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    Pole Pole Bungalows

    Plot 16 - Utende Beach, Mafia Island, Tanzania
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    29 Oct 30 Oct
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    Traveller (222)
    Pool & Beach (49)
    Room & Suite (41)
    • Excellent90%
    • Very good8%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    “day bed” (8 reviews)
    “each evening” (11 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Multilingual Staff
    Laundry Service
    Shuttle Bus Service
    Private Balcony
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    29 Oct30 Oct
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    1 - 5 of 181 reviews

    Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

    Jambo!! We spent three nights at Pole Pole and found it quite peaceful with nicely laid out cabins, a pool and spa, a quiet beach and excellent food. The resort managers Moosah and Alberto were always generous with their time, checking with us throughout our...More

    2  Thank forego
    Reviewed 31 August 2017

    We chose our dive shop first (Mafia Island Diving - see separate glowing review) and they recommended we stay at Pole Pole. Great recommendation! the hotel has a quiet, peaceful vibe that was exactly what we needed after our safari in the Serengeti. The rest...More

    Thank florini
    Reviewed 30 August 2017

    It was one of the highlights of our trip. We've been travelling for days and days and this friendly lodge, right on the beach, was one of the things that made our stay in Africa a wonderful experience. The staff is very friendly. The venue...More

    Thank th0mmy1967
    Reviewed 28 August 2017

    Me and my husband spent the last week of our honeymoon in this wonderful place. It's perfect to relax after the safari, we loved everything about Pole Pole, the kindness of all the staff, the peace and silence of the place, the delicious food and...More

    1  Thank Ilaria F
    Reviewed 24 August 2017

    Wonderful trip. From the time we checked in we had exceptional service. Has the feel of a "non-strip" hotel. Quieter and more sedate. The food was great. Nice to sit by the pool. They have a lovely buffet and a la carte menu. Staff and...More

    1  Thank sycomore469
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    Awards & Recognition
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    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • US$212 - US$248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 7
    • Location
    • Tanzania >
    • Pwani Region >
    • Mafia Island
    • Also Known As
    • Pole Pole Bungalows Hotel Mafia Island
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    Traveller (222)
    Pool & Beach (49)
    Room & Suite (41)
    Dining (22)
    Hotel & Grounds (117)
    Bathroom (3)
    Family and Play Areas (2)
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    .77 km away
    Nearby Attractions
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    7 reviews
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    59 reviews
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    4 October 2017|
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    Response from forego | Reviewed this property |
    You have to go out on the boat. They have a dive/snorkeling outfit that comes to Pole Pole each night to outline activities available for next day. The trip to the reef was about 30 minutes, but there's other trips depending... More
    Sa q
    27 December 2016|
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    Response from Debbie B | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, we travelled by a tiny plane, we were told their was a ferry but it was very slow and even the locals described it as unsafe, it's not unusual for a ferry to sink so I'd go by plane if you can!
    Room Tips
    "All the bungalows are facing the ocean. Bungalow #7 is larger than the others, has an extra room, a gazebo..."
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    "All have great sea views"
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    "all are good"
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    "All rooms are excellent and with the same view"
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