Mnarani Beach Cottages

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Private beach, beach towels, snorkelling, kayaking
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Mnarani Beach Cottages

Mnarani Beach Cottages

3.5 star property
Beachfront resort in Nungwi with outdoor pool, restaurant

7.8/10 Good

114 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
North Coast, Nungwi, PO BOX 3361
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach towels
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
Feel at home
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Separate bedroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 64 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Kajibange - 13 min walk
  • Chef's Baking shop - 18 min walk
  • Kivulini Restaurant - 18 min walk
  • M&J Cafe - 18 min walk
  • Union beach shop - 18 min walk

About this property

Mnarani Beach Cottages

3.5-star resort by the ocean
Take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, a round-trip airport shuttle and a corner/local shop at Mnarani Beach Cottages. This resort is a great place to bask in the sun with a private beach, beach towels and kayaking. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a massage, a body wrap or a body treatment. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Doctor Bar, the on-site restaurant. Enjoy on-site activities, such as fishing and snorkelling. In addition to a terrace and a coffee shop/cafe, guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
Other perks at this resort include:
  • An outdoor pool with sunloungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self-parking
  • Concierge services, luggage storage and a front desk safe
  • Tour/ticket information
  • Guest reviews speak well of the dining options, breakfast and helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at Mnarani Beach Cottages boast thoughtful touches, such as air conditioning and dressing gowns, as well as amenities, such as safes.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Balconies, ceiling fans and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 27 units


  • Check-in time from 11 AM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Skydiving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Doorbell and phone notifications


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and facials.


Doctor Bar – This bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Sea view restaurent – On-site restaurant. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

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

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 120 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 50 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services 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.

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 sanitiser.

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

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have lifts.

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

This property accepts credit/debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Mnarani Beach Cottages Hotel Nungwi
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Mnarani Beach Resort
Mnarani Beach Cottages Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
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Mnarani Beach Resort
Mnarani Beach Hotel
Mnarani Beach Cottages Resort
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Mnarani Beach Cottages Resort Nungwi

Frequently asked questions

Does Mnarani Beach Cottages offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Mnarani Beach Cottages 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Mnarani Beach Cottages?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 120 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Mnarani Beach Cottages?
You can check in from 11 AM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Mnarani Beach Cottages and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, fishing and snorkelling. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the resort's other amenities, which include a private beach and spa services. Mnarani Beach Cottages also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Mnarani Beach Cottages?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Doctor Bar. Nearby restaurants include Kajibange (13-min walk), Sunset (2.6 mi) and Essence Restaurant (3 mi).
Does Mnarani Beach Cottages have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Mnarani Beach Cottages like?
Mnarani Beach Cottages is located on the waterfront, a short 2-minute walk from Mnarani Natural Aquarium and 11 minutes' walk from Nungwi Beach. Travellers say that this resort is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

riyaz, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing hotel
Manika, 4-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Proximity to the reef!
ingvar, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

We were charged 40$ extra yet the fault was for the hotel giving wrong information.the manager was not willing to listen
Lynn, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

ood but...
I stayed for 4 nights and my comments as follow: * The room was very nice (spacious, very nice view "Mahaba 1", nice AC, hot water and coffee tray) * The staff very friendly *the beach is nice, but affected by tides, so the water going away sometimes during the day. Also the management need to watch the guest behavior with the shades and sun beds as during our stay we found some people putting their towels to reserve place and going to use other area of the beach or using the pool!! * The breakfast limited choices with acceptable quality. * The dinner set menu and tasty "compliments to the chef" * The area very rough.
View from room
Karim, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The place is fine for the price. Rooms are basic but functional (hot water, air con etc). The location is a little distant from Nungwi nightlife but most guests are probably looking for that. Breakfast is a little disappointing at most Nungwi hotels but this place is slightly above average in the breakfast stakes.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dynamic ocean front watching the expansive tides come and go under the over hanging deck! Did not like workers waking me up at 7am with their chatter.... Some requests of the front desk were ignored...😐
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

The room was absolute disaster! I paid upgrade amd i got the cheapest hole.. no internet or wifi for $137 a night for this hole with no wifi never again! No hot water even, breakfast disaster again...
2-night trip with friends
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