Hotels, Lodges, Guesthouses & Rooms

In recent years, a whole series of new hotels, lodges, guesthouses and apartments have been built in Bagamoyo, which often have many rooms available and can therefore usually be booked at short notice. Exception: weekends, holidays, conferences or during the International Bagamoyo Arts Festival, which normally takes place in October / November, but is canceled in 2020 due to the corona pandemic. There are currently 28 accommodations on this page with a total of 950 beds - from the largest conference hotel with 210 beds to apartments with 4 beds.

Good beach hotels can be found both in the northern end of the village and in the south of Bagamoyo. Recently, however, several accommodations, some of which are quite inexpensive, have opened within the town. At all hotels, lodges or guest houses, it is worthwhile to inquire about group rates or long-term rates.

Security advice:
Attention should be paid to security. The room doors should be locked. Money and valuables must be locked in the suitcase or deposited in the safe. Sections of the beach that are not directly in front of a hotel should only be visited when accompanied by locals.

By clicking on the hotel name you will get to the respective homepages.

Last update: 14/9/2020
 


 

Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge

(British possession)

Furnishing:
12 bungalows in local style, picturesque location on an exclusively used peninsula (solar technology)
All bungalows with air conditioning and veranda
Swimming pool
Kayak rental, windsurfing, sailing & snorkeling, fishing, diving, nature trail
Bar, restaurant, sundowner lounge
Wifi

Current prices:
Double room: 254 EUR
Family villa: 403 EUR (2 double beds, 1 single bed for 5 guests)

Prices include breakfast and taxes/tourist tax.
Booking also possible on the internet via the hotel portal.
You can also pay by credit card at the hotel.

Contact:
Email: ruaha@bushlink.co.tz

Description:
Luxurious lodge belonging to the Fox company in a secluded, dreamlike location on the edge of a lagoon (only accessible by hotel boat). Ideal for honeymooners (also at the end of a safari tour). Best rated accommodation in Bagamoyo on the web. However, not an optimal connection to the city of Bagamoyo.

According to Tripadvisor "best value for money" of about 40 hotels in Bagamoyo (4.5 out of a possible 5 points).


 

Family Cottage

Furnishing:
Six large bungalows right on the beach
Modern equipment with refrigerator, coffee maker, fan, terrace
Wifi
Restaurant
Bar / lounge
Handicapped accessible / wheelchair accessible
Big pool
24-hour reception and room service
Free shuttle service

Current prices:
Bungalow: from 105 EUR
Prices include breakfast and taxes/fees.
Minimum booking: two nights

Contact:
Email: info@familiycottage.co.tz
Tel. 00255 768 368 119

Description:
The facility opened in 2017 on Kaole Road directly on the beach south of Bagamoyo. Not far from Bagamoyo College of Arts (TASUBA). Very good ratings on Tripadvisor (4.5 out of a possible 5 points and the third best hotel in Bagamoyo in terms of price-performance ratio). The guests praise the great beach section, the quiet location, the large, spacious and stylishly furnished bungalows, the food, the large, clean pool and the friendliness of the staff. Booking via internet portals is currently not possible, only via the lodge's own homepage.


 

Firefly

(The tenant comes from Zimbabwe)

Furnishing:
6 double rooms and 2 bedrooms for groups of 4 or 8 people
Room with fan
Laundry service
Restaurant and bar
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bike rental
Business center
Souvenir shop
Childcare
Yoga and massage courses (spa)

Prices:
Double: 49 EUR
Dormitory (4 or 8 people): 16 EUR p.p.
Camping: 10 EUR

Prices without breakfast. Not all rooms have hot water yet. The double rooms have their own bathroom, the two dormitories have a shared bathroom.

Bookings can be made via hotel portals on the Internet.

Contact:
Tel. 00255-759177393
Email: info@fireflybagamoyo.com

Description:
The lodge, which opened in 2015, is centrally located on India Street and is located in the middle of the old town (near the Old German School) in a renovated historical Arab building from 1850. The owners attach great importance to environmental protection and have founded the "Bagamoyo Beach Lovers". The non-profit association regularly cleans the beach, has set up rubbish bins on the beach and conducts training courses for the lodge staff and the local population. A "recycling point" can be used by everyone. The design of the lodge, the food and the friendliness of the service are widely praised on the Internet. When booking, the location in the middle of the town at a central passage must be taken into account. There is live music on Fridays.

Ranked No. 1 of 20 B & Bs / inns and No. 2 of hotels in Bagamoyo (value for money) according to Tripadvisor.


 

Travellers Lodge

(German-South African possession)

Furnishing:
13 beach and 12 garden bungalows, distributed in different locations on a very large site (the rooms have shower / toilet, hot water, mosquito net, some with air conditioning, veranda)
Free laundry service
Restaurant and bar
A narrow conference room with 45 seats, office & multimedia projector
Wifi (in the restaurant/lounge)
Large climbing frame for children
Remarkable botanical palm garden with 130 different palm species from all over the world
Tent pitches (inexpensive with shower/toilet)

Prices:
Beach houses (double): 90 USD
Beach houses (single): 70 USD
Garden houses (double): 80 USD
Garden sheds (single): 60 USD
Campsite with your own tent: 8 USD
15 USD for each additional person in a double room, children under 6 years free

Price includes breakfast. No credit cards are accepted.

Contact:
Tel. 00255-23-2440077
Email: info@travellers-lodge-bagamoyo.com

Description:
The hotel owners (one German and one South African) are very helpful, the rooms are clean and three points speak in favor of the lodge, which opened in 1993: firstly, the good food. Secondly, the ideal beach location (flat sandy beach with a view of the romantic dhow harbor ) and thirdly still the price-performance ratio. Development workers can often be found at the lodge. Good ratings on the internet (4.0 out of 5 possible points on Tripadvisor). The bungalows are currently being renovated. The restaurant has already been renovated. The owners, who have now taken over the management again, support the "Bagamoyo Beach Lovers" for a clean beach. The lodge plays a role in the award-winning youth book "Mandela & Nelson" by the German author Hermann Schulz.


 

IDC Guest House

Furnishing:
Spacious rooms (25 sqm)
Fan
Breakfast
Business center
24 hour reception
Pool
Garden

Price:
Double: 23 EUR or 26 EUR (including breakfast) to 44 EUR
Single room: 12 to 26 EUR
Dormitory: 52 EUR (4 beds)

Prices without breakfast (3 EUR p.p.)

Contact:
Email:
Tel:

Description:
The small guesthouse is located in the village, about 5 minutes walk from the beach, only 400 meters from the Bagamoyo College of Arts (TASUBA). So optimal e.g. for festival goers or college interns. Very good customer ratings on Tripadvisor (5 out of 5 possible points and the sixth best hotel for value for money in Bagamoyo on Tripadvisor) and on booking.com (8.9 out of 10 possible points). The cleanliness, the extremely friendly hotel staff, the very open and nice hotel manager and the almost unbeatable price-performance ratio are praised. Cheap bookings through booking.com.


 

Bagamoyo Service Apartments

Furnishing:
Apartments with shower / toilet and TV (55 sqm)
Restaurant
Wifi
24 hour reception

Price:
Apartment: from 55 EUR
Price includes taxes/fees

Contact:
Tel. 00255 754 000 068
Email: info@bagamoyotz.com

Description:
Relatively new apartments very close to the College of Arts (TASUBA). A few hundred meters to the beach. Excellent (but older) reviews on the Internet (4.5 out of a possible 5 points and the fifth best hotel in terms of value for money in Bagamoyo on Tripadvisor). The cleanliness, the friendliness of the staff and the price-performance ratio are praised. The booking can also be made on the Internet via the hotel portals.


 

Bomani Beach Bungalows

(Norwegian management)

Furnishing:
7 double bungalows (all with sea view)
2 double rooms in the main building (1 with sea view, 1 with garden view)
1 bungalow with 3 rooms
All rooms with air conditioning, bath / toilet
Restaurant and bar
Wifi
Beach
Boat trips, sailing and snorkeling
Organization of workshop and seminar programs

Prices:
Double: 42 to 121 EUR
Price includes breakfast and taxes/fees.

Contact:
Email: booking@bomanibeach.com
www.facebook.com/bomanibeachbungalows
Tel: 047 4146 5668 or 0786979475 or 0687349045

Description:
In 2009 a small lodge opened in a remote location approx. 20 km south of Bagamoyo. Trips to Bagamoyo or Dar es Salaam can also be organized on request. The lodge gets excellent reviews on the Internet: clean rooms, good location by the sea, nice staff, local food (4.5 out of a possible 5 points on Tripadvisor and the fourth best hotel in Bagamoyo in terms of value for money). Bookings on the Internet via hotel portals possible.


 

Ella's Swahili House

Furnishing:
(Holiday home for families or small groups)
6 rooms (3 double rooms and 3 single rooms for a maximum of 9 people)
3 bathrooms with 1 shower
Balcony
Garden
TV
Wifi
Room fans and mosquito nets
Kitchen with stove, refrigerator and microwave
Washing machine, iron and ironing board
Daily cleaning
Parking spaces

Price:
85 EUR (3 people) to 119 EUR (9 people) including taxes for the entire guest house!

Contact:
Email:
Tel:

Description:
Extremely highly rated, 90 square meter holiday home in the center of Bagamoyo, approx. 300 meters from the Old Market and 400 meters from the beach: users give an outstanding 9.2 points (out of a maximum of 10) on booking.com and 4.5 points (out of a maximum of 5) on Tripadvisor - the highest value for money of any accommodation in Bagamoyo. Booking via booking.com.


 

Oceanic Bay Hotel & Resort

(German possession)

Furnishing:
86 double rooms and 6 suites with balcony or veranda
6 conference rooms for 93 - 342 people
Big pool
Internet café
2 restaurants for 480 guests
All rooms with AC, TV, WiFi, telephone
24 hour reception
Beach volleyball, beach soccer, table tennis, billiards, darts, fitness center
Own bus for transfers

Prices:
Deluxe room: double room (32 sqm): 119-197 EUR / single room 99-134 EUR
Executive Suite (43 sqm): 152-242 EUR
Special weekend prices are also offered on the hotel's website (double room: 64 USD / single room 41 USD)

Prices include breakfast and taxes/tourist tax. Booking is also possible on the Internet via hotel portals.

Contact:
Email: info@oceanicbay.com

Description:
The large conference hotel, built in 2002 and destroyed by a fire in 2009, was reopened in 2012 and offers good conference facilities for larger groups. The largest pool in Bagamoyo is also located here. Average satisfactory rating on the Internet (2.5 out of 5 possible points on Tripadvisor). In Zanzibar there is a sister hotel on Matemwe Beach: Mandhari Villa Hotel & Resort.


 

Bagamoyo Country Club

(South African lead)

Furnishing:
10 rooms (all with veranda, air conditioning, fan, mosquito net, hot water, shower / toilet, safe, sea view)
Free laundry service
Restaurant and bar
Wood-fired pizzeria

Prices:
Single: 55 USD
Double: 75 USD
Prices include breakfast and taxes/fees.

Contact:
Email: info@bagamoyocountryclub.com

Description:
The lodge, which opened in 2009, is located south of the city, directly on a wonderful beach between Bagamoyo and the historic fishing village of Kaole (ruin of a Persian mosque). If you don't want shops, discos or nightlife, you've come to the right place. The price-performance ratio is optimal. Guests praise the peace and quiet, the food, the beach and the friendliness of the staff. The customer ratings are good (4.0 out of a possible 5 points on Tripadvisor).


 

Millennium Sea Breeze Resort Bagamoyo

(Tanzanian possession)

Furnishing:
Several single and double rooms, with satellite TV and minibar, some with a balcony
4 conference rooms for 100, 50, 30 and 10 people
Pool
Internet café
Restaurant
Night club
Observation tower

Prices:
Double: 143 to 161 EUR
Suite with sea view: on request

Contact:
Email: info@millennium.co.tz

Description:
Hotel opened in 2004 with good facilities (albeit quite small rooms) on one of the most beautiful stretches of beach. The more expensive suites with sea views are much larger at 41 square meters. The ratings on the Internet are satisfactory (Tripadvisor: 2.5 out of a possible 5 points). Clear advantage: The hotel is only 100 m south of the Bagamoyo College of Arts and is therefore very conveniently located, especially for festival visitors.


 

Millennium Old Post Office Hotel La Renaissance

(Tanzanian possession)

Furnishing:
6 suites furnished in the Zanzibari style (with refrigerator, satellite TV, telephone, air conditioning, etc.)
Conference room
Bar
Internet cafe

Prices:
Single room: 100 USD
Double room: 85 USD

Contact:
Email: info@millennium@co.tz

Description:
Hotel opened in 2009 in the middle of the historic old town of Bagamoyo. The sister hotel of the beach hotel "Millenium Sea Breeze Resort" is located in the historic "Alte Deutsche Post", the first post office in East Africa during the German colonial era. The building in the center of Bagamoyo was built in the 19th century by the merchant Sewa Haji and renovated in 2009.


 

Twins Park Hotel

Furnishing:
All rooms with veranda and bathroom
Wifi
Air conditioning
TV
Washing machine and dryer

Prices:
Double: 29 USD
Price includes breakfast and taxes/fees

Contact:
Tel. 00255 754 313445

Description:
The hotel is about a 5 minute walk from the beach. Free parking spaces are located directly at the house. The hotel is rated well on Tripadvisor with 3.5 out of 5 points. Bookings also possible via airbnb.


 

Gezat Park

Furnishing:
15 apartments each with 2 bedrooms, bathrooms, living room, kitchen and minibar
Air conditioning
Pool
Free parking spaces
Airport transfer
Restaurant and lounge
Meeting rooms
Wifi
24 hour reception

Price:
Apartment: 149 USD
Price includes breakfast

Contact:
Email:
Tel: 00255 767 334 461

Description:
The apartment complex is located in the south of Bagamoyo not far from the Bagamoyo College of Arts (TASUBA). The beach can be reached in a few minutes. Bookings can also be made via online portals.


 

Stella Maris Hostel

(Tanzanian possession)

Furnishing:
105 single and double rooms, mostly with balcony and air conditioning, satellite TV, refrigerator
5 conference rooms for 100, 50, 30 and 10 people
Restaurant and bar
Wifi

Prices:
Single: 75 USD
Double: 100 USD
3 bed room: 110 USD

All prices with breakfast and taxes / fees.

Contact:
Tel .: 00255-232-440-249
Email: info@stellamarisbagamoyo.com

Description:
A large six story Catholic hostel that opened in 2012 for the World Spiritan Congress not far from the Catholic Mission, directly on the northern beach of Bagamoyo on the mission site. One has a great view of Bagamoyo from the top.


 

New Bagamoyo Beach Resort

(French line)

Furnishing:
18 rooms (all with air conditioning, washroom / toilet)
4 traditional huts (fresh air from the sea)
1 bar, conference room
Water sports, mini golf, table tennis, badminton, volleyball, petanque, fitness room
Swimming pool

Prices:
On demand

Contact:
Email: bbr@baganet.com

Description:
The fairly simple hotel gets good reviews on the internet.


 

Moyo Mmoja Guesthouse

Furnishing:
6 rooms, 3 of them in the main building and 2 in a bungalow.
One room in the main house has its own bathroom, the other two rooms share a bathroom.
With shower/toilet, mosquito nets and fan or air conditioning
Cooking facilities in the main house for self-catering
Camping possible
Wifi

Prices:
Depending on the room 25,000 - 50,000 TSH

Contact:
Tel. and fax: 00255-23-2440277 or 00255-754 978 628
Email: guesthouse@moyommoja.org

Description:
The accommodation is about 10 minutes' walk from the beach and the town center and has students, volunteers and backpackers as its main target groups. Excellent reviews on the Internet (4.5 out of a possible 5 points on Tripadvisor). The rooms, the cleanliness, the friendliness of the staff and the unbeatable price-performance ratio are praised.


 

Funky Squids Beach Hotel

Furnishing:
Several single and double rooms with bathroom
Restaurant and bar
Bike rental
Wifi
Boat tours
Yoga classes
Garden and children's playground
Parking spaces
Beach location

Prices:
25 EUR including breakfast

Contact:
Tel. 00255 755 047 802

Description:
The property is right on the beach and right next to the Bagamoyo College of Arts (TASUBA). So the perfect basic accommodation for college or festival visitors. When booking, the hotel should not be confused with the Funky Squid's B&B of almost the same name, which is about 1 km from the beach in the middle of town. The Funky Squids Beach Hotel has a good rating on booking.com (7.2, out of a possible 10 points) with an outstanding 9.1 points for the hotel's location. Visitors also praise the good food and the supposedly "best gin and tonic" in all of Bagamoyo. So also a good location for a sundowner! There is currently no booking option via an online portal.


 

Gecko Cottage

Furnishing:
Apartment with 2 bedrooms and bathroom
Kitchen with stove and refrigerator
Balcony
Wifi

Price:
1 person 25 EUR / 2 people 34 EUR / 3-4 people 59 EUR

Contact:
Email:
Tel.:

Description:
Apartment located in the center of town, approx. 400 m from the Old German School (Mwambao Primary School). The apartment is directly opposite the Dragonfly Cottage, which is almost identically equipped. When booking both holiday apartments, a group of up to 9 people can be accommodated equally in the middle of the village. Walk to the harbor about 5 minutes, walk to a safe beach (level with Travelers Lodge) about 15 minutes. Bookings are possible via internet portals such as booking.com or airbnb.


 

Dragonfly Cottage

Furnishing:
Apartment with 3 bedrooms and bathroom for a total of 5 people, additional toilet
Kitchen with stove, oven and refrigerator
Washing machine
All rooms with garden view and terrace
Garden with garden furniture
Mosquito nets

Price:
2 people 51 EUR / 3 people 55 EUR
4 people 59 EUR / 5 people 63 EUR

Contact:
Email:
Tel:

Description:
Apartment located in the center of town, approx. 400 m from the Old German School (Mwambao Primary School). The apartment is directly opposite the Gecko Cottage, which is almost identically furnished. When booking both holiday apartments, a group of up to 9 people can be accommodated equally in the middle of the village. Walk to the harbor about 5 minutes, walk to a safe beach (level with Travelers Lodge) about 15 minutes. Bookings via internet portals such as booking.com possible.


 

Green Park Village

Furnishing:
9 double rooms
TV
Air conditioning
Laundry service
Restaurant and bar
Meeting rooms
Pool
Garden

Price:
On demand

Contact:
Email:
Tel:

Description:
The reviews of the property are divergent. The overall rating on Tripadvisor is a good 3.5 out of 5 points.


 

Busota Inn

Furnishing:
Room with shower and bath

Prices:
on demand

Contact:
Tel:
Email:

Description:
The very simple accommodation with bright rooms is a bit remote.


 

Barcelona Lodge

Furnishing:
Air conditioning
Restaurant
Bar and lounge
WiFi

Price:
Single:
Double: 13 EUR

Prices include breakfast, taxes/fees

Contact:
Email:
Tel:

Description:
Guest house in the middle of the town. Bookings are also possible via internet hotel portals, where the lodge receives a good rating (7.4 points) on booking.com and a sufficient rating (2.0 out of 5 possible points) on Tripadvisor.


 

Mary Nice Place Hotel

(Tanzanian management)

Furnishing:
Several simple rooms, some with shower/toilet

Prices:
On demand
A long-term tariff can be agreed.
50% discount for children under 12 years

Contact:
Email: maryniceplace@yahoo.co.uk

Description:
Inexpensive, simple accommodation about 200m from the Bagamoyo College of Arts, no beach location, but in the immediate vicinity of the police station. The owner, Mary Chibwana, is a lecturer and dance instructor at Bagamoyo College of Arts. Typical Tanzanian guesthouse.


 

Poa Poa Inn

(Tanzanian possession)

Furnishing:
Several double rooms
Restaurant (outside)
Wifi
Small pool

Price:
Double: 16 USD
Price includes breakfast (outside) and taxes/fees.

Contact:
Email:
Tel:

Description:
Bed & Breakfast located in the center of town. Approx. six minutes to the beach.


 

Town Lodge Bagamoyo

Furnishing:
Several double rooms

Price:
Double room: 15 EUR

Contact:
Email:
Tel:

Description:
Accommodation in the town. Approx. 12 minutes to the beach. Bookings possible via several internet portals.


 

Msafiri Lodge

Furnishing:
Several double rooms
Restaurant
Bar
Parking spaces

Price:
Double: 27 EUR
Price includes breakfast and taxes/fees.

Contact:
Tel: 00255 657 215 698

Description:
Lodge located on the outskirts of the village. Booking possible via internet portals.


 

Kasiki Marine Camp

Furnishing:
6 rooms with fan and mosquito net, bathroom, veranda.
1 restaurant with Italian cuisine

Prices:
Single: 35 USD
Double: 56 USD

Contact:
Tel: 00255/744/278590
Email: kasiki@africaonline.co.tz

Description:
Simple accommodation several km south of the city of Bagamoyo opposite the lagoon. Without your own car the connection to Bagamoyo is difficult.


 

Note:
The three accommodations "Terrace Resort", "Be Swahilid B&B" and "Mlingotini Sea Side", which can also be booked via online portals, are not included in this list because they advertise false information on booking.com: Terrace Resort advertises a private beach and "rooms with sea view", although the property is about 1.3 km from the beach in the center of town. Be Swahilid B&B also advertises an alleged beach location, although the accommodation (in the vicinity of the Terrace Resort) is also about 1 km from the beach. The claim by the Mlingotini Sea Side at the entrance to the town on Bagamoyo Road that it is on the beach is also untrue.