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Granby, Canada
Reviewed 30 October 2016

After a few days of intense adventure on the safari circuit Diamond Mapenzi Beach Club was perfect to relax before the long trip back home. My room was in an individual bungalow in the third row from the beach, I could hear the waves crash on the reef quite a distance away. It was about 50 metres from the actual...

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DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear WolfyP, What a fantastic review! Thank you so much for your time in writing down all these kind words and compliments! We will be sure to pass them on towards each department. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your well-deserved break from everyday life to the fullest and that you were able to relax and have...

Blackburn
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I have been meaning to post this review for weeks after a lovely holiday at Mapenzi Beach ( We were there in August). The beach villa was lovely, spacious, clean and attended to twice a day. The view of white sand and palm trees is great but don’t think you are at the same level as the sea, you walk...

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DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear Chelseablackburn, Thank you very much for the wonderful review and compliments, we will be sure to pass them on to everyone! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay to the fullest, and that David was able to be there for you throughout your entire stay to make it as enjoyable as possible Thank you again for...

Alexandria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is the second time we have stayed here. We are just back from 10 nights all inclusive. The staff are very friendly and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The animation team were great and I liked the Zumba and water gym. I stayed with my husband here after a great safari in the Selous. The hotel...

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DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear MARYM M, Thank you so much for your lovely review and your kind words about our resort1 We are delighted that you had such an amazing stay with us and that you were able to enjoy it to the fullest from the very first minute. Thank you again for your kind comments and we very much look forward to...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My family and I spent a few nights here at the end of a long South African holiday, and it was just what we needed. We stayed in one of the beach villas (highly recommended). We arrived late at night to find that the resort was still holding the buffet open so that we could get dinner that night. We...

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DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear WanderingDocToo, Asante sana for your kind comments and compliments! We also thank you for you constructive criticism as this consistently helps us improve our service. We appreciate your comments about our lunch box and our bathroom, which have been taken to account and passed on to our respective managers in order to ameliorate our service. We are so happy...

Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This location and hotel is soooo beautiful! The hotel style integrates itself perfectly into the island's scenery and African feel. Nothing was out of place. Not having a TV in the room may come as a disadvantage for some travelers, but we enjoyed it so much since we had detached from our daily routine and focused in soaking in the...

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DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear LidiaZ983, What a fantastic review! Thank you so much for your time in writing down all these kind words and compliments! We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your well-deserved break from everyday life to the fullest and that you were able to relax and have a good time with us. We look forward to welcoming you...

County Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We arrived at Diamonds Mapenzi after a fantastic 5 day Kenyan Safari. After the early morning game drives and substantial road journeys between each safari location (we went to Aberdare, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara), we were really looking forward to relaxing and chilling out, and Diamonds Mapenzi was just the ticket! We were travelling with our 2 sons aged...

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DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear DeeJL2015, Wow! What an amazing review! We are absolutely delighted to read that you have spent such a great chill out time with us and that you enjoyed all of our services to the fullest. Thank you kindly for your compliments to our staff, which they will be very happy to receive as well! We look forward to welcoming...

Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the best hotels in Zanzibar. Food, service excellent. The majority of the guest are from Northern Europe: Germany, Scandinavia, Poland, Czechia and Holland, however this Italian managed hotel challanges us with the italian times for dinners which starts at 7.30-8.00 pm. I would only recommend to reflect the Northern European life style and guests' profile and starts...

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DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear Marcin D, What an incredibly kind review! Asante sana! We are so pleased to read that we were able to create a perfect stay for you. Thank you for your feedback regarding dinner time and be sure that we will pass it onto our chefs in order to create the best possible culinary offer for our guests. We all...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We spent 6 days at this lovely hotel as a way to unwind after climbing Kilimanjaro, and it was the perfect choice! The grounds are beautiful, with lots of space between the bungalows so your balcony never feels overlooked. The gardens are full of gorgeous flowers which attract lots of butterflies, and if you lurk about at dusk you might...

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DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear Emma F, Asante sana for taking you time in leaving us a wonderful and comprehensive review! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your week with us to the fullest from our gardens and beach, to our service and facilities! We appreciate your constructive criticism and will be sure to take them into account. We thank you very...

Layton, Utah
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach (also known as Planhotel Mapenzi Beach) is a wonderful, all-inclusive hotel in Zanzibar. The service was wonderful from the porters who take your bags to your room to the ladies in the boutique. Everyone was helpful and kind. The rooms were lovely and the beach was beautiful. There is some snorkeling, but you have to get very...

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DiamondsMapenziBeach, General Manager at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, responded to this review

Dear Amanda B, Asante sana for your comprehensive review of our resort! Thank you very much for your kind tips and compliments! We are delighted to read that you loved every single minute of your stay and look forward to welcoming you back for another wonderful beach holiday! Kind regards, Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Management

Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

DxvBooked due to good reviews on trip advisor. Beautiful beachside location in the north east of the island about an hour from Zanzibar city/Stonetown. All inclusive with good food to suit a range of tastes from Italian pasta and pizza, curries, western food, fresh grill and salads. If I am very critical I would prefer more fruit available at breakfast...

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Dear Rebecca P, Thank you very much for taking your time in writing such a comprehensive review of our resort! We thank you for your constructive tips and have taken note of them! Thank you for your kind remarks and comments of our facilities, offerings and staff which were all able to create a lovely stay for you. We look...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set on the east coast of Zanzibar on the Kiwengwa shoreline, Diamonds Mapenzi Beach perfectly blends in the natural environment of the surrounding landscape, covering an area of 4 hectares blessed with a long white beach and lush tropical gardens of palms and colourful bougainvillea. The Resort is just 40 minutes from Zanzibar international airport and is a perfect choice for guests in search of a retreat that offers a nice mixture of relax,fun and extensive all inclusive services ... more   less 

Additional Information about Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

Address: PO Box 100, Mahonda, Tanzania (Formerly Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club)
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Mahonda
Price Range: $239 - $437 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Diamonds Mapenzi Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 87
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Also Known As:
Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club Hotel Mahonda
Mapenzi Beach Hotel
Mapenzi Beach Zanzibar
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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“Take beach villas with nice sea view and be away from the hotel pool and restaurant/bar noise.”
  • beach villa veranda
  • beach villa view (low tide)
  • beach villa entrance
modryslon, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Beach view and lots of activities”
HappycampersCT1, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Beach bungalows are nice, but even the furthest rooms from the beach are only about a minute walk.”
  • front porch of my room
  • complexe bathroom with giant shower stall
  • A decent sized in-room safe is provided free of charge.
  • view from the lobby towards the ocean
  • a comfortable bed with new flower decoration every day
WolfyP, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are good. We had one in the top near to the pool but there are ones right on the beach if you prefer.”
455marymm, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Beach rooms are the largest .”
DeeJL2015, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
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