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Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Our family of 4 visited Varanda in January 2017. The host Tony was nothing but helpful the entire time. We were greeted warmly upon arrival and given an explanation of what was included with our stay. It is a smaller property in Vilanculos with just a handful of rooms, of which we booked 2. The rooms are on the simple...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The owner of the property has no idea of how to run a guesthouse. He demanded payment in advance fearing cancellation, yet when I arrived the property was empty although it is high season, and no surprise there, there is absolutely no service provided to the guests. The manager thinks he can run the property from his house next door,...

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Este senhor fez a reserva pelo Booking.com e as reservas tem regras estabelecidas. Não é verdade que a porta da...

Parainen, Finland
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The rooms are spacious, simple and with a balcony to the sea. The view is great. Varanda is simple easy going mid-range place with down to earth athmosphere. We were the only customes for two nights so we felt very priviledged. The owner is a talkative friendly guy who was really helpful with things and said we could come to...

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Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were not sure were the property was, but as we arrived we could tell it was there. Since it's a small property there is no reception, I had to go up to the bar to find someone to help me checking in. Afterwards the check in was ok, with the strange warning that there was something wrong with the...

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watervalboven
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Must say We had a great time this Desember 2016 at Varanda ... I see one of the people complain about Varanda we was there with you the same time and we also had the water problem but that is happening all over Mozambique a specially over Christmas and New Year ...that problem was from the local municipality and with...

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Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We book our vacations for our family of 4 people (2 adults and 2 kids of 7 and 4 years old) and the owner informed the price for 7 nights, including breakfast, that we accepted and payed in advance like indicated. This place was a restaurant that was transformed in rooms, and it is very small (only 4 rooms). The...

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Tony M, Owner at Varanda, responded to this review
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Vilankulo esteve sem água e com cortes de energia durante toda a quadra festiva. A qualidade da electricidade não permitia...

Seattle
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Varanda has excellent hospitality at a spectacular setting, and is a great place to use as a base for exploration of surrounding islands, reefs, and beaches. When I told the owner Tony Manna I was interested in going to places where debris washes ashore from the open ocean, in the hope of finding something from the missing Malaysia Airlines 370...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We arrived at Varanda after getting very ripped off from the airport (only pay 300 mets max for a taxi). The owner Tony was not there but we were let in by the Raul and the rest of the staff. To be honest at first we weren't that jazzed about Vilankolos - I had been there 10 yrs ago and...

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Tony M, Owner at Varanda, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. We apologise for the wi-fi but there is a problem with the service supplier and I forgott to tell you about that. I was hopping they will fix in time. About the hallway security I have to say that we never worried about that because Varanda is a safety place and we never had...

Innsbruck, Austria
Reviewed 13 May 2016

We stayed here for 6 nights. It's a nice hotel, the room was very comfortable and clean. The views were great from our room! The bed was a bit too small for us (I would say about 1,60 m wide) and the mosquito net was not suitable for the bed. It was one of those dome mosquito nets, but the...

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Reviewed 9 May 2016

Varanda is located right along the beach and is the perfect spot for a private paradise experience. Each of the rooms had it's own nautical theme and decor, which made the rooms feel extra special. With only 5-6 rooms available, Varanda is extremely private and intimate...definitely not your typical hotel or bread & breakfast. The service was also top notch...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Varanda is a hotel located right on the beach with stunning views of the Archipelago Bazaruto. We offer double, twin and triple rooms all en-suite, with air con, mosquito nets and hot water 24 hrs. The restaurant offers a wide variety of local meals and Portuguese cuisine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Varanda

Address: Bairro desse 338 | Vilankulo Marginal, Vilanculos 1304, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Vilanculos
Price Range: €43 - €74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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