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When you stay at Pemba Lodge in Pemba Island, you'll be by the sea and steps from Shamiani Island 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).
Pros: The place, the staff, the peacefull feeling and everything else
Pros: Pemba Eco Lodge and Shamiani Island felt like paradise. Already the boat ride to the lodge was amazing, past mangroves, deep turquoise water and beautiful beaches. The lodge is located on an amazing beach. Great accommodation and food! I would recommend everyone to stay here for some nights, also a perfect spot for a longer weekend from Dar. 100% relaxation!
Pros: Pemba Lodge is located on a beautiful beach. We were the only guests at the time, so it felt like our private beach. I would recommend Pemba Lodge to everyone, it is a special place, very friendly staff, the hotel manager Masoud is very helpful, the bandas are clean and nicely decorated. I wish to come back soon!
Pros: We liked the beach - amazing color of the water and we liked the whole atmosphere as well as the staff - especially the waiter - really nice person.
Cons: We did not like the TOTALLY wrong the mistaken information how to get to the place also we did not like the EXTREMELY high prices for everything - it is not worth and it is not stated before- you pay 240 USD and get no activity included in the price. If you do all activities they offer you - you need like 500 USD for a day - this is a price of 6* hotel.
Pros: We had 3 days of a perfect paradise. Quiet (no other guest for 2 days), really friendly staff, great food (fresh from the sea), huge white beach... We were sad to leave! Big thank you to everybody!
Pros: The staff was kind and helpful, the location right on the beach was great. The food was good.
Cons: Eco tourism does not mean that you can over charge people. It felt like a pretext to save money and make this place profitable for the owner (the staff is clearly underpayed). Go down the beach for one minute and you will find many pieces of plastic that could easily be picked up as part of a real and sincere “eco tourism” project. The excursions are overpriced for the service provided (boat infested with termites and super slow to save on gasoline). It took us two hours to get to the island... it could of taken maximum 45 minutes at a reasonable speed and we had cold chips and octopus as lunch (the excursion costed 250 dollars). When we left, we had to walk in the mud for 20 minutes with our luggage and no shoes to get to the taxi because of the tide. They should of warned us maybe we would have put on shorts or a swimming suit!! We don’t mind traveling rough, just advise us and not at that price. All in all, it was disappointing and could really be improved in so many ways knowing the good location on the beach and the kindness of the staff... If you go do not stay in lodge number 4 as it is infested with ants and biting insects in the period of June.
Pros: Pemba Eco Lounge is located on a quiet little island off Pemba Island. The beach is beautiful and feels like a private one. The staff are friendly and doing their best to take care of the place and the guests. The food was simple but delicious, though this is not a place for fussy eaters- Pemba Lodge doesn’t have a menu. You eat what you get.
Cons: the place did not meet our expectations. We paid top dollar for our stay and expected eco-chic (it can be done!). Instead we arrived to a run down, basic resort that has seen better days. The bungalows are dark and stuffy not allowing for much day light or air to filter in. There were only three (!) functioning beach beds to be shared between fifteen guests and the outdoor hut in front of our bungalow didn’t have cushions for its beds so we could not use it. Both toilets off the main dining area needed repair. One had a flickering light bulb so could not be used after dark. The other had a broken lock, and even though we pointed it out to the staff there was no visible attempt to repair the lock during the four days we were there. The safe in our room was broken (I assume that it has been broken for a while) and we had to use an external key to lock it. Moving on to the dining room, on our first evening they ran out of tea (coffee, tea and hot water are complimentary and available throughout the day). Fresh milk was available intermittently and was only supplemented by milk powder when requested. These may sound like little things but they do add up. I doubt that much investment has been made in the place since it opened a few years ago and I also suspect that the owners don’t visit much. If you are not put off by the basic conditions described above my advice would be to look for the “special rates” (as we departed the resort we learned of such rates). Unfortunately we were looking for something special and thought that we had paid for it but were sorely disappointed.
Emerald Bay Resort is located in Chokocho village in the south of Pemba. Surrounded by tropical vegetation, this Arabic-styled resort faces a characteristic natural port. The accommodation will provide you with a balcony and a terrace. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with free toiletries and towels. You can enjoy a sea and a garden view from all the rooms. Facilities include a restaurant and bar. Emerald Bay Resort can organise trips and excursions as well as airport shuttles. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including hiking, snorkelling and fishing. Mkoani Port is a 15-minute drive away and Chake Chake Airport can be reached within 40 minutes by car.
Pros: Everything was amazing. The place, the staff, the food and the daily trips. The hotel is expessive but since you get a daily free trip and 3 amazing meals you are getting your money's worth.
Cons: No beach. Also note that the hotel is completelly remote from everything( no restaurants or shops around)
Pros: Amazing lobster dinner and boat trips were fantastic.
Cons: Nothing, it was good value for money. Perhaps a few more facilities in the communal area would be nice.
Pros: The breakfast was great, trip out to the sand bank was fantastic really beautiful, sunset boat trip was cool, The pool was great for a drip after reading in the loungers, nice area to sit in before heading up to the top for dinner
Cons: I found our meals at the open top floor sometimes breezy, All our meals were included in the 5 days stay, I found I missed greens and salads, lovely fruit tho . The shower area I thought could have been cleaned better if your asking but over the whole picture it was a great place to stay.
Pros: The food was really tasty. Very friendly staff
Cons: We expected to see more coral during our snorkling trip. But offcourse that is not the fault of the lodge.
Pros: Very good tours, both the daily boat tour to the sand banks for sunbathing and swimming, and the tours made for extra payment.
Cons: Only seafood at the all inclusive lunch and dinner, though the staff made beef at request.
Pros: Amazing location on a truly emerald bay where sandbars appear and disappear with the tides. The lodge fits harmoniously into the community. Wonderful staff and great place to relax
Cons: They keep things simple, very good standard Eco lodge
Pros: Location, the pool is amazing, the daily sailing to the sand banks and snorkelling and mainly the staff
Pros: Great and friendly staff and they really try hard. The excursions were good and it made the stay better. The food was great. Really nice green luscious environment. The view from the top of the roof breakfast place was fantastic
Cons: It didn't seem like the pictures and no beach nearby at all (there is a port). The facilities could be much better even if it was offered with the "local and traditional" theme. I paid the money nearly 6 weeks prior and on the day of the departure I had to mess about to show proof of my payment! Also no air con. ..not needed in the cooler months, but I'm not sure what it's like in the hotter months. The amenities seem to me very basic and low quality bathroom. ...I don't think this is 4 star at all
Lala lodge Pemba Zanzibar offers accommodation in Mkoani. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. All rooms come with air conditioning and a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Lala lodge Pemba Zanzibar features free WiFi. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. The restaurant area has a TV with sports channels. A selection of activities are offered in the area, such as diving, fishing and hiking.
Pros: Nice place very close to Mkoani harbor. Probably the cheapest hotel on the island. Very nice rooftop terrace with view on the sunset over the see. The food was very good, but we didnot have time for breakfast. Thanks !
Pros: Nice staff really helpful
Cons: The hotel is in the south, close to the ferry, but very far from the beautiful beaches of the north
Pros: We liked being met at the port, the property was in a marvellous location at the edge of the sea overlooking the port...customer service was pleasant.......a really unsophisticated village on the edge of a small untouristy but friendly island.
Cons: The charges for extras were greedy, taxi fares, added cost for getting boat tickets, ( 50% added cost) very expensive but very simple meal in the evening...they add a large margin for foreigners, which puts a downer on the pleasure and the excitement of being there. I feel that greed gets the better people here, and dont think i will return.
Pros: very good breakfast nice and friendly staff quiet and beautiful view on the mangrove and beach from the room
Pros: A very simple lodge with a great location and price/quality for the beautiful island of Pemba, still untouched! Dennis organizes all the tours you want to do for a good price, accompanied by the hotel's own staff. The rooms are very simple and clean. It has a lovely terrace overlooking the beach and harbor, where you can enjoy the village life and the sunset. The staff are welcoming and very professional. The food cooked by Dennis is tasty and comes in large portions. Water, coffee and tea are for free. We thank all the team for the good stay we had.
Cons: Tip: improving some details on materials and decor would make this accommodation top.
Pros: The location was beautiful and the staff were friendly and helpful
Cons: The place looked neglected the food below avrage and very expensive. The owner was very forceful helpful until we realised he ripped us off.
Pros: We felt very welcome, we could check in in the early morning and got breakfast even though we had not spent the night there. The food was absolutely deliciuos and the view from the balcony great. We also did a trip to Misano highland, which we can highly recommend. Overall, we really liked our stay on Pemba.
Cons: Room rates are a bit steep and we could often hear the owner (who was very nice to us) yelling at his employees.
Pros: The staff and owner Dennis really made us feel welcome! The food was great and we had an exciting trip to Misali island!
Pros: We enjoyed the amazing terrace with the sunset on the sea, the great food we had for much convenient price, the cleanliness of our room and the warm welcome from the staff.
Cons: Only improvement I could suggest could be to do sume fumigation to kill some of the mosquitoes, but rooms and beds hace mosquito nets and everything was really nice.
Hifadhi Hotel & Conference Center offers accommodation in Chake Chake. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and outdoor pool. Free WiFi is available in public areas and there are meeting facilities on site. Each air-conditioned room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, refrigerator and tea and coffee facilities. All rooms feature a private bathroom fitted with a shower. Hifadhi Hotel and Conference Center has two onsite restaurants and serves a continental breakfast. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Hifadhi Hotel and Conference Center offers airport shuttle services at a surcharge. Hifadhi Hotel and Conference Center is located 2 km from Chake Chake city centre. The nearest airport is Karume Airport located 5.6 km from the property.
Pros: The staff were friendly and welcoming. The location was perfect for me - in walking distance of the centre of Chake Chake but in a rural location. The evening meals were fine.
Cons: No advance warning that payment expected in cash. Breakfasts limited. Service of evening meal sometimes slow.
Pros: Comfortably located just off the main thoroughfare in Chake Chake. In walking distance of said main street, public transport, market, shops etc. Very clean sheets, towels etc. Excellent aircon, mosquito net etc. Simple but sufficient bathroom. Very friendly, helpful and accommodating staff. On-site restaurant, which is excellent as Chake Chake did not seem to offer very many other options. Be advised that accommodation and transport on Pemba are not cheap. I would definitely stay here again.
Pros: Nice and friendly staff. Very good food. Not far away from the airport. Swimming pool outside.
Cons: Broken shower.
Pros: I loved my stay - the staff were all friendly, welcoming and so accommodating, and the manager Sushant is really lovely. Everyone went above and beyond to give good service, and I was treated to a free meal one evening and also given a free room upgrade. There was plenty of super hot water, A/C worked well, tea and coffee in the room, huge comfy bed and a good TV. There is also a pool which I sadly didn't try but looks lovely. All in all loved everything about my stay and hope I can go back soon. Generally the guests are business guests as Pemba isn't a tourist destination but I can't recommend it enough for tourists as well - the island is absolutely stunning, the people are friendly and pace of life is nicer than zanzibar. Beautiful beaches, beautiful forests and amazing diving, it's such a great place to go.
Pros: Fairly central to Chake Chake for the purpose of my visit. Room and public spaces clean, food in restaurant good. Staff helpful and friendly.
Located in Wesha, in the pristine Pemba Island Region, Pemba Misali Sunset Beach features a virgin beach with free private parking available on-site. Free WiFi is available in all public areas. The property offers spacious accommodation, all with sea view and a large en-suite bathroom in complete privacy. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and a tea-and-coffee-making facility is available in the room. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant. Shuttle service is available at the property at a charge. Pemba Misali Sunset Beach has a private beach area and bike hire is available. Guests can engage in various activities, such as snorkelling and fishing. The hotel also offers car hire.
Pros: It is right on the beach offering a great view of the sea.This is refreshing to me.
Cons: Breakfast service was horrible with the service teamlooking confused all time.
Pros: lovely staff, friendly service and very helpful
Cons: location next to an oil refinery was less appealing (visually) - there was no problem apart from the aesthetics.
Pros: Amazing location - you step out of your room on to a private beach. They also have a nice terrace on the water where you can have food. Restaurant serves decent food, staff was nice and helpful.
Cons: Could have been cleaner, e.g. The tablecloths were stained.
Pros: Bungalows next to the sea Room OK
Cons: Wooden chairs very hard Lots of mosquitoes (they provide bednet)
Pros: Beautiful beach just in front of the bungallow with sunset on Misali.
Cons: Excursion to Misali is expensive just to go to the island, and you might think it is easy to book for a scuba diving session but the hotel does not have it's own PADI school so you have to pay extra fees for boat trip to meet PADI instructor on Misali.
Pros: Location is pretty nice on the edge of the mangroves and the rooms all face onto the sea. The seating platform on the creek is a nice spot to watch the boats. A pleasant place and worked well for me on business for one night.
Cons: Room was a bit too squashed with the desk. The mosquito net was quite challenging to tuck in around the bed and there are a lot of mosquitos, but considering the rains and the mangroves, not entirely surprising.
Pros: The hotel has a strategic position for tours to various small islands. The location is peaceful, the restaurant adeguate and the staff discrete.
Cons: The rooms (we stayed in the bungalows facing the beach) are really small!