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Paris, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Devoted and professional staff, well-kept, lovely property, terrific food. World-class SCUBA diving. Great care taken to respect environment. Spa with Thai massage is excellent. Local cultural and ornithological tours. Opportunity to swim with whale sharks. I would heartily recommend this property: well worth the detour.

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Peter B, Owner at Kinasi Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we appreciate that you enjoyed our hospitality and all that Mafia has to offer. kind regards peter byrne

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Amazing place to relax away from the bustling crowd. The whole place has a very laid back look. Thanks to Keith, the manager who took care of our food requirements. The food is delicious. Though it is a unlimited set menu, the dish combinations were well thought off. Way better than the buffet spreads that u see around some hotels...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Everything about Kinasi is simply wonderful! We stayed for 6 days and wish we could have stayed longer. The bungalows offer amazing views to the beach front and have all amenities you would ask for. The are very airy and spacious and the owners make sure all details are taken care of. The entire resort is perfect and beautifully set...

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Carson City, Michigan
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The welcome was wonderful, The resort looked amazing, but it was down hill from there. The cabins were not very clean on closer inspection. The drinking glasses were not clean, the mirror was covered in something. The soap dish/drinking cup combo was filthy. We used our towels twice and then put them on the floor to be changed and thought...

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Peter B, Owner at Kinasi Lodge, responded to this review

This is another review from an American lady, part of a group in which each was charged DOUBLE our standard rates by their agent/tour organiser, so all member of the group were extremely upset and have decided to take out their chagrin on Kinasi Lodge. The review is so exaggerated we do not know where to start. If she was...

Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Upon arrival we were greeted with cold beverages and fresh clothes to refresh. Upon arriving it seemed surreal with the tropical setting and all the rooms overlooking the Indian Ocean. However, the manager and supporting staff were not good communicators, I felt more like an inconvenience rather than a guest. The scuba instructor was arrogant and condescending towards several us...

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Peter B, Owner at Kinasi Lodge, responded to this review

this review is completely implausible, when compared to all others for Kinasi Lodge and for a business that has been around for 20 years. The lady making this review was part of a group of 10 and at no time did any of them express any problems; our manager was always around as was i for part of their time...

Haslemere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Just returned from a fantastic 4 days at Kinasi Lodge on Mafia island. Could not fault it- spectacular setting, superb accommodation and excellent food. Incredibly well looked after by Keith, the manager, and all of his team- who could not have been friendlier. Kinasi has an excellent scuba dive centre right next door. Would highlight the expert tuition, guidance and...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We experienced an exceptionally high level of service from the staff at all levels who were always so friendly. This was right from the top with the owner Antonella who was there at the beginning of our stay down to cleaners and security personnel. Jennifer the Manageress was always present supervising the efficient running of the resort and any requests...

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Peter B, Owner at Kinasi Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments...even critical comments are welcomed and we continue to think of ways to do better, be better and make everyone who visits mafia leave knowing why we love it and our people so much.....thanks again !! pb

zambia
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Our room seemed ok but the fan was really noisy and you couldn't sleep with it on. We stayed here for one night and had clearly advised them that we needed one Vegan meal. Unfortunately this did not seem to have been communicated through to the kitchen and no vegan meal materialised. On top of it we were made to...

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Peter B, Owner at Kinasi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sirs Kinasi Lodge was not open in April 2016 as we always close for the long rains season....so we are confiused that Zambian Anne is claiming to have stayed in April. could she please be more specific and advise actual dats so we can check her booking details and arrival/departure, as well as the questionnaire she should have completed...

Nairobi
Reviewed 25 March 2016

A wonderful lodge nicely located above the beach. This is not a place for beach activities but for relaxing and activities like different excursions. The staff is great, very service minded and helpful. Accomodation is very good. The cost for the transfer from the Airport smells exploitation. To travel in an old open air Landrover is maybe charming but not...

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Manama, Bahrain
Reviewed 28 February 2016

The lodge staff was outstanding and always had a genuine smile. We were well taken care of, even as our travel arrangements were unexpectedly changed at the last minute, they sorted out our Mafia transportation as well as scuba diving requirements. The food was outstanding at every meal always fresh and well portioned. Even a one time mention of a...

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  • Pool
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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kinasi Lodge is a boutique hotel on Mafia Island, approximately 100 km south of Dar es Salaam. A short ride across the island from the airport and the main town of Kilindoni, the lodge overlooks Chole Bay in Mafia Island Marine Park. This intimate and lovely resort, situated in an old cashew and coconut plantation, provides a luxury stay amidst stylish décor and magnificent natural surroundings of the protected marine park. The swimming pool is surrounded by verdant gardens with sunbeds and alfresco lunchtime seating on the pool terrace. To add refinement there is a wine cellar with a signature wine list and an outdoor pergola cocktail bar, a spa with expert Thai personnel providing aromatherapy, Thai massage and hydrotherapy and a host of leisure time options for those after-work periods. Everything about this elegant hotel - from design and furnishing to our food & beverage and staff service - is done with a passion for perfection. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kinasi Lodge

Address: Kilindoni Road | Utende, Mafia Island EAT, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
Price Range: RM1,236 - RM1,598 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kinasi Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Rooms placed near the reception area, saves the walk to n fro.”
 of 5 bubbles Alvia1977, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms have a sea view and family rooms are available”
 of 5 bubbles 919peterf, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Take insect repellent!”
 of 5 bubbles Well_Travel1ed, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Go for the cottages above the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles Ctbm4, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Good food, very friendly staff and super service, nice spacious room, very clean.”
 of 5 bubbles NZ_European, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
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