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Bay View Lodge
Reviewed 7 January 2016

If you were closer to the beach you would be ON the beach! The self catering accommodation is simple but comfortable and importantly has air conditioning in all the bedrooms. Sharon who manages the lodge is a star and will go out of her way to make sure her guests are happy, even loaning you some of her husband's beer when you run out :)

Room Tip: Chalet 5 is the closest to the beach.
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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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Thank Graham L
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

We were headed for an other lodge but arrived when there was a music festival in the area. Most of the lodges were full so we ended up at Barra View Lodge. It turned out to be a very good place to stay. We got a whole house to ourselves about a hundred metres from the beach. The house was clean and well equipped. We have nothing to complain about. There was even reasonably fast wifi at the reception.
Next to us on the beach was a bar/restaurant called Neptunus that served quite OK food and at the end of our stay the Green Turtle opened. That's the restaurant right in front of the lodge. One rainy evening we had an excellent dinner there.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

We spent our honeymoon (Aug '15) at Bayview, what an amazing experience! Right from the start Catharina was so helpful and friendly, Sharon and Gideon were incredible, always willing to go out of their way to ensure we had a good holiday, and the guards and cleaners were always smiling and friendly. Our unit was 70 steps (we counted) from an unbelievable swimming beach (long, flat, no rocks, warm water) and maybe 100 more from Neptunes beach bar (cold R&R's and good food). One evening as we reached the beach (60 steps in) we were greated by two hump back whales breaching and hitting the water with their tales! The unit was incredibly well maintained and kitted out (gas stove, stainless steel pots, aircon, fluffy towels and comfortable bed). As for Barra the area it is heaven on earth, the most incredible beach and estuary I have ever seen (we spent one day watching flamingos and the other swimming with dolphins and whale sharks), the people are friendly and welcoming, and the we couldn't have asked for better weather. We can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: All rooms are literally on the beach but unit 5 is something special!
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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

Sharon and Gideon provided us with superb service, accommodation and facilities.
The beach was honestly 100m from our door which made the only morning traffic
a beetle building his home. One of the best swimming beaches i have encountered with many
restaurants available for lazy days relaxing and tanning. Neptunes, a beach bar was also amazing if you are looking for a lounger cocktail or two just 2 minutes walk.

Room Tip: Ask for the units closer to the beach although all are amazing!
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  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed there during the long weekend,very pleasant and calm. We had a wonderfull time. We just got a little uoset because after the reception is closed you cannot get any assistence... I found out that the oven wasnt working after 6pm and there was no place I could go for assistance because the reception was closed. So if you going there, you better make sure everything is in good working order before 6pm. And I also wished there was a swimming pool... :(
But appart from that, it is great! :)

Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank Ana Patrícia M
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Catharina W, Public Relations Manager at Bay View Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2015

Dear Ana Patricia

Thank you for posting a review and apology for the problem with the oven. The house to the right of our reception is where one of the owners of Bayview Lodge stay - permanently. We'll make a point of informing all guests in future that they're welcome to ask Sharon or Gideon for their assistance after hours.
If for any reason they are not available, the guards at the entrance will know who to contact for assistance.
Appreciate that you pointed this out to us and hope to welcome you back soon :)

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Address: Barra Road | Praia da Barra, 1300, Mozambique
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Region: Mozambique > Inhambane Province
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 114 Speciality Lodging in Inhambane Province
Price Range: R 645 - R 2 593 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay View Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bay View Lodge is situated on Barra beach (Praia da Barra) on the northeastern tip of Inhambane peninsula with a long, sandy beach in front and an estuary behind the lodge. All units are within 50 m of the beach, offering self-catering or catered (full or half board) accommodation. The area is famous for snorkeling and scuba diving, and world famous for diving with whale sharks and manta rays. Inhambane town is one of the oldest trading centres on the east African coast, with one of the largest number of dhows (local fishing boats)occuring in the area. Guests can arrive over land - NO 4x4 vehicle needed - or can fly in to the lodge, with daily flights between Johannesburg, South Africa and Inhambane, via Maputo. ... more   less 
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