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Standard Double Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£54* Per night/room 30 Aug - 31 Aug

Deluxe Double Room, Beach View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Twin Room, Beach View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the helpful staff at Mobydick Lodge. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Kiwengwa Beach. Free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are available.

  • Free continental breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Free valet parking and self-parking
  • Drinking and dining options include a restaurant, a beach bar and a bar/lounge
  • Services include free babysitting, a free kids' club and dry cleaning/laundry
  • On-site recreation includes a private beach, a gym and a playground
  • Steps from Kiwengwa Beach and 10 minutes by car from Mapenzi Beach
  • Airport, beach and local-area shuttle service available for a fee

Mobydick Lodge ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Mobydick Lodge

Everyone (1) Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5
I love location of this hotel -on the beach.Staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfeat meniu could have more variaty,it was so borring to eat pancakes and donuts with watermelion and pineapple for 2 weeks. The first room ,which we stayed was in the terrible condition -couldnt flush toilet,no hot water and later even cold.Then we moved to the room -closer to the beach ,which was much better.

Posted by on 2 Apr 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Apr 2020 by Management Sipano Beach Lodge

Warm thanks for your advice, good news is that nowadays we are finishing the total repair and fresh renewal of all the old and new rooms. We are using very upgraded materials including new toilets, showers and total overhaul of rooms, pictures can be seen online from Mid April 2020. Services also going to improve from June as we have a very smart smaller European company to manage hotel services. We will remain advocates of local prices to all including tourists. Please return again and enjoy even more our pride of showing local authentic hospitality to the International travellers. Best Wishes and stay safe! Peter Sipano. Director, Sipano Beach.

3 out of 5
Déçue pour le prix! Nous avions une chambre face à la mer, mais extrêmement bruyante, impossible de dormir avant 2/3h du matin, réveil à 6h maximum.. Eau de récupérateur d’eau de pluie, donc pas de douche quand nous avons envie. Wifi qui marche 1h/jour à peine. Personnel peu souriant, et ménage fait 3 fois sur 9 jours.. Excursion avec le guide de « l’hôtel » hors de prix.. Je dirais plutôt que c’est une guest house et non un hôtel 3 étoiles! Par contre petit déjeuner top, varié et très bon. Et repas très bon!! Et transat + hamac vue mer très jolie!

Posted by , from France on 5 Jan 2020

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3 out of 5
L'emplacement est excellent. Seules les chambres avec vue sur l'ocean sont agreables.

Posted by on 3 Jun 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Jun 2019 by Peter Sipano, Manager

Grazie mille, con tutto il piacere è amore per il nostro lavoro nobile di dare la più vera ospitalità autentica di Zanzibar, facendo che ospiti si trovano coinvolti come nella vita vera. Grazie ancora!

Property Features

Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the white sand beach. For a convenient ride to the sand and surf, hop on the hotel's beach shuttle (surcharge). After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Mobydick Lodge such as the free kids' club and a fitness centre. Free breakfast is served daily. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A bar/lounge and A beach bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. This beach hotel also offers a rooftop terrace and a garden. Self parking and valet parking are free. This 3-star Kiwengwa hotel is smoke free.

  • 15 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (free)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar on the beach
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (free)
  • Playground on site
  • Separate dining area
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle, area shuttle, and beach shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Mobydick Lodge offers 15 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and a safe. Rooms open to balconies. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate living rooms and includes desks. Beds feature premium bedding. Fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony
  • Separate bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to noon.

Mobydick Lodge has a restaurant on site.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Playground on site
  • Scuba diving nearby

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Check-in time starts at 6:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 2:00 PM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Mobydick Lodge

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit in all accommodation. 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; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. 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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service. Each guest room is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of: Bureau Veritas (third-party expert - Global); Safe Travels (WTTC - Global); SGS (third-party expert - Global); Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global); Ecolab (third-party expert - Global).

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Security system
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Staffed front desk
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities on site
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Bureau Veritas (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of SGS (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 3
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night
  • Airport shuttle transfer per adult: USD 40 (one-way)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 80.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 5 per cent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sipano Beach Lodge Zanzibar Kiwengwa
  • Sipano Beach Zanzibar Kiwengwa
  • Mobydick Lodge Hotel
  • Mobydick Lodge Kiwengwa
  • Sipano Beach Lodge Zanzibar
  • Mobydick Lodge Hotel Kiwengwa

You should know

  • Up to 3 children aged 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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