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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the best hotels in Zanzibar. Food, service excellent. The majority of the guest are from Northern Europe: Germany, Scandinavia, Poland, Czechia and Holland, however this Italian managed hotel challanges us with the italian times for dinners which starts at 7.30-8.00 pm. I would only recommend to reflect the Northern European life style and guests' profile and starts... More 

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2 Thank Marcin D
DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear Marcin D, What an incredibly kind review! Asante sana! We are so pleased to read that we were able to create a perfect stay for you. Thank you for your feedback regarding dinner time and be sure that we will pass it onto our chefs in order to create the best possible culinary offer for our guests. We all... More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We spent 6 days at this lovely hotel as a way to unwind after climbing Kilimanjaro, and it was the perfect choice! The grounds are beautiful, with lots of space between the bungalows so your balcony never feels overlooked. The gardens are full of gorgeous flowers which attract lots of butterflies, and if you lurk about at dusk you might... More 

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1 Thank Emma F
DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear Emma F, Asante sana for taking you time in leaving us a wonderful and comprehensive review! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your week with us to the fullest from our gardens and beach, to our service and facilities! We appreciate your constructive criticism and will be sure to take them into account. We thank you very... More 

Layton, Utah
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach (also known as Planhotel Mapenzi Beach) is a wonderful, all-inclusive hotel in Zanzibar. The service was wonderful from the porters who take your bags to your room to the ladies in the boutique. Everyone was helpful and kind. The rooms were lovely and the beach was beautiful. There is some snorkeling, but you have to get very... More 

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1 Thank Amanda B
DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear Amanda B, Asante sana for your comprehensive review of our resort! Thank you very much for your kind tips and compliments! We are delighted to read that you loved every single minute of your stay and look forward to welcoming you back for another wonderful beach holiday! Kind regards, Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Management More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

DxvBooked due to good reviews on trip advisor. Beautiful beachside location in the north east of the island about an hour from Zanzibar city/Stonetown. All inclusive with good food to suit a range of tastes from Italian pasta and pizza, curries, western food, fresh grill and salads. If I am very critical I would prefer more fruit available at breakfast... More 

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1 Thank Rebecca P
DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca P, Thank you very much for taking your time in writing such a comprehensive review of our resort! We thank you for your constructive tips and have taken note of them! Thank you for your kind remarks and comments of our facilities, offerings and staff which were all able to create a lovely stay for you. We look... More 

chesterfield
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7 reviews
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Just returned from a 2 weeks holiday from Zanzibar and a 3 day safari in Makumi Nat Park in Tanzania both places are fantastic The hotel Diamonds Mapezi beach what a place staff are very very helpful in every area ,then you look out onto the Indian Ocean with coconut palms and the turquoise and blue ocean this place is... More 

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DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear Michael P, Asante sana for your kind review of our resort! We are happy to read that you enjoyed our breathtaking views and East African hospitality! We look forward to welcoming you back soon again for another stay in paradise! Kind regards, Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Management More 

East London, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Had such a lovely stay at this resort/hotel. Visited in June 2016. Perfect time of the year weather wise, awesome summer days, not too hot or windy.Food and cocktails were amazing. All inclusive option is definitely a must. Rooms were clean and cool and bathrooms were nice and bid. Resort itself was stunning with perfect upkeep of every inch of... More 

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DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear Sonia S, Thank you for taking your time in leaving us a review! We are delighted to read that you had a lovely stay at our resort from the beach to the staff! We look forward to welcoming you back soon again to paradise! Kind regards, Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Management More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Myself and friend booked into here for 12 nights 17th April 2016 to 1st May. Lovely location, peaceful and very scenic right on the ocean. Very big grounds, with an extreme amount of steps everywhere, which were not ever mentioned when reading about the Mapenzi. If your disabled or have back, knee or walking problems this is Not the place... More 

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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We booked this holiday so we could relax for 10 days and we managed to exactly that. The hotel felt quite exclusive, there were small rooms which were spaced out for privacy. The rooms were spacious and neatly kept. Beds were huge and also comfortable. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. The only area that was lacking was... More 

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Thank 375han
DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear 375han, Thank you very much for taking your time in reviewing our resort! We have duly noted your feedback on our evening entertainment and we will work together with our team on improving the program so that we may be able to provide our guests with the best! However we are still delighted to read that you were able... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

This is a lovey otentic place with cabins surrounded a beautiful garden where you feel close to nature. Staff is very kind lovely and helpful. Especially, I liked every morning the arranged flowers that waited for me in our bulkony. Food was amazing , rich buffet was decorated like a boat, you could find allways several kinds of fish ,... More 

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DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear MikiBerko, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and your kind compliments! We will be sure to pass all the mentions on to all the staff that have made your stay so special. Karibu sana, you are welcome home anytime! Kindest regards, Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Management More 

doncaster
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Myself and my family enjoyed a ten day stay in this wonderful hotel. We really cannot fault it! We were welcomed by lovely staff, check in went smoothly and we were quickly settled in our rooms. We had one garden bungalow and one superior room although we really did not see any difference, they were both lovely! The hotel facilities... More 

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DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear Waldek K, Thank you so much for taking your time in reviewing our resort! We greatly appreciate your kind comments and are delighted to read that you enjoyed our facilities and services. Thank you for your compliments to the specific staff members, which we will be sure to pass on to them! We are glad you and your family... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set on the east coast of Zanzibar on the Kiwengwa shoreline, Diamonds Mapenzi Beach perfectly blends in the natural environment of the surrounding landscape, covering an area of 4 hectares blessed with a long white beach and lush tropical gardens of palms and colourful bougainvillea. The Resort is just 40 minutes from Zanzibar international airport and is a perfect choice for guests in search of a retreat that offers a nice mixture of relax,fun and extensive all inclusive services ... more   less 

Additional Information about Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

Address: PO Box 100, Mahonda, Tanzania (Formerly Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club)
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Mahonda
Price Range: RM902 - RM2,483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Diamonds Mapenzi Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 87
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Also Known As:
Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club Hotel Mahonda
Mapenzi Beach Hotel
Mapenzi Beach Zanzibar
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“Beach bungalows are nice, but even the furthest rooms from the beach are only about a minute walk.”
  • front porch of my room
  • complexe bathroom with giant shower stall
  • A decent sized in-room safe is provided free of charge.
  • view from the lobby towards the ocean
  • a comfortable bed with new flower decoration every day
 of 5 bubbles WolfyP, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are good. We had one in the top near to the pool but there are ones right on the beach if you prefer.”
 of 5 bubbles 455marymm, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Beach rooms are the largest .”
 of 5 bubbles DeeJL2015, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good you can have garden or beach chose is yours”
 of 5 bubbles 13michaelp13, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view or ocean front rooms are the best view”
  • 2nd row from front still has a great view
  • Veranda in front of room
 of 5 bubbles soniascheepers, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
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