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Mobydick Lodge

3-star beachfront hotel with beach shuttle, near Kiwengwa Beach

  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
From
A$55

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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53 Kiwengwa 52c, Kiwengwa, Unguja Kaskazini Region, Tanzania
6.8.Good.
  • I love location of this hotel -on the beach.Staff is very friendly and helpful.…

    Mar. 4, 2020

  • Upon arrival, our room was sold a second time, I heard that there is no room where we…

    Dec. 8, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global), Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), SGS (3rd party expert - Global), Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global), and Bureau Veritas (3rd party expert - 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 wear 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
  • gap period enforced between guest stays72 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Safe
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 15 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free children's club

For families

  • Playground on site
  • Babysitting or childcare (free)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge

What’s around

  • On a private beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Mapenzi Beach - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Kendwa Beach - 23.1 mi / 37.1 km
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 24.5 mi / 39.4 km
  • Old Fort - 25.9 mi / 41.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Double Room, Garden View
  • Deluxe Twin Room, Beach View
  • Deluxe Double Room, Beach View

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On a private beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Mapenzi Beach - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Kendwa Beach - 23.1 mi / 37.1 km
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 24.5 mi / 39.4 km
  • Old Fort - 25.9 mi / 41.7 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 63 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
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53 Kiwengwa 52c, Kiwengwa, Unguja Kaskazini Region, Tanzania

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 15 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 6:00 AM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 2:00 PM
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special 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

Children

  • Up to 3 children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Free babysitting
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • On private beach
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Playground on site
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Meeting rooms

Services

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

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate dining area
  • Number of living rooms
  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Free bottled water

More

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

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night
  • Airport shuttle transfer per adult: USD 40 (one-way)

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 80.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Area shuttle and beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

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

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • SGS (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Bureau Veritas (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

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.

This property does not have elevators.

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

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Sipano Beach Lodge Zanzibar Kiwengwa
  • Mobydick Lodge Kiwengwa
  • Sipano Beach Lodge Zanzibar
  • Mobydick Lodge Hotel Kiwengwa
  • Sipano Beach Zanzibar Kiwengwa
  • Mobydick Lodge Hotel

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FAQs

  • Yes, Mobydick Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. 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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 6:00 AM - anytime. Check-out time is 2:00 PM. Express check-in and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Pesce Biricchino (3-min walk), Cheap local food (5-min walk), and SI BurgerS (10-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 80.00 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving. Enjoy amenities like a private beach, a fitness center, and spa services. Mobydick Lodge also has a picnic area and a garden.
6.8.Good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Friendly amazing staff,location is also nice...a few minutes from the beach.

    Kamal, 1 night trip, Dec. 1, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    it was a good one but too short, I wish I stayed a bit longer. Please give me a good discount so that I can be able to come back in November or December this year

    Fred, 1 night trip with friends, Aug. 30, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Very noisy

    The premises next door played thunderous house music until 2am. Impossible to think, let alone sleep. Staff uninterested in providing any service.

    7 night trip, Jul. 14, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    The facilities were absolutely horrible. The rooms were dark and dingy. My took my family and looked for a new hotel immediately. The staff, however, was very friendly, and the food service was OK. I would definitely never go back or recommend it to someone else.

    5 night family trip, Mar. 3, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    I enjoyed the direct access to the beach and the food was good and the staff went out of their way to accommodate. The negative was the old dingy facilities with bad wifi service. Probably would not repeat.

    3 night trip, Jan. 14, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    The experience was terrible. I was inconvenienced

    Lehlohonolo, 4 night family trip, Dec. 31, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    Never take food from them. Kitchen is a paradise of stray dogs and cats.

    Nittin, 1 night trip, Nov. 8, 2018

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  • 2.0.Poor

    DO NOT STAY HERE. Disgusting conditions of rooms and bathrooms. Rooms are NOT as described. AVOID AVOID AVOID!

    8 night family trip, Oct. 31, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Basic accommodation in a rustic setting. On the beach, which means direct access to the ocean, and seeing the ocean from your room... The staff is super nice.

    Grazia, 3 night trip, Sep. 20, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hotel on the beach

    Amazing place.... Peter the owner is welcoming and friendly. You are treated like family. Rachel the waitress was very good and always was attentive to your needs ... always showed a smile. Best thing though was the view.... wow... Try the pizza .... best I have ever had!

    Mishal, 4 night trip, Aug. 30, 2018

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