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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for three weeks at Mafia Beach Bungalows with children aged 6-8 and we had a very good time. Anthony and Innocent were very service minded and helped us with any question or request. Ali, Grace and Hassan in the restaurant were very friendly and really made an effort to try and give us food as varied as possible....

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is a great value place. It is budget, so don't expect a western style boutique hotel and super fast service. But what you do get is the most friendly, helpful and personalised service. Innocent's welcome at the airport was so warm and helpful....as good as you will get in any high end hotel. The dive centre is top notch...

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Palermo, Italy
Reviewed 5 February 2017

...nice and simple place, on the sandy beach. african style, clean. only thing is the Utende village marine park fee, that you need to pay 20USD x day and I cant understand why or for what .... the food was also good and in the morning you can tell, what You prefere to eat for the dinner. personal very frendly...

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2Thank Mae680
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Mafia Beach Bungalows for 16 days over Christmas and new year eve 2016-2017 and absolutely loved it! The bungalows are simple and made of palm leaf so the ventilation is good. The Mosquito net was new and in good condition. Bungalows are cleaned every day and the bedding and towels are changed every third day. This is...

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1Thank Peter A
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay a lot. Anthony and his staff did their best to keep us happy ;-) the room was simple, clean and cosy. We organized trips with them, which all were amazing!! Great snorkelling and the whalesharks are a must!!! Breakfast was very tasty and fresh every day and so were the other meals we had there! We...

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1Thank Sabrina K
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived to Mafia Beach bungalow and were quite frankly shocked at the condition of the bungalows. They have no proper flooring, no closet space, are made of bamboos and palm leaves with holes in the walls. The worst thing is that the bungalows are dirty and the bathroom is just terrible. We booked a bungalow with a sea view...

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Thank JuliaTrevi
Reviewed 25 November 2016

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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Thank Okonkwo
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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Thank Ned W
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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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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: €53 - €56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“We stayed in a front room, nearest the sea which had lovely views and got a nice breeze.”
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