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Mbuyuni Beach Village

Was a nice place to stay, quite cheap. The stuff was friendly and helpfull. The breakfast consisted on different fruits, African coffee, milk, fright eggs, pancake, butter, but very little jam. Had a nice swimming pool.

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Facilities

  • 24 hour hot showers
  • 24 hour reception
  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Lounge area
  • No Curfew
  • Pool table(s)
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • Secure lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible

Extras

  • Breakfast – FREE
  • Linen – FREE
  • Luggage Room – FREE
  • Towel – FREE
  • Airport Pick Up – 45.00USD

About Mbuyuni Beach Village

Mbuyuni Beach village is located on the lovely coastline( east coast side) of Zanzibar right at the beginning of Jambiani Village; it is well managed and benefits from its friendly and welcoming staff. Accommodation based in the lovely white washed, semi detached, palm-thatched roof beach bungalows.The hotel has sea facing location, the bungalows are set in the garden not far to the beach.

The properties feel luxurious spacious with bungalows scattered amongst the lovely tropical gardens, not far to the beach. The rooms are thoughtfully designed and have a lovely earthy feel, this is a beautiful, intimate place, perfect choice for singles, couples, friends and families alike of all ages who are seeking for affordable sunny holiday in peaceful surrounds on an idyllic tropical island. The bungalows are fitted with mosquito net, shower with hot water, toilet, balcony, ceiling fan, a large or twin’s beds.

The bedrooms are airy, spacious, well managed and well decorated in Zanzibar's furniture’s.

Each room has its own bathroom, balcony.

There are a lot of Hammocks and Sun loungers set along the beach for sunbathing/relaxing during the day.

The location is endowed with stunning powdery white beaches kissed by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean; the coast is a luxurious haven for relaxation sunny break.

The location is tropical paradise best characterized by its warm welcome and breathtaking beauty.

It is an ideal for diving, sailing, swimming, fishing and excellent snorkeling just a short boat ride away.

Numbers of tours can be organized from here including: Dolphin tours/Spice Tours/Jambiani Village tours/Kuumbi Cave tours/Stone Town tours and Red Colubus monkey’s tours at Jozani Forest.

The barrier reef is only 10 minutes offshore, so as the coast is protected by the reef so the water is always calm.

This is relaxing, slow-paced place with a great beach.

Within the area there are a lovely sea-facing, open sided beach bar and restaurant that serve all sorts of cuisine for a reasonable price.

The place has a friendly, quiet and very relaxing atmosphere.

The centre of Jambiani village is 15 minutes walk away is great place to explore during the day.

So, if you like sunshine, white sandy beach and nothing more energetic to do than carry your bag down to the beach then this is perfect place for you.

Accommodation Information

The rooms are available into Double/Twin/Single and Triple.

Double room has a large double bed

Single has a large double bed

Twin has 2 big beds

Triple is meant for 3 people to sleep at time.

Each room has its own bathroom/balcony.

The bedrooms are airy,spacious and well decorated with Zanzibarians furnitures.

Each room is fitted with mosquito nets/ceiling fan and large bed.

Each room is fitted with cold/hot running water at all time.

The rooms are cleaned daily during your stay by our house keepers ladies.

The rooms has towels and extra bed sheets.

Location Information

Jambiani village is easily accessible location from Zanzibar town centre,it is on the east coast of Zanzibar Island, it 45 kms a way, It take about 40 minutes to drive to Jambiani.

Mbuyuni Beach Village is located right at the beginning of the Jambiani Village.

From Zanzibar town/Port/Airport you can get a taxi to Jambiani Village at anytime for just US$48, other alternative we can arrange transport for our guests at anytime from Zanzibar town/Port/Airport for just US$48.

Or if you have already spent some nights in Zanzibar town (Stone Town) , you should be able to catch a sharing mini bus that leave from Stone Town to Jambiani village ,every morning about 08:30 AM -09:00 AM it cost US$12 per person , or you can catch a local bus known as Dala Dala at Darajani area in Stone Town cost US$3 per person to Jambiani. The Local bus operate daily from 7:30 am-4:00 PM but please be aware that the local bus Dala Dala is often crowded and it take a long time on the way to Jambiani village

Important Information

Earliest check-in

10:30

Latest check-out

11:00

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.

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Guest Reviews

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Was a nice place to stay, quite cheap. The stuff was friendly and helpfull. The breakfast consisted on different fruits, African coffee, milk, fright eggs, pancake, butter, but very little jam. Had a nice swimming pool.

Overall
5
Location
3
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Excellent value, right on the beach on the southeast coast of Zanzibar. Good food.
They do not take credit cards, so if you don't have a bundle of cash with you, the nearest ATM is an hour away in Stone Town, which is about a $45 taxi ride.
However you can arrange an ATM stop on an excursion to Stone Town or a spice tour.
There is nothing in this area to visit, except for other hotels, and certainly nothing within walking distance. Except for the excursions, we spent all our time at the resort, which is no great sacrifice.
It is probably worth staying a night or 2 in Stone Town at the beginning or end of your visit, for a little variety.
Another thing worth noting- the oceanfront in this area is subject to big tides- twice daily the water starts a good distance offshore over an uneven coral bottom. We never went in the ocean. Mbuyuni Beach Village has a pool, which is one reason we chose it.

Overall
5
Location
3
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Simple but clean place with 2 different accomodation options, we had single garden view, which is like a chalet or cottage. The beach could be a lot cleaner as well as the sand on the ways of the property. The beach is as soon as you enter the ocean quite rocky, bring some shoes, or move about 2 km north where there r no rocks in the water.

The seafood is awesome and comes @ a good price, drinks are moderate and always well cooled.

At least once a day there is a power blackout (all over Zanzibar) so u may want to bring a flashlight.

Overall
3
Location
5
Cleanliness
3
Value
4
Facilities
3
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Mbuyuni was beatiful, and you'd be hard pressed to find a better place for the money. The rooms were huge and beautiful, it really was paradise. The only thing was that the food wasn't very good, and you had to order dinner at 5 to get it at 7:30. The place next door has great food and great service so go there for meals. If I was going to do it over again I would definitely stay at Mbuyuni. We did a snorkeling trip that they arranged and it was great, we saw tons of coral and tropical fish, plus it was only $12/person and they basically let us snorkel for as long as we wanted.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Fabulous! Just what we were looking for. Quiet, natural environment without all the tourist hussle and bustle. The food was fantastic and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Having the beach to ourselves is what a beach holiday is all about!!!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Nice hotel, good facilities, reasonable price!

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
4
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Very nice Resort.
The atmosphere is very relaxing and pleasant.
Miki (the manager) and his staff did a very good job. Lovely people.
You can use this hotel as a base from where you can start your excursions around the island.
Miki will help you to organize your trips for reasonable prices. AKUNA MATATA... No problem!
The food at the resort is good but the service can be somewhat slow...
If you are looking for a nice beach, then you should look somwhere else. Here it is impossible to swim if not in the little swimming pool offered by the resort.
The area around the resort does not offer any kind of night life.

Overall
4
Location
2
Cleanliness
5
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Mbuyuni Beach Village is located approximately half-way between Paje village and Jambiani village. It really isn't anywhere near Jambiani at all. There is nothing around Mbuyuni other than similar resorts. It is located right on the beach, though. Guests must take note that the tide goes out a very long way at this location and swimming is not possible for much of the day.

Mbuyuni is a growing resort. It has some older villas and some brand new ones. Unfortunately, the building program will be going for some time, and this means that there will be the building (and other) rubbish strewn around the place. Speaking of rubbish, it seems that the resort burns its waste just beyond its perimeter wall - and right on the beach!

Our room was a good size, and the mattress was not too soft. However, no-one had given any thought to the shutters which just kept blowing about in the constant wind that we enjoyed while at the east coast of Zanzibar. Also, there was sand blowing in to our room all the time and it was impossible to keep the floor (and thus, our bed) free of sand. A small broom in every room would help in this regard.

The bathroom was great, except for the lack of water on two occasions (out of our three-night stay) and the fact that no staff member had bothered to switch on our hot water heater prior to or upon our arrival; we had to find the switch out the back ourselves.

Breakfast was skimpy to say the least; however, guests can ask for a top-up.

Staff were quite friendly and responsive when approached.

Overall
3
Location
3
Cleanliness
3
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
4

Very simple chalets but cosy, very homely feeling, beautiful beaches to walk on and amazing waters for snorkeling, staff was very warm and friendly, and the food was very tasty !!! Overall I had a really good stay and I will definitely recommend it especially for the low cost :).

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
3
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I stayed here with my wife and two teenage children for 8 days and found the place grew on you. It looks a bit tatty when you arrive and the staff are not very friendly in fact my wife wanted to leave after 1/2 an hour but by the time we left we were all very sad to be leaving. Good points: Relaxed location, good clean rooms, lots of chill out areas, rock poolling just off the beech, nice pool. Bad points: Water presure means the shower is useless. Shame about the rocks just off the beech means you can not swim safely off the resort, staff need to learn to smile, food took 2 hrs to arrive on our first night not good after a long days travelling.
We ate at the next resort for most of our time which had good service and good food, it seemed that everybody at Mbuyuni did the same.
Overall I would be happy to recommend Mbuyuni as a good clean budget accomadation, it's not 5 star but nor is the price.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
3
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
2

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 83% for this property is based on ratings provided by 36 guests.

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