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Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel - Vilanculos - Bedroom
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9.3 Excellent (89 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel in Vilanculos, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Vilanculos Beach and Municipal Market. Featured amenities include a business center, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I really like the location and the view the property had. The pool and bar is outstanding with a dart board and small pool table. The view from the pool was incredible. Great gym and lovely grass area.
Cons: There was nothing that I did not like. Everything was up to standard!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful staff, in front of a gorgeous beach that is great for kitesurfing. The beach suite was an amazing place to spend a personal retreat. The only problem is now I must return to share it with my family!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Location was amazing. Staff were very friendly and helpful
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the staff, the rooms were very comfortable, the views were amazing!
Cons: The air conditioning in one of the rooms didn’t work very well
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff super friendly, good service. Views gorgeous, facilities excellent. Big thank you to Erica and crew for making my birthday extra special.
Cons: Food was average
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Staff was amazing, all in all a top hotel!!!! would recommend it to everyone! Tour with Crispen was really nice. As well the day tour to Bazaruto was great- incl great lunch! Massage was good as well!! Really enjoyed my stay- wished I could stay longer- will come back for sure!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Definitely the best accommodation in Vilunkulo. The restaurant food is poor but there are several other places nearby.
7.0 Good
Pros: All staff were friendly and attentive. The trip we took out to the islands which was booked by the hotel was great.
Cons: The food wasnt always up to the standard you would expect. The service was very slow for food and drinks even when not busy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were fantastic. Rooms are modern and well equipped. Truly, a piece of paradise. Difficult to put in words!
Cons: Oh man, this place is lovely
Vilanculos Beach Lodge - Vilanculos - Building
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9.2 Excellent (156 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Vilanculos Beach Lodge in Vilanculos, you'll be on the beach and steps from Vilanculos Beach. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Planning an event in Vilanculos? This lodge has facilities measuring 90 square feet (8 square meters), including a conference center. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
4.5 Okay
Pros: Food was ok
Cons: Bar closes at 10pm -
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved everything about the Beach Lodge, great location with amazing infinity pool over looking the beach. Rooms have beautiful decor, exactly like the photos. Travelled alone, met amazing people. The staff are great, very welcoming. Will definitely be back some day.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable bed. Friendly obliging staff. Stress free atmosphere
Cons: Housekeeping didn’t replace the used shampoo, no matches to light the aromatherapy dispenser in the bathroom (which would have kept the mosquitos away), stale cereal for breakfast, breakfast toast/rolls apoeared to be recycled from the night before (CasaRex had crispy warm fresh bread every time). These are only very minor...but they add to the overall experience.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: I liked the location, beautiful kept green lawn and the restaurant.
Cons: The shrubs/bushes between the chalets are a bit overgrown.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The property is located in a great position with a huge desert beach and blue sea. In the afternoon you can see the fisherman coming back and it is really nice. The room was nice and comfortable and the staff was friendly. If you are having dinner at the restaurant we definitely recommend the Fish Platter.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great coffee!!!! Food was very well executed. Servers were very professional and friendly.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beach. Pool. Food. Staff.
Cons: Liked everything!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Lovely breakfast. All meals were delicious and reasonable priced. Fantastic location. Lovely rooms and amenities. Wonderful staff. Super comfortable and relaxing. Nice day trips to the islands. Good wifi to stay connected. Enjoyed the spaciousness of the grounds and the beach activities.
Cons: Maybe an option for a firmer pillow? Barking village dogs and crowing roosters :; Not much can be done about that and not the lodge's fault. The available wines could be enhanced. There are much tastier affordable options than Two Oceans.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. The staff are super friendly and welcoming. Special mention to Leigh for hosting us well and to Obete for making us feel at home. There is an absolutely amazing team there and we really had the best time. We'll done team VBL!
Cons: Nothing. Everything was great
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Service was excellent
Cons: Need a little more activities .
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Villas do Indico Eco-Resort & Spa Lodge in Vilanculos, you'll be 4.1 mi (6.5 km) from Vilanculos Beach and 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from Municipal Market. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Planning an event in Vilanculos? This lodge features 1076 square feet (100 square meters) of event facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Everything about the property in itself was excellent - including the design, the surroundings, the rooms & all the facilities. It’s super clean and every detail is well thought out. The staff was insanely nice and helpful, (we wouldn’t mind coming back just to see Xavier again). Everyone was sweet and flexible enough to accommodate our needs, even the chef and the boat skippers. The hotel arranged trips to the islands, which were amazing, and the chef even came with us to cook the fresh fish on spot. Xavier was waiting for us with fresh coconut water after the trips, and on the last day he even laid our breakfast table right by the water on the beach. On Saturday night, there was great live music and cocktails while everyone ate around the bonfire. We had a lovely stay and couldn’t have asked for a better Vilanculos experience - it definitely surpassed our expectations and we will recommend coming here to as many people as we can!
Cons: The accessibility is probably a low point. The dirt road is so bad you can only get there with a 4x4, which allows the hotel to charge US$10 PER PERSON for their transfer - and it’s only about a 20-minute drive to town. We understand that deciding to go to town during your stay is an option, but the first and last transfers should absolutely be covered by the hotel considering it’s the only option. The WiFi is horrible.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Little paradise on earth! We loved the place, personal, meals and comfort. Score is a big 10!
Cons: Last km or so you'll need a 4x4 but the owners are very helpfull to help or even pick you up. Dont hesitate to contact them if needed, they helped us out big time!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Had a lovely 4 nights here.... slept, read, lay in the sun, walked the beach...this place is isolated on a lovely stretch of beach. If you’re looking for nightlife and hustle and bustle... this is not the place for you. I had the privilege of having XAVIER look after me and he was perfect... smiley, happy, caring, professional and super helpful! Thanks, XAVIER for looking after me! The beds are comfortable, and my room was kept super clean each day. The menu was right for me.... delicious and healthy!
Cons: Nothing
7.0 Good
Pros: The host was very good. Quite and peaceful place without many tourists.
Cons: Bad internet connection. Expensive prices for the trips/transfers/restaurant. Included breakfast was rudimentary. Extras like omelette needs to be paid additionally.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: great hospitality, especially xavier; pool and beach area like paradise
Cons: camping abulitions in good state but not great - but were cleaned several times a day
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A little piece of heaven! John was incredible made our stay so personalized and such detail to great service. We loved our stayed it was perfect for a relaxing break while soaking up the sun!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lets start with this - YOU NEED A 4X4 VEHICLE TO GET HERE!!! No ifs, no buts, if you choose to drive yourself there you will not get there without one. Once you do get there though you will just be blown away by the location, the greetings and just everything. When you check in you are greeted with a much needed drink, and assigned your own helper for the duration of your stay, I had the absolute pleasure of Xavier. An exceptional host who genuinely wants your stay to be the best it could be, his willingness to help, his local knowledge and general air of happiness are a joy to behold - a wonderful asset to the whole establishment. This does not mean the other staff are any less professional, they are all genuinely willing to help and are honestly the most pleasant crew of people I have ever seen within the hospitality industry ( I stay at least 100 nights per year in hotels across the world). The food is tremendous, this is seafood heaven ( and why not?). Don't expect your burger/pizza/hot dog straight out of the freezer rubbish, this menu is fresh, and I mean fresh. Each night you can sit at different tables around the hotel grounds if you choose, next to the pool, next to the sea, within the gardens or around the fire pit, the choice is yours and please do vary your tables, you won't regret it. Breakfast is generally taken by the pool but of you wish to do so you can eat on your own room porch area. During the day I lounged by the pool getting total relaxation, plenty of room in or out of the sun, again, your choice. On one of the days I went on a boat trip ( all organised by Xavier) and it was just outstanding. A short 30 mins or so boat ride across the sea you get to your first stop where you drop of the chef and all the equipment needed for cooking lunch, then you take a short hop across to another island to see the dunes (sand hills), words cannot describe the beauty so I won't bother - just go and see for yourself.
Cons: I loved it all - actually ran out of letters to finish off what I was saying.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is great (you can swim right in front of the lodge, unlike in other lodges in Vilankulos) and the staff was super friendly. We had dietary restrictions and they were very careful with all our meals. They were also very flexible in accommodating our check in and check out times.
Cons: Breakfast was a bit disappointing (you pay extra for it, but they ask for yet another extra charge for eggs or yogurt), and the downside of being in such as peaceful and secluded location is that you kind of have to eat here all your meals and the value for money at the restaurant is not great. The lodge can only be reached with a 4x4 and the transfer price is also quite high.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A very pleasant and well-managed hotel. We stopped here with the whole family (two adults and two small children) for three nights and we are very happy with this choice. The bungalows are comfortable and clean, the dishes in the hotel restaurant are tasty and in addition the hotel has its own motorboat and organizes trips to the islands. This is the last point of the long line of beach hotels in Vilankulos, so you can easily walk around and see villages of local farmers and fishermen within a short distance and observe their live.
7.5 Good
Pros: Our host, Xavier was particularly friendly, helpful and attentive. He made our stay very enjoyable. The accommodation is very relaxing with a lovely pool overlooking the beach and sea. If you want to just chill out, it is a great spot.
Cons: The accommodation was a 15minute drive outside of the town and was only accessible by a 4x4. This meant you had to use the hotel's transportation which was very expensive. $10 USD each way per person to the town/airport. As the accommodation is out of town, you also end up eating in the on site restaurant. Food was nice but double the price of restaurants in the town. Our stay ended up being more expensive than planned. The manager of the property also informed us that our flight back to Maputo had been pushed forward by 2 hours and that we had to leave earlier than arranged. Our driver then told us that our flight had not changed but that he had to pick up other guests and it was easier to do a round trip. This meant we were at the airport almost 4 hours before our flight! We would have understood if this was explained to us but were very frustrated that we were mislead by the manager.
Casa Cabana Beach - Vilanculos - Building
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8.7 Excellent (150 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Casa Cabana Beach in Vilanculos, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Vilanculos Beach and a 4-minute drive from Municipal Market. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
3.0 Mediocre
Pros: I didn’t like anything about this place. It’s like a trap, far away from everything.
Cons: Despite the fact that our beach bungalow had been already paid in advance, when we arrived (earlier than the expected time of arrival) it had been given to somebody else. No WiFi in the room. Very rude staff.
7.5 Good
Pros: Convenient that the restaurant and chalets are on the beach. Chalets clean with a comfortable bed.
Cons: Garden not neat. Swimming pool not functional (was empty). No wi-fi. Entrance road in a very bad state.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Breakfast
Cons: We had booked the hotel as there was a pool, but there was no water in it as it was under maintenance. Strange, that nobody from hotel didn’t inform us. Bedbugs in our room wasn’t nice surprise.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, good atmosphere and fabulous activities to fulfill the unforgettable days we spent there. But I must say I met the most fantastic staff ever. Thank you Matilde. You are one of a kind. Best wishes from Hugo e Raquel
Cons: Can’t say anything!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved the unique furniture and personal touches. The location cannot be matched. Short walk from my bungalow to the beach where the tide is either far in or far out. I love being able to swim without waves. There’s kite surfing next door too. Maybe I’ll try it next time. As for the prawns, delicious. Best I’ve had in years. I’ll be back.
Cons: Hard to say. I suppose the WiFi could have been better.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, beautiful beach, staff helpful and kind. Will especially remember Raul. He took us on a tour through the city on his own time, free of charge.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was caring and efficient...helpful and friendly! The bedrooms very large with air conditioning that worked! Beautiful location with lovely beach.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were great , very friendly. Restaurant and bar plus pool were fantastic as well.
Cons: The wifi was up and down and had to go to certain locations on the property to get signal however not a major issue.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Best accommodation in Moz by far. Good staff, clean and organized.
4.5 Okay
Pros: It is THE only property on the beach. The beach is ok but not fantastic. You have to take a boat out to the other islands to get the dream beaches you arrived for.
Cons: It is THE only property on the beach. A beach with massive high and low tide differences. Being the only place on the beach, it means it gets packed from lunchtime onwards, and you can wait up to 2 hours for your food! It can get rowdy in the afternoons as well, as ppl sit there and drink. I can not recommend it. The sun sets behind the hills as early as 5pm. We had booked a premium room with seaview and were terribly disappointed upon arrival. For what they are charging it was outragous! We asked to be moved to a beach bungalow that we got for 40% less of the price, STILL feeling that we were paying through the nose for something that DID NOT match our expectations. There are no other places to eat or drink on the beach. It was a bit dirty. I would actually not recommend anyone to visit Vilanculous. And if you still do, choose a hotel that is further away from the town (there is nothing to see or do there anyway, and no restaurants to go to) that has more amenities, is newer and of higher standard. I cannot recommend this place at all.
Villa Do Paraiso - Vilanculos - Building
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9.2 Excellent (24 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Vilanculos, this aparthotel is by the ocean, a 1-minute drive from Vilanculos Beach and 5 minutes from Municipal Market. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
7.0 Good
Pros: great proximity to the beach. Our personal butler William was great
Cons: the facilities are a bit dated and in need of an upgrade. restaurant ran out of cheese for 3 consecutive days
8.8 Excellent
Pros: very cosy house
Cons: Kitchen stuff in draws and inside kitchen cabinets could be better arranged and more cleaned.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The view and scenery. The people working there are very helpful
Cons: The electricity cut offs! It was unbearable sleeping in the heat when the generators were switched off
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Food is excellent.
Cons: More choices for white wine.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: William the butler was great, cooked us breakfast and dinner, organised our shopping, even went with us on our boat trip. Alberto in the restuarant great service wonderful meals. Recommend stuffed crabs and prawns. Andy and Sylvia great hosts. Collected and took us to airport. Accomodation more than suitable. Villa 5 sleeps 8. Has own pool and aircon in bedrooms. All rooms ensuite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had the time of our life! Great game fishing! Outstanding Beaches! Perfect support and services from all of the Villa do Paradiso Team! Clean, exceptionell well furnished and maintained Villas! Excellent chefs and barkeepers at the Restaurant! No complains at all an we will come back for sure! Thanks to everyone who made our stay so special!!!
Cons: Nothing with the exception that our stay was too short...
Casa Babi - Vilanculos - Building
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9.5 Excellent (15 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Casa Babi in Vilanculos, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Municipal Market and Vilanculos Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was absolutely delicious at Casa Babi....wonderful homemade bread, scones, muffins accompanied by homemade jams...papaya & ginger, baobab, passion fruit, fresh pineapple juice and of course, a great selection of eggs and more!! However, this was just the beginning as all meals were beautifully prepared, creatively put together and delicious!! Casa Babi exceeded all our expectations on every level - it was a hugely welcoming and interesting experience! Sabrina and Deny are perfect hosts, and great people! Their team of staff were extremely pleasant, attentive, efficient and not obtrusive!! Casa Babi is right on the beach and has its own dive centre (finely equipped) next door (with qualified instructors) - trip to Bazaruto Archipelago a must...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great friendly staff. Location is amazing and accommodation is lovely. Food is superb and a great vibe at the establishment. Wonderful manager. They really want to make your stay a good one. A great stopover or holiday stop.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff. Nice location. Perfect for the kids. The activities can be booked directly there. We really enjoyed our stay.
Cons: Bed should be change. A little bit to hard.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The vibe, the staff, the location and the accomodation
Cons: The confusion of payment through booking.com and what the resort charges. 2 different prices.
6.3 Good
Pros: Location and rooms where nice.
Cons: Some member of staff stole my money from my bag. We heard that it wasn't the first time....
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Best Hostel in Moçambique. It contains everything one could need: it has a bar & restaurant, swimming pool, very plesant outdoor areas, shop for essentials and one can open a personal tab and pay at the end.
Cons: There are minor organizational issues but management is quite effective at ensuring that all runs as smoothly as possible.
7.5 Good
Pros: The area around our house was amazing with a pool and palm trees and all near the ocean! The food was fantastic.
6.8 Good
Pros: Chalet just in front of the sea
Cons: Service/staff not always reliable and helpful Difficult to reach with a not 4x4 car
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The place is a very good budget option in vilankulus and it is nicely located! Overall we had a pleasant stay and the staff was really nice and helped us to arrange our diving trip! The security was always so kind opening the back gate for us to drive close to our room.
Cons: The food wasn’t good. The pizza especially was very disappointing! We had a curry and the grilled fish and we weren’t impressed by those either. We didn’t have breakfast but I think that looked nicer.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: People were very friendly, very nice food and good location
Cons: Some mosquitos in the room! Also I had to ask for a kettle as not all the rooms have it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It's directly on the beach, beautiful garden. Our hut was tiny but cute and for the money totally fine! Our bed was made for us every day and fresh sheets every second day. The showers were next to the hut and always clean and there was always hot water for the shower. Staff was very nice and helpful! The wifi was free and was good.
Cons: Can't say anything negative
Casa Rex by Sol Resorts - Vilanculos - Building
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8.3 Excellent (112 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Vilanculos, Casa Rex by Sol Resorts is by the sea, within a 5-minute drive of Vilanculos Beach and Municipal Market. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and coffee/tea in a common area. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
4.3 Okay
Pros: Only the location and beach
Cons: Room was dirty with dust on the floor. Couldn’t walk bare. Bathroom towels are completely worn out. Breakfast - omelette was burnt and the waiter serving us was with heavy hang over - you could smell fresh beer.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff and managers were some of the best hotel service providers I've ever encountered. Whether it was food service, excursion planning, or travel coordination it was all handled with care and executed flawlessly. Hotel is very nice as well with great views and an immaculate property. I couldn't recommend this place more.
Cons: Nothing.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Chilled out vibes and friendly staff. Restaurant was great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food and chefs were amazing, had the most devine crayfish. Need goof peri peri sauce though, bought my own from a local deli
Cons: nothing
6.5 Good
Pros: The staff were amazing, as was the location and the food
Cons: No hot water - even after they sent a technician to fix it. The room was spacious however the bathroom is badly in need of a revamp. There was very little "value for money" when it came to the room!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The tranquility and peacefulness at the venue was just what I needed. The friendliness of the staff and the management at Casa Rex was very welcoming.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean Excellent location
Cons: No TV in the room and no wifi in the room
9.3 Excellent
Pros: views from the hotel, large variety of tv channels
Cons: all good
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The cleanliness, comfort and location
Cons: The location is perfect but the long stairs going through a bush before one can get to the beach was w negative...
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Large room with a terrace!! The property was great with a fabulous location, staff, and restaurant.
Cons: The water in the shower never got hot....it was lukewarm at best. Also they probably should upgrade to place TV’s in the rooms to add additional value. Overall however, excellent place!
Aguia Negra - Vilanculos - Building
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8.3 Excellent (85 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Vilanculos, Aguia Negra is a 1-minute drive from Vilanculos Beach and 5 minutes from Municipal Market. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
6.3 Good
Pros: They have some excellent areas like the infinity pool and bar. The staff at the restaurant were very helpful and nice.
Cons: The room was way bellow expectation. First we paid extra for a room with beach view. When opening the balcony we saw there was only vegetation, not even a glimpse of the beach, the lady from the hotel even justified herself that there was indeed a view behind the vegetation. We had to change rooms two times. The first because the Air con was leaking. The second because the room had no light and it was damp, the bedding smelled humidity. The third room had a broken shower. On check-out we left very early, around 6 AM and there was no one at the reception we had to drop the keys on a balcony and pay our restaurant bill latter by transfer. We went to the pool bar and where there for more than an hour and no one came to service us. Even after repeatedly asking for help. We had a welcome basket on the room with two apples and 4 (four) grapes ... you read it right four grapes.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Room with AC
Cons: Breakfast is poor
7.0 Good
Pros: Located near the beach .. Aguia Negra is so beautiful with breathtaking views .Our room was nice, so spacious and everything inside was clean .
Cons: The WiFi didn’t work well for us , the password we had to confirm multiple times did not work on both our gadgets. Sadly, had to wait almost 3 hours to get food at the restaurant.
6.8 Good
Pros: Dinner staff were amazing
Cons: No hot water in the bathrooms
5.8 Okay
Pros: Location, Swimming pool and the beach view
Cons: Staff are not friendly especially at the reception when i checked in & checked out. They are not well trained to behave with their clients. Breakfast is worst. For the money the breakfast is not worth it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything, great staff especially as well as clean, comfortable rooms
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Tranquil and very relaxing. The view was spectacular. I look forward to a longer stay in the near future.
Cons: It would be nice if the restaurant offered delivery of light meals and drinks to the rooms.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Paradise! The pool is a 10! With service and tables. Accept for the reception the staf is friendly and helpfull. Reception do not know how to welcome and say goodbye to well paying guests. But people wich service your table do!!! And housekeeping. So sweet and charming!
Cons: Nothing really.
5.8 Okay
Pros: The location is great and the garden/setting is beautiful. I really appreciated the manager, taking our concerns seriously and coming with a good solution to the problems.
Cons: Guess We were unlucky to get the worst room at the complex. I got asthma since it was mouldy. Really bad smell and everything felt wet and old. Couldnt sleep at all the first night, had to sit outside. The other day the air con broke, and when I was complaining again at night, they moved us to another room (which was SO much Better). We didnt want to stay longer anyway (dont like to argue and feel discomfort during vacation), so the manager let us cancel our reservation. Highly appreciated. The front desk is not welcoming and not so helpful. The safety box in the room is the worst Ive seen. No keys and the box is not attached to anything, easy to just grab and go.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect and friendly staff
Cons: N/a
Casa Jules - Vilanculos - Bedroom
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8.2 Excellent (71 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Casa Jules in Vilanculos, you'll be near the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Municipal Market and Vilanculos Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great location, close to town centre. They make a great pizza. They also own a restaurant {Daytime only} about 5 minutes walk which has good food and is right on beach, and very friendly/helpfull staff. Take a cultural trip with Castro. Very informative and worth the trip. Some great local restaurants (Leopoldinas and Zitas) within 15 to 20 minutes walk. Safe to walk at night. Odysea dive within walking distance.
Cons: Beaches are better on the northern side of town. No windows in garden bungalows ,not really an issue as you spend very little time in room. Noisy fan, didn't need it as it was winter but would be an issue in summer.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The place is lovely and the French/Belgian owners take pride in the place. The staff are friendly and obliging, and the food very nice
Cons: We had to ask for a mosquito net which I think should be mandatory in a malaria area, and there were no curious on the outdoor furniture. The beachfront was FULL of broken glass, very dangerous for running kids (and adults!). I feel it's the owners 'back yard' they should have a hand in cleaning up. It was significant enough to not go back to that bay again
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful staff and managers, very nice place to stay near downtown Vilankulo!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is great, 50 m from the beach. It's quiet. The place is beautiful and Well maintained. We slept in the chalets, very confortable and decorated with good taste. Attention To details is everywhere and made our stay very enjoyable. The staff was very Nice and helpful. The food was excellent. Plus, the owners also have a restaurant 100m away from Casa Jules with good food and amazing location, right on the beach
5.8 Okay
Pros: Palm trees
Cons: We were charged upfront for five days accomodation only to find out on day four that the owner rented out our room to somone else therefore we had to vaccate our room one day early. All in all she gave us some conflicting stories which didnt sound genuine. Very inconsiderate and disrespectfull act. When it comes to the surrounding area its filty and pretty much dodgy. There are tons of litter everywhere and doesns of broken beer bottles at the beach. One need to be extra careful not to get badly cut. Wouldnt go to Vilankulos ever again.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The chalets were very charming, the property was beautiful and the staff are super nice and helpful. Also they have really good lobster on the menu at the bar restaurant!
Cons: Our chalet was at the far end of the compound which meant we had zero wifi and had to go to the pool area to get a signal. Also the external bathrooms were very charming, but when it is cold and windy, it can become a bit of a challenge to take a shower!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Casa Jules is the perfect breakaway spot where you can relax and take in the atmosphere of the beautiful Mozambique. Our hosts Bruno and Valerie were absolutely amazing in every way. Staff are excellent and go out of there way to make each moment perfect. Best seafood and pizzas in town by far. We can’t wait to go back
5.5 Okay
Pros: Nice staff in general; both the restaurant and its pool are fine. Indeed the restaurant it’s probably the most outstanding element of this sort of boutique hotel
Cons: The location is bad -very close to a disco that it’s playing crazy loud music until 4 or 5 am (!) The chalets are probably too small and the place has no aircon which becomes as an issue in the warm nights
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great food in the restaurant. Helpful staff, clean room and great wifi.
Cons: The fans didn't work very well and the ventilation in the room wasn't great.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: -Value for money! -Lovely hosts that’ll help you in everyway they can. -Nice restaurant with fun animation (music) on some nights. (Take the seafood platter!!!) -We loved the local tour organised by one of the staff (Castro) -Near the center where you can experience the local market and some local restaurants. -Near the water for some amazing views!
Archipelago Resort - Vilanculos - Bedroom
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8.5 Excellent (17 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Vilanculos, Archipelago Resort features an outdoor swimming pool, garden and free WiFi is offered in public areas. These self-catering Indonesian-styled villas come equipped with a lounge and dining area, as well as a veranda offering views of the Indian Ocean. At Sand Dollar Restaurant guests can enjoy a variety of dishes including fresh seafood. BBQ facilities are also available on-site. The resort offers a wide selection of activities ranging from fishing, snorkelling, windsurfing and horse riding. The Vilankulo Airport is within 7 km.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Mosquito nets over really comfortable beds The staff was all wonderful, going out of their way to help/please The food was fresh and tasty Information was plentiful, in the booklet and notices in rooms Casa kitchen was well stocked I personally liked that Wifi and TV were available only at the pool and restaurant/bar area. Water activity bookings are available on the premises
Cons: There were only 4 chairs on the veranda, in a 6 sleeper Some of the "breeze passages" and doors could benefit from same gauze that's on windows
7.0 Good
Pros: The accommodations are beautiful. They are very spacious, have incredible views and have a lovely breeze blowing through. The beds were comfortable, the showers were warm and the mosquito nets were in good functioning order.
Cons: We knew the place was a bit out of town, but we did not realize just how far out it is. It is far enough that we did not want to go out for dinner and in our opinion, the food at the restaurant was just ok. This is a perfect place for you if you like to be away from it all and cook your own meals. It would be a great place for a family gathering or a vacation with friends and family. We prefer to have people around. We were there off season and so it was empty. I realize for some, that is a good thing. The property was very understanding and accommodated our desire to make a change. They were also very helpful in arranging a boat trip and a horse back ride on the beach. The one thing I will say, is that I found it odd they did not have towels for the pool.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great spot. Lots of space. Nice beach. Good people
Cons: Should have stayed longer
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Idyllic setting and wonderfully relaxed place to be. Very accommodating for all age groups. Very pleasant restaurant and bar staff. Useful deep freezers and fridges.
Cons: Small problem with gas stoves being troublesome and very tricky to use. Would be far pleasanter to have both an electric kettle and toaster rather than constantly battling with the stove. Onsight Dive Company could be better.
2.5 Mediocre
Cons: the service from the staff, Priscilla is very rude
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All staff were really friendly and helpful which added to a allround great experience.
Dugong Beach Lodge - Vilanculos - Bedroom
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8.2 Excellent (16 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Dugong Beach Lodge in Vilanculos, you'll be on the beach and steps from Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The location, the tranquility, the views - no photograph captures the beauty that surrounds you, attentiveness of staff, the amazing food-each dish prepared with care.
Cons: Nothing much
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Location stunning. Staff exemplary. Food excellently prepared. However, for a coastal location, there was no variety of fish dishes. We had only King Mackerel for the 6 day stay.
Cons: Air conditioning turned off at night. Heat Was unbearable also resulted in mosquitos flooding the room. Was only drawback.
7.5 Good
Pros: Stunning location, friendly staff, perfect for relaxing
Cons: Trips too expensive
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We spent a fantastic and very relaxing week at Dugong Beach Lodge. The manager Ernesto and staff (Afonso, Henriques, João and colleagues) are very friendly and helpful and the chef Roberto crates delicious meals. We thoroughly enjoyed all activities we managed to fit in (snorkelling by the lodge and on Two Mile Reef, diving, kayaking in mangroves, birding, fishing while watching several pods of humpback whales, dolphins and turtles) and would have loved to stay longer and do more!
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing as I didn’t get a chance to stay at the lodge due to technical issues.
Cons: Prepaid as a cash transfer and have been waiting 3 weeks to get my refund. Can you imagine the shock we had landing up at the airport and been advised that the lodge was closed. Booking.com has not offered to intimate on my refund. Help!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The food is simply unbelievable. The chef makes a real effort and it shows. The location is great. Very isolated with magnificent views. The ocean is easy to swim in and the temperature is usually in the upper 80s. Just be aware of the strong currents during tide changes. The rooms are spacious with a semi-private deck, only a few steps away from the beach. The staff are very friendly and always willing to help.
Cons: We did leave our booking to the last minute, but I feel that it was slightly overpriced based on other beach/resort holidays I've had. We would more than likely return, but not at the same price.
Palmeiras Lodge - Vilanculos - Outdoors view
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7.6 Good (101 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Palmeiras Lodge in Vilanculos, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Municipal Market and Vilanculos Beach. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Very nice lodge, the staff was very helpful, especially the manager that really made sure that everything was fine throughout our stay! Kayak available at our disposal was also very nice.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: We recieved breakfast at our room that was fresh and well prepared. They cleaned everyday and this is a perfect budget stay as the room was spacious and clean.
Cons: Don't have a sea view... But on the beach front. There is one restaurant close by as the Lodge dont have one currently meaning we had to go out each day. Wifi only worked at reception.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: A great place to stay close to the beach. Very quiet, beautiful gardens. Air conditioning and Missie nets. Fabulous breakfast. The staff go out if their way to help you. They can organise tuk tuks and day trips.Close to walk to restaurant bars and cafe. About 20 minutes walk to super market and other restaurants. We felt safe walking back at night. Bit far to walk from the main street at night but a short tuk tuk ride. Wi-Fi available near the office but a bit hit and miss. Loved staying at Palmerias Lodge and would definitely stay again
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Great staff,breakfast could be more buffet style beyond beverages.great place I liked the accommodation and the staff are the best part of this accommodation especially the hands on manager.no words do justice to describe their service.
Cons: Only down side is the beach access but not so bad either
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We have to commend Oswaldo and his staff (especially Oswaldo) for the job that they do. The place is beautiful and value for money. Will definitely go back! During our stay it was my husbands and my 1st wedding anniversary and my husband told this Oswaldo, after a stunning early morning walk on the beach I came back to a breakfast on our patio, then after a day out and about came back and our room was done up so beautifully by Oswaldo and his staff for our anniversary. I would highly recommend this place to any couple out there.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved everything about Vilanculos and this hotel made me feel like home ❤️ I will go back in a heart beat, Osvaldo and David were really good at hosting us and the staff will always help you in anything needed. Town is a 10 min safe walk even at night with some close options to eat!
5.8 Okay
Pros: Price and quietness
Cons: I was the only guest there which felt a little weird. Breakfast area was dark, bathroom was not cleaned properly at all except floors. Beddings, cushions, curtains all need to be washed. Overall the whole place could do with a decent make-over
7.0 Good
Pros: Bento-the-manager keeps it all together (I just wish the owners would give him the possibility to make all the needed improvements). The breakfast kept me going well to lunch time (always the same, but to my satisfaction). The quiteness of the place. For $30/night (inc. breakfast) for a private chalet = good deal for me (especially considering what I got for my money in Tofo)....I originally booked just for 2 nights as the reviews were quite negative, but ended up staying for 5.
Cons: I have never before had so many holes in my bed linens! Everything is a bit scruffy and things may fall apart (fault of the owners, not the management). The location is a bit so-so....it was fine at the day time, but as for the dinner, be prepared to invest using tuk-tuk.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Osvaldo!!!! The manager of the lodge went OUT of his way to make sure we enjoyed our stay and the entire trip. He was SO helpful! Everyone there was also so friendly, plus it's central to everything.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: No internet at the rooms
Overview Reviews
Boasting a bar, shared lounge and views of garden, Complexo Alemanha - Vilanculos Backpacker is situated in Vilanculos, 500 metres from New Market Vilanculos. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen, along with free WiFi. The property is close to popular attractions like Vilanculos Supermarket, Odyssea Dive Centre and Vilanculos Harbour base. The hotel offers a terrace. Popular points of interest near Complexo Alemanha - Vilanculos Backpacker include Vilanculos Shopping Area, Church Old Vilanculos and Vilanculos Market.
6.8 Good
Pros: The German owner is very helpful, the place has an amazing sunrise view, and location is right in between beaches (~2km walk). Important to note this is a real backpacker place. You get what you pay for, no luxury, very simple. Good for those who travel on a budget and not good for those who need/like comforts when traveling.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Very quiet and comfortable room. The owner, a German guy, was very helpful with everything we needed for our stay. The breakfast was really good and inexpensive and the food in general was cheaper than the average. Take into account that, beside the good view from the property, it is not on the beach.
Cons: The mosquito net over the bed could be better if it goes totally until the end of the floor.
5.0 Okay
Cons: The backpackers was next to a club with loid nusic untill late at night
5.8 Okay
Pros: Great view, nice and quiet, and cheap restaurant/bar attached to hostel
Cons: Staff attitudes were terrible - one woman in particular was so incredibly rude to us every single day that I cannot believe she actually has a job there. No one could answer the most basic of questions until the owner arrived a few days into our stay (the day I was leaving). I was bitten all over my body by bed bugs.
4.5 Okay
Pros: Shower was good, that’s about it
Cons: Bed was terrible. There was a light bulb that wouldn’t completely turn off
7.5 Good
Pros: Beautiful view. Good to have a good value for money bar restaurant
Cons: No wifi
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The property was really spacious clean and really nice arranged. On the same place there is a restaurant with good prices for dinner, so it’s really nice after coming back from a long day. The host was really helpful with us when trying to figure out how to move around to other places.
Cons: The location of the property is not right on the beach, however it is within a walkable distance. Would’ve been perfect if there was WiFi available.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The location was amazing. It's like a million dollar view. Close to beach town.... The professional service of the owner and his crew is outstanding. Food and drinks very good and affordable.
Cons: Nothing I can remember . Except that the infinity pool is not ready yet
Azura Benguerra Island - Benguerra Island - Bedroom
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10.0 Excellent (1 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Azura Benguerra Island in Benguerra Island, you'll be on the beach, and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Benguerra Island Beach.Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff.
Ngalumwe Lodge - Vilanculos - Building
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7.1 Good (16 reviews)
2.5 Mediocre
Cons: The location of this lodge showing on booking app and google maps is wrong. It shows the location in the city center but is 10 km out of Vilanculos. At the end we din't stay there because we din't have our own transport.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Friendly staff, a pool, lots of frogs and other animals at night which was nice. The location worked for me because I needed to be on the main road for unwards travels but it is not near the beach or town. A tuk-tuk is needed to go in to town. Very quiet because only one other guests was there while I visited.
Cons: I booked a tent so did not expect much but it was very disappointing for me. The tent literally only had a bed and a bed side table. The sheets had not been changed so here changes while I was waiting in the tent! The only electrical outlet in the tent did not work so I had to leave my phone and iPad to charge in the restaurant. Only one flat pillow was provided, poor simple breakfast, terrible mattress, a ton of mosquitos, no fan in the tent so it got very hot, the advertised WI-FI had to be picked up across the street from a dairy farm business. So in other words once had to sit on a step outside the farm and use their WI-FI! Terrible bed, the shared bathroom was dirty and I got locked in there because the lock was broken. No hot water in the shower, very expensive for what was offered. I booked 2 nights but checked out early. Very disappointing stay.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Environment and place is relaxing very quiet nice staff members nice swimming pool and bar
9.5 Excellent
Pros: lighting sytems outside needs to be imroved,car park needs roof
Cons: lake view,swimming pool,brai places
8.3 Excellent
Pros: People really nice and helping. Beautiful place in a quiet lugar but outside the city and not at the seashore (about 20/30 minutes with tuc tuc) good food!
Overview
The hotel is situated on beautiful Benguerra Island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique. It is located on a gorgeous beach washed by the warm, turquoise waters. All rooms are a step away from the beach, with beautiful sea views. The lodge works closely with the local community to conserve and protect the pristine marine environment. This is a small, intimate lodge offering personalized service and luxury. There are 13 guest rooms at this beach hotel. Guests are welcomed in a lobby and facilities include a hotel safe, 2 bars, a restaurant and wireless Internet access (the latter incurs extra fees). Guests can take advantage of the laundry services on offer. The hotel guest rooms are spacious and luxurious with beautiful sea views. Each room has an en suite bathroom with a bath and a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy a good night's rest on their double bed. Internet access, a safe, minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities are standard features in all accommodation units. Each room has its own private outdoor plunge pool and deck. The hotel offers parasols and 28 private lounge chairs on the sandy beach. Guests can enjoy snorkelling or scuba diving over pristine coral reefs or simply relax on secluded beaches as the lodge has a fully equipped dive centre, where guests can book scuba diving excursions, diving courses or snorkel trips (fees apply). Fly fishing is available from the lodge. Guests can also go catamaran boating (fees apply), canoeing or horse riding (fees apply) during their stay. A small spa offers massages, manicures and pedicures (fees apply). The hotel operates on a full-board basis, offering all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and snacks. Options also include private beach dinners. There is an 8-minute air transfer from Vilanculos Airport to Benguerra Island. Two options are available, either a helicopter transfer or a light aircraft transfer. From the landing strip, there is a transfer by Land Rover to the lodge.
Overview
When you stay at Azulik Lodge in Vilanculos, you'll be on the beach and steps from Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Overview
When you stay at Santorini Mozambique in Vilanculos, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Vilanculos Beach and Municipal Market. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
Overview
Located in Vilanculos, The Beach Village is by the ocean, a 2-minute drive from Municipal Market and 5 minutes from Vilanculos Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.