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Pole Pole Bungalows

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Ratings and reviews
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“day bed”(10 reviews)
“each evening”(13 reviews)
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What's included
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
Spa
Laundry Service
Shuttle Bus Service
Private Balcony
4 Star Hotel
Seven bungalow suites overlook the infinite hues of blue of Chole Bay, the core of Mafia Island Marine Park. Pole Pole is an exclusive eco-resort, renowned for its great cuisine, unpretentious and laid-back atmosphere, warm but discrete hospitality. Balancing luxury and respect for...
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Location and contact
Plot 16 - Utende Beach, Mafia Island, Tanzania
10.8 km to Mafia Airport
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All reviewsday bedmafia island divingeach eveningchole islandseafooddive centreearly morning coffeesunset cruisevery special placehomemade breadthe restaurant bar areaexcellent food and serviceeco luxurydifferent activitiesfree excursionlovely breezenice balcony
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Its hide Paradise ,, Nice view U will enjoy the silence of the natural and listen to the animal Rooms its comfortable with good room services. Lovely management with the staff Chill swimming pool The food is great selection. Recommended :::

Thank ramysushi
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I am so glad that we decided to spend a few nights on Mafia and I am doubly glad that we ended up at Pole Pole. The food was amazing. The accommodation was lovely. The staff were the most attentive and sweet that I have...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

All I can say is I am SO glad we chose to stay here. From my first contact with Paola to enquire about reservations to our final departure, everything was perfectly taken care of for us. Mussa (THANK YOU Mussa!!) and his entire team at...More

1  Thank hnymnr68
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

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About
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Restaurant
Pool
Beachfront
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Room Service
Hotel Amenities
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Room Service
Things to do
Restaurant
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
US$209 - US$244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$209 - US$244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (240)
Pool & Beach (50)
Room & Suite (45)
Dining (21)
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fifer_10
4 October 2017|
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Response from Jn T | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is snorkeling to Pole pole
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27 December 2016|
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Response from Reto R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we get there by plane.
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"All bungalows face the sea. If you have walking difficulties, ask for rooms number 1 or 2."
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"All bungalows are the same and perfect"
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"Die Bungalows sind alle gleich schön, wer allerdings am Pool ist (Bungalow 5) hat noch ein wenig Internet..."
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"Bungalow 6 was lovely!"
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