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Hotel Tilapia

Mwanza, Tanzania
+255 28 250 0617
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“tilapia” (34 reviews)
“curry” (3 reviews)
“palak paneer” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Mwanza, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean and well organised place with excellent service. Located next to the gull it grants an excellent view of the lake and an evening ambience that is hard to beat. Food is wonderful across all seafood variety. A definite must try and watch out for...More

Thank Adeyemi O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant here is wonderful. It is accessible without a stay (I didn't stay at the hotel), and the menu is enormous. While I can't speak for all of their food, the Indian food is very flavorful, and the view of Lake Victoria (and the...More

Thank runhaags
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Initially I went to their travel office, hoping I would get some advice how to reach Rubondo National Park in the travel office. I happened to talk to the owners, who recommend to go by public transport and gave a complete description how to reach...More

Thank Julia S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view, atmosphere and service are nice, the food, however, is not. It was brought to us after a long time of waiting and was lukewarm. It was okay food but for the money you can definitely get better food in Mwanza. The next morning,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Each year we bring our volunteers to Hotel Tilapia as an introduction to Tanzania. This year as per usual we are greeted by the owners with their warm hospitality, hot showers and the best Indian food in Tanzania. Looking forward to many more years staying...More

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Enjoyed a good meal of tilapia at Hotel Tilapia. Longish wait for food but a very nice setting for a beer. The service was good. Recommended.

Thank wwm2017
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Always a nice experience, good selections and good food. Might not be gourmet, but its very good quality and very tasty!

Thank Partslinger
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Good place for dinning , professional cooks in varieties of dishes including Indian and Italian food

Thank abelmtui
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Went for a relax by the pool but it was unclean. The restaurant and bar area are comfortable. Popular with expats.

Thank pauls56
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Great selection of western food, Indian food and African food with beautiful views and good ambiance. Definitely eat here on your visit!

Thank Rachel W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Mwanza Region  >  Mwanza
  • Phone Number: +255 28 250 0617
  • E-mail
Hotel Tilapia is a hotel with great ambiance. Situated along Capri Point on the serene shores of Lake Victoria and only minutes away from town. It is a place where you can relax at our Nirvana Spa, sunbathe at the swimming pool, enjoy a delicious meal at one of the restaurants or cocktails at the famous SP Bar. If you are planning a business trip, Hotel Tilapia provides a business center, conference facilities and a FREE wireless network throughout the hotel. And with its perfect location and most amazing view, Hotel Tilapia is the ideal place for your stay in Mwanza.
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