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Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H from Brockley

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

5

Excursions taken

0

Honeymoon

Zanzibar and 1 other country between 7 Sep 2010 and 22 Sep 2010

Trip rating: Excellent
"Loved our trip, was a fantastic start to married life.

Selous Impala Camp and Matemwe Beach Village were both outstanding and really made our trip special."

Arranged By Claire Scott


Selous Impala Camp

Selous Impala Camp

"Fantastic stay at Selous Impala Camp"

4 nights Arrived 8 Sep 2010
"We absolutely loved our time at Selous Impala Camp. From start to finish, all the staff made sure we had an amazing time and were completely looked after. The activites from the game drives to the boat and walking safaris were brilliant and the guides were very knowlegeable. They also added in lots of special touches that made our stay truely memorable.

The only slight issue we had was with the power in our room which kept on breaking down leaving us with a funny beeping noise in the middle of the night! The staff were keen to try and resolve the issue so hopefully it was just a once off."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Zanzibar Coffee House

Zanzibar Coffee House

"Zanzibar Coffee House review"

2 nights Arrived 12 Sep 2010
"The most disappointing part of our trip.

While the room was fine it didn't seem like very good value for money. And there was a really irritating intermittent buzzing sound from just outside the window every 10 seconds which went on 24/7. Despite these negatives, the staff were always very friendly, the place was clean, and the rooftop terrace for breakfast was amazing.

So not an awful experience, just one that, unlike the rest of the places we stayed, didn't live up to expectations."
Average
Location
Average
Service
Good
Facilities
Average
Rooms
Average
Food
Good
Pongwe Beach Hotel

Pongwe Beach Hotel

"Pongwe Beach Hotel review"

3 nights Arrived 14 Sep 2010
"An amazing place which was slightly let down by the staff. The location was fantastic, the accomodation comfortable and clean, the pool absolutely stunning, the little touches like the sarongs and beach bags were great and the food good.

However when we were there the service seemed rather chaotic and took away from the overall experience - for example at breakfast, you'd have about 4 different people trying to take your order, things would get forgotten and your toast would always arrive 10 minutes before or after the rest of your breakfast.

Also, I was hugely excited about using the little flag you get given to use on the beach to signal you want drinks, but after 25 minutes waiting I eventually gave up and went to the bar. It's a shame as if they got this sorted it would have been such a fabulous place but the poor service let it down."
Good
Location
Good
Service
Poor
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent
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Matemwe Beach Village, Zanzibar (this camp has since closed)

"Loved Matemwe Beach Village"

4 nights Arrived 17 Sep 2010
"Absolutely adored pretty much everything about this place, which was a very nice surprise as it was probably the one I was least confident about when we booked the trip. But it was fantastic - we loved the ethos of the resort and the fact that the locals harvested seaweed on the beach in front, we loved our room and we loved the food.

We also loved the extra touches such as the meal they set up for us in the shack on the beach, and the bedtime stories left in your room each night. Also the staff were fantastic, both in the hotel and the dive shop."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Zanzibar Coffee House

Zanzibar Coffee House

"Zanzibar Coffee House review"

1 night Arrived 21 Sep 2010
"See previous"
Average

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