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Pemba Lodge

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Pemba Lodge, situated on the remote and beautiful Shamiani Island off Pemba, Zanzibar’s sister island.It is Pemba’s first true eco-lodge
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Property amenities
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Massage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Snorkelling
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Shops
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Desk
Private balcony
Safe
Sofa
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English

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Kiweni (Shamiani) 3361 Tanzania
Pemba Lodge
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Herr Jan Tilman Schade wrote a review Nov 2023
Zanzibar City, Tanzania12 contributions3 helpful votes
Incredible to find such a spot in the middle of nowhere… comfortable rooms, delicious food, wonderful beach and breathtaking paths to other white sanded beaches, boats and snorkelling of course… plan minimum 3 nights..! Use the new ferry from zanzibar OR Tanga, check at Mkoani port for transport to shamiani..
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Rely on the locals
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JDG764 wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom78 contributions35 helpful votes
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This is a wonderful and special place - well-run by a keen and friendly team. The location is sensational, the white sand beach perfect, the fresh fish for dinner amazing, the sea is bath-warm and clear. The rooms are in thatched cabins and have all you could need - very clean and comfortable. This isn’t a basic lodge but nor - thank goodness - is it a bland tourist enclave. We loved it. The people on this site who didn’t would be more at home in a boring Hilton hotel somewhere - keeping this place for the rest of us who like to explore.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Arrive at high tide if you can - the low tide walk across the island is easy but some would find...
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Peter E wrote a review Sept 2023
Waimauku, New Zealand76 contributions40 helpful votes
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An incredible lodge in a secluded part of Pemba. You really feel like Robinson Cruso. Plany of activities available but you pay seperately for everything even kayak's. Staff were great but struggled to keep up with room service, water ran out in units occasionally, we had to chase toilet paper and soap but nothing major. Staff seemed overworked and manager wasn't always engaged.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Take the full board option if you intend to eat three meals as no other place to eat. Take plenty...
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Karina F wrote a review May 2023
2 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a place to dream, recharge your batteries and reconnect with Nature. I assume the people who gave a bad review where expecting a Club Med type of experience. Pemba lodge is an eco lodge with solar energy and rain water. You become very aware of the impact we have on our planet. You won't have loud music or actually any kind of noises other than the wind or birds. The staff is super professional, they took care of all my needs. always kind, cheerful and very respectful. I am a solo female traveller and felt safe and protected the entire time. Take the opportunity to engage with the local community and expand your horizons.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: You'll have the beach for yourselves!
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Response from Nassor Maharouky, Owner at Pemba Lodge
Responded 24 Jul 2023
Thank you very much for your good review which continues to spread our lodge according to the way how we work and as your normal to come to our Lodge several times and we promise you that we will continue to do well every time and the next time you come again you will see more improvements in all our environments that surround on our lodge and we will continue to educate our staff on developing all that is good in their performance on our guests. Thank you very much and welcome back to our lodge, may we continue to give you all the best.
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mrdueeffe wrote a review Nov 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
I have been here in November 2022 with my wife for a weekend. A friend suggested this place to us, but I never imagined it was so beautiful. I state that I have been living in Zanzibar for more than a year with my family. it was just me, my wife and two other guests we didn't know. We arrived late afternoon by boat, because it is on an island, the manager welcomed us very friendly, explaining everything and answering to our questions. Then he drove us to our bungalow. It was clean, simple but neat, and wide. it also has a terrace from which we could see the following day that there is an excellent view of the sea. The staff is friendly and the kitchen is super! Much better than the cuisine in hotels in Zanzibar. I suggest snorkelling at turtle bay, a small beach 10 minutes walk from the lodge, or by boat. There you can admire the beauty of colorful corals and underwater plants. Some are stinging.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rachelle A wrote a review Oct 2022
George, South Africa171 contributions65 helpful votes
Unlike other travellers, we did not have the idyllic experience at this lodge, despite our expectations and excitement. On the contrary, we were rudely awakened when we arrived at our cabin, dark, skew and in our opinion unsafe, desperate maintenance needed etc. Further to this disappointment, they did not honour the original booking condition of "paying the lodge directly", they debited my credit card without permission, which is unethical, dishonest and fraud. On top of this, they claim we were "no shows" despite the fact that we were at the lodge and spoke to the manager Masoud. This experience, unfortunately, soured our holiday which should have been "a once in a life time". I wish I could have said we would recommend this establishment, based on our experience but I can't.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Chumbe M wrote a review Sept 2022
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania1 contribution
The ecolodge has a really special spirit and is in the middle of an incredibly beautiful island. Food was really nice and the beach is something from a movie. I would highly recommend and hope to go back soon.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Schmiat A wrote a review Sept 2022
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Is the fist time in my holiday am really happy to get what i like to get in my holiday The staff are nice and very friendly and cheerful led by their manager Masoud he is really doing nice job you can't tell that he is a manager due to the he serves and doing every thing to the guest regardless of his position we really like this situation. The food is good and tests good we got fresh of the day for every thing Nice beach and we enjoy the sunrise on the beach in the morning we sure coming back in really paradise Eco lodge
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Humfrey wrote a review Aug 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
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the manager Masoud is a playful and cheerful young man who gives detailed information about the lodge and the island as well and is very informative and friendly to the guests and gives cooperation to his guests and you feel like you are at home due to the closeness of the manager and his team I have never lived in an eco lodge but this was my first time The staff are funny and cheerful and the chef cooks good food with a good test we have never had The lodge is located on a beautiful and attractive beach and the rooms are clean. You will be surprised when you enter the house due to the way it was built I recommend all people who they need the quit and relaxing holiday to come to this nice Eco Lodge coz is the best lodge for every thing I never had
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mai wrote a review Jul 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
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Unfortunately it was a very bad experience. The Manager Masoud quoted us with very high rates (more than double of the normal rates) for what the accommodations are worth. We are a family of 4, one of the beds was not provided with a net so we had to sleep 3 people in the double bed. The room was full of huge cockroaches. The water for the shower and sink are yellow and brown. You need to know the toilet are with no water it is composabl method which is horrible. I asked Masoud how is the sea before booking he said it is great but he didn't mention that the weather is very bad. It is very windy and rainy. We end up losing 2 nights with very high rates in the coffee shop. I will not recommend this hotel, because of the manager.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Never book direct. Get deals through hotel offers
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PRICE RANGE
₹8,265 - ₹12,940 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoPemba IslandKiweni (Shamiani)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pemba Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Pemba Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Pemba Lodge?
Top room amenities include a desk, a mosquito net, and a sofa.
What food & drink options are available at Pemba Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Does Pemba Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Pemba Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Pemba Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.