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Mafia Island Lodge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2017

After completing a safari, I had some time to kill and ended up by chance at the Mafia Island Lodge. It is a very nice resort which as a diver has all that a dive resort should offer. I guess that I was there in the off season because the resort was largely empty, what a shame. Although there were...

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whitiris, General Manager at Mafia Island Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your words. It's true, you came in the low season and you met a few guests. The positive note of this period is the peace that surrounds the island and the colors that become brighter. We suggest you to come here even in the whale shark season to experience other strong emotions by swimming with...

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 March 2017

First of all i would like to say that Mafia Island is heaven on earth, with an amazing underwater world. I was hoping that the Lodge would have been complimenting the environment but the managers seem to try so hard to be luxurious that they lost track of the basic needs of travellers.. in my case good healthy food and...

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Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We stayed at the Mafia Island Resort for 4 nights following a safari. This was the perfect end to our trip. This resort is located inside the Marine Park with an on-site (privately owned) dive shop that is one of the best dive shops we have ever used. The resort rooms are comfortable, with a/c and a small patio. The...

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whitiris, Direttore generale at Mafia Island Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, and I am very happy to read that everything, even in Dar Es Salaam, with our good service Longe from airline has gone smoothly. It 'was very easy and pleasant to follow you in your necessities because the mutual communication has been very open and for that we are here to thank you. We hope to...

Reviewed 18 February 2017

We came to dive at Mafia Island Dive center and decided to stay at Mafia Island Lodge, due to it's close proximity. I had hoped for a modest, dive-centric lodge with clean accommodations and simple, good food. Unfortunately, I was disappointed at the reality. The Pros: - The front desk, bar, serving staff were both personable and professional. - The...

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Olympic Valley, California
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We chose to stay at Mafia Island Lodge due to the location of the Mafia Diving Center on-site (which is an excellent Padi 5 dive center). The beach is beautiful, there was a great onshore breeze, and the staff were very friendly and kind. The whole place needs renovating as it is very tired and run-down looking. Food was practically...

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whitiris, Direttore at Mafia Island Lodge, responded to this review

I could react to what you wrote, writing a long list of events that occurred during your stay at the Lodge and caused by you and by the lack of communication skills and humility, but I will avoid doing it, and I'll give you this famous sentence: "Three things can not be for a long time hidden: the sun, the...

tucson
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We very much enjoyed our four night stay at this resort. There are few choices in remote Mafia island, and the Italian owned and managed Lodge suited us fine. While the property is showing its age in places, the friendliness of the staff, location, bar, food and ambiance more than made up for it. Rooms are reasonably large, A/C worked...

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whitiris, Direttore at Mafia Island Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and for having enjoyed Mafia Lodge. We hope that the future will bring you back here again. Best regards Iris

Reviewed 13 January 2017

What is the point of staying in a paradisiac island when nor the rooms nor the restaurant are located in the beach? This seems hard to justify when you pay more than 140$ per person each night including your meals (FB)... The rooms have a beautiful garden in front of the terrace but that is not what we look for...

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whitiris, Direttore at Mafia Island Lodge, responded to this review

I'm so sorry that you did not find what you were looking for, but you should know that only one lodge in all those on the island overlooking the sea. All the others have the green park between the lodge and the beach, and this is written in each of the lodge's website. Our prices are average with the other,...

Reviewed 10 January 2017

Mafia Lodge is best for diving. It possess a diving centre inside the lodge with a nigh dive and day dive attractions. Rooms are comfortable and looks like small bungalows with a view to a garden. Ocean is in just a 3 minutes walk and very close to the lodge. Food at the restaurant is tasty, but lack of a...

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whitiris, Direttore at Mafia Island Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Erop, in the near future we have many renovations in program you'll see that next time you will find almost everything working perfectly. Nice to meet you, we hope to see you soon. Iris and Giuliano

Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We chose this lodge because they had a nice promotion pack with the mafia diving center just nearby. The rooms are great with a good balcony. Good AC. Amazing food. We must congratulate the Chefs - always something typical and something italian, finely cooked. The rest os the staff is kind and helpfull. The beach os just a few meters...

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whitiris, Direttore at Mafia Island Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Raquel, we will have again many good packages together with diving center in the next future, so you can come back again and visit us and enjoy the relaxation at Mafia Lodge. The presence of mosquitoes is not caused by the proximity of mangroves but the rainy season which fortunately has a short shelf life. The excellent exhaust...

Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

If you need relax, mafia island lodge is the best place where you can find peace. The staff is friendly and if you have a request they always know how to settle. Food is delicious, especially the desserts! they are mouth-watering! Not only, infact here you can have wonderful experiences with diving and snorkeling! I had my first experience and...

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whitiris, Direttore at Mafia Island Lodge, responded to this review

Asante sana! Karibu.... Thank you very much my Dear, we hope to see you and your friends again for new adventures together. Iris

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Mafia Island Lodge stands amidst tall palms on a sandy beach in Chole Bay, in the heart of the marine park near Utende village on South coast of Mafia. 14 superior rooms, 18 standard rooms and 2 family rooms are set among the coconut palms with their own veranda overlooking the bay. They are all self-contained with air conditioning. Twin and double beds are available. Among the 34 rooms there are 2 family suites, which are made out of 2 comfortable connecting rooms with one sharing bathroom, each one with its own veranda overlooking garden and sea. They may comfortably accommodate a max of 5 guests. All our rooms have garden and sea view. Hot and cold water is available 24 hours a day. The main lodge has a relaxing atmosphere with a large open restaurant, bar and lounge area. Board games, table tennis and volleyball are also available. Other facilities include a gift shop, laundry service, excursions, snorkelling, sailing and scuba diving. The cuisine is continental with an emphasis on seafood. Snacks, sandwiches and bitings are also available. Located on our beautiful beach - the only one in Chole Bay unaffected by tide - our Beach Bar offers light lunches and early afternoon fare such as salads, sandwiches and freshly caught fish, complemented by a fully-stocked bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mafia Island Lodge

Address: Utende, Mafia Island, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
Price Range: ₹ 3,423 - ₹ 13,047 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mafia Island Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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“Request a room with a softer mattress if very firm will be too firm”
LisaW781792, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“More expensive rooms have accessible hot water control, and newer A/C units and fans.”
Wknott, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Close to the ocean”
J2645FL_, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If I'm ever back in Mafia island I will be staying here.”
ianmilne667, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“It is worth it to pay the small surcharge for the "supperior" room.”
bikeoholic, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
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