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Avani Pemba Beach Hotel

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Avenida de Marginal, Pemba Mozambique
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/06/25 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 5 hotels in Pemba
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A prime location, just minutes from town, is naturally beautiful, set on the headland between Pemba Bay and Wimbe Beach. Explore the ancient port town of Pemba and then relax at our striking hotel, designed with African and Arabian architecture, manicured lawns and towering palm trees, against a stunning Indian Ocean backdrop. Combining the efficiency of a business hotel with exotic splendour and a warm welcome, AVANI Pemba Beach is the perfect place to gather for executive business meetings, enjoy superb leisure facilities and soak up lazy beach life. If you're looking for more action, try out thrilling ocean sports, island hop in the Quirimbas Archipelago and safari in the wilds of the Niassa National Reserve.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Tennis court
Airport transportation
Wifi
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Poolside bar
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Luis_J_Carlos wrote a review Jan 2021
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I would really like you to improve the decoration of the rooms and check the operability of the equipment inside. I also think it is necessary to diversify the menu with more national dishes and more seafood, please. Thanks. PS: Some garcons like Mr Mussa were very unpleasant. They did poorly and made my colleague spend hours waiting for a simple meal.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Mazwi Mmango, Other at Avani Pemba Beach Hotel
Responded 09 Mar 2021
Dear Luis, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and also for your review and comments. We apologize for taking more time to reach you. We can assure you that we did discuss the issue of slow service with the team and we identified some issues that caused the delay in service. We have since rectified the service related issue and also address it with the team so that it does not happen again. We look forward to welcoming you back and be your host. With best regards,
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araoboco wrote a review Aug 2020
Pemba, Mozambique1 contribution
I really like this hotel. Is very well located, at the beach and also close to town. Is a peaceful place. There is only one thing i would advice: The employees, especially room service, they need to be their efficiency and smile when assisting a client.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Mazwi Mmango, Other at Avani Pemba Beach Hotel
Responded 15 Nov 2020
Dear Araoboco, Thank you for choosing Avani Pemba Beach as your Hotel of Choice in Pemba. We apologize for taking long to respond. We appreciated your comments and have assisted us in improving our service delivery in room service. We look forward to welcoming you back in Pemba. General Manager
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Emanuel Lopes Costa wrote a review Mar 2020
Maputo, Mozambique2 contributions
In 45 years of life, 9 of them in Africa and with more than 100 annual nights spent in hotels, this is the first time that I have filed a complaint I went to dinner with 4 other more people at the Clube Naval restaurant. . On that day, a Friday, I went to the restaurant in the afternoon to make a reservation, which was refused because that night they would have a DJ.Even so, we went to dinner around 20:00. A T-Bone with 500Gr is announced on the menu, but when the service arrived we immediately noticed that the said 500Gr T-Bones didn't even have 300Gr each. We called the manager and a correction was made, with the presentation of 3 more pieces of meat, without knowing which cut was presented. At the end of the meal, we request 3 double doses of Johnnie Walker Blue Label. Two glasses were presented at the table with the information that they were 2 double doses and there was no more Blue Label. I informed the employee that we where not going to accept the glasses because a drink that costs 100 USD dollars for a double should naturally be served in front of the customer. At the end, the value of the whiskeys was presented in the bill. We refused to pay and the amount was withdrawn from the bill. Meanwhile, a bottle of Blue Label appeared by miracle, and to prove our good faith we made ourselves available to purchase what was left of the bottle, which was refused. After all these situations, the animosity of the Manager and other staff became evident, culminating in the refusal to serve us at the counter. We withdraw ourselves from the restaurant,with sadness,and with a very bad image of a restaurant linked to a brand of such great global prestige. P. S. - I lived for about 3 years in Pemba and remember the service of Clube Naval in those days. Today is a mere shadow of what was in the passed , unfortunately.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MazwiM4, General Manager at Avani Pemba Beach Hotel
Responded 23 Mar 2020
Dear Emanuel Lopes Costa, Thank you for taking the time to visit our Restaurant while in Pemba last Friday. On the onset, let me apologize about the bad service during your diner at Club Naval and also assure you that we take our guests feedback seriously as we use them to improve our service offering. We value your business and sincerely regret that the service was not what you expected and deserved. Your detailed comments will help us address the issues you brought to our attention so we can improve our service. May I ask that you contact me on mmmango@minorhotels.com so that I can call you back. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Solo Traveller wrote a review Mar 2020
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This is my 2nd time at AVANI Pemba beach Hotel, I generally do not visit same place 2 times however this is just a perfect place for me If I need to stop Over before heading to Quirimbas Islands. Great value for money. I do love those Apartments near by the gorgeous baobab tree. Staff is so genuinely helpful every time and so attentive on anything you might need. I am normally hard to be pleased But I found my room attendant caring about my habits, loved Armando and his smile while delivering my room service with stunning Mozambican king prawns. Thank you all, I will see you soon on my next trip.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from MmangoMN, General Manager at Avani Pemba Beach Hotel
Responded 24 Mar 2020
Dear Chicaloca, Thank you for choosing Avani Pemba Beach Hotel as your Hotel of choice in Pemba. Your comments will go a long way in encouraging our team to work hard more especially Armando who has played a great role in satisfying your room service requirements. We have passed the comments to the team and Armando. We really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back when you are in Pemba again. With kind regards
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Lokamitra wrote a review Nov 2019
Vadodara, India533 contributions305 helpful votes
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Arrived after two days travelling. Very tired and found the check long and tedious. There were three of us and it took nearly 20 minutes. The rooms are ok but look a little tired. The view is really nice. Bed was very comfortable. The TV had very bad picture quality. Eating. We are at the bar at night. Sitting outside. In the morning we sat out side the dining hall in the veranda. The food was quite good. However the service was quite slow. They speak Portuguese but struggle with English. Had some difficulty doing something as simple as splitting the bill. When we asked for the veranda ceiling fans to be switched on it seemed beyond the staffs ability and we tolerated the morning heat patiently. There is a nice small infinity pool at the edge of the lawn above the beech. When I tried to take a shower there was no hot water. I waited and wasted so much water but it was tepid. Not so cold it was undoable but not comfortable. In the morning I explained this but they didn’t seem surprised or much concerned “leave it running for some time”. Check out was slightly quicker than the check in but we had an agent dealing with our billing etc. The beach was very nice. You can see crabs and the water looks very clean. You can see small fishing boats about 250m out. The hotel is reasonably accessible from the parking drop-down point with a good ramp at the front. Not sure about wheelchair accessible rooms.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from 963mazwim, General Manager at Avani Pemba Beach Hotel
Responded 12 Nov 2019
Dear Lokamitra, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback following your recent stay at Avani Pemba Beach Hotel. We appreciate your feedback as it gives us an opportunity to continually review our service and facilities. Please accept my sincere apology for the inconsistent service you received on your recent stay with us. I will ensure that further training is initiated so that such an occurrence is not repeated. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit to Pemba.
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US$243 - US$289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
MozambiqueCabo Delgado ProvincePemba
NUMBER OF ROOMS
168
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Frequently Asked Questions about Avani Pemba Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Avani Pemba Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Wimbe Beach (0.3 km) and Moussa sacko (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Avani Pemba Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Avani Pemba Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Avani Pemba Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Avani Pemba Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Club Naval, Pemba Dolphin, and Kauri.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Avani Pemba Beach Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Avani Pemba Beach Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Avani Pemba Beach Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Avani Pemba Beach Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Avani Pemba Beach Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Avani Pemba Beach Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.