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    Pole Pole Bungalows

    Plot 16 - Utende Beach, Mafia Island, Tanzania
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    2017/12/24 2017/12/25
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    Traveller (233)
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    • Excellent90%
    • Very good8%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    “day bed” (8 reviews)
    “each evening” (12 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Multilingual Staff
    Laundry Service
    Shuttle Bus Service
    Private Balcony
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 30 August 2017

    It was one of the highlights of our trip. We've been travelling for days and days and this friendly lodge, right on the beach, was one of the things that made our stay in Africa a wonderful experience. The staff is very friendly. The venue...More

    Thank th0mmy1967
    Reviewed 28 August 2017

    Me and my husband spent the last week of our honeymoon in this wonderful place. It's perfect to relax after the safari, we loved everything about Pole Pole, the kindness of all the staff, the peace and silence of the place, the delicious food and...More

    1  Thank Ilaria F
    Reviewed 24 August 2017

    Wonderful trip. From the time we checked in we had exceptional service. Has the feel of a "non-strip" hotel. Quieter and more sedate. The food was great. Nice to sit by the pool. They have a lovely buffet and a la carte menu. Staff and...More

    1  Thank sycomore469
    Reviewed 12 August 2017

    Wonderful rooms with Indian Ocean views as well as great trips to see the Blue lagoon, marimam sandbank BBQ, fabulous snorkelling at Chloe island bay and finished with cocktails around the pool while watching the flying foxes fill the air above. Also with great food...More

    1  Thank Parkparty2014
    Reviewed 11 August 2017

    I had a few days to relax after my Kilimanjaro climb in July and decided to try the snorkeling at Mafia Island, and booked myself at Pole Pole "Slowly Slowly" in Swahili. I have already booked myself at Pole Pole for February 2018 with my...More

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    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • US$213 - US$248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 7
    • Location
    • Tanzania >
    • Pwani Region >
    • Mafia Island
    • Also Known As
    • Pole Pole Bungalows Hotel Mafia Island
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    Traveller (233)
    Pool & Beach (49)
    Room & Suite (41)
    Dining (22)
    Hotel & Grounds (128)
    Bathroom (3)
    Family and Play Areas (2)
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    Questions & Answers
    4 October 2017|
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    Response from Jn T | Reviewed this property |
    Yes there is snorkeling to Pole pole
    Sa q
    27 December 2016|
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    Response from Reto R | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, we get there by plane.
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    Room Tips
    "Bungalow 6 was lovely!"
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    "All the bungalows are facing the ocean. Bungalow #7 is larger than the others, has an extra room, a gazebo..."
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    "All have great sea views"
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    "all are good"
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