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    Pole Pole Bungalows

    Plot 16 - Utende Beach, Mafia Island, Tanzania
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    May 7
    May 8
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (206)
    Pool & Beach (40)
    Room & Suite (40)
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    Overview

    • Excellent88%
    • Very good9%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    “day bed” (8 reviews)
    “each evening” (10 reviews)
    “paola” (14 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Beachfront
    Restaurant
    Room Service
    Bar/Lounge
    Free Internet
    4 Star Hotel
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    Mafia Island Lodge
    207 reviews
    #3 of 4 hotels in Mafia Island
     
    Kinasi Lodge
    157 reviews
    #4 of 4 hotels in Mafia Island
     
    Butiama Beach
    219 reviews
    #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Mafia Island
     
    Meremeta Lodge
    129 reviews
    #1 of 7 Speciality lodging in Mafia Island
     
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    Reviewed 4 August 2014

    We stayed here for 3 days in July 2014 following safaris in Selous and Ruhua. Couldn't recommend it highly enough - rooms/bungalows superb, food wonderful, staff exceptionally helpful and considerate. Perfect place to wind down and go on snorkelling etc excursions

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    Reviewed 3 August 2014

    We have just returned from 7 days at this very special place - so nice to find a unique paradise with a responsible attitude towards tourism on the local community. As well as this pole pole staff went out of their way to cater for...More

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    Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

    Stayed at this small but perfect Lodge for six nights after ten days in Rwanda. Perfect place to end the trip. Just relaxing at the beach and Diving at Mafia diving each day. They have a wonderful deal with Mafia diving centre just five min...More

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    Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

    A great little place with only 7 bungalows tucked away in the Marine National Park. Great place to stay if you want to go diving! The lunch packs from this place are probably the best ones I ever had, and it's a lot of food....More

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    Reviewed 10 July 2014

    Our family enjoyed three days of relaxation at the beautiful Pole Pole on Mafia. Our family bungalow was spacious and we especially loved the outdoor areas and small touches like kikoy's and straw hats and tote bags to use around the property. The staff was...More

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    207 reviews
    #3 of 4 hotels in Mafia Island
     
    Kinasi Lodge
    157 reviews
    #4 of 4 hotels in Mafia Island
     
    Butiama Beach
    219 reviews
    #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Mafia Island
     
    Meremeta Lodge
    129 reviews
    #1 of 7 Speciality lodging in Mafia Island
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$193 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Traveller (206)
    Pool & Beach (40)
    Room & Suite (40)
    Dining (20)
    Nearby
    Nearby Hotels
    Kinasi Lodge
    157 reviews
    .36 km away
     
    Mafia Island Lodge
    207 reviews
    .56 km away
     
    Nearby Attractions
    Mafia Island Diving
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    .52 km away
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    Sa q
    How to get to mafia by ferry??and where to take one from the mainland?? Thanks in advance! Cheers& Peace
    27 December 2016|
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    Response from Debbie B | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, we travelled by a tiny plane, we were told their was a ferry but it was very slow and even the locals described it as unsafe, it's not unusual for a ferry to sink so I'd go by plane if you can!
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    Debbie B
    Hello, would anyone be able to confirm if Pole Pole have WiFi, it says on their site there is WiFi but I have read a review that states no WiFi is available, I'm only concerned due to a work commitment that has fallen on the dates we are at Pole Pole, thank you
    30 October 2016|
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    Debbie B
    Hello, would anyone be able to confirm if Pole Pole have WiFi, it says on their site there is WiFi but I have read a review that states no WiFi is available, I'm only concerned due to a work commitment that has fallen on the dates we are at Pole Pole, thank you
    30 October 2016|
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    Response from Reto R | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, the time we were there, there was WIFI available but only around the reception area. No WIFI in the rooms. Cheers, enjoy your vacation.
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    "Bungalows 6 & 7 are family rooms [2 bedrooms] so more spacious and private at the end of the row of..."
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    "All rooms are good"
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    "2-roomed bungalows have less good views and the second bedroom is not great."
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    "all rooms are in a good position."
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