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Mnarani Beach Cottages

3.5-star beachfront resort with outdoor pool, near Nungwi Beach

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
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$90

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7.8.Good.
  • The room was absolute disaster! I paid upgrade amd i got the cheapest hole.. no internet…

    Feb 5, 2020

  • The staff is so friendly. They put nice touches on everything and make sure to constantly…

    Jan 3, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 27 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach towels

Feel at home

  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Separate bedroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Nungwi Beach - 11 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 36 min walk
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 2 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 18 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 9.8 mi / 15.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Superior Room
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  • Mahaba House- Suite Rooms (11)

Location

  • On the waterfront
  • Nungwi Beach - 11 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 36 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the waterfront
  • Nungwi Beach - 11 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 36 min walk
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 2 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 18 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 9.8 mi / 15.7 km
  • Kigomani Beach - 11.3 mi / 18.2 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 18.3 mi / 29.4 km
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 24 mi / 38.6 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 22.2 mi / 35.8 km
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 18.9 mi / 30.3 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 64 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 27 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 11 AM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:30 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Doorbell/telephone notification

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Mnarani Beach Cottages are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and facials.

Dining

Doctor Bar - This bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Sea view restaurent - Onsite restaurant. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Snorkeling on site

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Small print

Also known as

  • Mnarani Beach Cottages Hotel Nungwi
  • Mnarani Beach Cottages Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
  • Mnarani Beach Resort
  • Mnarani Beach Hotel
  • Mnarani Beach Cottages Resort
  • Mnarani Beach Cottages Nungwi
  • Mnarani Beach Cottages Resort Nungwi
  • Mnarani Beach Cottages Hotel
  • Mnarani Beach Cottages Nungwi
  • Mnarani Beach Cottages
  • Mnarani Beach Hotel
  • Mnarani Beach Resort
  • Mnarani Beach Cottages Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
  • Mnarani Beach Cottages Resort Nungwi
  • Mnarani Beach Cottages Resort

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 50 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 120 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Policies

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property only accepts debit or credit cards and credit cards for all bookings and onsite payments. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

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

FAQs

  • Yes, Mnarani Beach Cottages does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 11 AM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Doctor Bar. Nearby restaurants include La Fontana (3.6 mi), Bistro del mar (3.7 mi), and La Grande Luna (3.7 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 120 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, fishing, and snorkeling. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the resort's other amenities, which include a private beach and spa services. Mnarani Beach Cottages also has a garden.
7.8.Good.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Very pleasant, friendly staff. Overall a good experience.

    SikieChoonara, 9 night family trip, Dec 12, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    ood but...

    I stayed for 4 nights and my comments as follow: * The room was very nice (spacious, very nice view "Mahaba 1", nice AC, hot water and coffee tray) * The staff very friendly *the beach is nice, but affected by tides, so the water going away sometimes during the day. Also the management need to watch the guest behavior with the shades and sun beds as during our stay we found some people putting their towels to reserve place and going to use other area of the beach or using the pool!! * The breakfast limited choices with acceptable quality. * The dinner set menu and tasty "compliments to the chef" * The area very rough.

    Karim, 4 night trip, Feb 25, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Dynamic ocean front watching the expansive tides come and go under the over hanging deck! Did not like workers waking me up at 7am with their chatter.... Some requests of the front desk were ignored...😐

    2 night trip, Feb 14, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    The place is fine for the price. Rooms are basic but functional (hot water, air con etc). The location is a little distant from Nungwi nightlife but most guests are probably looking for that. Breakfast is a little disappointing at most Nungwi hotels but this place is slightly above average in the breakfast stakes.

    2 night trip, Feb 3, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Mnarani Magic

    Beautiful hotel, private and not surrounded by any other hotels, friendly staff, good food. Lush gardens and great sea views. Plenty to do in Nungwi. Swimming with turtles was amazing! Great experience to watch dhow builders perform their art with wood. We booked an extra night at the hotel at good rates!

    Ernst, 2 night trip, Jan 16, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Interesting bathroom set up in the rooms that weren't individual lodges. No privacy due to open glass. Wasn't really an issue for us but could see it being an issue for other people. Everything else though was good, not a bad place to stay by any means. It was quite nice. If you're someone who likes to stay in the room maybe look elsewhere. We aren't like that so it wasn't a problem.

    4 night trip, Dec 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing hotel and amazing service! All stuff amazing, and specially Andrew, which made us the best time !

    Lior, 7 night romance trip, Sep 14, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Relaxing accommodation.

    Very relaxing ambience - our room 'Pemba' had just been refurbished - new mosquito net, curtains etc and was very comfortable. Small nice pool area - great feeling of being next to the ocean. Relaxing bar area for sitting in the evening - but a happy hour would be good. Some more information about the catering needs to be provided - not enough information in the room. The reception was a bit casual - the account was miscalculated on checkout and the staff tried to say that it was not.

    David, 5 night trip, Sep 16, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Had a great stay- staff are all accommodating and super friendly, food was great, location was perfect and the view is unbelievable Looking forward to visiting again soon

    Tina, 3 night trip, Aug 14, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Right on the beach. Nice resort

    Clean, friendly, nice location and great staff! Was a quieter resort...That was my husband’s & my only drawback...we found a lack of things to do during our stay... If you are looking for a clean quiet getaway then this is the perfect place! Was lovely overall

    Teresa, 3 night trip, Jul 8, 2018

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