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Mchanga Beach Resort

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Pool & Beach (51)
Room & Suite (47)
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Karibu, Close your eyes, imagine silence interrupted only by the sea and the sound of coconut trees, white sandy beach and peace...welcome to Mchanga of Zanzibar. We are located 40 minutes from Stone Town on the north east of the island between the Matemwe and Pwani Mchangani villages where there is no presence of large hospitality establishments. Mchanga in swahili means sand, therefore our paths, the floor of our restaurant and bar is made with the same white sand of the beach....at your arrival you will be asked to remove your shoes and wear them again only at your departure. Our only purpouse is to make you feel comfortable and pamper you with the luxury of simplicity. Recharge your batteries by enjoying the tranquility of our location, the food of our restaurant, the selection of our cocktails and an extensive menu of treatments and massages. Every boungalow has been decorated with local patterns and motives made by locals; satellite tv, A/C, comfortable beds and all the amenities to make your stay even more enjoyable. We do provide a number of services such as private transportation from and to the airport, excursions to the various points of interest of the island...everything to make your stay hassle free.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Great View
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We’ve just returned from a week’s vacation with two teens in Zanzibar at the Mchanga Beach Hotel. The number one advice we read BEFORE departure was to plan to do nothing. No laptop, one cell phone, Out of Office message on. Same for clothing: we left the fancy resort getaway
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Response from Marco M, Direttore at Mchanga Beach Resort
Responded Nov. 28, 2018
Dear guests ... being able to serve people like you makes us proud of our work, which is sometimes difficult, but always beautiful ... Thank you very much for your words. a sincere hug from all of us.
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For the traveler who wants to enjoy the simple luxury of life, Mchanga Beach Resort is the ideal place to stay during your visit in Zanzibar. Book a bungalow with sea view and feel the beach and the Indian Ocean from the moment you wake up in the morning and open your door.
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Response from Marco M, Direttore at Mchanga Beach Resort
Responded Oct. 20, 2018
Tina, Adam ... how nice to receive such a wonderful review ... Yes, we work hard for this, give a dream to the guests. We did everything we could to make you feel at home ... Yes, far from Denmark, but always at home ... We were really happy to serve you, really. We have a wish: to accommodate you again in a short future ... all ... ;-) Thank you
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The hotel itself was very nice with beautiful rooms, great beach views and friendly staff. With palms trees, hammocks and sub loungers on the beach it’s a nice quiet place away from the crowds. The breakfast and dinner was well presented and tasty for around $15 USD for dinner.
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Response from Marco M, Direttore at Mchanga Beach Resort
Responded Aug. 9, 2018
Dear guest, thanks for the compliments to our resort. If the resort is so fantastic, why did you give low ratings for "services", "value for money" and "staff" ?. That does not make sense. They look like data scores to lower the overall review score. I'm sorry because we were very happy with you and we have served you better. There are then a series of inaccuracies and generalizations in your comment. We understand that you may be a little angry, and we are sorry for this. However, to help readers it is necessary to clarify points: 1. We clean our beach every morning, it is unthinkable to do it on 20 kilometers of coastline. The plastic that can be found depends on the behavior of all human beings on this planet. Many plastics come from far countries (sometimes even Europe) and this is a global problem. I would say that a single resort will never do anything to prevent it, except clean every day. Can this be the resort's fault? We too would like a clean and ecological world. 2. The Mchanga beach resort is not part of the companies you mention. Perhaps these are information taken on the beach through people who do not know the truth. We do not know how to judge this your statement. In fact, we are not sure if it is accepted by tripadvisor to mention other hotels or companies that are not part of the resort on which the review is made. 3. The guide service is official and of the Zanzibar tourism ministry. The resort has nothing to do with it. It does not surprise us that a local guide expected a meal during an all day trip with you. Offering a quick lunch to one's own guide is the practice all over the world, let alone if it is not right to do it in Africa. We are sorry that you have perceived this request as a problem. 4. The tour you have made is not just 1 excursion but well 3. Spice tour, Prison island and City tour with sunset, in a private car with driver available from morning to evening. Including all revenue in the pay-as-you-go places, including guides. Just take some generic information on the internet and really check the costs of individual trips and you can realize that you have paid an absolutely reasonable price for a private service all day. But most of all: When you returned to the resort, you did not complain about any disruption. At the time of your departure from the resort (check-out at the end of the stay) you did not complain about any disruption. You checked the final receipt and normally paid for it without any complaints. After a few days we received a private e-mail in which you asked us (to us) to repay 50% of the cost of the excursion made by another company. Do you understand that it is an unlikely procedure? So we are very sorry that the beautiful days spent together in the resort, which you call wonderful, have been ruined by a service not ours. This is unpleasant and even unfair in our excellent work. Thank you
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we were there for 1full week. it was great:white sand, coconuts, nice bungalows. a swimming pool for rhe children. the team of small hotel is very smart. garden daily maintained. the night it is very romantic with visit of bushmonkeys! highly recommend for calm and rest.
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Response from Marco M, Direttore at Mchanga Beach Resort
Responded Jul. 26, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our resort. We hope to welcome you again our guests. I will present the compliment to the staff.
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My friend and I stayed there for 5 nights. The whole place is beautiful, the resort, the beach and the palm trees. The only thing is that the seawater is so shallow that it is not possible to swim, but we compensated with the swimming pool and went for a trips around the island.
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Response from Marco M, Direttore at Mchanga Beach Resort
Responded Mar. 6, 2018
Thank you for your opinion, we hope to see you soon again.
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Behme grupa ot 20 choveka ot Balgaria ,platihme po 90 dolara na chovek za 10 dni,a vsastnost spahme 9,na mesto ni beshe kazano,che trqbva da platim po 9 dolara turisticheska taksa ,a nashi priqteli na ostrova nikade ne platiha nisto.Staite kakto vigdate zenite nqmat nisto obsto s nashata zena....S moqta priqtelka v ikonomi staq po 180 dolara na den.Hraniha ni s oskadna hrana,predimno oriz I kartofi.Ina Ludmilova I Andrea (italianez)ni pokazaha v Balgariq ,che otivame na drugo mesto,za da ne razberem istinskata zena na rezorta,tam vodqt zimniq sezon grupi .Marco ne ni izdade fakturi I pongee Ina ,vapreci che e vzela tolkova pari ot nas trqbvashe da ni varne 90 dolara na chuvek za 10 tiq den,,,,iskahme da vikne sobstvenika poliziq da napravim donos tam.... sobstvenika....ne ni sadeistva I nakraq behme zaplasheni nie s poliziq I zatvor ,ako ne si platim tezi 81 dolara taksa....zastoto mu kazahme da si gi vzeme ot negovite"priqteli"INA I ANDREA....Te postoqnno mu vodqt hora na "spezialni zeni i vklucheni napitki"postoqnno ni povtarqha,che tova bilo Afrika i ste idem v zatvora....nakraq.sled kato platihme se pregrastaha i targestvuvaha....Andrea diode s Ina Karaivanova do Balgariq za sledvastite gertvi...grupa vse ot neini poznati i poznati na poznati i nikoi do posledno ne znae kade otiva....ug go njma tova mqsto v buking,chastna vila bilo....a otdelno tam vi chakat vsichki ekskurzii na spezialni zeni...troini i chetvorni....a za daivinga da ne obsagdame....I za tova Marco -sobstvenikat igrae rolq,che nisto ne znae.....Nadqvame se ot Balgaria spomostta na sadebnite organi sperm tezi izmami na "priqtelski nachala"i tozi Marco da ne pozvolqva podobni izmami na obekta si....otvrateni sme ot otnoshenieto i tarsim dobar advokat da zastiti propusnatite ni polzi platen na troini zeni....Ako sluchaino drugi balgari ili italianzi opareni ot tezi hora prochetat napisanoto,molq da se svargat s nas,Molim za sadeistvie i ot BUKING!!!!!
Dear Neli, traslation by google is not clear, please provide to send us your request in english. Thank's a lot
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Hello! Do you have wifi? Thanks
Do rooms have aircondition?
Yes,for sure!!
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Have you got any guards in your village?
Yes,for sure!For 24 hours!
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"Chose one of the six bungalows with sea view"
"Economy room is just what one needs"
"Ask for a room with a view"
"Ask for forward rooms for Ocean View, otherwise all rooms are just 1 min walk away from the beach"
"all rooms are nice and quiet as the property itself its very quite and all are facing the sea - more or less"
US$18 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
mchanga beach hotel zanzibar
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar Island
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