Nungwi Lodge is attached to the main my blue resort. Is is reasonably priced for what you get. The bungalows are in the back of the main resorts but they are still a stone throw away from everything, including the beach, that is fantastic. The breakfast is 10 USD so I would advice not to buy it on the website when you book, where they will charge you 10 EUROS instead. It is simple but ok.
The rooms are spacious enough, beds are King size and all with mosquito nets, TV and AC. They have problems with water and electricity. Everyday before going to shower we need to check if the water was there. Electricity was tripping all the time, but maybe it was only in our room. The rooms smelled like stale and of some background detergent I think(or maybe mosquito repellent...not sure).
The bathroom was clean but very damp all the time because there was only a very small window and the steam wasnt going anywhere.
The staff is lovely, everyone very welcoming and kind and trying to make the best out of your holiday.
They normally accept credit cards but the machine was not working (they said it depended on the central bank offering the service and not on their machine).... however they accept either USD or EUROS in cash. There are 2 places in Nungwi where they change money to local currency but the rates are outrageous.
Rather go to Stonetown for a day tour and change there or use your ATM card to withdraw.
Mainly it is a couples location, very quiet and relaxed. No entertainment. But we didnt miss it as we where there to relax. It was still not peak season so All the hotels were half empty.
The restaurant offers lunch and dinner on a fixed menu with multiple courses for 25USD. We ate there twice. Not impressive but ok. If you want a real espresso they will have it at the bar for 1.5EUR.
They were renovating a fitness center and a massage area.
The swimming pool has a hydromassage area.
The real problem is that they do NOT have a telephone number, they dont have a phone actually.
All the staff uses mobile phones and there is no way to get hold of the hotel if you need it and you are far. That is a problem.
All in all I would advice it for a short relaxing getaway.
- Also Known As:
- Ora Resort Nungwi Lodge Zanzibar Island