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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Mchanga beach resort could not be more welcoming, friendly or relaxing. From the moment you arrive you feel at home. You take off your shoes and dont put them on again for a week. The staff go out of their way to make you feel at home, and what a home it is! Superfine white sand, fabulous food (daily specials...

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We could not love this place any more! From the minute we got here and were encouraged to take off our shoes by the lovely Marco, we felt right at home straight away. The place is stunning. Right on a gorgeous quiet beach, without all the noise of Beach Boys hassling you, it honestly felt like paradise. Even when fully...

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Dear Thushani, thank you for your review. Making this work is not easy, because you have to deal with different people every day, people from every country in the world with different cultures and habits. It 'still a wonderful job, because it allows you to be in contact with a "parallel universe" of people's lives: the universe of the holidays,...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 27 July 2016

After spending two weeks in Zanzibar we we're looking for a resort to book ten rooms for a week of holidays with friends. We passed Mchanga Beach Resort, met the owner, Mr. Marco, who showed us one twin room and gave his business card with an estimate of room rates, adding that we can find more info in Internet. Well,...

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Mr Jelena K, the story you described does not represent the truth. You are entered in the resort from the beach and you have asked the waiter to accompany you to see a room. The waiter called me (I am the GM, not the owner) and I have said to you that the resort was full I could show only...

Auckland
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is a good mid-range resort at Mchanga beach. In July it was a peaceful oasis, away from the beach boys, suitable for families and couples of all ages. There are 6 front bungalows - some with sea views and therefore slightly more expensive - others with views to a lovely garden setting. The bungalows are spacious, clean and tastefully...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This was exactly what we needed after a safari: a small, quaint, and secluded hotel right on the beach. The territory is covered with beautiful white sand, so one never has to wear shoes. Marco is an amazing host, who makes you feel like his personal guest. The staff are all local, and they are extremely nice and very well...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Mchanga resort rooms are set in a tranquil garden right next to a long beach of powder white sand. We were there at the end of the season so it was particularly quiet and relaxed, but there are plenty of shady places to relax near the pool or beach so I can't imagine you would ever need to fight for...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Hello, we have been at the Mchanga Beach resort end of February.It is the perfect place to relax, feet in the sand (you don't need sandals/slippers for the all time), just beautiful white powdered sand and a fantastic long beach on the cristalline sea.I have been to Zanzibar 20 years ago when there were just few basic hotels, now it...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 20 February 2016

This was our second time on Mchanga Beach Resort with my wife.Last year was very good and this year was even better.The food was better with the new cheff ( italian Antonio).Mchanga is just the place to relax in Zanzibar.Last year we stay 1 week in Mchanga and 1 week on Nungwi...not this year mistake!.Nungwi is ok to visit but...

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Thanks so much for the words used in your review. We hope to see you soon and we will try to do even more to meet your needs Loe. Special thanks for the little gifts that you brought from Germany, it is truly a pleasure to have guys like you. an affectionate greeting from Zanzibar.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 February 2016

i stayed for 6 days at mchanga beach, and everything was exactly what i was hoping for. the resort is right on a beautiful white beach, it is very small (only 10 rooms), and very well kept. each room is a bungalow, simply, but charmingly furnished with everything you need. the staff was nice and helpful, without being too much...

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Dear Emilia, Thanks for being our guest. Our staff works daily to make the stay of customers as beautiful as possible, I am happy that you have enjoyed our services. Considers Mchanga beach resort as your place in Zanzibar, you'll always be welcome.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 23 December 2015

If you want a real beach feeling this is the place to be. The whole resort is set right in the sand, so kick off your shoes the moment you check in and forget about them until you leave! The rooms are fabulous, with traditional wooden high ceilings. The beds are really comfortable and the sheets super crispy and new....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mchanga Beach Resort

Address: Between Pwani Mchangani and Matemwe, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island
Price Range: ₹ 4,451 - ₹ 11,716 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Mchanga Beach Hotel Zanzibar
Hotel Style:
#50 Spa Hotel in Zanzibar Island
#80 On the Beach Hotel in Zanzibar Island
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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!!!!!

10 days ago
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
over a year ago

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