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Vista Do Mar
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent stay with friends. Staff and management were great, friendly and extremely accomodating. Facilities were above expectations and service comparable with any five star hotel. Will go back without a doubt. Thanks Gys and Schantal.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
1  Thank Oelrich D
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Great lodge with great management and friendly employees. Very comfortable rooms and the food is the best in the Inhambane Province.
Every time I visit the place it has been improved. The activities are great and the yacht trip to pansy isle land was brilliant.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

We were delighted with our time at Vista do Mar - from the room right on the beach to the wonderful staff headed up by Chantelle and Gys who went out of their way to make our stay special. We definitely would like to return, but next time we would fly rather than drive. A great place to unwind

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Capie
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

This was my 3rd visit to Vista Do Mar and sadly it has lost some of it's sparkle. The location is fabulous but we missed the small touches. Previously the sense of arrival was great, bottled water in the car when being collected from the airport, chilled facecloths upon arrival at the hotel, a welcome cocktail and a small bag of local nuts on the bed. By comparison this year we got a melted Italian chocolate on the bed. In terms of repairs and maintenance one can see that very little has been done over the past few months; the timber decking and the pool area is in need of some attention. The general cleanliness of the pool was concerning; the walls of the pool were covered in black algae. Previously the manager would personally attend to the pool area every morning, hosing down the deck, ensuring the lounger cushions were placed out and running the creepy and pool pump. There was absolutely no supervision what so ever. And I think there in lies the problem; management was only around for breakfast and again for dinner....and then only in the kitchen. There was no chance of a salad or sandwich at lunch (kitchen closed) and we all had to high-tail to neighbouring restaurants. On the positive, the staff are fantastic and it is a wonderful place to relax.

Room Tip: 1st floor away from the restaurant
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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Petra D
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

The best word I would use to describe Vista do Mar Lodge is "Quality." The lodge is very easy to find and accessible with a regular car. The quality experience began the moment we first arrived with a warm greeting by the manager. The location is right on the beach--much closer to the water and quieter than the hotels at Tufo Beach. The entire lodge is beautiful! The rooms are very clean, comfortable, and spacious. There is a nice swimming pool. The food and table service are great! Breakfast is included and dinner is optional. We stayed two nights and had excellent meals both times. There is currently no WiFi, but the manager told us it would be up and running very soon. We went down the beach to another hotel to access the internet. I would definitely recommend the Vista do Mar Lodge to others and I would stay here again without hesitation.

Room Tip: I believe all of the rooms face the Indian Ocean.
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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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Address: Vista Do Mar, Praia Da Barra | Inhambane, Mozambique, Inhambane 1300, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Inhambane
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Inhambane
Price Range: R988 - R1 722 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Vista Do Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the trendy Praia da Barra (Barra Beach) in Inhambane, Vista Do Mar, meaning 'view of the sea' is a modern, tastefully furnished beach front lodge which offers ten stylish air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathrooms (all with magnificent sea views 30 meters from the beach)and a range of other luxuries and activities such as fishing, charter, scuba, Jetskis, surfing & snorkling. ... more   less 

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