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La Madrugada Beach Hotel, Makunduchi

3-star3 stars
Beach RoadMakunduchi51313Tanzania

Makunduchi beachfront hotel with 2 outdoor pools, restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Great location
Service is adequate
Breakfast can be improved
18See all 18 reviews
From 182 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

La Madrugada Beach Hotel, Makunduchi

from $51
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Family Room
  • Family House
  • Comfort Double Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Comfort Triple Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 37 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

  • Ferry terminal shuttle *


  • Free extended parking (limited)

  • Free nearby parking

  • Free RV/bus/truck parking


  • Area shuttle within 10 km *

  • Shopping center shuttle *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 coffee shops/cafés
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3228
  • Conference space size (meters) - 300
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Year Built 2006
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Onsite venue - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

La Madrugada Beach Hotel, Makunduchi’s small print

Also known as

  • La Madrugada Beach
  • Madrugada Beach
  • La Madrugada Beach Makunduchi
  • La Madrugada Beach Resort
  • La Madrugada Beach Resort Makunduchi
  • Madrugada Beach Resort
  • La Madrugada Beach Resort Zanzibar/Makunduchi
  • Madrugada Beach Hotel Makunduchi
  • Madrugada Beach Hotel
  • Madrugada Beach Makunduchi


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Rollaway beds are available for TZS 40000.0 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 123000 per vehicle (one way)

Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around La Madrugada Beach Hotel, Makunduchi


  • On the waterfront
  • Jambiani Beach - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Kizimkazi Beach - 8.3 mi / 13.3 km
  • Paje Beach - 11.2 mi / 18.1 km
  • Jozani Forest Reserve - 21.5 mi / 34.6 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 63 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free extended parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Limited parking
  • Free RV, bus, and truck parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 18 reviews

La Madrugada Beach Hotel, Makunduchi
Come for the beach, not the hotel
Very basic beach hotel that shows it age, many doors only close with excessive force and the breakfast buffet is covered every mornings with flies and wasps because it is open air. Very pricey transfer from and to the airport. But the beach is indeed fabulous!
Markus, us3 night romance trip
La Madrugada Beach Hotel, Makunduchi
Very Good8.0
Value for money
It is fantastic hotel to stay with family. Quite and peaceful location with friendly staff. A bit far from the ports and town and difficult to find transportation locally. Breakfast can be improved - with proper management or presentation. Staff/chef and management need to know the difference of being veterinarian - Veg meal can be contaminated by non-veg meal. The only hot meal during breakfast is mixed with non-veg, which is not friendly for Vegetarian customers.
A Traveler, 3 night family trip
La Madrugada Beach Hotel, Makunduchi
Very disappointing. A hotel without A/C in the heat. No working internet connection and a manager/owner(?) who is defending himself like Basil Fawlty. After staying here we went straight to the Hilton appreciating good quality and service. The staff of the hotel was very friendly but the environment was not available for them to shine.
Paul, Family trip
La Madrugada Beach Hotel, Makunduchi
Friendly, clean and great staff
Extremely pleasant and friendly staff. Great selection of food and it changed at breakfast every day which was good. Excellent wifi even in room for me. Flowers on bed every day lovely touch. Activities well organised. Hotel am hour from stone town and quiet little village nearby but this is perfect if you're looking for a quiet getaway.
gemma, gbOther trip

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La Madrugada Beach Hotel, Makunduchi

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