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Marafiki Bungalows

Upscale beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Kiwengwa Beach

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
From
A$129

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from April 25 2021 to May 22 2021 (dates subject to change).

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  • Infinity Pool
  • Infinity Pool
  • Beach
  • Beach
  • Infinity Pool
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8.4.Very good.
  • Extended stay for 1 more night due to attending diving course. Was moved to an even nicer…

    Feb. 17, 2021

  • Came as a solo traveller. Excellent service & accomodation in this chic boutique hotel.…

    Feb. 13, 2021

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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 wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 19 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 9 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 1 min walk
  • Pongwe Beach - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 7.3 mi / 11.7 km
This property is closed from April 25 2021 to May 22 2021 (dates subject to change).

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View
  • Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Garden View
  • Superior Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Garden View
  • Superior Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Ocean View
  • Honeymoon Villa, Non Smoking, Ocean View
  • Family Duplex, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Ocean View
  • Family Duplex, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Garden View

Location

  • On the beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 9 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 1 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 9 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 1 min walk
  • Pongwe Beach - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 7.3 mi / 11.7 km
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 6.1 mi / 9.9 km
  • Uroa Beach - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km
  • Mnemba Island - 13.9 mi / 22.3 km
  • Marumbi Beach - 10.2 mi / 16.5 km
  • Kigomani Beach - 10.9 mi / 17.5 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 67 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 19 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

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

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

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

Pets

  • Pets stay free
  • Up to 22 lbs

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Furnished lanai
  • Yard
  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Dining

Marafiki - This restaurant specializes in Latin American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

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Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 4 percent

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 45 per vehicle (one-way)

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Pool access available from 6:00 AM to midnight.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher 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, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

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

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

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, Marafiki Bungalows 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 is closed from April 25 2021 to May 22 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • 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 and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to midnight.
  • Yes, pets are welcome, with a maximum weight of 22 lbs per pet.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Yes, Marafiki offers Latin American cuisine. Nearby restaurants include La Villa (2.2 mi), Amour Beach Restaurant (2.9 mi), and Queen of Sheba Beach Lodge (3.6 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 45 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like hiking and horseback riding. Additional recreation nearby includes spelunking and ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The place is amazing with brilliant staff. There was a mix up with my room and double booked

    Carl, 4 night trip, Dec. 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice very relaxing place nestled in a corner

    Family Bungalows in a tropical garden with an acces to provate beach

    michal, 3 night family trip, Jan. 24, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Bien mais sans plus

    Séjour de 4 nuits. Points positifs: Très bon restaurant au tarif raisonnable Jolie piscine Joli décoration Staf local agréable Navette pour la plage principale Points negatifs Plage impraticable de janvier à mars sans être informé avant Terrasse servant aussi d’entrepôt aux femmes de ménages Deux problèmes (résolus) de plomberie en 4 jours Management pas tres professionnel (se préoccupe pas trop de l’avis des clients).

    Jeremie, 4 night family trip, Feb. 7, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    hotel trop isolé, plage impraticable

    J’ai séjourné dans cet hotel 4 nuits. L’hôtel de prime abord est plutot charmant avec des bungalows separés en 2 sur un petit parc de verdure. Le premier point faible de cet hotel est sa plage qui est catastrophique. Au vu des plages paradisiaques qui entourent l’ile de zanzibar c’est bien dommage. Le deuxième point faible est son confinement qui est vraiment loin de tout et vous laisse a la merci de la restauration de l’hôtel qui est vraiment pas exceptionnelle avec un choix assez limité et qui plus est sans plat locaux. Je passe sur le service a table qui est tres long et souvent proche de l’heure d’attente. C’est egalement bien dommage. Nous sommes reparti de cet hotel comme nous arrivés : sans meme qu’un membre du staff nous propose la moindre aide pour nos valises, ce qu’on attend d’un hotel 4*. Autre belle surprise : nous nous sommes vu appliquer 4% de plus sur notre facture finale car payé en carte (On me l’aurait dit au check in j’aurais prevu du cash). Enfin bref, expérience plutot proche de la moyenne sans plus que je ne recommande évidemment a personne.

    karim, 4 night family trip, Dec. 29, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Le Marafiki est constitué de bungalows situé sur un site arboré bien entretenu mais totalement enclavé. La piscine est la pièce maîtresse. Si vous souhaitez autre chose que le. bronzing/massage/ lecture .... des activités nautiques, de la plongée..Il va falloir ouvrir le porte feuille et passer par l'hôtel. La plage en outre bas est toute petite avec flux et reflux d'algues noires. Une longue marche à pieds vous permettra de rejoindre la route côtière et voir quelques commerces locaux. Aucun site culturel aux alentours. Pensez à faire venir un taxi commandé par vos soins . Trajet vers stone town autour de 30$. Si l'hôtel vous le commande il vous en coûtera 49$ ( Déc 2019) Bon séjour

    Claire, 1 night family trip, Dec. 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Vue du paradis

    Dépaysement garanti et repos assuré

    Serge, 10 night trip, Nov. 15, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    4 night trip, Dec. 6, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    3 night trip, Aug. 21, 2019

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