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Mangrove Lodge

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West Urban Mawimbini Beach, Chuini Tanzania
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The Mangrove Eco-Lodge: responsible tourism in Zanzibar. A friendly atmosphere for an enchanting eco-sustainable resort. Deep in the tropical vegetation that surrounds Stone Town, the Mangrove Lodge offers a very peaceful and natural, homely and comfortable environment, in which the slow and quiet pace of the Zanzibar people allow you to forget the everyday hassles. We can bring you into the very heart of Zanzibar's lifestyle and culture. In line with the principles of the responsible tourism from the very beginning and with a great respect for the island, the Mangrove Lodge has grown on a green path with 360° responsible attitude. Spend a special holiday with us, enjoy the amazing white sand beach, guided excursions and stunning sunsets, and bring back serenity, cordiality and genuine fun, whilst stimulating the economic development and well-being of the local community.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool with view
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Diving
Golf course
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Full body massage
24-hour security
Mosquito net
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Non-smoking rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Swahili
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Jbs wrote a review Jan. 2021
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Amazing huge grounds with beautiful gardens . Great pool / beach are with bar . Very large and comfortable rooms in traditional Zanzibari style with good a/c ( although not really needed as rooms stay cool without ) Very good food at restaurant and very reasonably priced ( not many other options nearby ) Breakfast has good variety with small buffet and made to order eggs etc . Hotel has lots of chill out areas to hangout in . Owners very friendly ! Had a really great relaxing time and was sad to go after 3 nights . Location is very secluded but cars are readily available to take you if you want to leave the premises .
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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North Star wrote a review Dec. 2020
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I've travelled to many places around the world and Mangrove Lodge is special place that was hard to leave. From tropical gardens to oceans views, this is a place with charm and beauty. The owners and staff are genuinely welcoming and very knowledgable of the history, places to go and even where to stay in other parts of zanzibar. The food is freshly prepared and the breakfast is delicious. I had far too many endless cups of spiced tea and coffee. The is a wonderful chill out area to watch the ocean world go by and even do some yoga.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Voyager590183 wrote a review Dec. 2020
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This beautiful little gem is literally like a slice of paradise. You almost want to keep it as your own special secret but it's too good not to share. A family run place that offers you true experience of Zanzibar and its people and culture. A perfect blend of a restful holiday spot that supports its local community and its natural environment.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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MammaM wrote a review Jul. 2020
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If you like small, family owned hotels with plenty of local character and charm then Mangrove Lodge is for you. With five double bungalows set in a very large green garden, the lodge has a communal restaurant and a chill out area with Zanzibari beds. It’s calm and quiet with the sea breezes to keep you cool. Then there is a charming garden by the sea with a big swimming pool and plenty of comfy swing beds and sun loungers. The food was very nice and all prepared fresh, which is important as there is not much nearby this hotel. Usually we took two courses for $15. Portion sizes were generous. They provided soy milk and arranged a Birthday Cake. The owners have taken great care to plant trees, and preserve the mangroves below, and free water is available, so no need for plastic pollution. The hotel sits on a creek so when the tide is high the sea gets a little muddy. This isn’t a hotel for the white sand beaches and blue water as there isn’t any snorkelling, but it is a relaxing and intimate place that will do all they can to help you feel personally welcomed, which is completely lacking in the larger, louder resorts. We took several tours to snorkel and visit a beach to the north. The beach was good for taking long walks and morning runs when the tide was out, and no one hassled us. There is a large, local fish market nearby and a row of smoke houses that one can walk to. It was lovely for children, as it was completely safe and secure and they could run around as they wished and play with the friendly rescue cats and dogs that live in the garden. The staff were very attentive and the rooms were clean and tidy. Bring coffee and a cafetière if you don’t like instant. Very good WiFi. I recommend this hotel for families, especially those with small kids.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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kingdomDublin wrote a review Jan. 2020
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This lodge was recommended to me as being the perfect place to go after the heat and business of Stone Town and they were right. Lovely atmosphere run by a couple who were on site. The rooms might be a bit dated but its got a great location right on the beach and the common areas of the lodge are the perfect places to chill and relax. Nice breakfast.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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US$105 - US$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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mangrove hotel chuini
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandChuini
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mangrove Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Mangrove Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Cheetah's Rock (1.6 km), Tangawizi Spice Farm (5.6 km), and Prison Island - Changuu Private Island (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mangrove Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Mangrove Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Mangrove Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Mangrove Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mangrove Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tangawizi Bistro Zanzibar, Curry House, and The Passing Show Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mangrove Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Mangrove Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mangrove Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mangrove Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Mangrove Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (10.1 km), Mtoni Palace Ruins (13.1 km), and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (9.8 km).