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Mnarani Beach Cottages
Ranked #12 of 17 Hotels in Nungwi
Certificate of Excellence
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
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“enjoy stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

we stay by 2 families for 3 bedroom apartment. Bedroom was small and simple but we like it. Bathroom also simple but clean enough to be happy for our needs. Living room was big enough for 7 of us. It will be better if we had more chairs for all of us. We asked staff to add one more but didn't covered. Dissapointed point was there were no cooking space even we stayed the room with kitchen. we had sink but nothing we could cook. Fridge was big enough and clean. I am not sure whether the water problem is always or only during our stay. we had almost "dropping water for wash ourselves" but not "shower" for all 4 days stay. Keep asking for the reception but nothing changed. luckily all of us knew how to survive with small amount of water but otherwise it will be big issue for some people.
Swimming pool was nice and clean. Beach also nice. Staff were friendly and helpful. we liked food, too. Wish a bit more selection because some of us couldn't eat something and here was no choice.
over all, we enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review, 18 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, it is always a pleasure to read that we help make your visit here a memorable one.
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Crans-Montana, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

Amaizing place.....
Beautifull...quiet.....really friendly and happy staff...great diving....
Great manager Paul.....
I loved falling asleep with the soud of the waves..... The color of the Water is absolutly magnifiecent ....just like in a dream.....
Very hard to leave a paradise.....
Thank you so much for this marvelloeus moment in Life :)
Shantal

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review, 18 January 2014
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope that you will return one day soon. Thank you for writing the review.
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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

we had the honeymoonsuite because we thought we deserved it! Before our stay we had been volunteering in Illula for 3 months. It was heaven here! nice stay, luxe but not too, staff very friendly, very good food and a very nice snorkeling excursion with such nice people who paid such a nice attention to us! We love this place very much and although we had staid a long time in Tanzania we didn't want to go home because of the nice atmospere! Also the attention paid to make our bed and room clean was warm and nice!!

Room Tip: when you really want a different stay, take the honeymoonsuite!! You have your own bed outside and i...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review, 25 December 2013
It is always nice to read that we managed to make not just your stay at Mnarani a pleasant one but hopefully we gave you a honeymoon experience you won't forget. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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Dorsten, Germany
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

We had a greatful relaxing time. It was very quiet, so we enjoyed to read a book or only looking to the sea and having a wonderful time. we stay at Mahaba Cottage. This house was not a normal room. We like to sleep above and the view from the bed in the morning to the sea was great.
Also our sunbed, a really bed, was very nice and we enjoyed it also. The area only for Mahaba Cottages, where the sunbeds are standing was also very nice.

Room Tip: if you like to have a big place for your own, it`s your choice. Also it is quiet, good for relaxing...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sandra E
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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review, 25 December 2013
I am so happy that we managed to make your honeymoon one to remember and thank you for your kind response.
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

The staff was very friendly and welcoming, beautiful cottages, rooms and compound very clean,ambience close to nature,superb ocean view. My wife and children loved the swimming pool too ! A beautiful place to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of the city (no noise!)... we recommend Mnarani to all who need time to unwind after a long year of hard work!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review, 25 December 2013
Thank you so much for the kind review, it is so nice to read that you all had such a great time at the Cottages and especially as the children enjoyed it so much.
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

We were booked by a travel agent into this location. We did not do much investigation ourselves. The service was great, the staff was friendly, the food was good, the view fantastic. The only down side was the beach. When the tide went out there was a large expanse of shallow water to get to the ocean. It was unstable sand and not fun to walk in. When the tide was up there was no beach at all. You could walk about 5 minutes to another location and get to a more permanent beach, but you would have to time them properly so as not to come back when the tide was high. All in all a good place, but the beach was a bit disappointing.

Room Tip: The rooms along the water were much larger and nicer then the garden view rooms. Not sure of the ext...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Roger C
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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review, 13 December 2013
I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and had a good experience with the hotel services and staff. With regards to the beach there is not a lot we can do about the tides, but due to the fact the tide is only in and out once a day it does go out about a mile to the reef edge. When the tide is in you cannot walk along the beach I agree but for swimming it is warm, calm and only reaches about 1-2 meters in depth.
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Haz-Zebbug, Malta
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

Very idyllic place (in stark contrast with the surroundings just outside the resort), with a fantastic ocean view. Good service. Breakfast was basic and food not always as exciting as may seem from description. However, an excellent place to spend a few relaxing days away from it all.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nassor_Maharouky, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this review, 13 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are pleased you enjoyed your short stay with us.
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Additional Information about Mnarani Beach Cottages

Property: Mnarani Beach Cottages
Address: North Coast, Nungwi, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Nungwi
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#10 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#11 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mnarani Beach Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mnarani Beach Cottages is a beach resort hotel, located on the northernmost tip of Zanzibar Island in the village of Nungwi, next to the old lighthouse.Mnarani has been independently recommended by The Lonely Planet Guide, The Bradt Guide to Zanzibar and many other East African travel guidebooks. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mnarani Beach Cottages Hotel Nungwi
Mnarani Beach Hotel
Mnarani Beach Resort
Mnarani Beach Cottages Zanzibar Island/Nungwi

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