Mangrove Lodge
Zanzibar, Tanzania
Review №1

My experience staying at Mangrove was phenomenal, everything from the entire Eco friendly environment that includes quite place, nice beach, great healthy food nutrition, customer care, great clean rooms. Its just perfect and I highly recommend it for you more so if you want to escape the noise of everyone else. And still be near stone town the capital of Zanzibar, I am looking forward to be back soon !

Review №2

Beautiful quiet amazing placeIt is a secret gemFood is deliciousPool is perfectPeople are adorableAnd it is beautiful everywhere you look

Review №3

Peace n serenity, great staffs, Haji the dude is amazing.... Food, perfect.....Great with families with young kids, pool n ocean with spacious gardens

Review №4

Beautiful botanical gardens envelop you as you enter. Clean, calm and cool rooms with AC. Delicious food and homely restaurant. Considerate eco lodge sympathetic to the environment. Probably the most relaxed holiday Ive had. Perfect spot to watch the sunset into the ocean.

Review №5

Well kept secret in chuiniThis place is a lush mini tropical forest and gardenThe host Haji and Marina are gem of a peopleAmaizing beach view and the rooms are well lit and spaciousIts a must visit

Review №6

What we liked: Nice owner and staff. Friendly and supportive. Nice spacious Bungalows. Good breakfast included. Nice Beach, with big matress swings. On the property there are Ruins of an old Sultans palace. What we liked most is their concept of sustainable Tourism, keeping waste to a minimum and including the local community. Free drinking water fountain (we did not have that in any other hotel during our whole Tansania trip)What we did not like: the dirt road to the property is very bumpy, a horror for evey Taxi driver, should be fixed at least a bit. Beer and dinner prices could be lower. (Beer bottle e.g. was 3 USD = 7000 Schillings. At other places we stayed in tanzania we paid 3000-3500 Schillings ).a recommendation to make it even more eco friendly: don´t use toilet paper which is packed in plastic (each individual roll, but in paper.

Review №7

The place is beautiful,I love nature,the beach and paces like the spice farm,fishing etc their food is great especially the citrus breakfast their staff is amazing they will treat you like family

Review №8

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.

Review №9

Went for lunch. Waited over an hour and a half before sticking our head in the kitchen to see 5 women muddling about, who said the two dishes we ordered would be another 20 or 30 mins. Needless to say we left. Really poor service.

Review №10

Very well protected area by Marina and Haiji. They made this place really well. Nice large rooms, nice beach and really nice kitchen. Where ever you want to go, they help and organised for you. Bonus, as same as outside prices. Internet is little limited but not a big deal. If you are looking for a slow, quite and lovely time, this is your place.

Review №11

We stayed at Mangrove Lodge for 2 nights. The place is a perfect getaway from the city and touristic beaches. The beach is not that great but you can relax, meet locals and watch fishermen prepare their boats and nets.Hajji, Marina and Peter are nice and helpful people. The rest of the staff is super friendly and smiley. One last thing, the food is super good and fresh! Thanks for the hospitality.

Review №12

We stayed here june 2018Pros:- very friendly staff and owners, we felt very welcome- cocktails were good (best of the 3 hotels we stayed)- price for food was fair (good value for money)- food was good- rooms spacious- nice bar/restaurant area- great relaxing area- beach is not crowded and feels remote- nice complex with different kind of trees and plants- seems to be a very eco friendly lodgeCons:- rooms could be modernised a bit- water pressure in shower very low- lots of plastic rubbish on the beach (of course cant be blamed on the lodge)- beach area still bit under construction/renovationWhen comparing with the rest of the lodges in the same area it looks to be the best choice around here. Beaches on nearby logdes same dirty and more rocks. Perfect place to hang out and relax a few days. But if you want to lie on a great beach better choose a different location e.g. Jambiani

Review №13

One of the best places in Zanzibar. Family vibes, lovely people, beautiful beach. A perfect place to come to. The food was amazing and I met a lot of new friends. Will definitely be coming back

Review №14

Fantastic experience here! Beautiful stay, wonderful food, lovely staff. I now go every year!

Review №15

Nice atmosphere for enjoying your holiday, friendly staff and owner.

Review №16

Great food, nice beach and lovely pool

Review №17

A very secluded lodge with very friendly staff.An excellent establishment to get away from all the stress that comes with this crazy corporate life.You have to try it!

Review №18

Great rooms, beach area.Great food.Amazing hospitality from the staff.

Review №19

This place is wonderful. Great hosts, views, food, grounds. Nice people!

Review №20

A beautiful oasis...outstanding service good food quality location and even worth the journey from the airport for 1 night.

Review №21

The place was a piece of heaven , the people there were more than friendly, simple humble , thank you haji, marina, naiomi for everything and those 3 awesome days ❤❤

Review №22

Lovely grounds and nice rooms. Helpful staff. Has Eco-friendlu policy

Review №23

Great place, amazing food and super service! Ill definitely go back.

Review №24

It is among the beautiful place Ive never been... Its like heaven

Review №25

Great atmosphere. Very relaxed. Perfect to recover from an intense safari.

Review №26

Superb. In tune with nature, culture and great value for money

Review №27

Very good meals, good ambiance

Review №28

Its really super hotel for holiday and good food and Ill worker very frined

Review №29

Amazing ❤️

Review №30

Cozy, relaxing place with great kitchen.

Review №31

Environment is amaizing adventure

Review №32

Calm, relaxing placeand super friendly staff

Review №33

Nice place and gr wa at hospitality...

Review №34

Not soo good

Review №35

If I could give this place 10 stars, I would!

Review №36

Nice place amazing beach

Review №37

Nice, quiet, private

Review №38

Beautiful quit place

Review №39

Perfect harmony .

Review №40

Zanzibar ...Simple and pleasant

Review №41


Review №42

An ideal place for an idyllic holiday. Everything is perfect there. The beach ! The swimming pool with the sea view! Restaurant ! Large rooms! And above all the friendliness of all the staff. If you are looking for a place that is both peaceful and close to activities, this is the place to come.

Review №43

If there is a place to get away from the sightseeing, be quiet and be disconnected, this is the hotel.I just spent a week there, it was really excellent!The staff are very attentive, always responsive and smiling.The ocean view pool is amazing.The bedroom is also spacious.The way to the hotel is rockn roll!I would say that the only negative point is that despite the private beach, the inhabitants who, barely having put your foot on the sand, come to throw themselves on you to sell you their service.This prevented me from swimming in the ocean several times, favoring the swimming pool.Be careful, if you are looking to party at night, you will have to take a taxi and go to Stone Town.In any case, I have no regrets, I would return with great pleasure!Hakuna Matata!

Review №44

Best hotel of our trip- extremely friendly and attentive staff- Very, very tasty food with lots of vegetarian options- Nice pool with a sea view- Shady and sunny loungers including cozy hanging beds- Very well-kept, natural, tropical complex- Downhill stretch is absolutely feasible- Water replenishment and free coffee and tea service throughout the day- There is a boiler for hot water

Review №45

We had a bed bug infestation in our room the first night and we had to prove that there were bedbugs by showing the bites to be able to change rooms ...No apologies from employees or managers ....

Review №46

We went to the hotel restaurant. The area is very green. A huge variety of different types of plants. Almost like in the Botanical Garden. The area is very clean and beautiful. There is a beach area with a pool and sun loungers. In front of the hotel there is a flat sandy beach and good entry into the water. The restaurant is delicious and has a nice river view. The portions are large. The service is excellent.

Review №47

The hotel is very calm ... 4 stars service ... / we compare only with other hotels in Zanzibar / ... the nearest motorway is 7 km away ... there is nothing within walking distance ... that is, nothing at all .... tides and the ebb are strongly expressed ... the sea is sooooo modest .... both in color and along the bottom ... the price in the booking is 30 thousand per single per week .... with breakfast ... we saw breakfast ... a couple of cakes. an egg and three fruits ... well, if its really hard for you .. you want the ocean .... you can come here too .... taxi from the airport $ 30 / only 13 km. / macaroni $ 10 soup 5-6 .. salad from vegetables $ 5 three pieces of fruit $ 3-4 .. the usual Zanzibar prices for a tourist ... there is no choice at all one - silence and lack of people and tourists - well, who will go to such a hole especially ... for that kind of money ... 4 for the fact that everything works - the waters conditioner. the house is separate, the price is worthy

Review №48

Good food. Climate place. However, you have to be patient to eat something. Over an hour of waiting for grilled fish!? A fish market nearby, so if they shared a barbecue, Id go and buy it and do it myself. But Hakuna Matata as they say here. Its worth coming for a beer.

Review №49

A hotel for relaxation with a pleasant homely atmosphere. You feel yourself visiting friends, not in a hotel.Thanks to the hosts for organizing an unusual New Years Eve at the beach.Enough spacious area and small number of rooms. Just a few villas of 2 rooms in a well-kept green garden. There is a separate area with a pool on the beach, equipped with sun loungers. You can relax on a hammock in the shade of trees.Access available for $ 5 half day for guests from other hotels.The sea is a little muddy. Swimming, as elsewhere in Zanzibar, is better in special shoes. Sea urchins are found all over the coast of the island.Even at low tide, you can swim, walking 50-70 meters from the coast.Dont expect luxury service, but it definitely justifies the price.It is better to order dishes for lunch and dinner in advance. Prices are average for Zanzibar hotels, portions are large. The location is far enough away from shops and other infrastructure, take care of everything you need in advance. (Sun cream, repellents)At low tide, you can walk to the fish market on the left side of the hotel, just after a couple of neighboring hotels.

Review №50

We arrived after the Safari from the airport. Rested for 3 days at Mangrove Lodge.The house is quite comfortable.The restaurant is very decent. Enough breakfast. Fruit . Eggs. Flakes . Things are good . Dinner and lunch were also good.The main thing is the beach. You can swim even at low tide. Calm down. Quiet . I liked it very much.The beach staff are lovely. A very nice person.And of course the Dogs. They even went swimming with us.Recommendations to the hotel: 1- Furniture in the rooms. 2- insalata di polipo.All in all, everything is very good. Thanks to Marina and Hadji.And most importantly the Road is Normal. I rode calmly. Trust me. It can be much worse. This road is normal.And thanks to Peter the waiter for being sincere.

Review №51

Very nice, great wine, 40 minutes from the airport by taxi with 30 usd cost, clean beach and also frequented by locals in the afternoon which can like it or not, very friendly staff and clean rooms with air conditioning, overall a good relationship quality price.

Review №52

I returned after about a year to the Mangrove lodge because it is a quiet place, perfect for relaxing and getting away from the routine. This year I was able to take advantage of a splendid seafront swimming pool surrounded by a magnificent garden. The food is from a starred restaurant, well-made cocktails, super helpful staff, excellent cleaning and free fresh water to drink 24 hours a day. Marina and Haji, the owners, make the difference and give the lodge a very welcoming and warm atmosphere. The bungalows with the classic palm leaf roof are immersed in a centuries-old garden which makes the lodge spectacular and magical. Here you feel at home without giving up the pampering you need. I recommend it to anyone who wants to treat themselves to an unforgettable holiday

Review №53

Authentic place. Well maintained and very nice view. Hotel with a very nice garden. And top staff

Review №54

Super place, very romantic secluded, homemade, for relaxation is better not to think. Kind of like in the movie, solid five!

Review №55

Clean hotel, very nice beach great service

Review №56

Here it is very nice. Nice service. Food tastes good. Rooms are good. Everything OK

Review №57


Review №58

A little paradise.

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