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Marimba Secret Gardens

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Reviewed 6 December 2014

We love our stay in Marimba ). This is a unique place with a priviledge ubication (Our favorite place in Mozambique. The elevated hut and surrounded garden and kitchen are full of charm. The food and the service is the best we have seen in...More

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Response from Isabelle M, Owner at Marimba Secret GardensResponded 10 December 2014

Thanks so much for your wunderful review! We've enjoyed you guys a lot as our guests - especially the beautiful and interesting conversations we had in the evening hours! Take care and warm regards, Marcel and Isabelle.

Reviewed 21 November 2014

It was really amazing to get away from it all at this remote lodge in the "middle of nowhere". Even though Marimba is almost an hour outside of Vilanculos (accessible by 4x4 only) it is well-situated for boat trips to the Bazaruto Archipelago. The owners,...More

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Response from Isabelle M, Owner at Marimba Secret GardensResponded 10 December 2014

I have no words to answer to this positive and truly flattering review!! I have already passed on the compliment to Jaime and Arnaldo! Thank you very much! Marcel and Isabelle.

Reviewed 26 October 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights in October 2014 and loved everything about it. Isabelle and Marcel and all the staff were incredibly warm, friendly and helpful, making our stay so relaxing and memorable. They offer a pick-up/drop-off service from Vilankulo, which is necessary unless...More

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Response from Isabelle M, Owner at Marimba Secret GardensResponded 10 December 2014

Thanks so much for your beautiful words!! We are very happy we could provide you an unforgettable and - most of all - a relaxing and recreate stay! Thanks for inspiring and enjoyable conversations at the dinner table! Warm regards, Marcel and Isabelle.

Reviewed 18 October 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a week in September, and would early have stayed for longer if we could. The area is beautiful and secluded, the huts nice and clean, and the food is fabulous. Both the staff and owners are friendly, helpful and professional and...More

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Response from Isabelle M, Owner at Marimba Secret GardensResponded 24 October 2014

Thank you very much for your review! Really hope you're having a great time in Madagascar and are still envious of your trip ;)!!

Reviewed 15 September 2014

If you are looking for a quiet place to stay near Vilankulo and Bazaruto, if you appreciate attention to details, respectful tourism projects, nice food, close and helpful owners... then you will love Marimba. Isabelle and Marcel will make you feel at home, a home...More

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Response from Isabelle M, Owner at Marimba Secret GardensResponded 23 October 2014

Thank you very much for your positive review! First of all, we are very sorry about your negative experience on that day and wish this didn't happen and you could have enjoyed your day as you've deserved it!!! We took your feedback about the island...More

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