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Reviewed 1 week ago

Resort is small but very pleasant and calm with family atmosphere, also it's a simple facility but everything was working fine. Bungalow made from natural material (wood, palm leafs) with ceiling open to the roof, allows fresh breeze to com ein and out so there was very pleasant temperature even at noon. Be prepared that you share this shelter with...

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I stayed at Mafia Beach Bungalows from 10 October 2016 till 12 October. It is a pleasant place to stay considering the price. The staff were very helpful and the meals more than adequate. The beach furniture needs replacing; the next door hotel has a nice beach. I managed to get a taxi from Kilindoni cheaper than the hotel's transfer...

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

We've just come back home to the UK after 5 nights at Mafia Beach Bungalows. This is budget accommodation so if you're looking for aircon and hot water, it's not for you. But here's what you do get: - a pick up from (and return to) the airport - warm, smiley staff for whom nothing seems too much. - direct...

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Reviewed 21 May 2016

Mafia beach bungalows has simple but lovely beach bungalows and the lodge has direct beach access. What made the trip really special were the friendly and down to earth staff who were happy to help with anything. They arranged our trip to swim with whale sharks and the dive master Juma was incredible with a true passion for the ocean,...

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Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Positives: The staff are excellent and went out of their way to ensure our stay was as good as it could be. Always cheerful and always helpful. The food was great, this is not fine dining but simple and tasty. Ask Ali for his yummy chili sauce! The diving was incredible. We went to learn to dive and certainly chose...

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

The best place to be in mafia island.... The reception was awesome.... And thanks Innocent for the best welcome...... And the beautiful ever smiling kitchen and room staff....... I love this ideal place away from the city noise

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Illinois
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Mafia Beach Bungalows' price is right. Properties directly next door are double the price. The staff is friendly and helpful although they are not always organized when arranging tours. The bungalows are in definite need of renovations. When it rained, the thatch roof leaked a lot directly on the bed. All in all, I would probably stay again because other...

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San jose
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Mafia beach Bungalows is the perfect budget accommodation, it has everything you need and Ally and the rest of the staff go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and help you plan your activities. The food was delicious, the room was clean and comfortable, the location was nice and quiet and the people at the bungalows were...

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Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

The accommodation was good, clean and fairly priced. Definitely the budget option, but perfect for a weekend trip. The staff tried very hard to make us all comfortable and welcome. They went out of their way to get thing that we needed. There seem to be major renovations going on at the moment which doesn't add to the scenery. Also,...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2016

I stayed here for 8 days with my boyfriend and we loved every second of it. 1 week is not long enough to do everything that this island has to offer. Mafia Beach Bungalows has just as much but MORE to offer than some of the other way more expensive (overpriced) hotels on the island. If you are looking for...

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mafia Beach Bungalows is a low cost budget accommodation situated in Chole Bay in the Marine Park.We offer Diving,snorkeling,Game fishing,swimming with whale sharks and local tours.We can provide a complete diving holiday package including all your scuba diving and snorkeling needs. Local sites are suitable for all levels of experience from beginner to advanced; you can dive inside the Bay as well as outside. Soft and hard corals, sponges and anemones abound can be seen on the untouched reef, and whether you are a total novice, snorkeler or keen diver, you will be amazed.....Mafia Waters offer some of the best deep sea fishing and holder of many world records.General informationThe Mafia archipelago consists of one large island (394 km²) and several smaller ones. Some of these are inhabited, such as Chole Island (2 km²), with a population of 800. Chole Bay, Mafia's protected deep-water anchorage and original harbor, is studded with islands, sandbanks and beaches. The main town is Kilindoni. The stretch of water between the deltas of the Rufiji River and the island is called Mafia Channel.. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mafia Beach Bungalows

Address: Utende Beach, Chole Bay, Mafia Island, Tanzania (Formerly Blue House Mafia)
Region: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
Price Range: RM344 - RM420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Chole Island room - has a nice sea view”
 of 5 bubbles J3775QGtom_m, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“if you are on a tight budget this is ideal and dont expect and extras or goodies”
 of 5 bubbles Nhlinhli1, 3 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Only 5 to choose from so really does not matter much”
 of 5 bubbles 201jasonr, 27 Jan 2014 | Read review
“They are building now...so they will have more options in a few months. However all the rooms are the same...simple, environmentally respectful and comfy.”
 of 5 bubbles anikea, 10 Dec 2013 | Read review
“We stayed in a front room, nearest the sea which had lovely views and got a nice breeze.”
 of 5 bubbles 394sianf, 16 Oct 2013 | Read review
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