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Pole Pole Bungalows

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Overview
Plot 16 - Utende Beach, Mafia Island Tanzania See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

We have just spent 7 nights at Pole Pole following a wonderful safari in the Selous. I can thoroughly recommend this place as somewhere to totally chill out. There are seven individual and spacious traditionally built suites with en-suite bathrooms and veranda overlooking the sea....More

Thank aliandmatt2017
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We booked a few days at Pole Pole to rest after a very busy and utterly wonderful week's safari. This was for my husband and I and our 3 children, aged between 11 and 20. We loved the hotel and the staff, who couldn't have...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2018

We had an excellent stay at Pole Pole with the family. All the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Especially the privacy you have at this place is great. Would definitely recommend to book here.

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 1 July 2018

If you are looking for somewhere to relax and completely switch off from the world, then this is definitely the perfect place! There are only 7 bungalows in total so it will never be crowded and everyone is treated as an honoured guest. The staff...More

Thank short_scuba_diver
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We had the most wonderful holiday at Polepole. The service is outstanding. The food was amazing - a real highlight of our stay and very unexpected for such a remote getaway. The staff are all incredibly friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Everyone went...More

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Description
Seven bungalow suites overlook the infinite hues of blue of Chole Bay, the core of Mafia Island Marine Park. Pole Pole is an exclusive eco-resort, renowned for its great cuisine, unpretentious and laid-back More atmosphere, warm but discrete hospitality. Balancing luxury and respect for local culture and environment it is the perfect place to relax after a safari and the ideal base for exploring the underwater wanders of Mafia Island. With a touch of style. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Pool
Beachfront
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Room Service
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$ 207 - US$ 242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Pole Pole Bungalows Hotel Mafia Island
Location
Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$ 207 - US$ 242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Pole Pole Bungalows Hotel Mafia Island
Location
Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
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Traveller (250)
Pool & Beach (52)
Room & Suite (45)
Dining (21)
Family and Play Areas (2)
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fifer_10
4 October 2017|
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Response from Jn T | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is snorkeling to Pole pole
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27 December 2016|
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Response from Reto R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we get there by plane.
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"all the rooms feel private"
andreweD3986AG
2 weeks ago
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"All bungalows face the sea. If you have walking difficulties, ask for rooms number 1 or 2."
short_scuba_diver
1 Jul 2018
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"All bungalows are the same and perfect"
KathrynS131
10 Feb 2018
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"Die Bungalows sind alle gleich schön, wer allerdings am Pool ist (Bungalow 5) hat noch ein wenig Internet..."
evaundandreas2017
15 Dec 2017
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