Me and my girlfriend stayed at Pale Palace from Des. 29 2012 to Jan. 5th 2013. We had a great stay here. Pale Palace is a new place (about 6 months old they said). Haji the manager was an excellent host!
The place is located next to Tanzanite resort and Ras Nungwi. Pale Palace is a budget accommodation and they have great prices for their bungalows. Really great value for money. Pale Palace consists of 4 bungalows, 2 big ones with kitchens and two small ones with a bed, mosquito net and a bathrom. All Bungalows have nice ocean view porches. Pale Palace also has a lovely garden with relaxing hammocks. The place is located about 20 minutes south of Nungwi town and the area is really quiet and relaxing...
There is one beach right below Palce Palace, you can use this or the beaches below ras nungwi and tanzanite (everyone can use the Zanzibar beaches..) you will find the best beaches by walking along the beach from Pale Palace and north for about 20 mins. (though these beaches are more crowded)
Haji, the manager and also his 4 co-workers will meet your every reasonable need. whenever we wanted something we would get it for us. He would just jump on the bike and get whatever in Nungwi town. The place also has a small bar/restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner for a very reasonable price. We payed 10 000 TSH for dinner and had Lobster, Tuna, Chicken. (you have to tell them that you want dinner, so they can go to town and prepare what you would like, it is also possible to ask for a specific meal, the chef there will help you!) WE also payed about 1000-2000 TSH for a plate of fresh fruits witch we enjoyed several times during the day.
All in All: we payed 30 USD per person for staying in a very nice bungalow with very nice people with breakfast included during the absolute high season on Zanzibar. I would recommend every budget traveler or any other traveler who would like to live a little bit outside Nungwi town in a relaxing atmosphere to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Mabwe Roots. A relaxed and lovely place on the northern tip of Zanzibar. Close to secluded beaches and Nungwi village. Feel free and feel welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mabwe Roots Bungalows Zanzibar Island/Nungwi