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Mnarani Beach Cottages
Ranked #12 of 19 Hotels in Nungwi
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Very good cottages, clean rooms, good food and nice relaxing environment. Reasonably priced & worth every cent. Very good destination for a quiet getaway. The staff were very friendly. Ask for plastic shoes if you decide to walk in the ocean during early hours of the morning.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Nassor M, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Dear Hariet M,

Thank you for your review. It really was our pleausre to welcome you to our home and we certainly look forward to your next visit.

Best regards from us all

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I stayed 1 night here and I can’t complain.
The rate I got was $50, decent, clean room.
Very welcoming people, always kind and helpful.
Food is average, however you can enjoy a few local dishes while here.

I must say, cleanliness was good. Breakfast was full of tropical fruits, lemongrass tea was my best bit. Very generous with their home baked breads too. Delicious!

All in all, if you are visiting this hotel don’t expect the service and accommodation of your “perfect zanzibar getaway”.

Don’t forget to visit Nungwi beach, cholos, the natural aquariums to swim with turtles. All these very close or a very short drive.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
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Nassor M, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Dear Irfankhan,

Thank you for taking your time to write a review of Mnarani Beach Cottages. We are pleased to see you liked our hospitality and our home made breads. Until next time.

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Overall, we enjoyed our stay here, and were nearing the end of 3 weeks in Tanzania so had other hotels etc. to compare to. Amenities are great! Nice pool, beach chairs, hammocks, spa, bar, concierge for day trip questions. Half board (breakfast and dinner included). Breakfast includes pastries (best scones / cinnamon buns) fruit, cereal, sausage, beans. Dinner varied and offered choices for appies, entree and dessert. Meals were average. Rooms basic and dated, beds a bit hard, but great views of sea and from Zanzibar house, there are wonderful views of Nungwi and place to watch sun set. Good price for what you get!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Janine P
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Nassor M, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Dear Janine

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed our famous sea views and sunsets. I will pass on to the chef that he must continue to make scones and cinnamon rolls.

We look forward to seeing your again in the near future.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We both had an amazing time at the resort.
The staff and everyone else there were amazing. The owner himself took care and welcomed us during our stay.
Best thing was that there was NO TV in the rooms. Makes you get out more and enjoy the resort and the beach front. Talk to other guests, enjoy the sunset and the waves.
They have a library full of books left behind by other guests with some interesting read in many languages.
This is an economy package hotel but has all you would need for a very reasonable price.
The best part was the waves hitting the underside of the beach front deck.
We went out to the town side where locals got us fresh coconuts for a small charge.
Very pleasant and relaxing stay of two nights.
So if you are looking for an economy type hotel with great friendly staff, this is it.
M and T
Vancouver
Canada

Room Tip: Don’t expect this to be a five star room, but if you are looking for good people and staff, this is...
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Nassor M, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Thank you, so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We really enjoyed having your company and hope that you will visit your Mnarani family in the very near future.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Mnarani beach cottages is the most welcoming resort in Nungwi. You arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend. The resort is situated at the tip of Zanzibar and is the perfect location away from real life. the staff at Mnarani are friendly and helpful at all times, trying their best to make your stay as memorable as ever. A stay at Mnarani
Beach cottages will....feed your soul...revive your zest....and fulfill your dreams.

Room Tip: Chumbe and Bawe are beautiful rooms
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Thank brent220
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Nassor M, Owner at Mnarani Beach Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Thank you so much for your review. I am happy to see that you have fed your soul, revived your zest and fulfilled your dreams. Please come back soon.

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Additional Information about Mnarani Beach Cottages

Address: North Coast, Nungwi, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Nungwi
#7 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#11 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
Price Range: R1 501 - R4 758 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3,5 star — Mnarani Beach Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mnarani Beach Cottages is a beach resort hotel, located on the northernmost tip of Zanzibar Island in the village of Nungwi, next to the old lighthouse.Mnarani has been independently recommended by The Lonely Planet Guide, The Bradt Guide to Zanzibar and many other East African travel guidebooks. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mnarani Beach Cottages Hotel Nungwi
Mnarani Beach Hotel
Mnarani Beach Resort

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