooms try the chalet, for fancy rooms try the rooms of casa jules on the same p...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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valerie1209, Propriétaire at Zombie Cucumber, responded to this review, 11 February 2013
Many thanks to you. We are happy you enjoyed Zombie's pizza and good gin ! Kind regards.
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Kraków, Polska
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

Very nice owners and fantastic food! Very well maintained guest house, it's clean and really nice.The beach is right in front of Zombie, nearby there are some shops, two banks and a gas station. If someone has time, you can take the trip to the Bazaruto archipelago, where you can snorkel or walk on the beautiful beach. I hope I will come back to Zombie :)

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

EXCELLENT !! We stayed 5 days in January 2013 with my friends at Zombie Cucumber and the hotel Casa Jules, in the same property. We stayed in a rondavel, in a room in the new built and confortable hotel and one of our friends in the dorm. We were not disapointed at all and the staff was very friendly.
Excellent food, especially the pizzas, very tasty cocktails made from the chief Enrico, and Bruno & Valerie were always there to discuss, exchange on Mozambique or give us plans for Vilanculos and around. Just relaxing in the garden between the bar and the swimming pool was a great pleasure!!
Thanks and see you soon;)

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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valerie1209, Propriétaire at Zombie Cucumber, responded to this review, 18 January 2013
Thanks you so much ! it was also a pleasure to meet you in our place. I hope you'll come back soon in our honeymoon bedroom with your girl friend staying in France... Many thanks Tib. Take care and good luck going back home !
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Chaghcharan, Afghanistan
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

At first I thought Zombie Cucumber was a pretty silly name for any establishment not serving LSD on the menu. I must say I was truly impressed by the place. Bruno and Valerie were more like hosts rather then owners. They truly made you feel welcome and at home in their lovely beach front (across) backpackers. They were very good at making sure everyone had everything they needed. I was also very impressed by Bruno's ability to correctly guess the nationality of every guest at first glance. The place has a dorm, chalets, and a newly built hotel block. Therefore they cater to all types of travelers. The restaurant/bar is great and very relaxing. After arriving from a long trip to Vilanculos, it was great to sit by the bar and drink an ice cold beer.
Thanks, Valerie and Bruno for helping make my trip to Vil so memorable!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Zombie Cucumber
Address: Avenida Marginal | Bairro Central, Vilanculos 0000, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Vilanculos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Vilanculos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Zombie Cucumber is very well located (2mn walking distance from the beach, facing Bazaruto archipelago)and has been fully renoveted in 2012. The new owners, Valerie & Bruno, are french and belgium and do anything to turn your journey in their small paradise as the best remember of your life. ... more   less 

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