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Mnarani Beach Cottages

North Coast, Nungwi 3361 Tanzania
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#15 of 44 hotels in Nungwi
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Mnarani Beach Cottages is a beach resort hotel, located on the northernmost tip of Zanzibar Island in the village of Nungwi, next to the old lighthouse.Mnarani has been independently recommended by The Lonely Planet Guide, The Bradt Guide to Zanzibar and many other East African travel guidebooks.
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North Coast, Nungwi 3361 Tanzania
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Tanga Airport75 kmSee all flights
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Rahma wrote a review Aug 2021
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Stayed 4 days at this property. Nice facility ,good location right at the beach.The scène amazing.Food is good and well presented.Walking distance from any other places. Workers are much friendly. Mahaba house is beautiful, comfy and the view is wonderful .we loved everything the hotel had to offer and will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Carmiarmy wrote a review Aug 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa65 contributions9 helpful votes
We were impressed with the wonderful service with a smile and immaculate accommodation. Our room/suite in the new Mahaba house section was huge, brand new and beautifully clean. The bathroom is large with enough shelf space for days. The balcony is great, big enough to do yoga on although I couldn't concentrate very well with those views that change daily. Nice little bit of bird life in the trees there too. Brilliant caring service from Khamis- the manager. It is a super safe, clean and peaceful place with a large pool, massive wooden deck, pool table, tv right next to the water. The prawn dish was my favourite, fresh and tasty and affordable prices. Daudi at the bar has a ready smile and willing to serve you nice fresh cold drinks. "Cinnamon Spa" offers full body and beauty treatment and amazing pedicures - my feet have never felt softer. Its a short walk on the beach at most tides except high tide (you can walk for a couple of minutes through the village at high tide) to all the action at Nungwi about 1.5km on the beach to reach busy baby pub and restaurant. Walk left to Nungwi and right to a gorgeous sand bank. The activities booked through Mustafa at the activities desk were always on time and it felt like we had the best captain/skipper on all of our trips. I highly recommend Mnarani no matter the length of your stay. We were there for almost 3 weeks after a dire experience at another spot further down the beach.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Mahaba house room 6 or 7
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Jasmine K wrote a review Jul 2021
Los Angeles, California12 contributions
Excellent services. Great staff. Whatever you need, ask Margaret - the manager. People in the area are amazing. The view is fantastic. Safe, clean and peaceful place. If you like seafood, go for King Prawns with glass of South African white wine. Don't remember when I had a better, pure natural, creamy vanilla ice cream. Simple but heavenly. "Cinnamon Spa" offers full body and beauty treatment. Ask for Berina, and let her do the magic. There are gift shops on the beach that have beautiful souvenirs. Especially one on the left side of the cottage, where two brothers work together. My friends and family loved all the gifts I bought over there.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Perfect place for vacation
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Maahir salim wrote a review Jul 2021
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I really enjoyed my stay here all the staff are very friendly,the reception will give you more than enough information to make sure you get the most of nungwi and Zanzibar as a whole.The food is delicious,although there’s not a variety of choice for breakfast at the moment.Music at the bar is perfect they also have local board games you can learn to play,The rooms have good space,comfy bed,water heater and air conditioning They have a chart that will tell you when the tide is up and down so u can plan for your beach walks,the view is marvelous especially from the top of mahaba house.This is a place I’m definitely going to keep coming back to and I advise everyone else to pay a visit✅😍
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
robert wainaina wrote a review Jun 2021
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the place is so good we liked the food it was sweet and enjoyable and the rooms are clean spacious and fresh we really enjoyed it was an amazing and the workers are very cooperative, caring and ready to ensure everything is provided for it was fun and lovely and we are truly looking foward to visiting the place again😊😊💯
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandNungwi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mnarani Beach Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond (0.2 km), Zanzibar Kilosas Conservation (0.2 km), and Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fisherman's Seafood & Grill, Gerry's Bar, and Aluna Garden Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mnarani Beach Cottages have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mnarani Beach Cottages offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fukuchani Ruins (5.8 km).
Does Mnarani Beach Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Mnarani Beach Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.