Beautiful location, shame about the foodThe chalets are set in a wonderful tropical garden, full of hammocks and swing chairs and lovely decked areas where you can chill and relax in the shade. Its a very short stroll to a nice beach where sunbeds are provided and swimming is safe. Cats and kittens pootle around, (which was a bonus for me!!) Lovely view over the bay and a charming bar/restaurant area. Great free wifi.The rooms are fine, if a little basic and somehow not as luxe as the photos promise. Beds comfortable, clean. The surrounding jungle, plus overhead fan keep it from being unbearably hot, but be aware....hidden in the small print, its an extra $10 a day if you want to use the aircon. Apparently as an eco-lodge, most guests choose not to.The problem for us was, it just felt over-priced. It was nice but not fab, and for the same money, fab is easy to find. For the same $110 plus a night, we stayed in (and retreated to (the incomparable Kholle House in Stone Town, which exudes quiet luxury, serves truly awesome food and delivers immaculate service. The welcome is total, standards are skyhigh, the bill is smaller.One of the best wines ive had in Zanzibar is $13.50 in their beautiful garden restaurant. A similar bottle is $25 at Mangrove.! Ditto the food.. 2 courses of (being kind🤔) disappointingly average food at Mangrove is the same price as one of the best lunches ive ever eaten at 6 Degrees Bar, Stone Town.And, once at Mangrove, you cant really walk to anywhere else, so i guess a captive audience dictates the price.I guess we just chose the wrong place for us! Everyone else seemed to eat the food (we didnt) and i can see that its a wonderfully relaxing tucked-away haven for people who just want to veg. But of the 5 places we stayed so far, we felt it offered least value for money and certainly lowest culinary standards.