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Mafia Island Lodge

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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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3.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Late Dec vacation to celebrate New Years. The place has a better and wide beach compared to other establishments nearby. Met a guy at the beach who organized for us to go have Picnic by the Sand-bank, swim at the blue lagoon and Snorkeling. I...More

3  Thank TaKunda R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mafia Island lodge was opened in 1971, I am sure when it opened it was amazing, however, today, the rooms and facilities are dilapidated. Also the service is quite poor, with too many examples to mention. If one is coming here for holiday, you have...More

3  Thank kdee2k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner of the hotel, Iris met us on arrival and took us to our family room, clearly explaining the eco philosophy of the hotel including the finite generated electricity. We only had one night when the power went off briefly, apart from that, once...More

Thank AnneFrancesUk
Response from whitiris, Direttore generale at Mafia Island LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much dear Anne, and thank you for understanding the spirit of the lodge and all the staff. We sincerely hope you to get back among us, maybe in the quietest periods where the service takes on a much more personal taste. All...More

Reviewed 29 November 2017

Reasonable value for what it is. Good onsite massage, and a dive centre which I'll review separately. We liked the food, both at the buffet, and the beach bar - plenty of choice, friendly service. The bar lounge is fine, but agree with other comments...More

Thank kate_rugby
Response from whitiris, Direttore generale at Mafia Island LodgeResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you very much for your nice words, I am happy that you have been well at Mafia Island Lodge. We also thank you for your valuable tips that will keep in well consideration. In this regard, we and the Diving Center are in touch...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

I cannot really understand why people are raving about this place. It badly needs money spent on it, particularly in the rooms. We had upgraded the room, but it was still small with ancient furniture and a dark and dingy shower room. There was not...More

1  Thank coralshore
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Amenities
Top amenities
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Beachfront
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$200 - US$204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Details
Price range
US$200 - US$204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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Traveller (151)
Pool & Beach (46)
Room & Suite (19)
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Hotel & Grounds (85)
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yes we have a beach towel free for our guest.
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You are right!!! I am going to change review and I'm sorry about the mistake. Thanks for letting me know! I feel very stupid.
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"Room # 27 is closest to the dining room. Our party was spread out between rooms 31, 34, and 37, and all were..."
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"Request a room with a softer mattress if very firm will be too firm"
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"More expensive rooms have accessible hot water control, and newer A/C units and fans."
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"Close to the ocean"
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