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“Well kept, great beach”
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Bay View Lodge
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Self catering but the 2 beach bars are both very good so we always ate there. Beach is great. Facility is clean, secure, friendly and well run. Only negative is not being near a supermarket or ATM onsite, the beach at nearby Tofo is amazing and there's a small town market and ATM there, 500 M in a taxi each way. ($5 US). So worth spending some days over there. Dive shop here (Barra Reef) is good, did a nice shallow reef dive, good fun.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

An affordable yet amazing accommodation right on the beach.
The room is self catering and fully equipped to your basic needs, but since the lodge is steps away from the amazing restaurant Green Turtle, do stop by and try the octopus thai curry !!!!

Will definitely return to Bay View, Couldnt have asked for better !!!

Stayed: September 2016
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stayed at Bayview for 12 days in August. We were in number 5 which is 30meters to the beach with a nice garden. All the units are very close to the beach.
The units are a little old but clean and more than adequate. The domestic staff come every day to keep the unit clean and were all very pleasant.
The unit has a bedroom with double bed and mozzie net. A lounge / kitchen with decent fridge and gas cooker. A nice deck with a braai and a couple of deck chairs for lounging around.
Its a two minute walk to the Green Turtle ( a really nice restaurant ) and Neptune's beach bar, very informal and reasonably priced for food and drink.
The management at Bayview were super helpful and nothing was to much trouble for them.
The internet is a bit slow but hey ..... are you coming all the way to the back of beyond to sit on your IPad ????

Room Tip: Number 4 and 5 are nearest the sea but they are all OK the farthest room is 100m to the beach so no...
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Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Bayview lodge is by far the best and most reasonable place to stay in Barra. Its protected from the weather, but yet right on the beach. the host and hostess shows fantastic service and hospitality. The cottages are spacious and comfortable and have 24 hour security. Visit your dream house on the beach!!

Stayed: June 2016
1  Thank johnpetter
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

The basic, but clean accommodation is a few steps from one of Mozambique's beautiful beaches and 10 minutes drive from Tofu Beach. Spend some time on the beaches conversing with the friendly local traders - selling handmade souvenirs. Most of the self-serving accommodations have a sea view. You can spend your time enjoying the beach or marvel in the African sunset having sun downers on your own private deck. Try to spare some time to visit Imhabane city - a mixture of old-world colonial charm and modern, informal African enterprises.

Room Tip: Unit 5 is only a few steps from the beach and restaurant. Has a wooden walkaway to the restaurant.
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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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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 651 - R 2 558 (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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